Wednesday

Publishing on Lulu

I've been working on an info product for the last quite a while and I finally finished it. There is still more I need to do, but I felt that after such a long time, I needed to do something to move it forward. So I went to Lulu.

For those of you who don't know, Lulu allows you to self-publish, either physical books or digital ones, and sell them on the site. My guide, at least initially, is just being sold as a digital product. I do have to share my earnings with Lulu, but they get a lot more traffic than I do. And I wanted to see what the feedback was.

Publishing on Lulu was very simple. It was a matter of uploading my pdf file to their site, uploading a cover graphic (or use one of theirs), and writing a little blurb about the contents. Then set your price and you're done. Right away, the system shows you how much you pay Lulu per sale. I played with the price a little and then clicked 'finish'. If I decide to update the edition later, or make it a hardcover, I can do that at any time. Oh, and make sure you give Lulu your paypal information so they can pay you.

I'm still planning to add audio and video to the pdf and then burn the whole thing to a cd. Then I'll try my hand at selling it on eBay. But for now, putting my product up on Lulu at least got me doing something.

If you're curious, my guide is called "How To Create Newsletters Your Grandkids Will Treasure" and is the first in a number of SuperGramma Guides I plan on writing. I'll keep you posted on my results.

1 comment:

  1. Best wishes as you proceed.No problems on Blogger and regarding the ""avatar" it was something like MYBlog Log or what ever it is called and now it just follows me around whenever I comment

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