ISBN and Final Production Questions
I am finalizing a print-ready PDF for Lulu.com, and want my non-profit organization to be listed as the publisher. The cover design in a relevant format should also be available within a few days.
I have reviewed http://www.lulu.com/shop/
Do I understand correctly that "Bring Your Own ISBN" (whether through Lulu.com or through Bowker) will allow me to sell my book through the Lulu.com marketplace and elsewhere without additional distribution costs? Is it possible to purchase a proof copy without a full Lulu distribution package?
Finally, I am hoping to make the book available to readers for purchase and (U.S.) delivery no later than April 22nd. Once I add the ISBN and barcode to the cover, is there anything else I need to consider for expediting this process? For example, how soon might I be able to receive a proof copy once I have downloaded all necessary documents?
Thanks in advance for your guidance!