I received the following eMail from Createspace yesterday:-
In our continual effort to improve CreateSpace's title setup process, we want you to try a new option in your account. As of today, you can now choose to order a physical proof or, if you prefer, skip the proofing process for any product type (book, CD, or DVD) that you have purchased at least one physical proof for. It's up to you.
As part of this limited trial we'll ask you to complete a survey about your experience immediately after you order a proof or skip the proof step. If you don't have a title to work on right now, we would still like to hear from you; please contact Member Support directly to give us your input on this new option. Your feedback is important, and it will help us decide if we should keep this option going forward.
We look forward to hearing what you think!
Now, as I live in Spain I must tell you that to receive a proof copy of my book, at a reasonable price (for postage) takes about 4 to 5 weeks. Very frustrating when all you may have done is corrected one full stop.
However looking at a proof copy is so important, you can finally see how the work you slaved over for months (years in the case of my first novel) looks like.
If after going through the first proof copy you are confident that your work looks and is the best it can be, after any alterations, then a second proof should not be necessary and is just a waste of your time and money in my opinion.
So fair play to Createspace for giving this a go and a very very big thank you to Createspace/Amazon for making all this possible in the first place.
One last thing, isn't it a thrill when you receive the very first printed and bound copy of your first ever book. To hold it in your hand is a special moment, it makes all the effort worthwhile!!!!!