Lulu is cooking up something new [Cookbooks]

5 min read  Fall is upon us. And this time of year always means lots of delicious food! From Halloween sweets to Thanksgiving feasts to that fruitcake that…well fruitcake is just kind of a thing that’s always there, isn’t it? One of… Continue Reading →

Lulu Calendar Contest Winners!

3 min read  Our Calendar contest wound down on Sunday night, and we gathered our group of judges to decide which calendars will make it into our Holiday Gift Guide! With over 40 calendars to choose from, selecting 5 was no easy… Continue Reading →

Take Your Book to the Next Level [IBPA Award Entry]

6 min readIf you’re a writer at all like me, you’ve imagined at one point or another seeing your book on The New York Times bestseller list. Or short listed for an award like the Man Booker prize, Hugo, Newberry, or National… Continue Reading →

Calling All Authors: NY Book Show Cover Design Competition

3 min readThe staying power of printed books have always been evident, even as new technologies emerged to woo the masses. There are countless individuals who never questioned the value of physical books. In fact, the importance of the printed book, as… Continue Reading →

Make a Vote for Yourself: The Best Book Award Opportunities

2 min readOne of our authors recently shared quite a long list of awards for self-published authors. Her action inspired us to qualify that list and find the best awards where our authors can submit their books for consideration. We’ve compiled that… Continue Reading →

Sonnet Contest for Valentine’s Day

1 min readToday we challenge you, our Lulus fair To write sonnets for your sweet Valentines That speak of love in tone so debonair So as to woo our judge to pick your lines To enter, post your verses here below. Submit… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the “What Are You Thankful For?” Contest Winner Tasha Scott

1 min readSometimes a few simple words can make all the difference. That’s what your “What are you thankful for?” comments did for us today. As an office we want to thank you for your comments because they invigorate us and remind… Continue Reading →

What Are You Thankful For?

1 min readI’ll keep this short and sweet so that you can get back to your family, food and festivities. We’re asking a simple, but important question: WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? In five sentences, answer this question in the comments below… Continue Reading →

Mark your calendar with inspiration for 2013

2 min readAlert! There’s only one more page on my calendar. I’ve already hit the dilemma that there’s no page in my calendar for me to scribble down exciting things that I have planned for 2013, which means that it’s high time… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to Lulu’s Family Photos for the Holidays contest winners

1 min readThe nation is picking more than a chief executive this week. More than 1,500 votes have been tallied to determine the winners of Lulu’s Family Photos for the Holidays contest. And the results come with a clear mandate: more family… Continue Reading →

Last Day To Enter To Win Family Photo Contest

2 min readIt’s the final day to submit photos to Lulu’s Family Photos for the Holidays contest to win a Canon Rebel T3i Camera (worth $650), 2 Google Nexus 7 Tablets, Target gift cards and Lulu bucks. After peaking at the submissions… Continue Reading →

Grandparents in Revolt & The Lulu Contest to Give ’em What They Want

2 min readIf you’re a mom or dad, you answer to a lot of different bosses — chief among them, the grandparents. And that group often isn’t shy about sharing suggestions and directives. In a new national poll commissioned by Lulu, 96… Continue Reading →

Better Fundraising this Holiday with Lulu

2 min wants to help small businesses and non-profit organizations in our home state of North Carolina raise more funds this holiday season, just by making a free calendar. We’re even throwing in a $1,000 cash bonus to the organization that… Continue Reading →

Lulu / CanvasPop YELLOW Photo Contest Winners!

1 min readWe’d like to extend a big thank you to all of the talented photographers who submitted photos to the Lulu / CanvasPop YELLOW Photo Contest. Judges narrowed down hundreds of entries to 20 finalists, from which you – the wonderful… Continue Reading →

Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book

2 min readAs self-published authors, we find that it’s often in our own hands to promote our own work. We make daily efforts to find new and innovative ways to spread the word, inspire readers and gain recognition. At Lulu, we are… Continue Reading →

Enter the Lulu & CanvasPop YELLOW Photo Contest

1 min readReady to have your photography featured in a Lulu photo book? Perhaps even on the cover of the book of winning entries? Now through Aug. 22, submit your high-res, yellow-themed image to our photo contest. Prizes include major giveaways like… Continue Reading →

Help Lulu Win Social Madness!

1 min readOk, we need your help! Lulu has made it to Round 3 of the Social Madness Social Media Contest, but we need your help beating Burt’s Bees in the next round. We have a long way to go. As we… Continue Reading →

4th of July Pinterest Contest

1 min readJoin Lulu on Pinterest for a bit of 4th of July fun. We’re hosting a Caption Contest. Write a caption, then repin the image for your chance to win. Prizes Your choice between a Premium Book Cover Design Service (valued at $450)… Continue Reading →

Tell Mom She’s Great!

1 min readMother’s Day is this Sunday, so we invite you to share a few words with us about what makes your mom so great. It’s easy – just write it in the comments below. You can say as little or as… Continue Reading →

Author T-Shirt Contest!

1 min readYou have worked hard writing, editing and publishing your book. Now, show off your accomplishment by boasting about it on a brand-new t-shirt of your design. We are hosting the first-ever Lulu Author T-Shirt Contest. What do you want your… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Earth Day Contest Winners!

