Lulu.com is a website which claims to “bring the world of online book publishing and printing to you” with their host of easy to use tools and access to a print on demand system.
Like many other popular online printing websites, Lulu does allow their users to create popular items like photo books and calendars. They promise a high quality product which can be available to you in minutes.
However, unlike many other similar websites which specialize in these types of scrapbook or photo projects, Lulu.com promises to help the average person easily navigate the world of self publishing.
Self published books have become extremely popular and accessible with today’s internet. Websites like Createspace.com, which is operated by Amazon.com, cater to people who would like an opportunity to print their books themselves and avoid the route of dealing with a traditional publisher.
Lulu.com says their website lets people publish their own book quickly and easily. You can upload your book and format it “within minutes.”
If you have a book which requires more time to correctly set up – perhaps a book with illustrations or other interesting formatting challenges – you can save the project as you are working on it and be assured that it will be there whenever you sign in to your Lulu account.
When you are happy with your completed project, you can “publish it” with the click of a mouse. With print-on-demand, this ultimately means that your book will be assigned an identifying ISBN number and will be printed whenever a copy is purchased. This is a much cheaper publishing option than ordering a large scale printing at one time.
This website also allows users to convert their books into eBooks in the EPUB format, so that it is compatible with the iPad, Sony Read, and other popular e-readers.
Lulu.com is not only an online printing company however – it is also an online retailer of these same materials. People can come to this website and browse whatever new items are out there that people are publishing and distributing and then buy directly from them.
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