Magical Mini Books – Create Your Own To Win A Prize!

We’ve got big news… Mini Books are here! If you haven’t seen one, imagine the cutest little thing you can think of and then add pages to it. They really are that cute!

Mini Books come in two sizes, Compact (5.25″ x 3.5″) and Wallet (3.75″ x 2.5″). Just imagine the possibilities with books this small. Vacationing somewhere but don’t want to appear as a tourist? Not a problem when your travel guide is a Compact Mini Book! Need a day planner to keep track of your appointments? The Wallet size mini book is perfect! Need to send Grandma photos from your Summer Vacation? Mini Book it!

Be sure to take part in the contest and create your own Mini Book, too. It’s almost too easy: go to www.lulu.com, provide the email address associated with your account, create an amazingly inventive Mini Book, and be sure to set your new Mini Book to public access (or it can’t be entered). That’s it!

Lulu’s panel of Mini Book judges (the books are mini — not the judges!) will then select the top 10 most creative and post them to the Lulu.com Mini Book contest page for anyone in the Lulu Community (the author, their friends, family, colleagues — anyone in the world) to vote on. Voting will be open August 4 – August 18, 2009. First place wins $500, second place, $250 and third prize, $125.

Here is our Mini Book video to help inspire you!

This may sound a little strange, but when I was asked to create a short little video about our sweet new Mini Books, I immediately thought of the magical powers these little books have. Which is where Lu the Fairy came in. If you watch the video, I’m sure you’ll see what I mean.

I hope you have as much fun watching this video as we had making it.

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9 Comments

  1. I love the wedding scene! There is nothing like seeing a sentimental fairy in action. You guys rock with this promo.

  2. It’s not fair, the mini book looks great fun, but it isn’t available in my location…why not?

  3. Kate,
    Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it!

    Hi Fabian,
    You can make a Mini Book, though it will ship from the US. Unfortunately, the contest is only for residents of the United States, though. Sorry.

  4. Hi Carol,

    That’s a shame, I think Lulu users outside of the US should get a chance to enter contests too. I feel deprived now. ;-)

  5. Bea

    Is there any data re how many lines or even words can each page of a mimi book take, allowing for margins
    this would be very helpful

  6. Hi Bea,
    There is no need to worry about formatting your Mini Book – it’s all done through a Lulu Wizard. Easy, right?

  7. How do I get lulu wizard? Thanks.

  8. Atour

    lulu is supposed to give the same opportunity to everyone as long as it is an international web based service. I don’t get it how comes that almost all your contests are for US residents?What about us?

  9. Atour,
    There are different tax laws that apply to different countries. The internet has connected people all over the world, but there are still limits to it’s functions. As you may have noticed in other contests on other sites, it is not always possible to include every country due to different international laws and tariffs.

    Michael,
    To get to the wizard, click here to get started: http://www.lulu.com/publish/photo_books/?cid=us_home_nav_pbk

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