Lulu Improves Self-Publishing Author Experience
September 11, 2013

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - September 11, 2013) - Millions of authors come to every month to discover and use the tools they need to get their stories out into the world. Long a one-stop shop for independent publishing, Lulu has introduced a simplified home page, new book templates and new eBook solutions that are all designed to move authors more quickly to their ultimate goal -- publishing and selling their books -- while providing a distinctive author experience at

Major eBook Publisher Sides With Alleged Pedophile
August 20, 2013

Thanks to leading eBook self-publishing website, 20-year-old Emily Kwissa was able to share her own account of surviving years of domestic violence and sexual molestation at the hands of her former stepfather - the version that's been doubted and ignored by doctors, lawyers, and other adults throughout her life. But when her abuser complained, Lulu quickly and impersonally removed her memoir from the site, even though Kwissa changed her ex-stepfather's name and other identifying details to protect his privacy. Have you read that all-too-familiar story about silencing the victim to protect the offender?


Penguin Buys Self-Publishing Platform Author Solutions for $116 Million
July 19, 2012

In a bid to take a leading position in the growing self-publishing market, Penguin has acquired self-publishing platform Author Solutions from Bertram Capital, a San Mateo, Calif.-based venture-capital and private-equity firm, for $116 million.

The acquisition comes less than a year after Penguin launched its own self-publishing platform, Book Country, and at a time when self-publishing firms are jockeying for favor with authors by offering new features and lower prices. A company statement about the acquisition did not mention Book Country. Gives Authors Free Custom Publishing Advice
July 2, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C., June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, the leader
in open-publishing, announced today the launch of the Publishing Advisor, a new tool designed to give authors of all backgrounds and levels of experience customized publishing recommendations for their books, absolutely free. Adds Option for Authors to Offer Their eBooks for Free
November 3, 2011 intrdocued a new pricing feature for eBooks that enables authors to sell their digital content with a price tag of $0.00. Many authors, like best-selling author Cory Doctorow, are finding that free eBooks often lead to increased overall sales.

Featured Video: Looks Like Publishers Do Matter in 'Self Publishing,' After All
May 12, 2011

Lulu CEO and founder Bob Young talked to Paid Content's Robert Andrews at this week's World E-Reading Congress in London. What's interesting about Lulu's revamped approach is they seem to have recognized that, to succeed, authors need to know how to think and act like publishers—which, in effect, is leading to a new generation of publishers cast as service providers catering to independent authors. Lulu is revamping its business model to cater to them.