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Comparing Lulu Press
& Outskirts Press

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Comparing Lulu Press & Outskirts Press

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Outskirts Press is a hybrid or assisted publisher. They primarily offer services like editing, proofreading, page layout, and cover design. Each service can be purchased individually or as part of a publishing bundle.

Lulu provides printing and retail options for creators without any of the paid design or editing services. Lulu's platform is ideal for creators interested in direct sales and on-demand printing that Outskirts Press does not offer.

Book Printing Options

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Hardcover

Calendar

No

Photo Book

No

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Cover Builder

Coil Bound
Yes
No

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Hardcover

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Yes

Lulu

No

Outskirts Press

Coil Bound

Calendar

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Photo Book

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Cover Builder

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Print Book Distribution

Distribution

Royalties for Print Books in Distribution

Fixed revenue set by author
(varies by retailer)

Fixed revenue set by author
(varies by retailer)

Royalties: Print

80% of profits

100% of profits

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

$2.45

Publishing Package Starting at $899

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, Color, 100 pages

$5.75

Publishing Package Starting at $2,294 

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Distribution

Royalties for Print Books in Distribution

Lulu

Fixed revenue set by author (varies by retailer)

Lulu

Fixed revenue set by author (varies by retailer)

Outskirts Press

Royalties: Print

80% of profits

Lulu

100% of Profits

Outskirts Press

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

$2.45

Lulu

Publishing Package Starting at $899

Outskirts Press

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, Color, 100 pages

$5.75

Lulu

Publishing Package Starting at $2,294

Outskirts Press

Book Selling Options

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Volume Discounts

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Volume Discounts

Lulu

Outskirts Press

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

Outskirts Press

Publishing on Lulu is completely free! Buy the print-on-demand books you need, when you need them with Lulu.

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Self-Publishing
With Lulu

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