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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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Audio Books

Status: New Idea!
by glenkim4atverizondotnet on ‎09-12-2017 02:59
Please make audio books available to accommodate the approximately 8 
million American adults who are blind.  This population could be a whole new market 
for Lulu.  My dad is legally blind and would love to read my novel, A Modern Christmas Romance.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

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Queued for PRINTING

Status: New Idea!
by bachelorfriend2005 on ‎09-08-2017 11:25

When a book cannot be cancelled as it has progressed to ...'queued for PRINTING'

 

...could it use the most up-to-date file for the book?

(If the original file had minor-edits corrected before the printing was fill-filled?)

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Uploading paperback file

Status: New Idea!
by nicolem1 on ‎09-07-2017 11:13

Hi there, 

 

Not sure if I'm in the right spot.  I am attempting to upload my paperback file for my book.  It's been ok in the past.  This is just an updated file.  For some reason it's not letting me do it.  It just says to go to lulu support.  So here I am.  haha.

 

I'm hoping that you can get back to me asap as I'd like to upload it in the next day or 2. 

 

My login details are nicolembooks@gmail.com  password coconutcoconut

 

My file is there if you need to look at it.  It lets me upload.  Just wont let me make print ready file. 

 

Thanks so much for your help

 

Nicole

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Ghostwriting Services

Status: New Idea!
by gabriellawrites on ‎09-02-2017 05:15

Hello!

 

If anyone requires writing assistance, I would be pleased to intervene and help you to realize your publication goals. 

I specialize in writing composition/collaboration in almost every genre, with the conspicuous exceptions of violent, defamatory, or scathing content and/or materials that appeal to the prurient interest.

 

My objective is to tailor each writing to suit my authors' precise intent and style. I work closely with each one of my authors to produce a print-ready product that reads fluidly and appeals to his or her target audience — and virtually everyone. My fees are the lowest in the industry for quality, professional, personalized services, and include the following:

 

  • Ghostwriting
  • Content Editing
  • Copy Editing
  • Text Expansion and Enhancement
  • Phone Consultations and Interviews (by appointment)
  • Proofreading of Galleys
  • Publication Assistance

 

For information on my background and samples of just some of my styles, please visit my web site: http://www.gmghostwriting.com. My portfolio can be viewed at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/gttg/kqxz/

 

My pamphlet on the ghostwriting process  is available for free at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/gttg/xwjp/ and the iBooks Store.

 

Please

Hello!

 

If anyone requires writing assistance, I would be pleased to intervene and help you to realize your publication goals. 

I specialize in writing composition/collaboration in almost every genre, with the conspicuous exceptions of violent, defamatory, or scathing content and/or materials that appeal to the prurient interest.

 

My objective is to tailor each writing to suit my authors' precise intent and style. I work closely with each one of my authors to produce a print-ready product that reads fluidly and appeals to his or her target audience — and virtually everyone. My fees are the lowest in the industry for quality, professional, personalized services, and include the following:

 

  • Ghostwriting
  • Content Editing
  • Copy Editing
  • Text Expansion and Enhancement
  • Phone Consultations and Interviews (by appointment)
  • Proofreading of Galleys
  • Publication Assistance

 

For information on my background and samples of just some of my styles, please visit my web site: http://www.gmghostwriting.com. My portfolio can be viewed at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/gttg/kqxz/

 

My pamphlet on the ghostwriting process  is available for free at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/gttg/xwjp/ and the iBooks Store.

 

Please feel free to contact me directly via email: gabriellawrites@gmail.com.

 

I look forward to helping you become a published author.

 

Best wishes,

 

Gabriella

 

contact me directly via email: gabriellawrites@gmail.com.

 

I look forward to helping you become a published author.

