Just clarifying my understanding of who's the publisher (With Lulu's free ISBN):
Okay, I copied the following from Lulu's ISBN Agreement (with my own emphasis added):
- You are granting publishing rights to Lulu to act as a publisher on your behalf to retailers and wholesalers globally.
- Purchasing an ISBN through Lulu is non-refundable.
- Lulu will assign an ISBN to the title and Lulu.com will be listed as the publisher in all bibliographic feeds.
- Lulu will be the sole source of bibliographic data on your book. Lulu will feed data to the U.S. ISBN Agency as well as to Bowker's Books In Print ® and other industry databases. The data will identify Lulu.com as the publisher
But I should still come up with my own "Publisher name" for my book... Is this correct?
So -- is this somewhat like "Yearling" and "Penguin" books both actually belonging to Dell Publishing?
I could live with that. For one thing, if I bought my own ISBN, I'd have to register for a business license in my city, but I don't have to if my payments are classified as royalties (I checked with city hall).