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NOMORE

Together we’re saying NO MORE to domestic abuse.

The recent efforts of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s NO MORE campaign inspired us to help spread the word about domestic abuse and to raise money for a local agency with which we have an existing relationship. Due to our amazing community’s support, we exceeded our fundraising goal by $5,000 – meaning InterAct of Wake County will receive a $25,000 donation from Lulu.com.

We encourage you to continue to discover brave and powerful voices speaking out about domestic violence and sexual assault. You can find personal stories from our authors about their experiences with domestic violence on Lulu.com.

To learn more about Interact of Wake County, visit: http://www.interactofwake.org/
To find a shelter near you in need of support, visit: https://www.domesticshelters.org/

Thank you again for your generosity!

Your friends at Lulu.com

Help Us Say #NOMORE to Domestic Violence

We’re joining the effort to make this Sunday’s big game about more than just football. To raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, we’re donating a portion of all our profits through Monday to InterAct, our local nonprofit agency that provides safety and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We’re setting out to raise $20,000 and you can help us get there!

We’ve been inspired by the recent efforts of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s NO MORE campaign and an existing relationship with InterAct— and we hope to leverage a growing national conversation into greater local awareness and promote the stories of independent authors who have survived and written about their experiences of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

With as little as 25% of domestic abuse and 32% of sexual assaults reported in the U.S., encouraging open dialogue and embracing the voices of victims and survivors is crucial to bringing about positive change. Lulu.com is privileged to serve as a platform for courageous independent voices and hopes to transform the energy around Sunday’s big game into positive action off the field.

To discover brave and powerful voices speaking out about domestic violence and sexual assault around the world, visit Lulu.com.

You can help say #NOMORE to domestic abuse when you get a print book through Monday, February 2 with code NOMORE. Be sure to share the deal with your friends so we can reach our goal donation.

Grab a book to help say NO MORE

Thank you for your support!

Lulu.com’s Fall Conference Line-up

We’re hitting the road this fall! Dan Dillon, our resident product marketing extraordinaire, and Glenn Hunt, self-publishing guru and Lulu forum moderator, will be speaking on three panels at the upcoming Self-Publishing Book Expo. Additionally, Lulu’s founder and chairman, Bob Young, who works to keep Lulu and the industry at the front of digital disruption and innovative, will be speaking at three key digital conferences this fall.

The upcoming events include:

  • All Things Open – October 22, 2014 in Raleigh, NC
    • Speaker: Bob Young
    • Topic: So You Want to Start an Open Source Company?
  • Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) @Seneca College – October 23, 2014 in Toronto, Canada
    • Keynote: Bob Young
  • Internet Summit – November 12, 2014 in Raleigh, NC
    • Featured Speaker: Bob Young
  • Self-Publishing Book Expo – November 15, 2014 in New York, NY
    • Speakers: Dan Dillon and Glenn Hunt
    • Session: Team Building – With a wealth of new resources at your disposal, deciding if you need a team (and who should be on it) has become a much simpler process. In this session you’ll learn from the pros and from fellow authors, where you can go it alone, when and where you might need help and how you can find it.
    • Advanced Marketing – More experienced authors will gain even greater knowledge of marketing techniques that will help boost sales. Topics covered in this session will include, how and where to advertise, targeted bookstore promotions, blog ads, reading groups, how to reach libraries and librarians and how to create and upload a book trailer.
    • Formatting: One of the many advantages of self-publishing is having the power to choose which format to present your work. Hardcovers, paperbacks, eBooks, audiobooks are all viable options depending on your audience and your level of expertise. Join this informative session to learn all you need to produce a book in the right format for you.

Come check us out!

Building Up Lulu

Lulu has always been an innovative company, but I didn’t realize how much so until I started working here.  I am still a baby at Lulu (only in week three of my employment as I write this), but I have already witnessed a great deal of progress in my short time here, namely in the new building that serves as Lulu’s headquarters.img_04952

For months after I graduated from North Carolina State I would drive down Hillsborough Street, stealing glances into what had been an abandoned North Carolina Equipment Company factory.  Now, instead of dust collecting on unused parts and piles of ambiguous boxes, there was quite a stir in the red-bricked Raleigh landmark.  A small sign eventually appeared on the outside that said “Lulu.com.” I had heard great things about Lulu and their unique approach to publishing from some of my classes at NCSU.  I kept Lulu in the back of my mind.  I took that sign as a calling – I had to work there.

The infamous yellow tractor

The vision behind recycling an old, worn down building and making it a center for industry again is one that not enough companies maintain these days.  Revitalizing the 28,800 square feet of space was certainly an ambitious move. Graffiti, weeds, trash and the like all needed to be cleared out.  The building was more or less gutted, adding collaborative work spaces, skylights, art from local galleries, and well-stocked break rooms.  However, the pieces that give the building integrity and character remain in place.  Lulu simply modernized and expanded upon the behemoth, keeping the greatest part:  the signature yellow tractor that sits atop the roof. But what really catches the eye now is the new entrance. What used to be a simple, rusty garage door is now a giant arching wood ceiling supported by massive steel beams.

Lulu invites local technoloimg_03011gy and publication groups to utilize the new space for meetings.  Guests will immediately be able to see the thought and planning that went into the company’s main facility, and will be pulled into Lulu’s brand of style and innovation as well.

The building has created hype all around town and has rejuvenated people’s interests in this area of Hillsborough Street. Whenever I mention where I work, I always hear,  “Oh the tractor building?  Cool!”  It’s impossible to miss.  The excitement the structure has created also energizes the employees within.  The building is a symbol for Lulu’s growth and success.  You can tell from the outside that things are abuzz in this facility, but it’s not until one enters that it becomes truly evident of how much is really going on.

Lulu On the Newsstand!

So you’re standing at the local newsstand or the periodicals section, you’ve got your Writer’s Magazine, Blender, a gossip mag and you’re on your way to check out… WAIT! Don’t skip over Every Day with Rachael Ray or you might miss out on her calling Lulu.com “The Real Deal”!

Featured in the May 2008 issue, your very own Lulu is highlighted as a way to publish a “Book of Love” for Mother’s Day. So thumb to the “Yum!” section and check us out.

Yummy! Cookbooks on Lulu!