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Getting Your Book on a Retail Shelf

1 min readSometimes there is nothing more gratifying for an author than to walk into their neighborhood bookstore and see their own blood, sweat, and tears resting on the shelf. While there is no guarantee that your book will appear in “brick… 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 →

How To Use Customer Support & Our Online Community Part 1

2 min readHow many of us have run into a problem we couldn’t solve? Perhaps it was an unexpected error message, an order that takes too long to arrive, or a question about how to format your book. Regardless, most of us… 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 →

Preserve Thanksgiving Memories with Lulu

2 min readThanksgiving is a holiday of family and friends and of remembering what is important in your life.  If your family is like mine, what is most important on Thanksgiving is food.  Lots and lots of food. asdf Thanksgiving is the… 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 →

How to Market Your Book:Blog #3

1 min readBecome an Authority in Your Field Whether your book is an extensive study on quantum physics, or helpful tips on how to raise twins, there’s an online community just waiting to learn from your expertise.  What better way to flex your knowledge… 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 →

Marketing Tip of the Week: Get the Word Out

2 min readEmail your friends and colleagues: Email is a great way to get the word out on your book, and who better to support you than those you already know. Explain why you wrote the book and what it is about…. Continue Reading →

Bedtime Stories Contest

1 min readBedtime stories are the best. They take you to magical kingdoms in faraway lands where, once upon a time, princes and princesses lived fairy tales lives. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing your own, now is a perfect time to… Continue Reading →

Reluctance to Renown: Nobel Prize Winning Books

1 min readWe’re big fans of books here at Lulu, so the office has been abuzz today about the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa. The 74-year-old Peruvian writer is the first South American author to win… Continue Reading →

Focus: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2 min readOctober is a very exciting month for many reasons – pumpkins, costumes, football games, etc. But it’s also an important month for one very special reason. I’ll give you a hint…think PINK! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according… Continue Reading →

Getting the Most Out of Your Lulu Service

2 min readWhat do weddings, camping trips, and Lulu services have in common? They all go much smoother if you are well prepared. Here are a few quick tips for making the most out of your publishing pack experience. 1. Know what you’re buying…. Continue Reading →

How to Market Your Book:Blog #1

2 min readYou’ve done it – you’re a published author! Now it’s time to start reaping the benefits of all your long hours of work. Who couldn’t use a few ideas on how to sell more books and expand readership? In the… Continue Reading →

“Rejected?! So What.” – Bestsellers That Almost Didn’t Make It.

1 min readSometimes, as we strive to share our remarkable ideas with the world, we have to deal with criticism and often times, rejection. But that is ok. Criticism and rejection can be used constructively to help you become a better creator…. Continue Reading →

“Be the Adventure You Dream.”

3 min readI found this incredibly inspiring story while I was poking around Facebook and just had to share it. It is a note by writer J.C. Hutchins about his good friend and fellow writer Zellie Blake. Blake was a talented young… Continue Reading →

Focus: Author Success Story

3 min readAt Lulu, we’re all about helping authors find success and providing them with the means to reach more readers all over the globe.  Sometimes success comes in ways they never expect. That was the case for professor William O’Connell, author… Continue Reading →

Reach More Readers, Sell More Books with Upgraded eBook Tool

2 min readInteresting read in the Wall Street Journal this morning: People who buy e-readers tend to spend more time than ever with their nose in a book, preliminary research shows. That’s great news for authors, because it shows that eBooks are… Continue Reading →

Find Authors and Readers Like You at Wattpad

2 min readIntroducing our partner, Wattpad Read what you like. Share what you write.™ What is Wattpad? Wattpad is the world’s largest eBook community, and a platform for remarkable writers, just like you, to connect with readers, collaborate with fellow authors, and… Continue Reading →

Tell Your Readers About FREE Summer Shipping

1 min readA few months back, we announced that we’d be offering FREE Shipping for the entire summer. You may be thinking, “that’s great and all, but my shelves are packed.” Well, if you’ve recently published with Lulu, now is the perfect… Continue Reading →

Setting Realistic Goals for Marketing Your Book: Part 2 – Realistic Expectations

3 min readIn a recent post, I wrote about how treating yourself as a business can positively impact the way you market your DIY book.  While changing your perspective, researching what works with other companies, and coming up with a plan that… Continue Reading →

Why a Good Author Photo Goes a Long Way

3 min readLulu just got back from Book Expo America in New York last week. While we were there, we had the opportunity to meet thousands of people ranging from industry professionals, to up-and-coming authors, to people that were “just checking things… Continue Reading →

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