LULU is one of the premier self-publishing destinations and today is launching a new product called “The Publishing Advisor.” This is a new tool designed to give authors all the backgrounds and levels of experience customized publishing recommendations for their books, absolutely free.
The Publishing Advisor tool starts off by asking five simple questions about your book. You will then receive a fully customized publishing recommendation based on the answers. The tool is built to gauge where a writer is at in terms of concept, editing, marketing, and distribution and to provide the next most logical steps for their title. The new tool will also provide links for further information and resources as well as contact with a dedicated publishing expert at Lulu.com. The Publishing Advisor is designed to better equip authors to make informed decisions throughout their publishing experience. The tool also provides collectible social author badges to share with friends and fans on popular sites like Facebook and Twitter.
“The Lulu Publishing Advisor gives authors the advice they wish they’d had before they made a mistake,” says Sarah Gilbert, director of services at Lulu.com. “The Publishing Advisor is a fun, easy tool that gives honest, upfront tips for making a book better from basic editing ideas to how to best market a title. Its not the advice your mother or best friend would tell you, but what you need to hear to become the next bestseller.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.