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Kobo

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.

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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.

Thanks!

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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:/// www.Plimus.com ) 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 ( http://www.Payoneer.com ) 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!
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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.

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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

Hi

 

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

Hi,

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 Lulu.com 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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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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Would like something inside account where we could have a graph that would show which book is selling the best and how many for the year etc. Maybe a like a bar graph with each book showing best sellers and numbers for each month. Don't really care for the spread sheet link.

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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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Tour a Machu Picchu

Status: New Idea!
by touramapi on ‎09-07-2016 04:35

"Perú Sites" Fue fundado el año 2005 con el principal objetivo de darle una mejor calidad de servicio en los diferentes circuitos turísticos del Perú y sus alrededores, gracias a la experiencia que se nos conoce por muchos años al servicio de los turistas nacionales e internacionales y así tienen la oportunidad de conocer y disfrutar de los increíbles y majestuosos lugares que Perú tiene para ofrecer.

Tour a Machu Picchu

El equipo que está conformado por Perú Sites es un grupo de personas profesionalmente capacitados en el sector turístico para hacer de su viaje inolvidable, hermosa y satisfechoa con el servicio proporcionado y cuando usted vuelve a su país de origen podría recomendar nuestros servicios para ayudar a que turistas como usd tengan misma oportunidad de vivir y conocer los lugares más atractivos del Perú. 

http://www.perusites.com/

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Hi fellow authors!

 

I am trying to find a way to publih my 32-page children's picture book on a landscape orientation and hopefully on a hardcover.

 

CreateSpace and even Lulu have very limited landscape options and my illustrations are formatted to 10 x 8 (trying to reformat to 8.5 x 8.5).  

 

Does anyone have any advice or ideas on what I can do? Thanks so much! Any help is much appreciated.

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Story Shares, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills, is launching their annual Relevant Reads writing contest. The contest opens August 23, 2016 with a submission deadline of December 31, 2016. The contest is seeking submissions from 1,000 to 10,000 words in a variety of genres including historical fiction, horror/suspense, fantasy, and overall diversity so that every reader is able to find his or her reflection in the books available.The contest also has a “For Teens by Teens” category and accepts submissions by youth under the age of 18 who wish to contribute their unique voices to the organization’s growing library.

 

The contest offers cash prizes ranging from $500 to $3,000, along with publication in both digital and print form. But unlike most writing contests, those who submit their work to Story Shares have a real opportunity to make a difference. The organization has established a broad network of readers across 44 states and 26 countries who are waiting for fresh content to consume. These readers use the stories in Story Shares library, either themselves or together with their teachers, to improve literacy skills.

 

Review the contest and sign-up now at www.StoryShares.org/contest .

 

 

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Story Shares, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills, is launching their annual Relevant Reads writing contest. The contest opens August 23, 2016 with a submission deadline of December 31, 2016. The contest is seeking submissions from 1,000 to 10,000 words in a variety of genres including historical fiction, horror/suspense, fantasy, and overall diversity so that every reader is able to find his or her reflection in the books available.The contest also has a “For Teens by Teens” category and accepts submissions by youth under the age of 18 who wish to contribute their unique voices to the organization’s growing library.

 

The contest offers cash prizes ranging from $500 to $3,000, along with publication in both digital and print form. But unlike most writing contests, those who submit their work to Story Shares have a real opportunity to make a difference. The organization has established a broad network of readers across 44 states and 26 countries who are waiting for fresh content to consume. These readers use the stories in Story Shares library, either themselves or together with their teachers, to improve literacy skills.

 

Review the contest and sign-up now at www.StoryShares.org/contest .

 

 

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...and make the existence of the "Look Inside" feature known.

 

I did not notice the miniscule "Preview" link until it was pointed out to me after I'd already mistakenly purchased a book that turned out to be awful. On a more positive note it would allow your authors with genuinely good products the opportunity to stand out.

 

I see I'm not the only one to suggest that the link is too small:

 

Please make the PREVIEW link below the book MUCH LARGER

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This is my first and last purchase from Lulu:

 

Vector Arcade Games

 

An utterly disgraceful rip-off of content directly copy and pasted from Wikipedia with no editing whatsoever.

 

If the owners of this site have even a shred of decency they'll remove this from sale immediately.

 

The "no returns" policy is just an additional slap in the face. I can only hope that my money, and presumably the money of others like me who have unwittingly been scammed, don't keep this fraudulent enterprise solvent for much longer.

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