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Self-Publish Your Book or CD

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Are you an aspiring writer? artist? musician? Have you wanted to self-publish but were not sure how? Then check out Lulu.com. You figure out what you want to charge and keep 80%.

There is so much you can publish on your own:

Paperback and hardcover books, comic books, dissertations, cookbooks, product manual, sales proposals, travel guides, presentations, yearbooks, brochures, and even textbooks.

I know some people want to create calendars with their own photos. You can create posters, photo books, and even digital media- all in Lulu.com.

  • Upload your files—you can start as a private project
  • Choose the format and size
  • Choose the type of binding

When you're ready to sell your product:

  • Set your own price
  • Get your own ISBN
  • Builder your own online storefront in Lulu.com
  • Don't worry about inventory—only publish books ordered
  • Use the free marketing tools like widgets, banners, and Google Book Search

After you create your book or cd, you can set up your store. I know some teachers that have created memory books for each of their students—some have even set up the store so parents could purchase them.

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Barbara Bray, Educational Consultant, barbara@my-ecoach.com; President, My eCoach
Blog: http://barbarabray.my-ecoach.com