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Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
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Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
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Self  Publishing Using Lulu.com
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  • 1. Self Publishing Using Lulu.com Cindy Selensky Foster November 2007
  • 2. Publishing Example • 300 page book • 6” x 9” Landscape • Color Cover • B&W pages • “Perfect Bound” • 150 sheets of paper • Price Comparison • 1 Copy • 10 Copies • Turn-around time? • Distribution Cost?
  • 3. Publishing House • 1-10 copies not an option • Minimum copies 100-250, some as high as 1000 copies 1st run • Publishing cost author’s responsibility • Distribution costs ??? • Turnaround – 3 months or longer
  • 4. Do It Yourself • Electronic File or Manuscript • Computer • Printer or scanner • Paper • Lots of Ink • Paper Cutter • Stapler • Cost ???? • Turnaround ??? • Distribution – ?? hand delivery, USPS, UPS
  • 5. Ancestry Press • Electronic file • Submit via website • Hard leatherette cover – 2 line stamped title • Currently maximum 100 pages • 1 (100 pg) copy - $59.95 • 10 copies - $506.52 • Turnaround – 2-3 weeks • Distribution – by Ancestry.com
  • 6. FedExKinkos* • Electronic file or manuscript • Submit via website or deliver to store • Comb or coil binding w/clear plastic cover • “Perfect Bound” not available • 1 copy - $28.26 (includes tax) • 10 copies - $202.58 (includes tax) • Turnaround - 1-3 days • Distribution – ?? hand delivery, USPS, UPS *Price Quote 11/3/07
  • 7. www.Lulu.com • Electronic file • Submit via website • Multiple binding options • Color Cover, B&W pages • 1 copy - $15.54 (includes tax, shipping) • 10 copies - $125.67 • Turnaround – 7-10 days • Distribution – Lulu.com
  • 8. Cost Comparison Copies FedExKinkos Lulu.com Savings 1 27.74 15.54 56% 10 197.38 125.67 63%
  • 9. About Lulu • Privately held RTP company, launched 2002 • Web based • Not a publisher • Allows creators to publish text and multimedia 1.2 million registered users • 15,000 new registrations/week • Receives more than 3M unique visitors/month • Offers > 235,000 titles • Publish > 4K new titles/week • Creators earned million in royalties
  • 10. 10 Steps to Publishing With Lulu 1. Create an Lulu account 2. Select Dimensions and Binding 3. Download template & Write book 4. Publish! Upload Book 5. Download & Examine Book 6. Make any changes (repeat steps 4, 5) 7. Design or Select Cover design 8. Determine distribution, set royalty 9. Marketing – set up 10. Collect quarterly royalty checks
  • 11. www.lulu.com
  • 12. 1. Create an Lulu account https://www.lulu.com/register.php
  • 13. 2. Select Dimensions and Binding http://www.lulu.com/en/help/book_faqs#paperback_printspecs
  • 14. Paper Details http://www.lulu.com/en/help/book_faqs#paperback_printspecs
  • 15. 3. Download Template & Write Book http://www.lulu.com/en/help/book_faqs#paperback_printspecs
  • 16. 4. Publish! Upload Book http://www.lulu.com/en/products/
  • 17. 5. Download & Examine Book
  • 18. 6. Make Document Changes
  • 19. 7. Design or Select Cover Design
  • 20. Cover Options: Themes
  • 21. Cover Options: Background and Pictures
  • 22. 8. Determine Distribution, Set Royalty
  • 23. 9. Marketing - Distribution
  • 24. Optionally: Purchase ISBN http://www.lulu.com/en/help/isbn_faq#isbn_benefit http://www.lulu.com/en/help/distribution_faq#distro_requirements • You cannot change the title. • You cannot change the binding type. • You cannot change the trim size. • You cannot change the interior color. • Adding, removing or moving text • Adding or removing chapters or an index • Changing the sequence of chapters • Dramatically changing your cover design Adding, removing or moving text
  • 25. Amazon.com
  • 26. WorldCat.org http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70945364&referer=brief_results
  • 27. Google Book Search
  • 28. 10. Collect Quarterly Royalty Checks $☺
  • 29. Additional Lulu Publishing Options • e-Books • Brochure • Calendar • CD/DVD • Artwork • Digital Media • Photo Book
  • 30. Question? Cindy Selensky Foster cindyfoster@nc.rr.com

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