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New Idea


Status: New Idea!
by bonjotheclown on ‎03-13-2012 11:02

Two things I would like to see Lulu do

1 Distribute through Kobo

2 HAve some sort of hit counter in the Authors Spotlight so that we know how many times items have been viewed.


Coil bound book on "calendar paper"

Status: New Idea!
by Gnat58 on ‎03-01-2012 03:22

The calendars are exquisite and I would love to be able to print some of my picture books for elders on this stock, coil bound. Since the books are just 20 pages or so, the hardcover option is too costly for full color, and the paperback is so small, it does not have the same high quality look/feel.


I'm suggesting Lulu to partner up with Payoneer as many other companies have done. I sell things through another webstore which offers its sellers to get their payments directly onto their Payoneer card, which they can select as option in their settings. If they select Payoneer card as payment method, they will sign up through Payoneer and receive a pre-paid mastercard (of course empty first time received) and once a month the Payoneer mastercard is loaded with any funds earned. This is really great, and a perfect way to receive payments for people who don't have paypal, or for some reason can't take checks. It is also a great service with very low fees for using the card, you can pay with it anywhere that accepts mastercard both online and in the "real world". Personally I use it through Plimus ( http:/// ) but Payoneer got tons of partners that functions the same way for sellers using them. Payoneer cards can also be loaded directly from Payoneer's website ( ) which is an extra added bonus if one are selling other things that are not possible to sell through the partner one are using (such as plimus). I suggest this, and hope others will agree and vote for this excellent payment option!

gift cards

Status: New Idea!
by nnamrod on ‎02-13-2012 05:32

please adopt the gift card option in lulu to enhance the promotion of lulu books when sending review copies.


Since Lulu changed the Revenue Report to only show the author's cut BEFORE Lulu takes its cut, I have to backtrack and figure out what percentage is mine and this is not only confusing, it encourages mistakes.  Why have you changed the report?  I no longer trust the numbers I am reading on Lulu.  For example, in the last revenue payment to me, my Lulu report online is $80 MORE than the amount I received from Lulu and there is NO WAY FOR ME TO CHECK AND VERIFY MY NUMBERS.  I am not sure I am getting paid the amount that I should be paid.

In addition, since the monthly actual payment is a sum and has no details (#books/mycut/lulucut) I cannot track the payment to the actual sales.

What's up with this new, less detailed Revenue Report ---- sure looks to me like Lulu is (1) hiding something and (2) wants to make sure authors aren't paying much attention to the total percentage of Lulu's cut per book.

I asked twice about this from your email support and STILL DO NOT HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE ANSWER.


Landscape books 10x8 or 11x8.5

Status: New Idea!
by chlange on ‎01-30-2012 04:06



am looking into publishing photo books in the 10x8 or even 11x8.5 landscape format and was surprised to see that you only offer 9x7 sizes, which is just to small.

So will have to look some place else. 


Lulu should offer to pulish the new iBooks format. Apple's new iBooks Author is a great product to make ebooks but it exports it as an .iBooks format. Please Lulu, please offer to publish the new iBooks format.

Gift ebooks & Print Copies

Status: New Idea!
by revlarsmi on ‎01-13-2012 07:57


I recently published an ebook and print copy of "The Faith Dozen" and I had a friend from AZ call me to let me know he could not buy extra copies of my Ebook to send as gifts to friends. Adding DRM to an ebook keeps it on one reader/computer and cannot be shared as we all know. I have noproblem with that. I asked support about maybe adding an option for their shopping cart where anyone buying an ebook can pay in advance and give an email where to send thier gift ebook. I also suggested that print copies could be paid in advance and sent to others with address provided, including shipping as an additional option.

Lulu support suggested I post that Idea here.

So? What do fellow lulu's think?    (I'm all ears).

GB, Rev. Dr. LRSmith

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First I'd like to say that I very much support the Bundle idea as suggested here


Would Lulu be able provide us with some discount/voucher codes? I would give each sales agent their own code which would allow me to know how many books have been bought through which agent. It would also be necessary to see in my monthly statement which books were bought using which code.


Any author could enter into this arrangement with their friends, colleagues, institutions, bookshops who could all promote the work on their websites and wherever.


Thanks for considering.






