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5 More Apps Every Writer Needs

3 min readYour writing time is precious. Last year we gave you five apps that every writer needs to check out. We’re back with five more apps to help you stay organized, stay on track, and make writing that much easier. Or… Continue Reading →

Summer is not quite over…get in a good read before it ends!

2 min read  Summer is perfect for tackling your reading list. Whether you’re an avid reader that keeps an ongoing list of books on your phone or tablet, or a more casual reader who picks up a book from time to time,… Continue Reading →

Helix Review webinar opportunity

1 min readIt’s really hard to get an objective, unbiased perspective on your book. Actually, it can be really hard just to get someone to read your book. Picture this — your book read and analyzed to reveal insights you never thought… Continue Reading →

Social media for book lovers

2 min readThe New York Times recently ran an excellent profile of Goodreads, a super popular book-centric social media platform. The site launched in 2006, and as the Times notes, has over the last 7 years become “the largest source of independent… Continue Reading →

How to make a great science eBook

2 min readScience journalism has always been at the forefront of innovation — the first to utilize diagrams in reporting, the first to experiment with the advantages of digital books. But what makes a great science eBook? Download the Universe, a wonderful new website… Continue Reading →

Early Age, Early Adopters: How Kids’ Aptitudes for Tech Change the Face of Reading

2 min readChildren interact with technology in a different way than we do. Their brains are like sponges, which means they are able to intuitively use any new technology without reference to older ones. Give a child an iPad and watch what… Continue Reading →

Collaborative Storytelling with Kids

2 min readWhen I was little, I took stories my parents told me and added to them as I drifted to sleep. My mind would take a story and turn it into something very different. Bedtime stories becomes so much more than… Continue Reading →

How to Market Your Book During the Holiday Season

2 min readNovember and December are the most lucrative months of the year for retailers because people are in a crunch to find and buy the perfect holiday gifts for their loved ones. Here are some tips to help you make the… Continue Reading →

Lulu is Saving Your Sanity this Black Friday

2 min readThe cure for Mall Madness and Cyber Psychosis: Shop the place where imagination is never out of stock… with up to 51% Off*, Nov. 23-27. If there’s anything more frustrating than endlessly circling a mall for parking, it’s surfing the… Continue Reading →

Independent eBookstores

2 min readIt was only a matter of time: eBooks have gone indie. New, smaller websites are capitalizing on the success of eBooks by offering a boutique, curated experience which allows independent booksellers to promote less mainstream eBooks, including ones that have… Continue Reading →

How To Market Children’s Books

3 min readMarketing is usually pretty cut-and-dry. You have an audience you’re trying to reach, and you do what you can to reach them. But what if you have a whole segment of people whose attention you want but that don’t have… Continue Reading →

Do enhanced eBooks promote children’s literacy?

2 min readMixing a children’s book with something like a videogame seems like a no-brainer for promoting reading skills, right? Apparently not. A new study finds that enhanced eBooks for children don’t raise literacy levels. The study, which followed 32 pairs of… Continue Reading →

The Upward eBook Trend

2 min readAccording to a recent MediaBistro article, “net sales revenue from eBooks have surpassed hardcover books in the first quarter of 2012.” The data comes from the March Association of American Publishers (AAP) net sales revenue report. I think that this was always expected,… Continue Reading →

Pre-Publication Marketing Timeline for Authors

3 min readOn Lulu’s blog there’s been a lot of talk about the “how” of marketing (Pinterest, Blogging, Twitter, writing a press release, video chat, etc.) but little focus on the “when,” which is an equally important component of a successful book… Continue Reading →

Sizzlin’ Summer Reading List

2 min readSummer is officially here, and with it brings a heat wave. Ever felt like you’re just too hot to even move, let alone write a novel? So what better way to deal with the heat then by finding a shady… Continue Reading →

How to Get Your Local Bookseller to Carry Your Book

3 min readSelling your self-published book through Lulu and other online outlets feels good. Your book is now available to anyone, anywhere in the world just by downloading or ordering it through the Internet. But there might be something missing. What about… Continue Reading →

Lulu’s First-Ever MYSTERY SALE!

1 min readLulu’s first-ever MYSTERY SALE! No coupon required. A mystery discount automatically applies to your cart.

Tackling Twitter, Part 1

3 min read(Click here for Tackling Twitter, Part 2: Replying, Retweeting & Using the Hashtag, Oh My!) It’s hard for some writers to express a thought in 140 characters, but in today’s world of Pinterest, Facebook, and blogging it’s necessary. As The… Continue Reading →

Room to Create- Kids Can Publish Too

1 min readThis is Chloe. Her big sister, Mia, just published a book on Lulu, and now Chloe wants in on the action. And why shouldn’t she publish? Seeing your story printed is an amazing feeling. I still remember staring in awe,… Continue Reading →

iPad 2 Means More Readers for You

2 min readWe love technology at Lulu, especially technology that helps our authors reach more readers. Today, Apple is set to unveil the new iPad after the first version shattered sales records (15 million units sold in 2010) and introduced a new… Continue Reading →

