Hardcover Book Publishing Made Easy: Lulu.com Lets You Publish Your Own Book In Hardcover for Under $20

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Lulu (http://www.lulu.com) has added hardcover books to its list of print-on-demand publishing options. Authors interested in self-publishing can now publish a hardcover book without any setup fee or minimum order, then buy a single copy printed-on-demand for under $20. Hardbacks join other Lulu publishing options: print-on-demand paperbacks, photo calendars, comics, and on-demand CDs and DVDs.

Publish a hardcover book for under $20? Thanks to self-publishing company Lulu (http://www.lulu.com), authors can now publish their own work as a real hardcover book using print-on-demand technology. In November Lulu added high-quality hardcover books to its catalogue of print-on-demand options, allowing any author to get a real hardcover book of his or her work for just $15 for set-up and $.02 per page, or under $20 for a single 200-page book. Unlike most self-publishing companies, Lulu requires no upfront fee or minimum order.

Adding quality hardcover books to its product catalogue, Lulu dramatically increases print-on-demand options for self-published authors, independent artists and digital do-it-yourselfers. POD publishing at Lulu includes hardback and paperback books, photo calendars, comics, and on-demand CDs and DVDs for music and instructional videos.

“As with everything about Lulu, authors have full control over all pricing aspects and royalty,” said Bob Young, Lulu’s founder and CEO. “Think about it—a hardcover edition of a book can be available for print-on-demand delivery for less than $20. That’s the power of POD technology, and it can only get better from here.”

Lulu Hardcover Books:

  • Lulu offers 6" x 9" black & white hardcover books with full-color dust jackets and blue, linen bookcloth.
  • Lulu authors with paperback books already on the site can convert them to hardcover with the click of a button.
  • Products in development include 8.5" x 11" hardcovers, hardcovers with color interior printing, and case wrap hardcover books.

Lulu is free, fast and easy for both authors and book buyers. At Lulu there are no set-up fees, no minimum orders, and no delays. Lulu prints and ships each book as it is bought. Authors also retain all rights to their own work, decide on design and layout, and set their own price and royalties. Lulu is not the publisher — the author is. And Lulu lets authors sell work through Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble — as well as on Lulu itself. In exchange for earning a small commission on book royalties, Lulu handles all transactions, order tracking and shipping.

About Lulu (http://www.lulu.com): Lulu is the world's fastest-growing source of print-on-demand books. Founded by Bob Young, who previously co-founded Red Hat, the open source software company, Lulu provides independent publishers with free access to on-demand publishing tools for books, e-books, DVDs, music, images and calendars.


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