We've created this Forum Thread with some workarounds and advice to assist you in publishing you ebook.
Metadata and the cover question
Why can't lulu just do a good tutorial in plain English? OK, that's not actually my question because the answer is obvious.
So...on to the question.
I've just sent my book back on it's second revision, hoping that the metadata mismatch is solved this time, and just found a blog, the conents of which suggest that I may never be able to match it.
My cover is a ready made bitmap with the title and author already included on the image in the correct font. Because of this, I left the title and author fields blank in the cover wizard because I don't want the title on there twice, (once in the wrong font.)
My cover has the title - Falling Shadows - with the subtitle - Guardians of Reyth Volume 1 - beneath it.
The metadata on the docx reads Falling Shadows: Guardians of Reyth Volume 1 for the title and Joan Lightning for the author.
Page 1 of the docx has Falling Shadows in Heading 1 with the subtitle beneath in ordinary text.
If I add that title and author to the metadata in the cover image and upload it, will that do the trick?
Or is the Lulu cover wizard going to overwrite the info with the blank fields when I leave title and author blank in the wizard?
And yes, I've read what information I can find.
The links in Lulu's emails to tutorials are all broken, and most of those tutorials (when I corrected the links) are to useless Youtube videos. (Has no-one at Lulu heard of subtitles for the hearing impaired? Perhaps they imagine that only those with full hearing want to write books.)
Have I got it right this time? If not, please, what exactly do I need to change?
edit - I've uploaded the new cover (with its metadata) and this time I spotted the field (in the text tab on the ebook cover wizard) to show text on cover (or not show it,) so I have put the title and author there (Falling Shadows: Guardians of Reyth Volume 1 Joan Lightning.)
Is it right this time?
Is there a way to check the metadata on the cover that they generate? I can't find any on the pdf that I downloaded. I opened it in pdf viewer and checked properties but they're blank.