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osiris12
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Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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Hi All,

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.

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Maggie
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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.

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Ken Anderson
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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osiris12
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

Thanks Maggie. When I created the new project I did specify paperback so I guess that is the flag for LULU. But it still allows me to upload as epub. Can I assume it will be converted to PDF?
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osiris12
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

Thanks Ken.  I think I started the project correctly as a paperback.

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Maggie
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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.

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osiris12
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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.

ISBN: xxxx

eISBN: xxx

Is this acceptiable and common or should I just list the ISBN for the correct media?

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osiris12
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

That is an excellent point.  I had forgotten that the page numbers are manually added in PDF.  Thanks.

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osiris12
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

Copying to MS Word seems to reformat my entire manuscript. So that won't work. Guess i need to find a converter that will allow me to edit PDF files so I can add page numbers using a script or something.
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Ken Anderson
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Re: Published epub fine now I want to do a paperback with the same file?

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http://www.kenandglen.com/lulu/lulu-3.html

add page numbers to existing PDF

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