more questions from the coil binding guy
I really appreciated your responses and encouragement to my previous post. I have just a couple more then I think I will be set to continue with this project.
1) My book size will be 8.5x11. There is a note on the "Mandatory Requirements for Distribution" page that states that perfect-bound books will be cut down to 8.25x11. Since my book will be coil bound and not part of distribution channels, can I be assured that the book will be printed at the full 8.5x11 size?
2) The next question is about covers, but I should give some background for it to make sense. The project I am planning is actually the second (new and improved) edition of a book I created 10 years ago and attempted to self-publish at my own website, long story there, never mind about it though. The cover of the first edition was colored card-stock paper, and was a simple pdf for black ink. Here is a picture of it:
This is a very traditional look for music book covers, and I wish to continue with it. But from what I can find so far concerning the Lulu cover wizards, I'm not sure this approach is possible. Is there any way to say "Use salmon card-stock and print this pdf on it for the cover?" It is important to avoid anything flashy or glossy for this type of book. It has to look scholarly.
3) Lulu is going to be around forever, isn't it? I hope once I get this taken care of and available, I will be able to (eventually) go to my grave confident that this book will be available to anyone who wants a copy in perpetuity.