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Publishing, editing, design, and writing advice. Learn “How To” with Lulu!

Let’s Get Social: Social Media Day 2018 [bonus Instagram tips!]

7 min readSocial Media Day is a celebration of all things social! Learn more about how to use Instagram in your social media campaign and get social!

How to Rock Your Author Website

13 min read  I bet you hear this a lot: “Authors need an author website.” It’s one of the more common and oft-repeated lines coming from every book marketing and publishing industry expert. Website, website, website. You HAVE to have one. If… Continue Reading →

The secret to self-publishing children’s books

6 min readThe secret to self-publishing children’s books Remember reading Dr. Seuss as a child? The oversized pages, rich with color and stylized text. The sturdy cover bent at the corners from being dragged around and propped open dozens of times. Fingerprints… Continue Reading →

Five things you need to know about Page Layout before you Self-Publish

12 min read  Over the years, we here at Lulu have done our best to demystify the book publishing process. From basic word processor information to book cover design to the complex role of a marketing campaign, we always try to give… Continue Reading →

How to Layout your Book like a Pro

6 min readIf you’ve self-published a book, you’re probably familiar the many challenges of formatting and design. Looking at a book off a bookstore shelf, it’s easy to miss the amount of work and time that goes into designing those pages. Let… Continue Reading →

Give Santa a Break and Do It Yourselfie – Photo Books & Calendars [How-To]

9 min read  It’s September already! 2017 is going to be over before you know it. And with the end of the year comes holidays; family celebrations, great food, and gift giving. At Lulu, we’re excited to help you give the best… Continue Reading →

Spread Happiness: Create Your Own Coloring Book

3 min readColoring books have always been a simple, calming way to entertain children. Recently, a new kind of coloring book has found a place in the book world—adult coloring books. The simple act of selecting colors and turning a line drawing… Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Editing your Manuscript

13 min read  If you’re a writer anything like myself, you’ve got a handful of manuscripts finished, languishing in desk drawers, or in your Dropbox gathering virtual dust. I love to write, but I am not as excited about editing. So a… Continue Reading →

The 6 DIY Cover Tips You Need for Your Book

11 min readPoll veterans of self-publishing, and you’ll likely hear the same advice from all of them: get an editor and get a professional cover designer. There are many factors to consider, but if you’re an author with aspirations for your book,… Continue Reading →

Keep Coloring – Self-publishing your own Coloring Book

2 min readSummer may be upon us, but we can’t spend every day this summer frolicking on the beach! If you need a great way to stay entertained (or keep some little ones entertained), why not a custom coloring book? We posted… Continue Reading →

Writing Toolbox: Microsoft Word

3 min read  Microsoft Office is a widely-used tool for creation, design, editing, and formatting. And Microsoft Word in particular is powerful, and being the most common word processor on the market, it is the software the majority of writers will employ…. Continue Reading →

Bookend Your Book: Front Matter and Back Matter

2 min readBooks consist of many components, all of them important when creating a full, complete, and professional work. One of these components that often causes self-published authors pause is the Front Matter and Back Matter. While these components are in two… Continue Reading →

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