Lulu’s mission has been, and continues to be, to help our authors sell more books. Our continuing growth and success allow us to roll out ever more useful products and services, like our Open Publishing APIs, that help our customers gain even more traction for their works, in more markets around the world.
In order to add great new services we need to retire those products and services that have not proven to be as popular with our community of customers as we thought they might be when we launched them.
Specifically, this means we will no longer be offering CDs, DVDs, brochures, images, or digital files for sale on Lulu.com.
While we still see the value in these types of content, and greatly appreciate our creators’ contribution of these products to the Lulu catalogue over the years, these products will be phased out over the next few months. We will reach out to the Lulu creators who have relied on these services with advice and recommendations for their products, to minimize any inconvenience this change may cause for them or their customers. If you have ever used one of these services you can expect to hear from us shortly.
In our mission to provide the world’s first, and best, open-publishing platform, we are committed to empowering a new generation of creators to publish and sell their content anywhere, anytime. Through our growing network of retail distributors, open publishing APIs, and partnerships, we are building Lulu into a one-stop shop for authors, publishers, developers, and businesses alike.
Founder and CEO of Lulu, as well as one of the founders of Red Hat, Bob is a consummate entrepreneur.