We've created this Forum Thread with some workarounds and advice to assist you in publishing you ebook.
Does Anyone at Lulu Read My Book During the Printing Process?
I'm a happy Lulu customer, having done a short run of a book I wrote to give as gifts for friends and family.
I'd now like to turn my private journal into a hardcover book. But I'd like to keep the contents entirely private. I know I can keep the book from showing up to Lulu shoppers. But I'd also like to make sure not even the folks as Lulu read it while turning it from electronic form into a hardcover book.
I know Lulu probably can't or won't guarantee that nobody will read it during publishing. But does anyone know from a pragmatic perspective how likely it is someone at Lulu will flip through the book (or PDF) and read about all the sordid details of my life? :-)
I guess what I'm asking is:
Is the paper book creation process almost fully automated, or are there several manual steps along the way in which Lulu employees (or subcontractors) are likely to read at least parts of the text?