Search:
Go to Lulu Help pages

 

Share an idea or suggestion for how to improve the Lulu self-publishing experience. You can also show your support for previous recommendations by assigning a star rating.

You must be a registered member of the Lulu Community to participate in the Ideas forum. Please review our community forum policies and guidelines before posting.

If you can't find what you are looking for in our knowledge base or community forums, please visit our Support Page to email our Lulu Support Staff.

New Idea
(3)
bonjotheclown

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.

(2)
Gnat58

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!

(1)
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!
(1)
nnamrod

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.

(1)

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.

 

chlange

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.

revlarsmi

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

Hello Dear LULU TEAM!!!

We are struggling to see the Preview of PDF files via iPAD !!!

They all created on Flash Platform and iPad doesnt support this!!!

Is it possible to make a little update in PREVIEW Option?

for example: Add option: Load a Word file (DOC) for Preview???

Or even better to "put a link for PREVIEW", in this case, we can connect LULU PREVIEW with ISSUU Platform, as example!!!

 

Thanks for the new-coming update!!!)))

Anastasia Fennell:cathappy:

POLIINFORM 13

(1)

Maybe the Lulu team already knows about this and I'm just late to the party, but I just noticed that one of Lulu's competitors is offering free ISBN and distribution through Amazon for self-published photo books (the premium glossy paper kind) since April this year. I'm wondering if Lulu might be able to do the same.

(1)
Shadowmonkey

Text Effects in the Cover Wizard

Status: New Idea!
by Thursday - last edited Thursday

I like the font choice of the wizard but how about some effects like maybe "mirror" image or "reflection" so the text might reflect off the cover below it. Even maybe one that looks like it's burning or frozen. Something along those lines would give a chance to make nicer covers for those of us without design skills. The text placement is somewhat limited although through Glenn's advice I did manage to get the text lower on the cover but not higher. That was one of main limitations that I saw.

kakonged

Two Ideas - Pre-order and Audio Books

Status: New Idea!
by kakonged on ‎08-15-2014 12:54

Hello Everyone,

 

Amazon Kindle has just started to offer a service where you can pre-order your books. This is what Lulu.com should do too. As well, I really wish that Lulu.com would bring audio books back. Apparently they are a fast-selling market.

 

Kindest regards and all the best,

Donna

On the Project List, isbn's show as well as any links for Approval for distribution under the title. However, when you do a search, the listing that appears does NOT have the isbn or link for approval/deny of the title. Would be nice if both lists had the same data.

pohtiongho

Free reading

Status: New Idea!
by pohtiongho on ‎07-31-2014 11:43

We must attract the buyers with some free stories.  Please tell me where I may post the following to them?

 

Johnny and Basil were in the same class and graduated from the same university abroad.  One day Johnny called up and said he was on his way to report duty in Australia and would like to drop in to have a cup of tea with Basil. Basil invited him to stay with the family because he had an extra room.  Johnny thought it was a great idea. He dropped in and met Basil in the office, and later came to stay with the family for one night. The next morning, it was also his time to leave.

The children had all gone off to schools and the husband too had  gone out to work and would  not be back  until the evening. Johnny and Jenny were the only people in the house. She served him the breakfast, hot coffee and others. She was also  having coffee with him , sitting on his side.  She could see the erected implement under the thin cloth shorts he was wearing.  She cast a look at that protruded cloth. Johnny knew she was watching. He stood up, put his arms around her. Her silk sarong skirt which was only tucked above the nipples,  went loose and dropped gently to the floor, leaving her totally naked as she had not put on an underwear. No man can stand it. Johnny put his mouth on hers and pushed his tongue in. She did not refuse.  He pushed her on the floor and she opened her legs wide, surely a sign of approval. He went in and started to push in and out. She squealed with pleasure. He then sucked her throat, her nipples and then went down on her vigina.  After that he went up to her mouth again and sucked her tongue and blew off all the sperm into her. She loved the warm sperms running inside her.  Isn’t it ashamed that her own husband was not able to give her such pleasure, after so many years of marriage?

“ If you don’t mention it, nobody will ever know about this,”  Johnny assured her when it was over, with her still under him.

“ I know. I would have done it with my own fingers in my own room, if you had not done it for me. I knew your dick was flicking under the table, as I saw the protruded portion on the cloth.”

“ Just wash it and forget about it. If your husband  finds  out I’m in great trouble,” Johnny continued.

“ You think I’m so stupid as to let him know about this?”

