We've created this Forum Thread with some workarounds and advice to assist you in publishing you ebook.
Retired project still available through Amazon. HELP!
I retired all my Lulu projects, all published. I understood this to mean that it would no longer be available for print at all other retail sites. However, while it is searchable on several smaller sites, it's listed as out of stock/unavailable or weirdly has one ridiculously priced copy on offer (no idea why, one of them was only published so that I, along with close friends could have a copy, none of them have sold it to a third party...so ???).
Anyhoo, I digress because I have no problem with that. My issue is that not only is it listed on Amazon.com but it's listed as available for print. I decided to test it by adding it to my cart (at the price I had specified when publishing) and going through the motions of buying it, short of actually proceeding with the sale. It's listed on Amazon's UK site but says unavailable so I'm baffled and pretty annoyed that it's still available for purchase on Amazon.com when I retired it months ago.
-Has this happened to anyone else? I've contacted Lulu twice over the last month, got an automated message promising to get back to me ASAP but of course, nothing so I'm resorting to the forum.
-Is there anything I can do? -besides contacting Lulu (AGAIN!) because they're typically unresponsive.
- I know that, supposedly, deleting my Lulu account deletes my projects and automatically sends out a message to retailers to stop listing my book BUT I don't entirely trust this process or Lulu's ability (and desire) to make this happen. I fear that deleting my account will cause me to lose the very little control I have over what happens to my projects. Does anyone know more about taking this step and what it entails in terms of intellectual property/if Lulu actually removes projects from their system/sends that message to retailers etc...? Not a fan of the vague jargen I've seen on the subject so far.