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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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Guam is not on your shipping list. Please add. 

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I contacted Amazon recently with regard to gettting my Chinese book on the Chinese Amazon ( They suggested I contact my distributor for this book (which is


I also found out a week or so ago that my books are not distributed by Lulu to the Canadian Amazon ( Why not? Why not expand the expanded distribution to include all the Amazons and any and every other place possible.


It would benefit lulu as well as all authors.


Lulu already has great distribution. Why not go the extra step? It shouldn't take much to make our books available at all Amazon outlets.

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Notebook Success

Status: New Idea!
by on ‎10-20-2016 09:08

I recently published a Notebook. In the process, I had the following two ideas.


If there is an option to add, say, 80 lined sheets, 100 sheets, etc., I think many more would publish, and many more would buy. No one else has this option. It could be a simple feature added to the publishing process for Notebooks, Journals, etc., available only at


Another is, distribution. I ended up publishing a perfect bound Notebook because I found out during the process that spiral books have no distribution.


Is it not possible to distribute Notebooks in spiral binding? Perhaps there is a way to make it happen?



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networking with other publishers

Status: New Idea!
by pamlulu on ‎10-19-2016 03:42

What is the best way to network with other publishers - to promote and to get published?

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Please add to catagories to books

Status: New Idea!
by ‎10-11-2016 10:27 - edited ‎10-11-2016 10:28

Can you guys please add more catagories for books listing when we publish.

 I need a listing that is just mystery...not mystery crime.   And parnormal mystery would be nice too. Feeling kinda frazzled trying to list my books right so that people don't think I'm just listing them willy nilly. 

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replacing content

Status: New Idea!
by marvinswain on ‎10-09-2016 03:57

Why don't you have a clear path to replacing content after it has been edited???? Not everyone is a computer geek.

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Display shipping costs

Status: New Idea!
by GECKO17 on ‎09-28-2016 06:21
Hi! I jut want I say that I think you need to show shipping costs. I couldn't find them but I would like to know how much money to save... I am a tween so I don't get much and I need to know how much I will be needing total.
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I'm at a bit of an impasse here with my book. I have a 360 page graphic novel that has numerous images embedded.


Ironically, I DID get a previous/rough version of this to work (It was a PDF rendered by a designer I was working with, whom was using InDesign CS6, which I don't have) I've tried numerous times to address this in InDesign to no avail.


Are there any actions within InDesign I can take to have this work for me?

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Calendar Preview - Not Flash!

Status: New Idea!
by razal337 on ‎09-22-2016 06:57

It really is not good that people that have devices such as iPAds and iphones that don't support Flash are unable to see a calendar preview because their devices do not support Flash. Is anything being done about this? Whay not preview as a .pdf?


I think this will impact sales if a potential buyer uses these devices and can't preview something they may be wanting to purchase..Thanks..Robin

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For the interior of a book cover

Status: New Idea!
by TerriBastedo on ‎09-11-2016 09:15

Why don't you guys have any way for us to format the interior dust jacket covers? The overpriced draft I bought included a bunch of blank boxes inside, but no way to edit them or add info to them.

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We can move our text down to the bottom of the cover but not any higher near the top of the cover photo. It makes the cover inbalanced and it would be nice to be able to add some text near the top edge like most photoshoped cover or professional covers.


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