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 →

Scientists Discover the Secret to Happiness: Adult Coloring Books

3 min readParents and babysitters have long used drawing and coloring as an effective tool to engage and calm anxious, unruly children. After all, there is nothing like a nice selection of crayons, a complicated pattern, and a little free time to… Continue Reading →

The Perfect Gifts for Authors and Writers

2 min readWe know what writers truly want for Christmas, bestselling status for their next project. That’s an aspiration most of us cannot make happen alone; however we can delight them with gifts designed specifically for writers. Gifts that celebrate who they… Continue Reading →

And the Winner is….. “The 45 Presidents”

2 min readWe have a winner. The 45th President of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump. Within hours of the announcement, Blue Socks Media LLC published a new workbook “The 45 Presidents” using Lulu’s free online publishing tools. The… Continue Reading →

Holiday Inventory: If You Don’t Have It, You Can’t Sell It

2 min readIndependently published writers are more than just authors. At trade shows and panel discussions I have often described these writers as being self-employed entrepreneurs – heading a business with only one employee – themselves. As such the author must be… Continue Reading →

2016 B Corp Champions Retreat: Working Towards an Inclusive Economy

4 min readBy: SheridanH@Lulu Earlier this year, when we learned the 2016 B Corp Champions Retreat was scheduled to take place just down the road in Durham, North Carolina, the Lulu team went into overdrive, feverishly working to earn the 80 points… Continue Reading →

eBook Distribution: Understanding Your NCX or eBook Table of Contents

3 min readAs I perused  the Lulu mailbag this morning I was struck by the number of queries regarding NCX errors in eBook submissions. Some excerpts: My eBook was recently rejected from retail distribution due to an NCX error. What does that… Continue Reading →

Memoirs: If You Don’t Tell Your Story, Who Will?

3 min readHere in the USA, we celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday of May. This day is a national holiday dedicated to the remembrance of our soldiers who died in war. It should also be a day in which we… Continue Reading →

They Called Me the “The Kid Who Typed Things”

3 min read  There has never been a time in my life when I have not considered myself a writer. However, making the jump from “kid who types things” to “published author” was always my goal. Lulu helped me realize that goal… Continue Reading →

Tell Your Story: Three Minutes of Awesome

1 min readA few months ago, we asked Lulu authors to send us a video about themselves and their books. From the submissions we received, we created a short film. This is the extended version – or director’s cut as I like… Continue Reading →

Pitch Perfect: Pitching a Guest Post

3 min readFor authors and writers who are just beginning to build an audience, guest posting an article on an established, related blog is an excellent means to expand your reach. Your post will be seen by a completely new audience who… Continue Reading →

Guest Blogging: Building Your Online Reputation Using Someone Else’s Platform

2 min readSince joining the Lulu team, I have attended publishing trade shows around the country in an effort to keep up with industry trends. After a few years, I noticed a distinct pattern. Each year it seemed the industry latched onto… Continue Reading →

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