Another Friday is here! Today I have a very writer-friendly deep smit posting. 😉
Today, I am deeply smitten with Lulu.com
You can use Lulu for print-on-demand self-publishing, of course, but that’s not why I love them.
Back when I was finishing up my first round of major editing, I noticed that I found different changes I needed to make when I read my manuscript on the computer vs. on paper. I wanted to print it up like a novel to read-through for my next round of edits.
Unlike a lot of other POD options, Lulu gives you the option of a private project, which means you can print up a nice-looking, bound paperback without ever making your manuscript publicly available (so you still have first publication rights to sell).
I decided it was time to reprint, since I’m done with editing until an agent or editor wants changes.
My manuscript for The Edge of Memory is ~275 pages. In 11-font standard paperback format, it makes for a ~350 page novel and cost $11.77. You can design your own full wrap cover.
I ordered it last Tuesday, and a week later my package arrived.
I know it’s nothing close to getting published, but it still feels amazing to hold what looks like a novel in your hands and know you wrote it.