Self-publishing in the news

Self-publishing pioneer, Lulu, recently pulled planned $70 million IPO, which has generated some discussion as to the future of this long standing service provider. As book publishing continues to push through its current industry-wide revolution, does this suggest that the early, free models are loosing viability?


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  1. Lulu charges much more to print books than CreateSpace or LightningSource do, but it still loses money every year. They are probably making many mistakes, and are a poor investment. I would not be surprised if they are bought by Author Solutions.

    Michael N. Marcus
    — Independent Self-Publishers Alliance, http://www.independentselfpublishers.org
    — “Become a Real Self-Publisher: Don’t be a Victim of a Vanity Press,” http://www.amazon.com/dp/0981661742
    — “Stories I’d Tell My Children (but maybe not until they’re adults),” http://www.amazon.com/dp/0981661750
    http://www.BookMakingBlog.blogspot.com
    http://www.SilverSandsBooks.com

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