03-29-2012 07:59 PM - edited 03-29-2012 08:12 PM
I didn't find a post about my particular ISBN question. I hope someone here will be able to help...
Is it me or is the ISBN impossible to modify? We have our own ISBN (I'm in Canada). When I look at the result of Lulu's "we put an ISBN on your cover", I find the white barcode box is overlapping the book's color border. It just doesn't look good.
On Createspace, you can add and use your own ISBN. On Lulu, you don't seem to be able to, unless it's located in the last option to sell your books on Amazon, com, which almost doubles the cost of each book, but even then I didn't see any option for the ISBN/barcode on the back cover.
Does anyone have any insight into all this? I'd like to have a barcode, but don't want it to be located so low on the back. Why can't we control the location?
03-29-2012 08:23 PM
03-29-2012 08:29 PM
Thanks for the quick reply...
The concern I have is that the option I select seems to force Lulu to apply the barcode themselves, and I have no say where, how far from the bottom, etc. I'd like to have a say. Or get the barcode so I can add it myself, but it doesn't seem to be an option...
03-30-2012 02:01 AM
03-30-2012 07:10 AM
03-30-2012 11:59 AM
Here is a chart you may find helpful on when Lulu adds an ISBN to your cover automatically:
As others have mentioned, you can avoid this by creating your own one-piece cover, and using the advanced one-piece cover uploader.
If you would like to go this route, you may want to review this article on dimensions for one-piece covers:
I hope this helps!
03-31-2012 01:57 AM
Well I hoped it would be that simple, except that what I see on my end is:
"We added a barcode to your cover"
"Some of the options you chose are only available through a printer that requires every book to have a barcode."
Once I uploaded an image for a one piece cover, it automatically shows a barcode box.
Could someone gove me step by step instructions? i'm unsure why but something gets lost in the translation!
03-31-2012 02:42 AM
03-31-2012 06:00 PM