What you see is what you get; you will have to choose
another design without white boxes, if there is one. Alternatively use a
photograph - of the right dimension - as your front and back covers; just add
your text to the front cover. You can use a program such as paint.net to do
this, and then deselect the Lulu cover wizard text generator, or use the Lulu
cover wizard text generator if you prefer.
First of all. The One Piece Cover Wizard is nothing to do with ebooks.
I'm writing a series of short stories, about 80 page pocket-sized books, and wanted to combine the series into a set with a guide I am also working on for the same series. So basically, instead of buying the guide on its own and then getting the first volume of the series, I want to give the reader the option of getting the guide and first volume together in a set for a better price.
It's not currently possible, but they will all appear on your Lulu Storefront once published.Here's a better example: The Guide is released at £28.
May I ask why a series of short stories requires a guide? And at such a high price?
The first volume of the series is £4. Instead of buying them separately for £32, I want to give the reader the option of getting the guide and first volume together for £30.
It sounds fair enough, but I would spend £4 on the first story, to find out if it is worth buying the rest, at any price, and I assume other people would, also. In fact they may work that out from the Preview. The addition of a guide puzzles me. In reality the stories total just 640 pages. Even fewer pages if it was A5. And how many pages does the guide have for £32?Also, I can't see any way of letting readers know that a book is part of a series without having to type the volume number into the title or description.
It is often on the book covers, and in the blurb on the back cover and in the Description on the book's Storefront page. 'Also By' is also often on the back pages of books. At the front with some. It's not unusual.
It would be nice to have an option on the LuLu creator process for flagging that a book you are making is part of a series you have already started, and to state which volume/issue the book is in that series. Unless there is also a way to do this that I have missed?
Some writers use a website to do that, Even Facebook because it is free. The address can be within your books.