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The Perfect Gift: Personalized Hardcover Editions

Come a little closer. I have a confession to make.

I may appear to have it all together during the holidays, but as a “people pleaser” from way back, I stress over every single holiday gift purchase. Do I really know what this person likes? Will it be the right size, style, color, or design? What if they already have one? What if I underspend or worse yet, overspend?

One thing I have found, however, is that everyone loves a gift featuring people they love, shared experience or delicious consumables, hence the seasonal popularity of custom photo books, calendars, and baked goods. People also like to receive unique items and collectible things like signed hardcover editions from their favorite author – who happens to be you.


Create a Hardcover version

If you published a paperback book this year, with very little effort, you can create custom hardcover editions to give as gifts this holiday season.

  • If you published in US Trade (6”x9)” or US Letter (8.5”x11”) paperback format, you can simply upload your print-ready PDF file to create a hardcover edition in the same size.
  • If you published in other formats, you will need to resize your manuscript file. Take a moment to review your formatting and page layout before uploading the resized manuscript for conversion.
  • Use our cover designer to create a beautiful dust jacket design. In many cases, you can use much of the same imagery from your paperback book.
  • Our selection of colored linens and foil stamping will make your book stand out from all the other books on the shelf.

When your books arrive, personalize them for each recipient with a handwritten note. If you want someone to feel extra special, edit your manuscript file to include a special dedication.

Let’s face it, a personalized, collectible edition of your book is a much better gift than an ill-fitting sweater, new socks, or burnt cookies – and they are easy to wrap.


With the holidays just around the corner, consider offering signed hardcover editions on your website and social media accounts. Your biggest fans will love them. By taking advantage of Lulu’s pre-holiday sales, you can save big on the stock you need for the best holiday season – ever.

Glenn H

- Archived Author -
Writer extraordinaire and generally amazing guy, Glenn makes sure that every day is the best day ever.

4 thoughts on “The Perfect Gift: Personalized Hardcover Editions”

  1. I have been dealing with LULU for over 8-years and have found them to be exceptional on their customer service to authors.
    I would encourage anyone who plans to self-publish to choose LULU as their printer.

  2. last week i published a small book called “the secret messages within the candle flame” I ordered four books expecting to be granted a discount for authors which you were offering as a promotional bonus to your authors,but i was charged the normal rates … smiling encouragement.So I did not order as many as I would have liked……….. dissappointed…….again. yours tearfully, Joy Philippou.

  3. last week I published a book on lulu who nave been promising discounts in their promotional adverts on the internet extensively recently ,and I ordered four copies, and charged as friendly discount jargon at all.
    disappointed. M.Joy Philippou. P.S.the booklet in question……”the secret messages wuthin the candle flame”.

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