We've created this Forum Thread with some workarounds and advice to assist you in publishing you ebook.
Calculate Minimum Price?
I asked this question in "Suggest New Ideas" but it looked last the last reply there was in 2016, so I'm asking again here, where there is more activity.
Note: There may be a very easy of doing this that I have not yet discoverd (in other words: I'm an idiot )
My question is: very often I want to find out what Lulu recommends as a minimum price for a book of a particular page length/type.
For example, I know that a 50 page, 8.5" x 1" book in Premium Black and White on White costs $2.90 to manufacture. However, I also want to know what my customers will be paying. Obviously, I can tweak the price by increasing it or using discounts, but Lulu's minimums are probably more accurately calculated to match the work than my own ideas.
So, for example, for the book I mentioned above, Lulu's recommended minimum price is $6.50. I find this information useful because it helps me to decide whether or not the project is going to be too expensive for customers (meaning I need to decrease the number of pages or change the options).
I really like Lulu's book creation system, but this is one tool that would help me immensely! It gets wearying having to go through the whole process and create test books all the time to find out this kind of information.