A look at some new features on Lulu

Last night Lulu released several changes to the site, introducing some interesting new features, enhancements and fixes. Here’s the scope:

Lulu’s Homepage

If you haven’t noticed already, much of Lulu’s homepage and marketplace has undergone quite a facelift.

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Lulu Marketplace, and Featured Content

With more and more unique, extraordinary, interesting, or just plain unusual content being published on Lulu every day, it’s about time a small portion of it gets the recognition it deserves. In the recent changes we’ve made to Lulu, a greater emphasis has been made to highlight and feature a small portion of what we consider as some of best content in Lulu’s marketplace.

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With so much great content out there, choosing the features for our marketplace can be quite challenge. But don’t take my word for it. To view some of this great content yourself, check out Lulu’s Buy page to access the Lulu Marketplace. You never know what you’ll find.

Bringing back an old classic – The Services tab is back on Lulu

We understand that each author has different needs, each facing their own unique set of challenges. Everyone, regardless of their skill level could use some extra help from time to time, and whether it’s just about seeking some professional advice, editing your manuscript, designing an eye-catching cover, or simplygetting your book into electronic form, Lulu provides a wide variety of services tailored to suit your needs.

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In addition to the tried and true distribution services we offer such as “Published By Lulu” and “Published By You” which helps get your book into online bookstores, or the free marketing tools that serve a wide variety of the do-it-yourself authors, Lulu offers a wide variety of individual services in pre-publishing, marketing, and distribution. Here are just a few of the new service offerings available on Lulu. Please note that many of these services are only available in the United States.

  • PDF Conversion – Takes the guesswork out of converting your manuscript to digital PDF format for print on demand.

And much, much more

For increased value, Lulu also offers heavily discounted bundled service packages which include a number of individual services starting at just $300.00.

And don’t forget, Lulu still offers a wide variety of high quality publishing services provided by our official Lulu Service providers. For more details please check out of Services page.

Distribution – 40% off revision fees for PBY and PBL books

Those of you who have a distribution package associated to your book will be happy to know that the cost ofrevision fees for books in distribution just got cheaper! Revisions to books with Published By You or Published By Lulu distribution are now only $49.95.

Lulu Celebrates the The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place in Washington, DC is just around the corner. To celebrate this occasion, Lulu has created a new theme for our Lulu Studio™ Photobooks.

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Celebrate the occasion by creating and sharing your own Photobook on Lulu.

As always, we hope that you like what’s going on at Lulu. Please let us know what you think about these new changes by commenting in Lulu’s Community Forums.

Regards,

Adam

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2 Comments

  1. :( covers in revise is still broken… it doesn’t save your uploaded cover from the original.

    LOLOLOL wow this page is also messed up. wrap text doesn’t work. whuuut?

    Also… allot of comic artists are still waiting for 5×7.5 book size…
    You have 2 sizes – one is a few CM’s larger and another smaller…
    but no actual MANGA size (5×7.5) it’s alittle frustrating and unfair.
    So many sizes but not that one which is a basic ’small’ comic size.

    Hmmm….

  2. Hi Kiko,
    Thanks for bringing the covers page issue to our attention, we’ll look into making sure that gets addressed. As for the 5×7.5 book size, it’s definitely something we want to offer and we’re looking at adding it as an option in the near future. As a manga fan myself, I would definitely like to see it offered.

    Thanks,
    Nick

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