HOW I SELF PUBLISHED MY BOOKS
My Spiritual Revelations and Other BS & Allow Love
By Brother Bob
WHERE CAN I SELF PUBLISH MY BOOK?
I published mine at LULU.COM
DID IT COST A LOT?
There are no start-up costs. LULU gets paid by taking 20% of the royalty when each book is sold. The author sets the price of the book and the amount of the royalty.
AFTER THE BOOK IS SET UP, HOW CAN IT BE PURCHASED?
Your book will be on sale at LULU.COM. It is printed each time it is ordered (Print On Demand). Delivery time is 1 to 2 weeks. Your book can also be purchased for immediate download at a much lower cost if you make this choice available
HOW DO YOU PRICE YOUR BOOK?
For printed books the cost of the printing is determined by the type of book, size, number of pages and whether the interior is color or black & white. The author adds any royalty they wish to this printing cost and the sum is the retail price of the book. For downloads there are no printing costs, so the price is the same as the royalty.
WHO OWNS COPYRIGHT TO MY BOOK?
Your book is automatically copyrighted in the author’s name when it is published. The author always retains the copyright.
CAN I GET MY BOOK LISTED ON AMAZON?
You can purchase a distribution service from LULU that assigns to your book an international standard book number (ISBN). Your book will then be available wholesale to online booksellers and brick & mortar stores as well.
CAN I BUY MY BOOK AND SELL IT MYSELF?
Yes, that is what I am doing. You can purchase your book for just the cost of printing, with increasing discounts for larger quantities of 50, 100 or more.
HOW DO I GET MY BOOK TO LULU?
You need a computer connected to the internet. I uploaded my content with a little help from my friends (my 8 year old computer was not up to the task.) Very basic computer skills are all you need once connected to LULU. I used MSWord to enter my text document and uploaded it to LULU using their wizard. LULU explains in detail how to create your book to comply with the LULU requirements.
HOW DID YOU DESIGN THE COVER?
I took the cover photo of my motorcycle with a digital camera. I asked my local photo shop to create the size print I needed. I then pasted the picture by hand to a piece of paper the exact size of LULU’s cover requirements. I scanned it and saved the file in jpg format, which I uploaded to LULU. They, however, suggest that you use a photoshop type program to design your cover and upload it. Also, LULU offers prefab cover designs for free. You can click on the cover design of your choice and pick font type and colors in a matter of minutes.