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Closure Announcement

We have made the decision to close Media On Demand (MOD) based on customer and content owner feedback, specifically their preference for digital streaming services vs. physical discs.

Closure schedule

To give you time to access the information in your account, we're closing MOD in stages, as shown in the table below. These dates may be subject to change, and we'll let you know if there are any changes to them.

TimeframeStage
March 1, 2021 Announcement. Content owners notified of the decision to close MOD.
March 31, 2021 No new title publication. We will stop accepting new titles on March 31, 2021. You will still be able to sell your existing titles through June 4, 2021.
June 4, 2021 Last day of sale. Your last day to sell your titles and earn royalties through MOD is June 4, 2021.
June 5, 2021 On June 5, 2021, the MOD offer on these titles will no longer appear on Amazon.com. You will be able to continue to access your account information and download your content assets via the MOD portal until we announce its closure date which is currently expected to be in August.
August 18, 2021
MOD portal closes. This will be the last day content owners can access the MOD portal.


Frequently asked questions

These FAQs are solely for the information of content owners with MOD titles available on Amazon.com.

1. How did you make this decision?

We made the decision to close MOD based on customer and content owner feedback, specifically their preference for digital streaming services vs. physical discs. We wanted to provide you with as much notice as possible and help you prepare for this change.

2. Who else offers disc on-demand manufacturing?

Below is a list of disc on-demand manufacturing businesses, which you can investigate to see if they can provide you with the service you are looking for:


3. Can I offer my content through Amazon’s digital streaming services?

Our digital streaming services have their own account opening and other requirements, which you can learn more about by accessing these links: Amazon Prime Video Direct and Amazon Music.

4. I have a CreateSpace account and don’t have a MOD account. What should I do?

You will need to create a MOD account using an Amazon account if you want to access your titles, download your content, and collect any royalties. To create a MOD account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Amazon to create a new account or sign in with your existing Amazon account information: https://www.amazon.com.
  2. Go to CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com.
  3. Enter your CreateSpace email address and click “Submit.”
  4. This will send an email with a link to your CreateSpace account email address within 24 hours (ensure that your email provider isn't filtering the email into a "junk" or "spam" folder).
  5. Before clicking the link, ensure you’re signed in to your Amazon account.
  6. After you’re signed in, click the link within the email.
  7. Confirm your CreateSpace account information is correct.
  8. Click “Take me to my titles” to see your CreateSpace titles in your MOD account.


5. What will happen to my titles?

Your last day to sell your titles and earn royalties with MOD is June 4, 2021. On June 5, 2021, the MOD offer on these titles will no longer appear on Amazon.com. If your title has other retail offers or offers from third-party sellers, the detail page for your title will remain up on Amazon.com. MOD is not affiliated with these third-party sellers. You will be able to continue to assess and download your content via the MOD portal until we announce its closure date which is currently expected to be in August. Learn more about third-party sellers.

6. Can I place a sample order and/or order copies of my titles in bulk

You can place an order for copies of your titles from within your account. Your titles will remain available for purchase on Amazon.com until June 4, 2021.

7. How do I download my content?

You can download all of the asset files you uploaded to MOD to create your title. To download your files, go to "My Catalog." From the Assets are available for download notification, click "View files." Choose the files you want to download and click "Download." If you choose to download all files, please ensure you’ve enabled pop-ups in your browser settings. Learn more about downloading files.

8. Will my payment schedule change?

No, there is no change to your payment schedule. Your last day to sell your titles and earn royalties with MOD is June 4, 2021. Please take the time to update all account and banking information. Learn more about payments.

9. How will I receive my tax information?

Tax information can be accessed through Tax Central. Please ensure your tax information is up to date. If your address has recently changed, please retake the Tax Interview to update your information.

10. Is Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or Print-on-Demand (POD) also impacted?

No, this change does not impact KDP or POD. You can access the KDP portal.

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