 

Best wishes,

 

Gabriella

 

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I've mentioned this before but it is well worth repeating! The Author Spotlight page isn't nearly functional enough from a perspective customer's point of view. Only having two options for the author to sort the available books is where Lulu is failing miserably. As an author, I would like to be able to arrange my novels in the order I CHOOSE! OR, the customer should have a dropdown option to sort by price low to high, or price high to low, or MORE IMPORTANTLY all eBooks, or all Paperbacks, or all Hardcovers based upon their buying preference. As it stands now, sometimes a potential customer has to go through page after page to FIND what they might be interested in and THAT is a turn off! I believe in Lulu and chose them because I think they are the best. But we are NOT offering the best when it comes to my customers which I try to drive to my author spotlight page instead of a brick and mortar stores or Amazon. PLEASE escalate this issue for SERIOUS consideration!
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Back Covers for Calendars! Yet again...

Status: New Idea!
by evank on ‎08-26-2017 03:26

I know this is not a new idea because it's been floated several times around here. How about letting us actually put something on the back cover of our calendars?

 

This has been posted SO many times before. Sometimes a moderator pays lip service, claiming the team will consider implementing this great and sensible idea. Other times the post echoes in the electronic void. I don't know which to expect in this instance, but based on years of similar posts I suspect nothing of use will come out of my two-penny ante. It's incredibly disappointing, because generally speaking so many things are done so well around here, yet Team Lulu just can't seem to be bothered to do anything about this seemingly trivial deal-breaker.

 

To add insult to injury, Lulu itself recognizes that supplying a back cover calendar preview IS AN IMPORTANT ASSET!!! "You may have noticed that thumbnail images of the monthly pictures decorate the back cover of a calendar sold in a bookstore. Many customers like to see all the images in a calendar before purchasing it. We suggest uploading a PDF or a single image file containing small versions of all your calendar images."

-- Source: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Previews/Why-should-I-provide-a-preview-of-my-work/ta-p/33310

 

 

In the vain hope of provoking a constructive discussion, does anybody (preferably at Lulu) have an actual, non-pandering, non-boilerplate explanation as to why this seemingly simple feature cannot ever seem to be implemented? Quit insulting our collective intelligence. Either do something about it or supply a real reason as to why you can't.

 

Thank you.

 

Previously suggested in:

2011:

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Suggest/Back-cover-printing-on-calendars/idi-p/114777

(Lulu response: "This is a great idea. This has been requested before, but its certainly something we'll consider in the future. Thanks for using Lulu.")

 

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Suggest/Back-Cover-of-the-Calendars/idi-p/139073

(Lulu response: a "sensible idea and something we'll consider in the future")

 

2014:

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Photo-Books-Calendars/Back-page/m-p/309752/

 

2015:

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Suggest/Back-Cover-Photos-on-Calendars/idi-p/332301

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Suggest/Improving-the-calendar-templates/idi-p/334395

[crickets]

 

2016:

http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Suggest/Add-a-quot-back-cover-quot-option-for-calendar-creator/idi-p/3436...

[crickets]

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In order to make profits out of one’s business and maintain cash flow properly, it is very important to manage inventory in the right way. And as inventory management is an innate part of your business, there is no way you should compromise with it. An ideal inventory management solution is the one that helps you to streamline inventory related tasks and gives you stock updates in real time.

However, the default Dynamics CRM system’s inventory management functionalities are not integrated with order processing. A superior quality inventory management plugin is the one that facilitates smooth transaction flow by helping you get rid of issues like stock-outs or other hindrances in production and selling process. Through this blog, we will help you understand why it is important to have an inventory management plugin for your Dynamics CRM system.

Keep human errors at bay

Flipping through pages, making charts and setting reminders in your devices might not work in a long run. Especially, when your business starts growing, mistakes in noting down things on time might lead you to incur huge losses! This is why you need a system that generates orders and invoices automatically and keeps a record of your outward and inward flow of stocks. Once you install a smart inventory manager in your system, human errors can be avoided.

Manage purchases easily

It is difficult to track purchasing trends of your company and manage the purchase cycle of large orders on your own. Inventory management plugin comes with purchasing assistant module that provides you with all the information about the expenses incurred. By looking at the figure, you can decide your budget for different products and save money by ordering in bulk. It also becomes easy for you to manage your stock purchases as you can get automated documents of invoices and purchase orders. Also, you will always have an idea about current stock status and are less likely to run out of stocks.

