Lulu has grown into one of the most popular self-publishing platforms in the industry over the past two decades. Lulu Publishing, or "Lulu Press" as it is currently known, provides print-on-demand and book distribution services. And they're a popular option for print-on-demand among self-publishing writers – Lulu is right up there with KDP Print, BookBaby, and the other big print-on-demand companies in terms of recognition.
Lulu, on the other hand, has a bad reputation for taking a large share of author earnings, causing many writers to either overprice their works or get no royalties at all. This may make today's writers question whether it's even worth it to publish with Lulu Press.
To assist you in making your decision, we've evaluated all of their services below, including prices, quality levels, and comparisons to comparable businesses. If you simply want the TL;DR, use the table of contents to skip to the end. Otherwise, let's get down to business with the review.