Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lulu Withdraws the "Published By You" Option

"...we have removed Published By You (PBY) as a distribution package...In a few weeks, all books will have the option to assign either a Lulu owned ISBN or your own ISBN to your Lulu books in the publishing wizard" [Nick Popio]

1 comment:

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

I don't see this as a bad thing really, since I can get a block of ISBNs for my imprint much cheaper than what Lulu was charging for them. Yea, I have to do all the listing with Bowker's, but I like that as well. I never trusted that Lulu had enough aministrative staff to manage the process effectively. I always hated that you couldn't use your own already purchased ISBNs with their distro packages. Now they just have to get with the program and use standard book sizes. Until then, I'll stick with Createspace and Lightning Source.