02-27-2012 04:33 AM
Mine use to take 3 day's but as I said I have three books as "submitted" but not showing on the iBookstore and that was a week ago. Sees to be very random that some books get submitted straight away and those that take longer? Support do not give a very good answer other than to wait.......
03-10-2012 02:45 AM
Now on over two weeks since Lulu sent them to Apple and no sign of my four books? Wonder if Apples new authoring software is casuing QA slowdown on their side?? Contatced Lulu but have not given me a reason for the sudden delay othet than be patient.
03-28-2012 12:05 PM
Thanks for talking about this. I've been waiting just over two weeks for my book to appear at the ibookstore; yet it's already up and running on Nook. Kindle's system is much faster. Less than 24 hours.
05-29-2012 02:36 AM
I'm experimenting with this. All of my other books are posted on Smashwords and some of them came up within a week of them getting approved to the premium catalog, while others still haven't posted. The thing that is a bummer about it is that they have put some of my books up out of order, so people who have bought the first books in the series, are missing books, then they get mad. They don't understand it isn't my fault. I decided to put the next book out and see how long it would take here, but I think it may take even longer on Lulu. It hasn't even been approved yet for distribution, let alone, gotten in the que. Ugg. Sounds like from the threads there's no consistency. Some people are a few days, while others are months.
05-29-2012 02:48 AM
This ISBN distribution relates to print books not eBooks.
Questions about promulagating eBooks to the Apple iBoosktor and B&N Nook shop should be posted on the eBook Formatting & Publishing board.
For print books then distribution using Lulu's GlobalReach or ExtendedReach plans regularly take 6-8 weeks from when the user approves a project.
If people read the right threads on the right boards and post accordingly on the right boards then there is no inconsistency.
06-22-2012 11:01 AM
Today marks the 3rd week since I've requested my book to be listed both for QA for the iBookstore/Barnes and Noble Nook.
I know that I must wait but I am hoping that the QA IS fine. I've learned from here that they'll usually get back to you within the next 24 hours and thus I never got any 'errors' or anything like that if there was a problem. Funny enough, while promoting my book, a MAJORITY of people that are actually interested continue to ask me if and when it'll appear in those respective retail sites/stores. Appearantly, they prefer those over Lulu which is troubling.
I hope that my previous test readers were able to rate/review my story...
06-23-2012 07:41 PM
Ok I just got a update/error here:
I checked the status and it said listed for the iBookstore/Barnes and Noble Nook. When I refresh the page however checking the status, it went back to pending. Was this just a error in the actual progress or is the status displaying a error itself rather than the actual progress?