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Lulu.com

Online Self Publishing Book Company

Lulu.com
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.20/5
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Based on 35 ratings submitted in the last year

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: April 4, 2021

    Lulu had my sample books ready within 7 days. Any imperfections is on my end. Because I'm the one who provided the PDF. Their print quality is amazing! No hassle or anything! Better than Amazon or B&N.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Sept. 29, 2020

    I have currently sold over 10,000 books through Lulu.com and to date have received over £20,000 in royalties. Very rarely there's a problem, but when there is they deal with it very quickly. The printed books are excellent quality, but you must remember that if you submit a detective file, then you will get a defective result. So don't blame Lulu for your own shortcomings! This review can be backed up with absolute proof. Highly satisfied and would thoroughly recommend them.

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      Original review: April 25, 2020

      I have my own publishing company and have published several authors of national prominence. I have used Lulu for about two years. My customers (numbering in the hundreds), my authors, and I myself have been very pleased with the quality of my books. I am very pleased with Lulu. They ask nothing upfront, allow orders of any size with no minimums, there are no hidden costs, and I receive a larger percentage of the price by far than I did when I published through larger conventional publishers.

      Also, unlike conventional publishers, they never interfere in my design choices. In my experience Lulu has been a first-rate, completely professional company. When there have been problems with the printing, which is very rare, they have replaced the book immediately. As my business and livelihood depend completely on my ability to turn out books reliably, I would not have stuck with Lulu these past two years if they hadn't been completely honest, dependable and professional.

      31 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Feb. 26, 2021

      Do not use Lulu publishing. I used them to publish my book, what a mistake. Once I published they now will not even return my calls. I was charged nearly $200. and they charged me twice for the same thing on the same day. I consider this theft. When I signed with them I was told how they would advertise my book. After almost 3 years I have not sold one book because they set the price way too high and there is no way I can get the price changed. Also, there are so many people I got passed to along the way. I have no idea who does what. Do yourself a solid and don't use Lulu publishing. There are other really good self publishing sites out there.

      6 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Feb. 5, 2021

      I ordered a diet "book" from Lulu for $11.00. The book ended up being about 5 photocopied pages received as a PDF document. The "book" was nothing new as advertised, and is actually copyright/plagiarism of every day keto that you can look up anywhere online. I politely requested a refund and was refused because the PDF had been released. When I responded respectfully voicing my displeasure, the reply email said, "Thank you for shopping with us," and hoped that I would repeat my pleasant experience. This company does not support the consumer whatsoever. They state that you may cancel your purchase within one hour, but that option is truly nonexistent when they send out PDF crap. I would never buy from Lulu.com again.

      3 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Jan. 11, 2021

      Ordered a book from them that I never received. Company will not track package for me, send a replacement, or refund me. Best they can do is waive shipping if I purchase another copy. Will be requesting chargeback.

      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Dec. 8, 2020

      Customer Service is a nightmare. Different people give totally different answers to the same question. Sometimes they don't understand and just read off a script. Horrible. They also don't necessarily respond in a timely manner. As happy as I am with the actual finished product, dealing with them is impossible. Had I known, I would have gone elsewhere. Customer Service is the worst ever!

      8 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Nov. 24, 2020

      I'd been with Lulu pretty much since they began. They were great for POD (Publish On Demand) books. Until...April 2020 when they launched their improved platform. Nine months later, I still do not have access to my books, let alone distribution stats or compensation. What I do have is a myriad of emails from Lulu telling me to be patient. They have no intention of fixing this issue for their customers. As a writer, I strongly advise future customers to stay away from Lulu. They are dishonest and could care less about their customers. If you are a former customer trying to resolve an issue, file a complaint with the Attorney General in the state Lulu is operating from.

      13 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Oct. 24, 2020

      I started by buying Soda PDF software because it was cheap. Okay, I didn't read the fine print. I could only use a fraction of the capability. I needed the capability of splitting and combining documents for a about 6 months so I bought the next level, well that added the one and not the other so I moved up to the next level. I finished the job and just left the software on my machine figuring the software code would be up shortly. A few months later I get this charge on my card coming from Lulu. I messaged Lulu and they kept sending me messages that they had a high demand and would get back to me. This went on for about 4 weeks and I called them and I got the, I can't do anything about it because of their 30 day policy. I gave in but removed their software. Later I found out you need to switch from auto charging in their software. I didn’t reinstall the software thinking it would end.

      One year later I get a notice I'm being charged for their continued service. I immediately contacted my cardholder and started a case against Lulu. I also sent Lulu a cancelation notice. I get the same email that they are having a high demand but they will get back to me. Then a get and email that says if I don't respond in two days they will close my case. I’m not sure how this will all turn out. I advise, keep all the email traffic and take a picture of anything you send to them if it’s not an email form. My suggestion is don’t buy it in the first place. Next I’m contacting the Better Business Bureau.

      4 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Oct. 7, 2020

      I purchased a book online recently. Reason why I purchase without checking reviews the author is a my teacher and he told me that it is a printed book. Once I paid I received an invoice and download link But I am unable to download. Their customer support is useless. If I can I will give only zero stars to this company.

      7 people found this review helpful
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