2 min readCongratulations to the winners of our Earth Day Contest! Lulu is proud to partner with Eco-Libris to plant over 500 trees in honor of each author who entered the contest. Winners were based on most print sales on submitted titles… Continue Reading →

Saving Mother Earth By Using Print-On-Demand

2 min readDear Planet Earth, we love you, respect you, and want to do what we can to protect you. In honor of Earth Day this Sunday, here are some important, “did-you-know?” facts about why Print-On-Demand (the Lulu-way) is a sustainable alternative… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Hunt Contest

1 min readWe invite you to have a bit of fun with us this Easter by joining us on a virtual Easter Egg Hunt. Throughout the day on Easter Sunday we are hiding “eggs” around the Web. Collect as many as you… Continue Reading →

Lulu Limerick Contest Winners

2 min readFirst we want to thank everyone who entered the Lulu Limerick contest. We were blown away by the 240 entries, and we had a blast reading through them. You all have got great spirit and wit, and we’re so glad… Continue Reading →

Limerick Contest Day 2

1 min readWe’re thrilled with all of the limericks we received yesterday! Keep them coming, the contest is not over. You still have today and tomorrow to enter your limericks for the chance to win a NOOK and $100 Lulu credit. Details… Continue Reading →

Lulu Limerick Contest!

1 min readTo celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lulu is hosting the Lulu Limerick Contest from March 12 – 14, 2012. All entries must be submitted as comments to this blog post by 11:59pm EST on March 14. The winner will be selected… Continue Reading →

Download Day Winner Announced!

2 min readIn a recent blog post, we predicted that Dec. 26th would be one of the highest traffic days for new readers buying eBooks.  We crunched the numbers and are happy to report that indeed, the day after Christmas – when… Continue Reading →

Winners of the Lulu Short Story Contest Announced!

2 min readWow. We just can’t get over how many truly remarkable stories we received for the first ever Lulu Short Story Contest. Our panel of 25 judges carefully read through the 2000+ submissions, picked their favorite, then read it out loud… Continue Reading →

Download Day is Coming. Create an eBook, Win a Barnes and Noble NOOK

3 min readeBooks are the hot topic these days and with good reason.  Industry analysts are estimating 24.5 million lucky folks will be unwrapping shiny new e-readers this holiday season, which is expected to double overall eBook sales over last year’s whopping… Continue Reading →

Lulu Short Story Contest Homestretch

2 min readWhat a month it has been. As NaNoWriMo and the Lulu Short Story Contest come to a close – we’ve been thrilled by the hundreds and hundreds of responses we’ve gotten from authors of all ages and genres who couldn’t… Continue Reading →

Lulu Short Story Contest Tips

2 min readWow. In the 10 days since we launched the Lulu Short Story Contest, we’ve received hundreds upon hundreds of submissions, authors are helping each other out more than ever on our social networks, and authors are finding just how easy… Continue Reading →

Lulu Short Story Contest

3 min readThe Lulu Short Story Contest is here and starts right now! As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – a great time to put your nose to the grindstone and try to complete a 50,000… Continue Reading →

The Short Story Contest is Coming…

1 min readThroughout the month of November, contestants will have a fabulous chance to publish a short story and win all sorts of remarkable prizes (some that are super top secret…shhhhh). Details to come Nov. 1st. Don’t miss it.  

Scarytelling Spooktacular

1 min readOctober 31st and all-hallow’s eve are fast approaching.  The ghosts and goblins are just waiting to come out and create some mischief, but we can’t let them have all the fun.  To get us all in the Halloween spirit, tomorrow,… Continue Reading →

Winners of the HP Mini Laptops Announced!

2 min readAs some of you may know, Lulu has an ongoing relationship with HP and we want you to reap the benefits of that relationship just as much as we do.  So, back in June, we announced two easy ways customers… Continue Reading →

Win an HP Mini Laptop from Lulu

2 min readAhh Summertime…The days are longer and the sun shines brighter, which means more time for family get togethers, pool parties and road trips.  We all capture these great moments with our digital cameras and smart phones, then we post our… Continue Reading →

Winner of the Bedtime Stories Contest

1 min readBack in October, we announced the Bedtime Stories contest that the folks over at Nature Made Sleep® were holding. The contest was open to anyone unafraid to let loose their imaginations and offered the perfect opportunity to show some creativity… Continue Reading →

Bedtime Stories Contest

1 min readBedtime stories are the best. They take you to magical kingdoms in faraway lands where, once upon a time, princes and princesses lived fairy tales lives. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing your own, now is a perfect time to… Continue Reading →

August Sales Contest – $2750 in Total Prize Winnings!

1 min readThe August Author Sales Contest is underway and is offering cash prizes and additional exposure to the authors who publish the top 3 most purchased books on Lulu throughout the month of August.  To enter the sales contest, simply… Continue Reading →

And the Microstory winner is…

1 min readOn April 1, John Edgar Wideman invited aspiring writers everywhere to submit their own microstory for possible inclusion in future copies of Briefs. It was a unique way for this literary master to connect with his readers. The competition was… Continue Reading →

Wideman Contest Winner to be Named Tuesday

1 min readOne thing we’ve learned from the Wideman flash fiction contest: There are many talented writers out there. We’re thrilled to have received a large number of entries for the contest. But that volume of quality work combined with Mr. Wideman’s… Continue Reading →

Mother's Day Twitter Giveaway!

2 min readWe love books. And we love moms. So what better way to combine our two loves than with a Mother’s Day themed book giveaway? Today through Thursday, we’re giving away one book a day to a lucky Twitter follower who… Continue Reading →

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