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New Idea


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.


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.


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:/// ) 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 ( ) 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!

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.


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.



Landscape books 10x8 or 11x8.5

Status: New Idea!
by chlange on ‎01-30-2012 04:06



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.


Gift ebooks & Print Copies

Status: New Idea!
by revlarsmi on ‎01-13-2012 07:57


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 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?


Spine lettering option

Status: New Idea!
by rhardesty on ‎12-13-2014 01:40

I would like to see you offer a serif font in addition to the present (ugly) sans serif. I would suggest Goudy Old Style, Garamond or Caslon. Shouldn't be that hard to do.


Offer print samples

Status: New Idea!
by mweintraub on ‎12-02-2014 10:33

I'm in charge of creating the yearly calendar for a local dog rescue group and I'm currently looking for a new publisher and would love to retreive a sample calendar(s) to see the print / paper quality of the Lulu calendars. 


Include Publisher and Author payout

Status: New Idea!
by choomengfoo on ‎11-30-2014 11:22

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!!!


Lulu logo not on published books

Status: New Idea!
by dwdod on ‎11-25-2014 05:00

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.


Split pane image layout

Status: New Idea!
by karlan on ‎10-16-2014 03:18

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.


Page counters

Status: New Idea!
by on ‎10-14-2014 08:37

It would be nice to have page counters at the bottom of book pages. This way we could see the number of visitors to each book. Might be able to see which books are being looked at the most etc.


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.


Synching with WooCommerce

Status: New Idea!
by Mahfood on ‎09-30-2014 11:40
I would like to sell my book directly through my website at without someone having to click a link and go to my page at The site is built on a foundation using WooCommerce. Is there a way for someone to make a purchase on my website and have that order transmitted to and fulfilled by Lulu?
Status: New Idea!

Hello Mahfood - Thank you for your recommendation. At this time we do not have this capability, but it is an intriguing idea. There are some embeddable buttons you can use on your website that will streamline the purchase process through Lulu. Click the Promote link next to the project title to get the code.

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?


eBook PREVIEW for iPAD

Status: New Idea!
by AnaFennell on ‎08-30-2014 02:50

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:



ISBN and distribution for photo books

Status: New Idea!
by on ‎08-29-2014 10:28

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.

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