Author Spotlight FAQ

What is an Author Spotlight Page?

The Lulu Author Spotlight Page is a way for Lulu creators to showcase their work. The Author Spotlight Pages also make it easier for readers and buyers to find your work. Each Author Spotlight Page has it’s own unique URL and can be easily customized. Choose a theme, set the order of your items, add links, images, a profile, and videos.

 

What will the URL for my Author Spotlight Page be?

The Author Spotlight Pages use the Spotlight name that you choose when you create your Spotlight.

 

For Example:
Spotlight Name - cloud9
Author Spotlight Page URL - http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/cloud9

 

Please Note: You cannot change your Spotlight name once it has been created - so think carefully about how you want the world to know you.

 

How do I create my Author Spotlight Page?

Currently, Author Spotlight Pages are only available to authors who have published a publicly available project.

 

To create an Author Spotlight page:

  1. Log into your Lulu.com account.
  2. Go to My Projects.
  3. Click on the Create Spotlight link on the left side of the page.
  4. When the page loads, you will be prompted to create an Author Spotlight Page.
  5. The steps for editing your spotlight page are listed below.

 

To change the Headline:

  1. Log into your Lulu.com account.
  2. Go to My Projects > My Author Spotlight.
  3. Click Headline in the blue box at the top of the page.
  4. Enter your text in the box and click Save Changes to finish.

 

To change the Page Layout:

  1. On the Author Spotlight page, click Page Layout in the blue box at the top of the page to change the order of your items.
  2. Click the drop down box to change the order your products will be listed in.
  3. You can sort by Publication Date, Best Sellers, Customer Rating, and Relevance.
  4. Click Save Changes to finish.

 

To change the Theme:

  1. On the Author Spotlight page, click Theme in the blue box at the top of the page.
  2. Click on the theme you want to use.
  3. Click Hide Dialog to see how the page will appear to shoppers. The change theme window will retreat to the top of the page. Re-click Show Dialog to select a different theme.
  4. Click Save Changes to finish.

 

To add a Profile:

  1. On the Author Spotlight page, click Profile in the blue box at the top of the page.
  2. To add an image click Choose file.
  3. Browse your computer for a JPG, GIF, or PNG file. Images can be up to 100 pixels wide by 120 pixels tall.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Enter a Bio or other information into the text box.
  6. Click Save Changes to finish.

 

How do I change the name on my Profile?

  1. Go to https://www.lulu.com/account/profile_edit.php
  2. Replace the information in the Name field.
  3. Click Save Changes.

 

How do I add/remove a Logo or other image?

  1. On the Author Spotlight page, click Logo in the blue box at the top of the page.
  2. To add an image click Choose file.
  3. Browse your computer for a JPG, GIF, or PNG file. Images can be up to 230 pixels wide by 120 pixels tall.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. To remove a Logo or other image, click Logo in the blue box at the top of the page.
  6. Click the red X on the top right of the thumbnail.
  7. Click Save Changes to finish.

 

How do I add/remove a video?

 

  1. In order to embed a YouTube video on your author Spotlight page, you must embed the old HTML code and not the newer one or a URL link.  We have found that our system does not work with URL links or the new HTML embed code provided by YouTube.
    To get the old YouTube embed code:
    Copy the 11 Digit Video ID for the Youtube video URL (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXXXX)
  2. Insert the Code into both locations in this HTML code:

    <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" 

    value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XXXXXXXXXXX?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param 

    name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param 

    name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed 

    src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XXXXXXXXXXX?version=3&hl=en_US" 

    type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" 

    allowscriptaccess="always" 

    allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

  3. Copy and Paste the HTML code onto the Lulu Author Spotlight.
  4. To remove a video, click Video in the blue box at the top of the page.
  5. Click the red X on the top right of the video thumbnail
  6. Click Save Changes to finish.

 

Can I add multiple Logo/images or videos?

Only 1 of each is allowed.

 

How do I add links to my website or Facebook account?

  1. On the Author Spotlight page, click Links in the blue box at the top of the page.
  2. Click in the Link Text box at the top of the pop-up and enter the text you want the link to have.
  3. Click in the URL box and enter the URL for the site you want to link to.
  4. Click Add New to add it to your list of links.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have everything listed out.
  6. You can rearrange the links, by clicking on a link’s bar and dragging it to where you want it.
  7. Click Edit to make any changes to a link.
  8. Click the red X to remove a link.
  9. Click Save Changes to finish.

Can I Delete my Author Spotlight?

Yes

 

  1. Go to https://www.lulu.com/delete_spotlight.php
  2. Click Delete My Author Spotlight
  3. Click Confirm Deletion of Author Spotlight
  4. None of your data will be saved.

 

Can I create another Author Spotlight Page after I delete it?

Yes, just click on one of your projects in your Project List.

 

Can I choose which of my books will display on my Author Spotlight Page?

You can choose which books display on your Author Spotlight Page by adjusting their Availability / Project Status.

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