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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 →

1 min readBooks are full of words. Duh. In the process of creating, revising, and finalizing your book, you’ll undoubtedly make a mistake or two. Grammar and spelling errors are unavoideble! To help you keep your book as error free as you… Continue Reading →

What do you do with data – Digging in to the 2017 Author Earnings report

6 min read  We talk a lot about a wide range of strategies for making money. Making money isn’t why most creators create–authors write because they love to write. But authors also do need to eat. Earning income from your writing is… Continue Reading →

The Real Deal: What is Print-on-Demand?

8 min readIf you’re an author or a writer and you’ve even toyed with the idea of publishing, you’ve no doubt encountered the term Print-on-Demand (or POD for short). Even outside of writing, the concept of print-on-demand is pretty common these days…. Continue Reading →

The Secret to Cover Design Success

7 min readA picture is worth a thousand words… Don’t judge a book by its cover… Insert additional clichéd phrase… Let’s be realistic here. No one needs another trite phrase to tell them why or why not their book cover matters. It… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Stay Inspired and Keep Writing! [Infographic]

1 min readThe long winter months are upon us (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway), and with the bitter weather and short days come some of the best times to finish your manuscript. Don’t let the doldrums of winter get you down!

The 1000 True Fan Theory: Achieving Sustainable Income as a Writer

6 min read  What’s your dream? When I was a teen I read Stephen King’s “The Gunslinger” and decided I wanted to be a novelist. I was already an avid reader but there came a moment as I finished “The Gunslinger” when… Continue Reading →

Guest Blog – Traditional Publishing Vs. Self-Publishing: Which Publishing Path is Best for You?

6 min read  This past year while promoting my latest two books, Boys and Sammie & Budgie, I was asked quite a lot during interviews, “Would I go with a traditional publisher for my next book?” Having taken the indie route and… Continue Reading →

Author Events – Attending Writing Conferences

4 min read  The prospect of attending a Writing Conference might be enticing but the kind of thing that seems frivolous. How do you justify taking the time off work, investing in travel, lodging, and the ticket to the event? The cost… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Simplified with Write! [Product Review]

9 min readWhile I don’t think anyone would accuse me of being a true Luddite, I do tend to get overwhelmed and exhausted by software. Over the last five years, I’ve grown more and more disillusioned with MS Word, largely considered the… 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 →

Poll: Which eCommerce service do you use to sell your book?

1 min read  Selling your book is no easy task. In 2018, Lulu aims to help make this easier by integrating with popular eCommerce tools. But we need your help! Take a moment to tell us how you sell your book online…. Continue Reading →

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