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 eBook is now available on Lulu and if you have selected retailer options, it will be queued to be reviewed by the Lulu Quality Assurance Team.
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