02-16-2012 09:52 AM - edited 02-16-2012 09:59 AM
I published my ebook (with my own ISBN). So to publish the same book as a paperback, I secured another ISBN and updated my epub file to reflect that.
I created a new project with the same title of my book. How would LULU know that this epub is intended for paperback and not electronic distribution like my first book of the same title?
I stopped at the cover design area since I'm not sure if I had missed some setting.
Any insight would be greately appreciated. Thanks.
02-16-2012 10:10 AM
Did you choose paperback book as your option?
You need to upload a PDF, odt or Word doc. Paperback books need to have a specific page size and preferably page numbers. Very different layout from epubs.
02-16-2012 10:17 AM
02-16-2012 10:38 AM
Hmm..they might do it for you, but it will not look good.
Copy and paste the text from the epub into a Word document and set up your pages so they look good in print. Add page numbers. This is important as epubs do not have them.
02-16-2012 10:42 AM
I went ahead and converted my epub to pdf so that way I know exactly how the format looks rather than leave it to LULU to convert.
Now I'll just upload it.
One other question, on my title page I present both isbn numbers. I've seen other notable authors (or publishing house) do the same. But I made sure that my actual epub file has the eISBN embeded in the CONTENT.OPF file.
Is this acceptiable and common or should I just list the ISBN for the correct media?
02-16-2012 11:32 AM