Articles tagged "Contests"

Win a Prize for Contributing to Our Knowledge-Base

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We see success every day in the vibrant community of authors, artists, and creators that has gathered around Lulu.  Creators come together on our Facebook page, Twitter feed and blog to give advice and cheer on each other as they realize their dreams and ambitions.

We’re particularly excited by the strong response to our improved — and expanding — knowledge base. In the past seven weeks, more than 6,000 items have been added in six different languages and thousands of customers have used our tools to check out popular articles, add to the community discussion, and recommend ideas.

Just the other day I saw how author Keith Dixon helped a new author decide what her best print options would be for the project she has in mind.  It’s great to see that kind of support and encouragement from one passionate creator to another.

And we want to reward it.

From now through April 23rd, we will give away daily prizes to knowledge base users with the most posts, highest ranked posts, best questions, and best answers.  Daily winners will receive a coveted Lulu hat (you should see how fast these things go at conferences) and bragging rights.  Once a week, we’ll randomly select a winner for a grand prize ranging from an iPod Nano to a Book Lover’s Bonanza Service Pack (a $1,895 value), one of our newest service offerings.

We truly appreciate the Lulu community and all the ways you help us grow, adapt, and improve.  So join the conversation, or start one of your own.  Check out our knowledge base to share ideas, ask questions, make friends, and learn something new while inspiring creativity in your fellow creators.


Publish an ePub. Win an iPad

iPadContest_BlogBannerThe time to get in on the gold rush for ePub books has never been better.  From now until March 22, 2010, simply publish an ePub version of your book, and you’ll be automatically eligible to win one of three Apple iPads.  Yep, that’s right – just create an ePub book and you could score a brand new iPad…on us.

Magical Mini Books – Create Your Own To Win A Prize!

We’ve got big news… Mini Books are here! If you haven’t seen one, imagine the cutest little thing you can think of and then add pages to it. They really are that cute!

Mini Books come in two sizes, Compact (5.25″ x 3.5″) and Wallet (3.75″ x 2.5″). Just imagine the possibilities with books this small. Vacationing somewhere but don’t want to appear as a tourist? Not a problem when your travel guide is a Compact Mini Book! Need a day planner to keep track of your appointments? The Wallet size mini book is perfect! Need to send Grandma photos from your Summer Vacation? Mini Book it!

Be sure to take part in the contest and create your own Mini Book, too. It’s almost too easy: go to www.lulu.com, provide the email address associated with your account, create an amazingly inventive Mini Book, and be sure to set your new Mini Book to public access (or it can’t be entered). That’s it!

Lulu’s panel of Mini Book judges (the books are mini — not the judges!) will then select the top 10 most creative and post them to the Lulu.com Mini Book contest page for anyone in the Lulu Community (the author, their friends, family, colleagues — anyone in the world) to vote on. Voting will be open August 4 – August 18, 2009. First place wins $500, second place, $250 and third prize, $125.

Here is our Mini Book video to help inspire you!

This may sound a little strange, but when I was asked to create a short little video about our sweet new Mini Books, I immediately thought of the magical powers these little books have. Which is where Lu the Fairy came in. If you watch the video, I’m sure you’ll see what I mean.

I hope you have as much fun watching this video as we had making it.