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PDF "ebooks" on Lulu..what is this?
I am still navigating all the options Lulu has for self-publishing and slowly finding new ways of distribution (which is very cool). I am working on the ebook version of my cookbook in the epub format, but I am curious about the PDF option. After reviewing the guide How to Publish an Ebook in PDF Format, I have a few questions. I suspect I am making this more complicated than it is.
First, the "book" is just a regular PDF file? Is that correct? The idea here is that the PDF would preserve the formatting of a print book I assume; whereas the epub format has a very narrow range of acceptable formatting.
Second, if it is just a PDF file, can I (or should I) use the same PDF file that I uploaded to create the full-color print book (minus the ISBN reference)? It is formatted to 8.5 x 11 but I saw somewhere that people format to A4, which, as I understand it, is a huge sheet of paper. If A4: why so large?
Finally, regarding the sale of the PDF book: I am thinking I would link my website to the Lulu page where the customer would by the book. They would add the PDF file to a cart and buy the book from Lulu. Is that all? Is the PDF password or DRM protected at all?
It almost seems to easy, which is why I am asking