“ You’re a beautiful lady.  Most men will not be able to refuse it if they have the chance, to kiss you, suck your tongue and go inside you. I knew you would not object because you were casting looks at my projected portion under the table. Am I the first man you gave this chance, apart from your husband?”

“ You are the lucky one.”

“Why have all the other men never asked for it?”

“ They had no chance because my husband or the children were always around. One guy wanted to take me up into a hotel room, but all the staff in the hotel knew me.  This is a small town. I did not want to take the risk.”

“ You really enjoyed it with me, as if you never had this experience before. Why?”

“The contractors dealing with Basil’s company always provide him with wine, women  and free foods. When  he reached home at night, he had no more time and energy for me. I only enjoyed it with him once or twice a month.”

“ Why don’t you take up the case and divorce him?”

“ I can’t because we are Chinese, We don’t want to hurt the children and our reputation. I am used to this by now. Can you give me another time before you fly off  today?”

“ Definitely, I would love it. But please tell me what you want so that I can really help you?”

“OK, later on. Can you make it within three hours from now?”

“No problem, I will try.  Don’t be shy, just tell me what you want?”

“ I want you to suck my tongue, my neck, nipples, and my vigina down to my ankle. Can you suck and lick like that before going in? Please don’t suck hard on the neck, because there will be marks coming out.”

“ I will do as you want. Let’s rest for the next two hours.  Do you have some body lotion which I can use to massage your body?

She went out to the pharmacy to buy one bottle, recommended by the pharmacist. After lunch they had to do it fast because the children would be back by 3.00 o’clock.  Both of them  took a bathe and then rubbed the bodies dry. She lay totally naked  on her bed with a towel under her and Johnny removed all his clothes and started to do his duty.  He mixed plenty  Australian honey with the lotion. She had never had this other experience. No words can describe it. Isn’t this the reason why many rich men’s wives run off with their husbands’ workers?

 After the thirty minutes message, Johnny began to have an  erection. He started to lick and kiss her all over the body for the next ten minutes, as promised.  It was the first time someone rubbed honey into her vigina and licked it. Johnny then got on her and started to pump again.  One orgasm came after another. She was lucky. Many women never had this experience.  She told Johnny to stop working and pulled out. She took the huge dick in her palms, kissed it and put it in her mouth to such it. It was sweet because of the honey.  She told Johnny that his dick was longer and bigger than what Basil had.

So  eventualy Johnny had to stop, with her tongue still in his mouth and the dick still inside her. She had to watch the time because the mess must be cleaned up before the children come home and the towel washed properly.

When the children came home,  they had their lunch and then they went in the family car to fetch Basil and to send Johnny  to the airport. Jenny behaved naturally at the airport when they children told Johnny: “Uncle, please  come again.”

“Bye, everybody, please visit me in Australia, during you next school holiday. As for Helen, you may come to Australia to do your  A-levels ?”

Helen did not answer because that would be more than a year later. Her sister Lily and Agnes thought that would be a great idea.

There was no need to fly to Australia as we were told few weeks later Basil had been posted to work offshore, coming home for rest every two weeks. It was up to Johnny to decide how many times he wanted to return. Later on we heard Jenny had to go for contraceptive jab every three months so that she would not get pregnant.

After plenty visits and many orgasms for more than a year.  Jenny had to fight with Johnny regarding sending Helen to Australia for higher studies.

“ Why should  she  go there? We have schools which are just as good in Singapore?” Johnny wanted to know.

“ Yes, I know. But we want her to have a change of environment which will improve her life.  She has to see more of this world to be grown up to be a better person. She needs the exposure, ” Jenny argued.

After many weeks of tug-o-war, Johnny agreed.  So Helen took up her higher studies in Australia, where most Singaporeans still thought  was  an advantage.  It was indeed more enjoyable there, with the newly found freedom and the changes on environment.  However, things cropped up in the most unexpected way.

One night as Johnny was pumping Jenny in the room, Helen came in, wishing to talk to her mother. She was shocked to see her mother in the arms of Johnny, both totally naked, and she was having an orgasm.  Johnny stood up and pulled Helen into his arms and began to kiss her on the lips, and pushed his tongue into her mouth. She was too shocked to push him away, partly as she too enjoyed it tremendously. The mother did not response. Johnny pulled up her blouse, unzipped her bras, pulled down her jeans, and the underwear. She was motionless, but enjoyed his tongue inside her mouth. Her vigina was getting wet. Johnny could see it.

“Why are you shivering now? Is it your first time?  Don’t worry.  It won’t hurt,“ Johnny couldn’t believe it.

