Using Lulu for Self Publishing by Dan Snow

In 2013, there has NEVER been a better time to self-publish a book, whether printed or digital -- or both.
Last year, 17 of Amazon's top 100 sellers in the UK were self-published. The "Do-it-Yourself Publishing" ("DIYP") boom continues to gain momentum worldwide in 2013.
Want the latest unbiased news about DIYP? Experts explaining new technologies, the latest publicity and marketing methods, and more... plus tips and tricks from bestselling DIYP authors, live links to useful resources and freebies?
Pressed for time? Now you can get them all in a single fast and easy read, updated monthly (sometimes twice a month) for a special introductory price of just 99 cents per issue.
Just download SPM for handy reading on the Kindle, Kindle-for-iPad, Mac, PC, and a variety of tablet computers and smartphones. In today's world, the publishing industry is changing at a furious pace -- sometimes literally from one day to the next. SPM keeps you informed without endless scanning of Web sites, or sifting through zillions of offers from vendors trying to sell you goods and services you may not really need or want.
Contributing editors include some of the most respected names in publishing:

  • Scott Flora, VP,; executive director of the Small Publishers Association of North America, 2003-2011;
  • Joel Friedlander of, author of A Self-Publisher's Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish;
  • Shel Horowitz, book marketing and publishing consultant / internationally syndicated columnist, author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers and Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green;
  • Florrie Kichler, immediate past president of the Independent Book Publishers Association, a nonprofit serving thousands of publishing firms across North America and around the world since 1983;
  • Dan Poynter, widely recognized as the "godfather" of the self-publishing movement worldwide and author of The Self-Publishing Manual with 16 revised editions, 25 printings and two volumes in print;
  • Danny O. Snow, author/publisher and former Publishers Weekly columnist;
  • Rachel Thompson, author of the bestselling e-Books Walk in the Snark; Mancode: Exposed and the new Broken Pieces, with more than 300,000 Twitter followers; plus
  • Popular guest columnists such as bestselling author Guy Kawasaki; veteran book reviewer Bob Spear of Heartland Reviews; and Stephanie Chandler of sharing more expert insights.
SPM focuses on key topics for self-publishers, condensed for quick and easy reading:
  1. DIY paperback publishing (editorial, preparation for print, all platforms)
  2. DIY e-Book publishing (editorial, file formatting, all platforms)
  3. Book publicity and marketing (print and digital)
  4. Social media techniques, tips and tricks
  5. Bonus section with live links to freebies and useful resources
... plus interviews, special feature stories, op-eds, and industry news of special interest to today's streetwise self-publisher.We are proud of SPM's unbiased, no-nonsense editorial policies:

  • No advertising, period (we want total credibility)
  • No articles longer than 500 words with rare exceptions
  • No blatantly self-serving articles by columnists
  • No strategies that require investing more than $1,000 without realistic evidence of results
  • Minimal technical jargon
  • No "guerilla marketing" schemes, like paying for reader reviews actually written by the author
  • No reviews or plugs for self-published books except those very closely related to self-publishing
  • Always short, practical, low-tech, realistic, author-friendly material
The goals of SPM are simple: to help self-publishing writers create better books (printed and digital), and market them more effectively; to help you avoid outlets that gouge unwary writers for large investments, or foster unrealistic expectations; to keep you abreast of the latest technologies, trends, and new methods that DIY publishers can deploy NOW for greater success in today's ever-changing industry.In a phrase: We don't want to sell you anything except SPM itself. We aren't influenced by advertisers or underwriters. Our expert columnists are on your side, delivering even-handed reports about ALL the options for self-publishing e-Books and tree-Books. We don't favor one printer, epublishing service or bookseller over another, except in terms of how you can get optimal results.
Your cost? 99 cents. That's right: for a limited time only, you can get SPM for just 99 cents per issue. Even a single, minor tip from any one of SPM's expert columnists could easily pay for an entire year's reading... maybe even several years! You won't spend a better dollar today. Just follow a link below to get your copy today...
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