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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.
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.
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.
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
Often enough people post in Shameless Promotion without posting a link to their work, and at times not even mentioning the title.
Yes, I know it may seem lazy but a lot of consumers won't take the time to hunt for the work in the promotion when it doesn't take that long to copy/paste a url.
What if there was an automated way to tie in a link to the author's spotlight of the poster?
I had published quite a few books and friends are asking me to help them publish their books. If Lulu has a option for publisher and also author. Then I could set the percentage to be paid the author directly and I get my share as the publisher. Perhaps that way, more publisher can publish book on lulu and book designer can become book publisher. That will be revolutionary!!!
I am told Lulu no longer offers the option to have the Lulu logo on published books. I don't think that is a good decision either for Lulu or for authors. Personally, I was hoping to have a Lulu logo on my books so that people who see my books would know where to go to buy them. I hope Lulu reverses this decision.
It would be good to have an additional option for the split layout of images on the calendars. A full page width image pane with two additional image panes either below or above the full width one. This format would be more in keeping with standard photographic formats rather than the vertical split frame choices currently available.
I used to print my books with InstantPublisher. They had regular updates in the file about where the books were in the printing process. It was stuff like, printing complete, cover complete, binding complete, ready to ship, packing.
I would love Lulu to have something like that.
Hi. There is room on the premium calendar to allow a single square image for each month. The calendar part just needs to be shorter. Because the premium format has no fold, the image can extend down the page.
I'm not sure how much effort it is to add layouts, or how many people would like square images, but I hope this is something you can offer.
Is there a way to allow people to upload their own formats?
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!!!)))
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.