Lulu - Creating a Self Published Ebook

If you're choosing to post your ebook on all platforms, you might as well post it on Lulu as well. You really won't get that many sales at all on Lulu compared with Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and the others, but who knows, you might get a few here, which is better than zero.

Log onto Lulu, or make your account there, at http://www.lulu.com and you'll be taken to your dashboard. On the left is your link to start a new ebook.

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Start as always with the title and author name. Make sure you check both for typos - these get set in stone.

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Let them assign your ISBN. You really don't want to be paying for ISBNs on every single platform you publish to. This is specific to Lulu.

Lulu Self Publishing

Always load in an EPUB file - nothing else. This EPUB should only have generic links in it - none to Amazon.

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Next, load in your cover JPG. They do have a template builder in here if you want to create a generic cover, but those just don't sell. It's worth the $10 or $20 to get a professional cover done for you, if you can't make one yourself. When you load in the cover, make sure you turn off their default title and author name which comes as a default with their basic setup.

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Next up, all the defining content. The description, category, key words, and so on. Lulu is awful with these. There are only a few categories and their description field is tiny. Let another reason not to use these guys for distribution to other systems.

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Here's the channels page. Only go with Lulu. Load into Amazon directly and load into the others via Draft2Digital.

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And then the final review screen to make sure everything is all right.

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Voila, your book is now live in Lulu. Don't expect a lot here, but again, you might as well be in every system you can be.

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Creating a Lulu Covers
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Setting the Lulu Preview

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