If it is showing as available, you can write to lulu and ask them to retire the project.
But even when they retire it and no one can buy it, the cover image - with the information that it is out of stock -- will appear on Amazon forever.
Thanks Maggie, I was hoping it could be deleted forever. It is still showing up for sale so I will write to customer support and see what they say about retiring it.
Yes, thanks for that explanation Maggie.
I have often wondered why certain ebooks on Kindle are marked as 'Not Available to Purchase'. Now I know!
Any ebooks I have deleted or retired has been removed from Amazon. Paperbacks on the other hand remain there as out of stock.
Amazon will keep the Metadata (title, ISBN, cover, etc.) on their site as in a status of unavailable or out of stock. This allows people who may wish to sell a used copy to enter the ISBN and associate the book with its official information. Based on what I have read in the forums, you can try contacting Amazon directly, but it is unlikely they will remove the listing.
When you cancel an account, all projects within it are retired and removed from distribution automatically.