She nodded her head.  Johnny  led her to the bed and went inside her,  the blood was flowing slowly on the bed sheet. He kept on pumping her and he ejaculated inside her with her tongue still in his mouth. She  had an ecstasy.  He pulled out and went to his own room.  Johnny could only ejaculate into one of them.  How do you treat two ladies equally? The  ladies lay on the bed watching the ceiling and then Helen went on.

“Why didn’t you stop him, mother?  I may get pregnant.”

“Why? Didn’t you enjoy it?  Why didn’t  you leave immediately  after seeing us on the bed? You have to give it to somebody one day, why not now? You are going to medical school next year.  It doesn’t matter if you conceive now. Why  didn’t you give it to that  Singapore  boyfriend? ”

“ We only kissed, and massaged  each other, and I only allowed him to put his fingers inside.  He told me to allow him go inside my mouth. So he ejaculated inside my mouth and he was happy. I was not sure if I wanted to marry him. He also enjoyed being sucked and  licked by me on his implement.”

“ Why are you unfaithful to father?”

“ Didn’t he spend most of his time with the office girls and those women provided by the contractors? I am leaving tomorrow morning and Johnny asked for it once, before I go off. I am just  like any other lady, I need it.  Does it hurt anyone? Moreover, Johnny said he wanted to marry you.”

“What is his age?”

“40. He has two sons in England but he had divorced his wife. He said if you marry him, you would be an Australian citizen and you pay local tuition fees.  Isn’t this a good deal?”

“ Why did he divorce his wife?”

“He was working offshore on a three-month rotation basis. His wife brought in the ex-boyfriend.  Poor woman. It must be very hard on her?”

“ What would happen if I don’t marry him?”

“I will drug your foods and drinks and make sure you eventually love him. He wants you and he also wants me.  You are my daughter. Can’t you stand it? Whenever he wants to do it, please never refuse him. He is good at it and I’m sure you will love it. Just like he did it few minutes ago.  Didn’t he satisfy you? Why were you shivering when he undressed you?”

“His dick was very long and big. I never saw one like that before, and I thought it was going to be painful. It was about seven inches long with a diameter of about 1.5 inch.  Thanks God, there was only slight pain when the hymen was broken. That hymen was actually pulled out by his head of the implement. It’s still on the bed. As he was pushing in and out of me, I had a deep form of release, an explosive feeling. I could feel my muscles moving and vibrating. I wished it could go on forever.”

“ Your vagina can enlarge . You see. You are both fated to be together. That guy who took  you out for more than  two years did not make it. He gave that chance to Johnny. Is this luck?“

“If I still refuse him, what can you do?”

“ I have to help you. Do you know that in China they used herbs to increase lady libido, more than 3000 years ago?”

“ How did they do it?”

“ They soaked the herbs  in a bathtub for about an hour, and then they asked the lady to lie in the tub for at least 15 minutes. After that she came out and rub herself dry. Within the next hour she would go crazy if a man was not available. Another method was to steam some herbs, collect the essence and mix it with tea or coffee. There was no taste.  It was effective on every woman, within 30 minutes. ”

“ Why did the men have to do this?”

“They kidnapped or bought those girls from the country side. Those girls were frightened and angry. So they would not corporate during the sex session. The men would not enjoy it. Naturally they needed  the girls to build up the sex drive so that they would never refuse.”

“ Please tell me if you love dad?”

“Why not?”

“Then why are you having affair with Johnny?”

“ It was your dad’s parents who asked me to marry him.  He was at that time very busy with other girls. But his parents did not approve his choice. The parents wanted  him to raise a family. I thought it was a good idea. I too wanted a family, and I needed assistance from a man. So I agreed to the marriage.

“ Have you ever fantasized another person when daddy was making love to you?”

“ Yes. I often thought of the classmate who had it with me for the first time. We went for a picnic on the beach which was an isolated place. There were huge rocks and boulders, each about 20 feet high, with a diameter of about 15 feet, on the seashore. We were swimming in the sea for about half an hour. It was around noon and was very hot. So we came to the shore and sat in a shade by the side of a boulder, enjoying  gentle breaking sound of the waves as they arrived at the surfy  shore.  Behind us there was the richness of vegetation and the variety of different types of trees,   mostly planted  with wild scape of native plants. Hawks circled and swooped down suddenly on the sky. There was the tangle of vines in the woods. It was beautiful. Maybe it was the long time under the hot sun that was giving him the sexual urge. He suddenly pressed me on the sand  and removed my swimming suit. I did not refuse. I could have pushed him away if I wanted to. He climbed on me. I was already very wet down there.  The next thing I knew, his dick was inside me. He kissed me on the lips and I automatically put both my hands on his back pulling him  hard on me. He stopped kissing  and said he loved me.  That was the only time so far I heard a person said he loved me.  If he had not intruded  inside, would he still say he love me?”

