Lulu.com

Lulu Press, Inc., doing business as Lulu.com, is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing, and distribution platform. By 2014, it produced approximately two million titles.[1]

The company's founder and CEO is Red Hat co-founder Bob Young.[2] Lulu's headquarters are in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Lulu Press Inc.
Private
IndustrySelf-publishing
GenreSelf-publishing
Founded2002
FounderBob Young
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
Bob Young (CEO)
ProductsBooks, e-books, photo-books, calendars
ServicesPrint on demand and e-book publishing

Products

Lulu.com produces books in print and digital form. Printed books are available in several formats and sizes including paperback, coil bound, and hardcover. Books can be printed in black and white or in full color.

In 2009, Lulu.com began publishing and distributing eBooks. Lulu.com also prints and publishes calendars and photobooks.

Process

Authors upload their files. Material is submitted in digital form for publication. Authors can then buy copies of their own book and/or make it available for purchase in the "Lulu Bookstore".

By applying for a free ISBN and meeting distribution requirements, books can also be distributed to online retail outlets such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Apple's iBookstore.

The author of a title receives an 80% royalty for print books and a 90% royalty for eBooks when sold.[3] Copyright of works uploaded and distributed via Lulu.com remains with the author.

Replay Photos

In January 2014, Lulu announced that it had acquired Durham-based sports photography company Replay Photos.[4] Replay Photos sells licensed images of collegiate and professional sports teams as photographic prints, custom framed photos, photos on canvas, and original wall art.[5]

Lulu Jr.

In 2014, Lulu launched Lulu Jr., which enables children to become published authors.[6] Lulu Jr. products include My Awesome Book, My Comic Book, IlluStory, and IlluStory Junior.[7] These book-making kits include materials that allow children to create their own books, such as blank story pages and markers. Finished stories and artwork can be submitted digitally or mailed to Lulu Jr. to be printed as a hardcover or a softcover book. In November 2014, Lulu announced a partnership with Crayola to produce new book-making kits such as Story By Me, Story By Me Hardcover, and Comic By Me.[8]

Lulu Blooker Prize

The Lulu Blooker Prize was a literary award for "blooks" (books based on blogs). It was awarded in 2006 and 2007 and sponsored by Lulu.com. An overall prize was awarded, based on the winners of three subsidiary categories: non-fiction, fiction, and comics. The Lulu Blooker Prize was open to any "blook" that had been published "to date" (i.e., by the entry deadline) by any publisher.

2006

The first competition saw 89 entries from over a dozen countries. A panel of three judges decided the winners: Cory Doctorow, Chair of Judges; Paul Jones; and Robin "Roblimo" Miller.[9]

Winners

  • Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (main prize, non-fiction)
  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (fiction)
  • Totally Boned: A Joe and Monkey Collection by Zach Miller (comics, self-published through Lulu.com)

Runners-up

  • Biodiesel Power by Lyle Estill (runner up, non-fiction, see biodiesel)
  • Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (runner up, fiction)
  • Dinosaur Comics: Huge Eyes, Beaks, Intelligence, and Ambition by Ryan North (runner up, comics)

2007

The 2007 competition had 110 entries from 15 countries. The number of judges was increased to five: Paul Jones (chair), Arianna Huffington, Julie Powell (2006 overall winner), Rohit Gupta, and Nick Cohen.[10]

Winners

  • My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell (Overall Winner and Non-Fiction Winner)
  • The Doorbells of Florence by Andrew Losowsky (Fiction Winner)
  • Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies (Comics Winner)

Runners-up

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lulu Enters Exclusive Licensing and Distribution Agreement With Easy Student Publishing for Kids' Creativity and Book-Making Products" (Press release).
  2. ^ Wolf, Alan M. (November 4, 2009). "Lulu.com adding thousands of e-books by traditional authors". News & Observer. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Tilton, Kate (January 25, 2013). "Royalty Rates Comparison". BiblioCrunch. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Lulu acquires Durham-based Replay Photos". newsobserver. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Replay Photos: Help / FAQs". ReplayPhotos.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lulu Launch Lulu Junior Website and Introduce Children's Book-Making Kits". Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Lulu Jr". Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lulu Jr.(TM) and Crayola Team Up to Make Children Published Authors". Yahoo Finance. November 25, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Gibson, Owen (April 3, 2006). "From blog to book: first awards for online writers who became mainstream successes". The Guardian. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "War book wins Blooker blog prize". BBC News. May 14, 2007. Retrieved November 16, 2015.

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