UPDATE FROM KDP DASHBOARD
Over the next few weeks, we are making updates that allow you to order proofs and author (wholesale) copies of your paperbacks on KDP.
Proofs allow you to review a physical copy of your draft paperback prior to publication. Learn more here.
Author copies are copies of the live version of your paperback that you can order from Amazon. Learn more here.
When you order copies of your own book, you pay just the printing costs plus shipping and applicable taxes. Unlike CreateSpace, KDP proof and author copies for the UK and the rest of Europe are printed and shipped from within Europe.
By publishing a paperback on KDP, you can reach more readers through Amazon websites in the US and Europe, as well as manage your print and eBook publishing from one website. In addition, you can use the KDP website in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Dutch. Learn more here.
Kindle Direct Publishing Team
I just ordered my copies and I’ll give you an update when I get them. According to them, it’s going to take a week and a half in order to obtain them.