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Amazon Createspace to close author services division; 58 jobs cut

Amazon’s self-publishing service in the US, Createspace, is cutting 58 jobs and closing its author services division this year, according to the Post and Courier.

‘After a thorough review of our service offerings, we’ve made the decision to discontinue Createspace’s paid professional editing, design and marketing services,’ Amazon said in a statement.

‘We will work closely with impacted employees through this transition to help them find new roles within the company or assist them with pursuing opportunities outside the company.’

Layoffs to Createspace’s North Charleston office will begin in March, and the subsidiary’s service division will close in July this year.

Createspace will continue to print books for authors looking to self-publish.

 

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