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Location: Denbighshire, United Kingdom

After deciding to resign from the Civil Service after 25 years, I am now free to pursue my dream of writing. My first book '194 Radio City - The Heart of Liverpool' was published through Lulu in April 2006, and is available from good bookshops and internet suppliers. If you have difficulty getting a copy, please contact me.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

"Your Lulu order has shipped..."

I received an email from Lulu this morning confirming that my book has been shipped. This was a lot quicker than I was expecting, although I am still unclear exactly how long I can expect it to take and where its coming from (US or UK). Lulu suggests 10-15 business days, but it could be up to 30. (Why? Do they bring it across the sea by coracle????) But anyway, the fact that it has shipped appears to be a good sign. Apparently I would have heard by now if there were any major problems, because having purchased the Global Distribution option, it is a much more professional service and the printers are more exact over margins, spacing, layout etc, returning the upload to the author to sort out any problems before printing. In theory, any mistakes I might find when the preview copy arrives should be minor ones and easily corrected.

Global Distribution, for those of you who are interested in publishing through Lulu, means that the book will be assigned an ISBN immediately, will be included in the Books in Print bibliographic database in addition to the Lulu website and will be listed with Ingram Book Company and in the UK through Bertrams and Gartners.

So far so good.....!


Blogger Louise said...

Kathy, Louise here, I emailed you about your experience with Lulu so far and you were very helpful, thanks again. Congratulations on getting to where you are! You have inspired me to get going with my book. Good luck with the next stages! Louise

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