One of the things we consistently hear from users is that they want us to provide them with better tools to connect with their readers. Obviously this has a lot of value, both for the author and for Lulu, and we want to help you achieve this goal. We have a few things in the works, which we are looking forward to sharing with you soon, but we want your suggestions as well.
Last week, one of Julie’s suggestions was a great lead-in to this week’s topic. She suggested that we have “opt-in mailing lists that authors can use to send promotional offers to customers.” This is a fantastic idea and would certainly help authors and readers connect more. We are also looking at creating an author homepage, which would give authors full control over how their information is displayed on the site. What other ideas do you have for how Lulu can help you build meaningful connections with your readers?