Project List Status Definitions

When you view the list of projects on the My Projects page, you see your most recently created work, including Project ID and publishing status. In your projects list, the Status assignment indicates where the project is in the publishing process. The status will be Draft for new or under revision titles, published titles display the Availability status and withdrawn titles have a status of Retired or Deleted.

 

Draft: A work in progress has a Draft status and has not completed the publishing process. When a project is in draft status, you may:

 

  • Add or remove content.
  • Change any of the details for the work (for example, the title, description, copyright).
  • Delete the project.
  • Publish the project (that is, finish the process of selecting distribution, approve conversions and cover art, set pricing, and so forth).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are revising a previously published title that includes an ISBN, the title and author name cannot be edited. If you must edit either of these fields, you must create a new project and assign a new ISBN.

 

Private Access: No one but you can see your content. (This is a good setting to use until you are satisfied with your project.) Please Note that if you set your project from General Access to Private Access, your title may continue to be returned in search results for a short time; however, it will not be available for purchase.

 

Direct Access:  Allows you to sell your work to specific individuals only. You receive a web URL (http://www.lulu.com/content/content_ID) at the end of the publishing process. You can then provide this link to others who may purchase directly from your product page or personal website. Visitors cannot find Direct Access content by searching for it.


General Access: You work is visible to all Lulu.com visitors. Your project is available through search and browse on Lulu. In order to assign a General Access level, your material must meet the following guidelines:

 

  • Title: No excessive or gratuitous profanity.
  • Cover Image: No suggestive or gratuitous nudity, or overly sexually explicit posing.
  • Description: No graphic descriptions or excessive profanity.
  • Preview: No suggestive or gratuitous nudity, or overly sexually explicit posing. No graphic descriptions. No excessive or gratuitous profanity.

Retired — The project is no longer available for purchase or inclusion in other projects. Retire a project through the project detail page (click the title in the Project List), in the Availability / Project Status section.

 

If your content has not been published, you can simply delete it from your Project List. Projects in DRAFT status can also be deleted. When a project is deleted, the source files are also deleted. Published projects must be retired.

 

When you choose to delete or 'retire' your content from Lulu, it will no longer be available for purchase or download from the Lulu Marketplace.

 

To delete your project:

Only unpublished projects can be deleted.

 

  1. Log into your Lulu.com account.
  2. Click My Projects.
  3. Click the Delete link next to the project you want to remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion. When a project is deleted, the source files are also deleted.

To retire your project:

  1. Log into your Lulu.com account.
  2. Click My Projects.
  3. Click the Retire link next to the project you want to remove.
  4. You will be asked to confirm your choice.
  5. Once confirmed the project will be moved to your Retired Projects list.
  6. To view retired projects, click Show Retired Projects at the top of the the project list.

To view retired projects:

  1. Log into your Lulu.com account.
  2. Click My Projects.
  3. Click Show retired projects at the top of the project list.

 

For more information see: Lulu's Content Retention Guidelines

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