Author Success: Publishers Weekly Select

2 min readThe publishing industry is changing. More authors are discovering new platforms and devices to help tell their stories everyday. So much so that, last month, well-known publication Publishers Weekly highlighted approximately 200 self-published works for the first time. You may… Continue Reading →

Great Gifts for Your Frenemy

2 min readYou might be asking yourself “what the heck is a frenemy?” Basically, it’s one of your closest friends, who also happens to be one of your fiercest rivals. You know, someone you may have an unspoken competition with – like… Continue Reading →

How To Use Customer Support & Our Online Community Part 2

2 min readBack in November, I wrote part one in this series. My objective in writing these posts is to help users better understand the Customer Service process, the Community tools available to you, and how to get the most out of… Continue Reading →

Great Gift Ideas for “That Guy ”

2 min readAt one time or another, we’ve all come across “that guy.”  You know, the guy who tries to check out in the 15 items or less lane with at least 30 things in his cart.  Or the guy who tries… Continue Reading →

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

1 min readThis year, take some of the burden off Santa, but using Lulu shipping. asdf Here’s the list of holiday shipping deadlines by region. Click the tab for your region of the globe and compare the deadlines for each ship method and… Continue Reading →

30 Days to Be Remarkable

2 min readIt just so happens to be the first day of December and that means you have exactly 30 days left in the year to be remarkable. This may sound a little daunting, but don’t worry. The great thing about being… Continue Reading →

Cyber Monday is Back

1 min readCyber Monday, the first weekday after Thanksgiving, is considered the busiest online shopping day of the year. To mark the occasion and do our part to save you a little time and money, we’ve put together these special offers good… Continue Reading →

Lulu at Internet Summit 2010

2 min readThe 2010 Internet Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina wrapped up yesterday, with Internet professionals and entrepreneurs from across the United States coming together to discuss topics such as mobile marketing and social ecommerce. Our very own Bob Young was a… Continue Reading →

Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Lulu

2 min readWe’re obviously big fans of books here at Lulu and that makes November one of our favorite months. Why? Because it’s National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. For eleven years NaNoWriMo has brought together thousands of aspiring authors… Continue Reading →

From the Vault: Giving it Away – How Previews May Help You Sell

3 min readThis post was originally put up back in February 2008,  but a lot of the advice rings true today. With so many new e-devices popping up on the market, readers are finding more and more ways to discover and purchase… Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name?: Picking Your Book’s Title

2 min readNow that you have poured your heart and soul onto every page of your Lulu book, here comes the real dilemma…what about the title? Yes, the title. It’s hard to imagine that those couple of words will be the first… Continue Reading →

How to Market Your Book:Blog #2

1 min readGet Your Book Into Influential Hands We recently asked 1,000 of our bestselling authors to share their secrets to success. While the responses covered everything from taking out radio spots, to promoting at family reunions, there was one universal theme… Continue Reading →

How To Get Your Book Into Libraries

4 min readA question that keeps popping up around the Lulu community is “How do I get my book(s) into a library?” Libraries can provide a great way to reach new readers that, otherwise, may not find out about your books. There… Continue Reading →

Lulu Lens: How Do You Define A Successful Project?

1 min readOne of the big projects we’re currently working on is reviewing how effective our publishing wizard is. It’s purpose is to help you get your book ready for publishing, and so we’re looking at ways we can improve on that… Continue Reading →

Banned Books Week

1 min readCelebrate Your Freedom to Read! Every year hundreds of books are threatened with removal from schools and libraries across the country. Since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has recorded more than 11,000 book challenges, including… Continue Reading →

The Future of the Book

1 min readOne of our designers sent around a link to this video this morning. It was put together by IDEO, the global design firm, and shows the possibilities it envisions for the book. Some interesting ideas. Let us know what you… Continue Reading →

Focus: Books That’ll Make You Grin

2 min readWorking at Lulu can introduce a person to tons of new books and authors, as you’d probably imagine.  Since I have been here, I have hoarded some of my favorites from the rest of the office at my desk.  They… Continue Reading →

Feedback: Newsletter Revamp

1 min readAt Lulu, we realize it’s a two way street – we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. That’s why our main goal is to help you succeed. We want to give you all the tools you need to… Continue Reading →

What We’re Reading

2 min readIt started off simple enough. I sent a company-wide email to my fellow Lulus asking two very simple questions. I just finished reading a screenplay written by a friend of mine and was looking for some suggestions from my friendly… Continue Reading →

Focus: Independence Day Books

2 min readBetween grilling, watching fireworks, and visiting with family this weekend for the Fourth of July, I thought I recommend a few titles that are great reads to get you into the spirit of celebrating our nation’s independence. Born on the… Continue Reading →

April 19 Lulu U Class: Tricks to Sell More Books

1 min readBe sure to sign up for the next Lulu University class on April 19th @ 7PM: Red Hot Web 2.0 Tricks to Sell More Books! You’ve heard the term “Web 2.0” but can it really help you sell more books?… Continue Reading →

Lulu Takes Manhattan! – Sponsors Self Publishing Book Expo

2 min readNovember 7th Lulu sponsored and attended the first annual Self-Publishing Book Expo (SPBE) at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.  While the event drew a modest crowd, SPBE offered a great chance for Lulu to speak with the community… Continue Reading →

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