Lulu – you make me want to shout!

… in a good way. So after wrestling with CreateSpace, I turned my attention to Lulu. The idea is the same – print on demand and sell through Amazon if you want.

I could probably have found a 6″ by 9″ template but the site recommended A5 size so I patiently converted the text into one of their templates. I uploaded the Word document and … no problems at all.

Now for the cover. I have to say the online cover designer isn’t as good as CreateSpace’s version but it’s adequate for the job. If you are an expert, you can download a template and design the cover offline.

I save the design and .. the web site is satisfied – happy days! I order four books (for the price of three) and wait for them to arrive. They tell me they will be delivered after printing time plus four or five business days.

Four days later I get a parcel. My books have arrived! I open the package with bated breath and … Wow! These are really professionally printed books. The cover looks a bit dark compared to what I had envisioned but the quality is excellent.

For about the same price each that you would buy a bestseller from a book store, I have four books that look like any book that you would pick up in a um … well a book store.

Now for the reviewing stage …

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rtburke

rtburke

My books are thrillers with a twist. To date I have written three full length books including The Rage (http://mybook.to/TheRage), Decimation (http://mybook.to/Decimation) and The Colour of the Soul (http://mybook.to/COTS). Some of my short stories have also been published including A Christmas Killing in the Bloodhound Books anthology, Dark Minds and The Offer in the Corona Book of Science Fiction. I live with my wife and daughter in North East Hampshire. You can follow me on Twitter @RTBurkeAuthor. I am also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichardTBurkeAuthor I am always delighted to hear from readers and will try to respond to all messages personally.

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