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globalREACH Distribution

Lulu's globalREACH service makes your book available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online retail sites for free. This service also creates a listing for your book with Ingram Book Company which allows brick and mortar stores to purchase your book. This service requires an ISBN.

Your book must meet ALL distribution requirements

Eligibility

Book Size Interior Binding
Page Count
U.S. Trade 6 x 9" Color Perfect Bound 32-480
U.S. Trade 6 x 9" Black and White Perfect Bound 32-740
U.S. Trade 6 x 9" Black and White Case Wrap 24-740
U.S. Trade 6 x 9" Black and White Dust Jacket 24-740
U.S. Letter 8.5 x 11" Black and White Perfect Bound 32-740
U.S. Letter 8.5 x 11" Color Perfect Bound 32-480
U.S. Letter 8.5 x 11" Color Saddle Stitch 4-48
Large Square 8.5 x 8.5" Color Perfect Bound 32-480
Large Square 8.5 x 8.5" Color Saddle Stitch 4-48
Royal 6.13 x 9.21" Black and White Perfect Bound 68-740
Crown Quatro 7.44 x 9.68" Black and White Perfect Bound 68-740
A4 8.26 x 11.69" Black and White Perfect Bound 68-740
A5 5.83 x 8.26" Black and White Perfect Bound 32-740

Note: If your book is in any of the formats listed below, it’s eligible for limited distribution to Amazon.com only. To get your book into full globalREACH distribution, please publish the book in one of the eligible formats in the table above.

Book Size Interior Binding
Page Count
Comic Book 6.625 x 10.25" Black and White Perfect Bound 32-740
Comic Book 6.625 x 10.25" Color Perfect Bound 32-500
Small Square 7.5 x 7.5" Black and White Perfect Bound 32-500
Small Square 7.5 x 7.5" Color Perfect Bound 32-500
Pocket Size 4.25 x 6.87" Black and White Perfect Bound 40-740
Royal 6.13 x 9.21" Color Perfect Bound 68-500
Crown Quatro 7.44 x 9.68" Color Perfect Bound 68-500
A5 5.83 x 8.26" Color Perfect Bound 32-500

What does the globalREACH service include?

Lulu's globalREACH service lists your title with online retailers worldwide such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com approximately 6-8 weeks after your book is approved for distribution. Your book data will be sent to major bibliographic databases, including Nielsen and Bowker. Brick and mortar bookstores will be able to order and stock your title at their discretion through Ingram. You will receive retail royalties on all books sold through globalREACH. Sales made through distribution listings will post in your account approximately 6-8 weeks after a customer purchases your book. Payment from these sales will be handled according to the remittance settings in your account.

How do I select globalREACH?

  1. Go to the "My Lulu" tab.
  2. Click the "Manage" link by the book title that you would like to enter into distribution. If you do not see the link, be sure your book is eligible for globalREACH. (See table above for book formats that are eligible for globalREACH.)
  3. Get globalREACH (it’s free), and agree to the service’s terms and conditions. You will need to purchase your proof copy in a separate cart after opting in globalREACH distribution.

After you select globalREACH distribution:

  1. Take care to ensure that your book meets all Mandatory Requirements for Distribution. Create a revision of your book if necessary. Purchase a proof copy of the most recent version of the book. If you make any revisions, a new proof must be purchased and approved before the book will be submitted for distribution.
  2. After receiving and carefully reviewing the book, either:
    1. Approve the book on Lulu. Now go on to Step 4.
      OR
    2. Deny the book and make changes. Now go on to Step 3.
  3. Make revisions and upload a new manuscript to your project. See "How do I make changes before approving my book" to learn how to make changes. Approve the book on Lulu, and go to step 4.
  4. After you approve your proof copy in your account, your book will be uploaded to the distribution network and should begin to appear on online retail sites in 6-8 weeks. If rejected for not meeting requirements, you will be notified via e-mail during that time that the book must be revised. Go back to Step 1.
  5. The book becomes available for sale on Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retail sites. If you enter the Publishing Wizard to make revisions to your book, the process starts over at step 2 with all the work and time involved. See "How do I make changes after approving my book?"