Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Publish a Book

Most of this Blog’s visitors are looking to write and publish their own book; they have come to the right place. But are they looking for a book to sell and make money on, or just a few copies for family and friends?

I wrote a book on how to write and publish your book and I feel it’s a terrific “walk-through” instructional manual for newbie’s looking to write a book to throw out into the world for all to read. But if you are simply looking for a few copies of a family history or life story book to share with your relatives and a few select friends, may I suggest you look into Lulu.com? There is a wonderful tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFkHmElbtZ8 which shows you how easy it is to self-publish a limited number of books for personal use.

I would not however, suggest you use Lulu for bigger, more expanded projects, unless you first learn all your other publishing options and have your script laid out and edited properly prior to uploading; learning how of course by reading my book, A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story. Not necessarily a “plug” for my book, but a realistic suggestion.

You won’t make a lot of profit using Lulu, but it is easy and fast (once your book is prepped).

As always, published authors comments are welcome and encouraged!

8 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

You always have helpful comments. Thanks. wb

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You hit it - only use a subsidy like Lulu if you're doing it for fun...

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

Sheila Deeth said...

Very true. Lulu is great, but I'll never make any money off it.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

To be very honest Lulu is a waste of time. I used it recently and didn't like it at all. There are many other options available. Very informative post.

author 101 said...

Thank you to all for your comments!
Carol

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Nice post, Lulu.com is really great. Yeh!! I will have makes money on it.

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Lulu is the great place for making the money.


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MOMSWEB said...

I've been very satisfied with my first book published with Lulu. It's a great breaking ground for first-time authors, but I'd love to be picked up by a publisher.