Keep a track of your inventory

With inventory plugin to your help, you do not have to indulge into any manual work of noting down your inventory or keeping a track of items purchased/sold through papers. Inventory management plugin makes it extremely easy to track your inventory by providing you with all the data about the number of products purchased, number of products sold, amount of products remaining in stock etc along with the reasons of inflow and outflow of different products.

Generate Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)

Things can get quite cumbersome and difficult when orders get cancelled or products are returned. Through inventory management plugin, you can take care of product returns without difficulty and order for cancellations even if the order is fulfilled. You can generate RMAs and manage stock for products that are a part of RMA. As soon as RMA is generated, you can make reports that include details from RMA. Also, RMA reports can be saved in a PDF format and printed whenever the need be.

Create Purchase Orders

Having purchase orders is mandatory for the companies that are into selling products and have to order different parts and materials. With the help of purchase order module, you can generate a new order or select one from the existing orders. All you have to do is enter information like product name, quantity, price per unit etc and choose the available suppliers for a particular product. If you do not assign a new supplier to the product again, it will auto assign it.

Generate purchase invoice

After you have generated Purchase order, you have to create a purchase invoice. In order to generate purchase invoice for Purchase Order, you need to add the received quantity, or the number of products received from the vendor and make changes to the price of products if/when needed.

With the above mentioned advantages and many more, a superior quality inventory management plugin is all you need for your Dynamics CRM system. Can you think of other ways in which inventory management software can help? Feel free to share with us!

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My Project Re-Arranging

Status: New Idea!
by nicbb2007 on ‎08-11-2017 10:15

Hi, 

 

For authors curating sets of books, it would be helpful to be able to arrange "my projects" in any order. Currently you only see projects in the order they are published. It would also be nice to be able to group projects into different folders.

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In the latest edition to the Marketing Toolbox (Part two) Paul@LULU apparently hadn't edited it well for there were grammar errors. I simply wanted to bring it to his attention without putting it in the comments section as it seemed something best not to draw attention to. An email to Paul@Lulu.com bounced back as undeliverable. Here was the message I wished to pass along in a more private manner:

 

Don't know if anyone else has noted this but every time you used "its" in the current "episode" it wasn't referring to a possessive but should have been a contraction - it is = it's. Also found spots where a hyphen was needed. Just felt you'd want to know. Doesn't look well for a publishing firm to have glaring Oops spots in the text.
 
I'd appreciate it if you'd simply pass this along to him.
 
Customer Beth Daniels
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Reviewing pagination

Status: New Idea!
by phillro on ‎08-08-2017 12:49

The only area in which I think Lulu is weak is with pagination. 

 

I can say this with some confidence: I have published 7 books with Lulu, one of which is in the top 40 for sales.

 

I wish you gave us a view of the finished file showing facing pages spread.  I have seen photobook printers do this and some of them even simulate the curve of the page with the gutter area shadowed. 

 

For several of my books, the placement of text and pictures on opposing pages was critical, and for almost all of them I have wanted to check things like swinging titles.  This is a pain to do when reviewing the print-ready file as a "column" of single pages

 

I have been trying for 4 years or more to get Lulu to make this innovation..  I do not understand why.  The advantages seem so obvious, and there are best-practice examples out there to copy.  In this limited area of functionality, I would recommen that you look at what CEWE Photo Books offer.

 

Bob Phillips

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It would be nice to have a link to explain which countries our books were sold to. I was surprised that my books were bought by someone in Turkey, Switzerland, etc. Who would think that CH wasn't china but Switzerland?

 

Since you didn't offer a link I searched for one:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2#BR

 

Australia bought one as well. It's exciting to see where people are who are buying them. It would be nice to have a link of some sort to tell us what the abbreviations mean.

 

Thanks

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