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Stand-alone Lulu bookstore

Status: New Idea!
by on ‎04-11-2012 07:19

Lulu is a great resource for self-publishers, and I'm a big fan, but would it be feasible to put together a 'stand alone' bookstore without the publishing options?

As it stands, the website is heavily skewed toward encouraging creators to self-publish their works, and whilst the new graphic pointing to the search box is OK, it still doesn't REALLY push Lulu as a place for readers to buy books.

Lulu has a fantastic catalogue of titles and this would give both Lulu and its creators an opportunity to really capitalise on that massive resource.

I would certainly be prepared to sacrifice a small percentage of my revenue for this, as would (I think) a lot of creators.

by Rasungod1 on ‎04-11-2012 10:25
I agree. I like the sound of that. More people should be familiar with Lulu in general.
by on ‎04-11-2012 09:57

I have been asking for this for years. Part of Lulu could be as per Amazon. I also suggested that buyers should not be able to see in to the forums, because that's where the dirty pots are washed :smileyhappy:

Lulu do not actually even advertise the site as a place to buy books from, just to publish them on.

Perhaps Lulu do not think enough books are bought here by people who do not actually make them? So they want to make money from us buying proofs? That will always be the case if Lulu  leave the marketing of the site to its users.

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