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    what's a Lulu?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by athena, May 1, 2008.

    hi everyone. i'm happy to be at this cool, informative website. i'm technologically challenged, so i hope this message gets to the right post, thread or forum or whatever(?). by the way, does anyone know what a "lulu" is (in publishing terms)? i saw this term in one of the discussions on self-publishing.
     
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    Welcome to the site. :)
     
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    I may be wrong, but I believe LuLu is a service that will allow you to self publish. In other words, you pay them, they make your book.

    Welcome.
     
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    Enjoy the Writing Forum.
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    hey there, and yeah, the post DID reach the right place ;)
     
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    Greetings Athena, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Sorry, lulu doesn't ring a bell for me, other than, "Wow! When he makes a mistake, it's a lulu!"

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well!

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

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    welcome, athena!

    the 'lulu' you're probably referring to is a self-publishing company that you pay to turn your mss into books, as opposed to traditional publishers who pay you for the privilege of doing same... check it out here: www.lulu.com

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Maia has it, right there. Vanity publishing, through and through.
     
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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Hello and welcome to WF.org. I hope that you find your time here both pleasant and enjoyable.
    Take your time to look around and get to know the rules and the way the forum works. Also don't forget to check out the poetry and short story competitions. We currently have two running, along with the major short story contest where there is a cash prize.
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