On Demand Publisher Lulu.com Publishes Homer’s Iliad, Basis for Troy Movie

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As the movie Troy bursts into theatres, on-demand publisher Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com) releases a new edition of HomerÂ?s Iliad, the epic poem on which the film is based. The book showcases the print on demand technology that Lulu.com makes available for free to authors and publishers. The Lulu.com edition of the Iliad is available at: http://www.lulu.com/troythemovie

demand publisher Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com) issues its own version of Homer’s Iliad, the epic poem on which the film, starring actor Brad Pitt, is based.

Lulu.com provides individuals and institutions with tools to distribute books using print on demand publishing technology, including public domain books like the Iliad as well as original and out of print book titles. Unlike most self-publishing companies, publishing a book or an ebook through Lulu.com is free.

“Moviegoers intrigued by the character of Achilles and the drama and passion in the movie Troy are going to want to read or re-read the original,” exclaims Henry Hutton, director of Lulu.com’s online writing community. “The edition we’ve put together is elegant on its own merits, but it’s also a great showcase for the quality of Lulu’s print on demand books.”

Lulu.com’s edition of the Iliad is available at: http://www.lulu.com/troythemovie

Founded by open source entrepreneur Bob Young (co-founder and former chairman of Red Hat), Lulu.com is the fastest growing self-publishing company in the US, with over 1,500 new authors and publishers signing up every month. More than 300 new books a week appear on the shelves of Lulu.com’s digital marketplace, which also includes ebooks, custom calendars, music and images. Publishing through Lulu.com is free, and its print on demand books can be offered in full-color or black and white.

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