First draft great, second draft- argh!
Hope someone here can help me!
I've been putting together a print version of my graphic novel.
I ordered a first proof, and it looked really good. The margins all lined up, the spine was perfect, the only problems were a few typos. I was really impressed by Lulu's printing standards.
I ordered a second proof expecting it to be a nice final version that I could keep and treasure for myself... and it is terrible. The whole book is thicker so that spine doesn't line up at all, some of the pages are bound skewed, some of the pages have been bound in a way that actually obscures the text.
I'm suspecting that the issue is that at some point, I clicked into the retail distribution part of the site. When I read that I'd need to order a special proof and that the print quality would be different, I decided against pursuing it. However I have a "Approve or deny your proof to continue distrubution" notice under my book.
I really want to undo any kind of accidental "submission to retail distribution" so that i can get my book back to the way it was, but I can't find any way of doing that. I don't seem to be able to deny the proof. Does anyone know what might be going on here, and how to solve the problem?