11-20-2011 11:24 AM
I'm not sure whether or not I should trust this site. I have worked super hard on my book and I don't want anything stolen. There's a lot of phonies on the internet and I'm not sure whether or not I can trust my information with this website. Advice and testimonies would be greatly appreciated!
11-20-2011 11:38 AM
11-20-2011 12:29 PM - edited 11-21-2011 02:47 AM
Its perfectly trustworthy. Publish your book here and then be absolutely delighted when you hold your first copy in your hand as I was. Now 15 books later I am still with Lulu which has a very high standard. However if you do decide to publish, spend a while getting to know the site. You wont be disappointed.
11-20-2011 12:46 PM
We all have these considerations, when we start out. I've had my books on Lulu for about three years, continue to add to them. I have referred the site to fellow writers and have written and published one article on an online newspaper (The Tasmanian Times) on the merits of this professional site for otherwise unpublished writers. The entire publishing industry is metamorphosing and getting past first-base with even a literary agent is time-wasting. Plagiarism is an inherent part of this industry and detail and concepts can quite easily be stolen, re-worked , disguised and published without anyone's knowledge. If your Lulu-published work were to surface elsewhere at least you have a record of it for legal reference. From the beginiing of literature, especially the great classics, all works are milking cows even for our most successful modern novelists. Plagiarism is a form of flattery. Hypothetically if you were stolen, it would give you potential PR leverage and perhaps lead to a deal. Be bold and publish your stuff on this site. In Australia by law a writer is required to send his/her published works to the State Library. Two of my books have been taken in also with the national library. So deposit yours with your library and it will be catalogued and a record of it will be published widely. That's a good start for copyright protection. But self-publishing is more fun than business, so relax and enjoy it said the Bishop to the actress!
11-20-2011 07:48 PM - edited 11-20-2011 07:50 PM
Even the question puzzles me. Is it a serious one?
Is this a book you intend to publish? Perhaps to sell? If so then the details will be available to anyone anyway will they not?
Please do not include me in the "We". I have never had such considerations. They even amaze me. Has no one heard of Copyright for example?
11-23-2011 04:36 PM