03-09-2012 07:29 PM
I am wanting to make my book, which I have just finished putting on lulu as a hard copy, available both for free download or to purchase the hard copy, but I am not seeing how to do this. Can it be done? If so, how? Thanks!!
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03-09-2012 09:36 PM
03-09-2012 09:38 PM - edited 03-09-2012 09:40 PM
You can make your hard copy available for [free] download via the eBook format. Simply follow the guidelines provided, specify 0.00 as your price, and your book will be made available on Lulu, the iBookstore, and the NOOK for free.
Update: if you simply copy the text from your hard copy into a Word Doc file, with proper headings and formatting, you will have better distribution coverage. Otherwise, if a PDF file is uploaded, it will only be distributed on Lulu.
03-09-2012 09:41 PM
Thanks. To clarify, since the book already has an ISBN, can I still publish it as an ebook, while keeping the hard copy option? Can I merely leave the ISBN off the ebook edition, or do I need to delete the ISBN entirely? Thank you! You can probably tell I am entirely new to this process...
03-09-2012 09:47 PM - edited 03-09-2012 09:48 PM
An ISBN is not required persay, however, without one you will be unable to distribute through the NOOK and iBookstore. Moreover, the eBook must be created as a seperate project from the hard copy, they cannot be "merged" into a single published entity, both digital and hard copy.
03-09-2012 09:56 PM - edited 03-09-2012 09:57 PM
PDFs cannot have an ISBN, as I did say, but you can upload the PR PDF file created for your hardcopy in to the PDF section of the ebook Wizard. But remove the ISBN from the copyright page first (if you are able to edit PDFs that is, if not you can edit and use the file your used to create the PR PDF for the hardcopy).
Epubs will not get on to Apple or B&N without an ISBN, and the file needed to create one of those is very different from one for a hardcopy or PDF. The ISBN will also be different from your hardcopy one.
At one time when you created a hardcopy Project you also had the option to create a PDF at the same time that would appear on your Spotlight also, for some reason Lulu removed that option.
At Lulu you can create the same book in any form you wish, and any shape and size.
03-09-2012 10:27 PM