Since the rise of digital publishing, a self-publishing stigma has lingered over the industry, creating a perception of poor quality.
Lulu offers some of the publishing industries best free tools for DIY authors and small publishers. From ecommerce to printing, choose Lulu.
Staying organized and on task is a challenge. With a custom made DIY planner, you can get yourself organized or create a new book to sell.
Publishing is a grueling task. We’ve got some simplified points to remember so you don’t get overwhelming designing your book.
Your book’s spine is an often overlooked piece of your cover. But a book spine requires some special attention. And ignoring it can ruin your cover!
Making an EPUB with Lulu’s ebook converter has never been easier! Follow our guide and upload your DOCX to create an amazing EPUB for sale and distribution.
Magazine layouts are complex. So are comic book layouts. This post looks at some best practices and includes resources for starter templates.
What is Print-on-Demand? Let’s review the history of printing (briefly) to better understand how we print today.
Learn more about Lulu’s free self-publishing resources to help you plan, create, publish, and market like a pro! And did we mention they’re all free?
Choosing the right editor for your work is key. Get to know more about the roles editors play and how to choose the right ones for you.
Scribus is a free, open source desktop publishing program you can use to layout your book. Learn more about this tool and how it compares to InDesign.
New authors can easily be overwhelmed by self-publishing. Start with Lulu’s publishing basics to make it easier to create your book, your way.
Creating a PDF with Google Docs is easy enough to do; but is it the best way to make a print-ready file? We look at the ins and outs of Docs to PDF.
What is a publishing gatekeeper and why should you care? More importantly, what are the gatekeepers for your self-publishing journey? Learn more inside!
Lulu’s recent webinar about using our book templates garnered a ton of questions! Join us as we review those questions; and watch the webinar recording.
Maintaining our social distance doesn’t stop educators from teaching online. And with publishing and print-on-demand, course work is easy to distribute.
Learn more about BISAC, the internationally accepted book categorization method used by publishers, retailers, and searchers to find your work.
Lay out your nonfiction book with these Word formatting tools for a professional design.
Export print-ready PDFs with Lulu’s quick guide to export from Word to PDF for printable book files.
How do you publish? Self-publishing, traditional , vanity…so many choices! Which one is right for you? Let’s explore your options.
Roll to read – We interview Lulu’s bestselling role-playing game authors to learn more about their independent publishing experience.
Creating a perfect file to print your book is no simple task. Be sure your print-ready design uses a single, flattened layer for your file.
Stop stressing about your fonts! With all the work that goes into creating your book, picking the right font shouldn’t be a roadblock.
Join us today for a guest post from author and publisher Lynette Greenfield as she shows us how she created book covers that get noticed!
Create your 2020 calendar with Lulu xPress and get the best in custom designs and pricing, all in a simple and easy to use interface.
Printers use ink defined by your interior and cover file color space to create your printed book. Make sure your book file is set up to print
Following up our Fun with Formatting Webinar, we have a brief overview, the webinar video, and answers to the questions we received.
Full Bleed is the term for page layout incorporating a bleed margin for printers. Learn how to prepare your file for full bleed printing.
Create a PDF to the print-ready specifications your self-publisher requires to make certain your book design prints perfectly.
On Guard: What Independent Authors Should Know about Protecting Their Brand from Copyright Infringement
Guest author Christian Freed writes a detailed account of copyright laws authors need to be thoroughly aware of and comply with.
Let’s explore the many features of Brexlit: the post-Brexit literary genre on the rise in the United Kingdom.
As a tool to buy and sell, Amazon offers fast shipping and the service we rely on. But it’s not the only tool you should use.
You know Lulu xPress is the way to add direct sales for your books, but what other apps can help you sell more books?
Canva is a great tool for creating simple book covers; it’s low-cost (or free!) and easy to use with simple drag and drop tools.
Meet Gincy Heins, author and caregiver shares her inspiring experiences using self-publishing to exercise creative freedom
Affinity Publisher is the newest publishing software to rival InDesign in features and pricing.