07-06-2011 06:43 PM
The first of my books which Lulu has automatically processed for distribution as an eBook has now come upon iTunes, for which I'm well pleased. I didn't have to do anything, Lulu merely informed me what they'd be doing and I set the price once they informed me that it was ready for distribution.
But can someone tell me, will it also arrive in PDF format for download on Amazon for Kindle users? All of my books are on Amazon as paperbacks, but I'd obviously like their download versions to come up on Amazon as well.
Incidentally, am I the only one who wishes that the forum pages on lulu would make it slightly easier to find how to start a new topic. I find myself going from page to page, often round in circles, before I find out how to post one of these babies! On the "Connect/Discuss" page, where it says: "Join the conversation, or start one of your own,..." wouldn't it be good if the wording "start one of your own" was a link enabling us to do just that?
Minor gripe, as I love Lulu, but it would make it a bit easier!
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07-06-2011 07:19 PM
07-08-2011 12:55 PM
because Lulu may actually also convert to Kindle and send them to Amazon.
No they don't. Unfortunately.
But is is quite easy to do so yourself and it costs nothing to upload an ebook to Amazon, you don't need an ISBN and it appears on the Amazon sit ein a couple of days. Go to kdp.amazon.com
07-09-2011 09:44 AM
With Amazon you have to do a mobi file to go on the Kindle, it is quite easy to convert a PDF to a mobi file I used this website to make the Mobi and the epub I needed for the Itunes store it was awesome.
Make sure you preview the file though as the spacing and some of page breaks are off sometimes.
07-09-2011 06:51 PM
07-31-2011 08:44 PM - edited 07-31-2011 08:45 PM
Thanks to all who posted info for me. All have to do now is find the time to digest it!! One thing though, if you have a website of your own, you can direct people from there to lulu for their download, which can then be transferred by the purchaser to their Kindle [PDF format too], as one of my readers rather helpfully explains here:
Scroll down to where it says: "DOWNLOADING & INSTALLING THE PDF(s) ON TO YOUR KINDLE:"
I've had responses from others who've done as described and the books are now on their Kindle!!
08-01-2011 10:55 AM
which can then be transferred by the purchaser to their Kindle [PDF format too],
You can read text documents and PDFs on the Kindle but if you are serious about selling an eBook you should get it in Kindle format.
Although Kindle can read PDF, PDFs are usually a larger page size than the Kindle so it has to be shrunk to display, then of the print is too small then an area has to be selected for zooming. In other words, most PDFs are a right royal PITA.
It is free and relatively easy to convert to Kindle format and get it listed on Amazons site.
Alternatively the Kindle user can email the PDF to their KIndle email address as an attachment with the subject line 'Convert' and Amazon will auto-convert the PDF to a Kindle format. However if the original PDF has too fancy formating - little boxes with text etc then the finished item is not ideal.
08-02-2011 07:54 PM
Thanks to everyone, especially Peter May. Now processed all three of my titles and they should be on Amazon's Kindle lists in a couple of days. The process couldn't have been easier.