To all authors formerly affiliated with Tate Publishing, please allow me to introduce myself: I’m Kathy Hensgen, COO of Lulu Press, the world’s first online, independent publishing company. I consider it a sad day when an outlet for free expression closes or “suspends operations” as Tate Publishing recently announced. Based on what I’m reading online, I understand why many of you are upset and feel your trust has been betrayed.
I implore you not to give up
We are here to support you through this transition. Lulu was founded in 2002 on the belief that authors and society benefit when the barriers to publishing are removed allowing information and ideas to flow freely. We truly care about our authors and their readers. We have the industry’s best, US-based customer support team.
Also, I have some good news for you: publishing with Lulu is free! We are print-on-demand, so you only pay for the books you choose to purchase. We have a do-it-yourself platform allowing you to publish and distribute your books and ebooks to a worldwide audience. There are no hidden fees, no upfront costs, and no need to purchase books for inventory. – everything is transparent and totally up-front.
In the coming days and weeks, we hope you will take a moment and visit us at Lulu.com. With Lulu, you can upload the files and cover designs you already have and distribute your books and ebooks to online bookstores stores around the world including the Amazon bookstore.
With the troubles Tate Publishing faced and the strain of finding a new publisher, we want to help ease the transition.
If you have any questions about how we can help, send us an email.
We recently read that Tate was charging authors $50 for the return of their files. We will foot half of that bill by giving you $25 off your first order of $50 or more. Just give us a call at the number above to speak to someone on our support team. We are here to help.