Writing is no easy task, but once it’s done the book creation process begins. That’s where Lulu comes in. While our tools are designed to be accessible and user friendly, undoubtedly, questions and technical issue will arise. Lucky for you, dear author, Lulu’s Customer Support Team is here to help you overcome any obstacles you encounter.
To ensure a quick and efficient response, follow the instructions below when submitting your support request. These tips will help our support team better understand your problem and remove those obstacles preventing you from completing your project.
To get started, click on the Support link at the top of the page. Then choose the correct support category. Helpful articles are listed below each category that may answer your question. If not, click the I Still Need Help button to open a support request form.
1) Project title, Content ID, ISBN, Order # –
These are the most important bits of information to be included when creating a support case. You will also notice three lines that aren’t required, but are helpful: Item ID; Item Name; ISBN. Including this information allows us to more quickly and accurately provide a solution. Remember, the more information you include in your original request, the fewer follow-up questions we will need to ask and the faster we can resolve your problem.
The Content ID, ISBN, and Title information are displayed on the My Projects page:
If your question involves an order that you are waiting to receive or one you have received, but have questions about, it is very important you include the order number in your support request.
The order number is listed on the order confirmation email we send, on the packing slip inside the package, and from within your Lulu.com account (My Orders)
2) Include all important information in your request
Describe the Problem as clearly as possible. A simple description such as “My EPUB won’t convert” or “My order didn’t go through” is often sufficient.
If you are having a specific issue, try to give as much detail as possible such as the step on which you encountered the problem or the error message you received. Screen shots are also very helpful to include.
3) Support Team responses
Emails are sent to you and routed back to us through a single email address (email@example.com). Since this is a generic email account used by our entire support team, responses may get routed to your spam or junk folder. If you haven’t seen a response to your query, it’s possible our response is in one of those folders!
IMPORTANT: When you respond to an email from our support team, DO NOT change the subject line. The subject will look like this, but with a different case number:
[ ref:_00D406zP6._50070flt3l:ref ] Case 01234567
The information in the subject line ensures your response is filed with your original support request and routed to the correct Customer Support team member. If you add or change anything in the subject line, we may not receive or respond to your email in a timely fashion!
4) Where to find the answers – Knowledge Base and Author Forums
Lulu is a self-publishing company. We want our authors to grow and thrive. As such, we provide several support options.
- Self Help: In our Knowledge Base you can find the answers to many of the “how do I…?” questions that come along with self-publishing, like formatting a Word file for EPUB conversion or How to Revise a Completed Project
- Author Community: Post your question in the forums and other self-published authors will share their know-how, 24/7.
- Support Team: We are happy to provide support for technical issues M-F from 8-5 Eastern US Time.
Believe me, if you can dedicate hours, weeks, and months of your life to telling your story, you can get through the steps of our creation process and make your book a reality. And, when you hit roadblocks, the Customer Support team is here to help!
Paul is the Technical Writer at Lulu, responsible for all the words you see on our site (misspellings included). He also manages the community site – http://connect.lulu.com/en/ – and in his free time, he’s an avid reader and short story writer.