 

john-Giess

book category suggestion

Status: New Idea!
by john-Giess on ‎07-30-2014 04:56

I am new to lulu and while looking under what category to place the book under i was at a loss ads my book is based for all ages covering many subjects with fact and fiction but in end settled for teen section but is it possable to add fact fantasy as a category so that others who write books along the same line can use it to advertise  there story.

Hi,

 

I hope you can look further into the wall calendar issue for non Gregorian wall calendars.

 

It would be soo great to have blank templates, so we can freely design our own wall calendars, that is not following the Gregorian standard months, weeks and days.

 

Next  Bahá'i year, year 172 B.E (Bahá'í Era), will start at sunset 20 March 2015 A.D., and with 19 Months I cannot use Lulu for making new wall calendars if there is no possible way to bypass the 12 Month limitation. As  you can see from the letter from the Bahá'í World Centre, the Universal House of Justice says that the Bahá'ís worldwide will now begin to use a common calendar. A large calendar book, is not so great. A wall calendar is a far more interesting product. It also would be great to have larger sized wall calendars than 13’ x 19”.

 

http://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/activities-bahai-community/20140710_001

 

I need to design up to 22 pages: nineteen months + one for intercalendary days (4 or 5 days) + cover page and back (end) page.  Probably up to 24 calendar pages + cover and back page, a total of 26 pages would be great, then you can make a 2-year Gregorian calendar. Hopefullay you can have a new wall calendar layout and design ready so that Jews, Muslims, Bahá'ís, Christian Orthodox, Chinese, Korean, Hindus etc. can use Lulu for making a beautiful world of a wide range of new wall calendars. :-)

 

Do you need betatesters? I'm the first to volunteer as volunteer beta tester!

 

Also - if you know more about if Lulu will support Filofax refill calendar sizes. That would be so nice to make print-on-demand refill pages for all Filofax users. 

 

I understand well that Lulu probably do not want to prioritize this type of flexible calendars, but there is a growing market to look at ...

 

We'll have to wait and see.

 

I look forward to hear good news about more alternatives and simpler ways to make non-standard wall calendars from Lulu. :-)

 

:-)

 

Kind regards,

HISOL99

 

 

 

 

(1)
kevinlomas

Previews on Spotlights

Status: New Idea!
by on ‎07-19-2014 08:03

Can the background not be made black so where the edges of pages are can be seen?

SlimJim311

Make MEDIA MAIL a shipping option!!!!

Status: New Idea!
by SlimJim311 on ‎07-18-2014 05:54

I have 30 books in my shopping cart and i go to pay and the shipping cost is over $40 for both available options. MEDIA MAIL from the USPS would cut this cost in half. Why is this not an option? It saves money and is certainly the most ideal way to ship a large of order of books like is frequently done through this site. No reason this can't be done.

erbvillepress

Drop Shipping

Status: New Idea!
by erbvillepress on ‎07-12-2014 10:46

It would be nice if lulu offered true drop shipping--definition: we, the publisher, order product from you to be shipped to our customers. The shipping label and invoice would have our name on it, not lulu's. Any chance this might become a reality.

Status: New Idea!
Hello Erbvillepress - Thank you for your recommendation. This would require some integration with our print vendors and some work on our end to identify publishers correctly. I have submitted an enhancement request for consideration as part of a future release.
azarae024

More Sizes, More Distribution Options

Status: New Idea!
by azarae024 on ‎06-20-2014 01:24

Firstly, while Lulu seems to have a good range of sizes, there are some fairly common ones that it doesn't seem to have.  Maybe you could add a few traditional book sizes like 5.25" by 8", or 5"x8", which are common sizes that I have on a lot of books I own.  Also, with some of these smaller sizes, it's a lot easier to hold the book than a larger 6"x9", and some of them can even do hardcover.

 

Secondly, how come so few items are available for widespread distribution through Amazon and the like?  This place has a large range of styles for books but only about 5 of them are available for expanded distribution.  Perhaps you could add a few more sizes to the available distribution options; Lulu takes a share from all the sales anyway, so it'd be nice to have more range available for widespread sales.

Idea Statuses
Labels