02-12-2011 05:41 PM
My book has been published and has been selling for some time now but I would like to make some minor punctuation changes to parts of the text.
My queries are..
1. If I click the 'revise' button, will I then have access in any way to the original file that Lulu produces the book from, enabling me to make changes to it or will I have to produce and upload a completely new seperate file from my sources?
2. If I click the 'revise' button, is there a 'cancel revision' button available to exit the process without making any changes or affecting the availability of the book?
3. If the revision process is started, does the book in its present form immediately become unavailabe until the revision is complete and a proof copy received and approved, or can it remain available in its unrevised form until approval is made, subsequent publications of the book then coming out in revised form?
4. My book has an ISBN number. Am I correct in thinking that punctuation changes made will not necessitate a change in this number?
Thanks for any info.
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02-12-2011 06:03 PM
1. No, you wont be able to change the PDF used to print the book by clicking the 'revise' button. You will have to make the changes to the original source file and upload the amended source file.
If you've lost the original file you uploaded and it wasn't a PDF, to access the original file you uploaded, you'll need to go to your Dashboard and click "My Files" and you should be able to download the original file.
2. Yes there is a cancel button and if you click the 'cancel revision' button before completing the process, it shouldn't affect the availability of the book on Lulu (subject to my answer to 3 below) for more than a short period.
3. If the revision process is started, the book does become unavailable on Lulu until the revision is completed (and a proof copy received and approved) or cancelled. The book in it's unrevised form will be available on other retail sites until the revision has been completed and approved after order of a new proof has made its way through the distribution system (up to 8 weeks).
4. Minor revisions (such as punctuation and spelling corrections, a change in price or a change in the cover artwork) do not require a new ISBN. Anything more than minor revisions (such as adding or removing chapters, changing the binding type - eg hardcover to paperback and vice versa) does require a new ISBN. You can view what does and does not require a change of ISBN on this FAQ page of the International ISBN Agency website: http://www.isbn-international.org/faqs/view/7
03-08-2011 06:29 AM
2. Where is this 'cancel revision' button? I assume this would also answer this question (http://connect.lulu.com/t5/How-Do-I/Can-I-delete-a
03-08-2011 06:45 AM
When a project is being revised then looking at the list of projects the user will see 2 line entries for the same project.
The first entry will be for the current revision taking place and to the right are options to continue revising or to delete the revision.
The second entry is for the pre-revised copy.
If the revision is deleted then the project reverts to the original copy and only one entry is shown in the list of projects.
Once a revision has been completed then only the revised copy exists. It is not possible to automatically step back,
The only course of action is to make a further revision and change the project as with any other revision.
03-19-2011 10:25 PM
Does anyone know how to use a revised PDF of the manuscript and the original PDF of the cover that I used for proof copies? I can't figure this out nor how to order books using the one revised and one original file.
Thanks for any help.
08-31-2011 04:12 PM
"When a project is being revised then looking at the list of projects the user will see 2 line entries for the same project.
"The first entry will be for the current revision taking place and to the right are options to continue revising or to delete the revision."
I see the two lines but I do not see "continue revising" and "delete the revision" in either line. I ended up just continuing the "revision" without making any changes.
Can you explain?