Keep it accessible only to me: Only you are able to see this project and Lulu users will not be able to purchase or download.
Sell on Lulu.com: Lulu users will be able to search for, purchase, and download this project.
Sell on Lulu, the iBookstore, Barnes and Nobles, and more: Lulu will distribute your eBook to other eBook retailers usersas well as lising it on Lulu.
Get a free ISBN from Lulu.com: This unique ISBN lists Lulu as the publisher letting Lulu act on your behalf. You still retain the rights to your work. Lulu will work with ebook retailers for them to sell your eBook.
Add an ISBN you already own: You can add an ISBN that you have previously purchased for this version of your eBook. You can not reuse an ISBN that is for another version of your book. You retain the rights to your work and You are listed as the publisher. You will need to fill out all the information you used when registering your ISBN. Lulu will work with ebook retailers for them to sell your eBook.
Do not add an ISBN to this book: No ISBN will be added to your book and your eBook will not be distributed to eBook retailers.
Add the ISBN to your eBook on the page after the title page. If an ISBN is not present in the epub you upload, Lulu will add one for you.
There are a couple different options available to you at this point. If you want to create an eBook that is going to go to retail channels, you will need an EPUB. The Lulu EPUB Converter can create one for you or you can upload your own. Find out how to create a file for the Lulu EPUB Converter here.
PDF - If you upload a DOC, DOCX, RTF, images, or multiple files, you will have to select a size for Lulu to convert your eBook into. Make sure to choose the size of the original files or your eBook will not look the way you intended.
EPUB - To create an EPUB, you will need to upload a DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file. Only eBooks that are made with an ePub file will be sent to eBook retailers. If you are uploading an ePub file you can only upload one ePub file.
When you upload your file in the eBook Wizard, the Lulu EPUB Converter will attempt to convert it into EPUB format. As part of the process, we automatically find and fix most of the common formatting mistakes. Sometimes, however, we find errors that require you to make changes and re-upload. The EPUB Converter will display a message detailing exactly what you need to do next. There are three (3) potential outcomes:
If you get an error, take a deep breath, and then go see our Troubleshooting Guide for help. If you are successful, makesure to download your EPUB and look it over carefully. If you like what you see click the Savew & Continue button. If not, adjust your original document and re-upload.
The Product page that will display your eBook, needs a thumbnail image for your book. If you already have a print version of your book, you could use the same image you used to create it. Lulu will add the cover image to your EPUB at the end of the publishing process. If you would like to have a cover of sorts with your PDF ebook, just add it in as the first page of your file.
Your commission from retail sales is 90% after the retailer takes their share (30%). So, you get 90% of 70% of the Price of your book. The image above shows a breakdown of the price and who gets what.
Many retail channels have rules governing acceptable and maximum list prices (i.e., “price must end in .99,” “price cannot exceed X”). In this case, a particular channel may round your desired list price up or down to the nearest valid amount, which may affect the exact amount of the sale and therefore your revenue. Your price and revenue on Lulu will not change from the amounts specified here.
eBooks priced $0.99 or less will not receive creator revenue.
Your eBook is now available on Lulu and if you have selected "Sell Everywhere", it is in the queue to be reviewed for upload to retail distribution channels.