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We need be able to edit straight from inside these information areas. Else, it's a big problem to have to exit, edit, re-enter and upload a jpeg pic. So, in the same way that there is already a tool bar - above - for RICH TEXT, that has some editing capabilities, to include in this same tool bar the functions of COPY/CUT/PASTE and DRAWING of shapes (lines, circles, etc...). This will enhance the info area and make it more effective to create...

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Opening the Studio function and attempting to get to the end pic (such as pic 250 when doing a 250-pic album):

The only way to get to pic no 250 is by using the "END" key. But it takes a VERY LONG TIME to arrive at the destination bc all 250 pics have to load first! Need a way to accomplish the function a lot faster w/o having to have each pic load one-after-another first...


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Book Bundle Utility

Status: New Idea!
by Scott_Husted on ‎01-06-2017 11:05

Hey Lulu!

Could Lulu put together a utility that would allow authors to make a special "bundle" of two or more books, specially named, special sales page generated... with special pricing? It could be put in the author tools. That would be great for promotions! I need this!!!

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Casewrap cover on Amazon

Status: New Idea!
by ‎01-06-2017 02:53 - edited ‎01-06-2017 03:30

I think Lulu should crop the front and back cover and send those to Amazon.


I published  three Casewrap books last month and one perfectbound. The perfectbound was perfect. The Casewrap were butchered. My conclusion is that Amazon sees the extra lining on the cover and doesn't know where to crop, where the front cover begins and ends. Same for back cover.


It would save money for lulu as fewer tickets would be raised and Lulu staff could be doing other valuable things rather than answering my hundred Support tickets.



PS. I published a perfectbound book yesterday, and I would really like to make a hardcover version, and I'm going over it in my mind thinking, if I publish it I will have to raise another Support ticket. This is not normal, to be sure that it will be botched.


I truly think an alternate solution is needed. Send them the correctly sized thunbmails --- or give me the means to do it from within the publishing process.

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I am creating a 250 pages photo album using the Lulu Studio. I close for the night. Next AM I restart my work.and wish to get to pic slot no 250. Using the horizontal or vertical arrows (seen in the pic) it takes a VERY (!) long time to get to the end pic (no 250). Is there a way to accomplish the function faster?

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Status: New Idea!
by pinicola on ‎01-03-2017 06:32

I would like to have sub-categories for my books.

I have a book now that I had to put in "children" category, but it is a poetry book, and I would also like to use the category "poetry" in a secondary level. Would it be possible to assign a book to more than one category?

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Book Bundles

Status: New Idea!
by Scott_Husted on ‎12-28-2016 06:35

Hey Lulu!

Could Lulu put together a utility that would allow authors to make a special "bundle" of two or more books, specially named, special sales page generated... with special pricing? It could be put in the author tools. That would be great for promotions! I need this!!!

Scott Husted

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Hi guys,


I am creating a book for kids.  It will have less than 48 pages, but why can't I have the  US Trade6x9inFull-colorPerfect Bound Paperback size and price ($3.41)?  I need full color and low cost to make any profit at all, but the book will not be more than 28-30 pages.  Is there a way to make this possible?

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Film to publicize book

Status: New Idea!
by jberlowi on ‎12-22-2016 02:50

A cousin in Brazil recently published a book with Tinta Negra. Someone from that publisher attended his book release party, interviewed the author, his sister (who had translated the letters which are the subject of the book), and two journalists who attended the function. The film also uses images from the book and a (probably stock) musical background. I think this would be a cool option for Lulu.

Here's a link to the film:


What do you think?




Judith Berlowitz

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2. I don't like the current packaging of my book by It sucks. Why?


I place it in the store and my book looks ugly on display in a store. 


Here is my suggestion to make my book beautiful on display in a store:

a. the thin styro must be placed outside the cellophaned book. The thin styro covers the front of my book, the people can't see the front of my book because it is covered with thin styro.

b. the huge cardboard should be placed outside the cellophaned book. This huge cardboard covers the back of my book that has info about myself and my book.

c. The order slip should be placed outside the cellophaned book. If a buyer buys my book and sees the orderslip inside the cellophaned book, the buyer will be confused. 


I cannot display my cellophaned book with Lulu's current ugly packaging methods.


3. Other book manufacturer's have this packaging method:

a. they place the order slip outside the cellophaned book

b. they don't place cardboard inside the cellophaned book. (the cardboard covers the info at the back of the book)

c. they use bubble plastic and placed it around the cellophaned book for extra protection of the book

d. they use styro peanuts and place it outside the cellophaned book for extra protection of the book






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