Do you want to publish your book on Lulu?

Need help with the new system?

Everybody wants to write a book, these days. However, it's not as easy as it might look. Lulu's new system is a bit sensitive and requires the patience of a skilled book designer. However, if you're up for the challenge, you can totally DIY your Lulu book project from beginning to end! After self-publishing 11 books with Lulu under the old and new systems, Ashan's detailed instructions and vibrant presentations will save you time and money on the front-end of your publishing journey.

The "Publish Your Lulu Book Like a Pro" online class teaches you step-by-step how to create a book project on Lulu from scratch. Each video tutorial illustrates the tools you need, and what you must do to go from a blank page to a physical book in your hands.

In addition to Lulu specifics, the class opens with a general overview of the entire on-demand publishing process. With lifetime access to these materials, you can potentially turn your new skills into a profitable side-hustle. So, let's get started!
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What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons

  • Book Templates & Quizzes

  • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1


    • Welcome to your self-publishing journey!

    • Video: Viewing Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe PDF

  • 2


    • Video: My Publishing Story

    • Video: Write Your Book

    • Slides: Write Your Book

    • Video: My Books 2020

    • Video: Edit Your Book

    • Slides: Edit Your Book

    • Video: Formatting Overview

    • Slides: Formatting Overview

    • Slides: Back Matter

    • Video: Interior Formatting

    • Slides: Interior Formatting

  • 3

    Book Business Details

    • Video: Book Business

    • Slide: Book Business

    • LCCN Update 2020

  • 4

    Knowledge Check

    • Quiz: Self-publishing

  • 5

    Lulu: MS Word Formatting

    • Video: Software You Need

    • DIY Template Update

    • Video: Book Interior Walkthru ( Lulu 2020)

    • Video: Avoid Fuzzy Images

    • Video: Formatting Demo (MS Word 2007)

    • Video: Creating Your PDF

    • Download: 6x9 Interior Style Guide

    • Download: 6x9 Book Template

    • Download: Crown 7.44x9.68 Style Guide

    • Download: 7.44x9.68 Book Template

    • Download: 5x8 Book Template

    • Download: MS Word Templates

    • PDF: Best Fonts by Genre

  • 6

    Lulu: Book Cover

    • Video: Lulu Book Covers (2020)

    • Video: ISBN Conversion to jpg

    • Video: Converting JPG Cover to PDF

    • PDF: Practice Book Cover Template

    • Examples: Lulu Covers

  • 7

    Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • PDF: Practice Book Cover Template

  • 8

    MS WORD Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Creating Your Cover

    • Practice Book Cover Template

  • 9

    Fixing Book Cover Problems

    • Video: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Slides: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Video: Fixing Lulu Issues

    • Video: Fixing Photoshop Issues

    • Video: Fixing PDF Issues

    • Font: Fixing Font Issues

  • 10

    Lulu: Upload Your Book

    • Video: Lulu Book Upload (2020)

    • Video: Your Final Review (2020)

  • 11

    Marketing Essentials

    • Video: Marketing Essentials

    • Slides: Marketing Essentials

    • Quiz #2: Self-publishing

  • 12

    Before You Finish

    • Keep Learning: My Books

    • More Resources

    • Online Writing Classes

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review


  • Why are there no refunds?

    Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • Do you offer any other classes?

    Yes! We offer a variety of grammar, writing, public speaking and grant writing classes for all levels of student in a convenient online format. Click "All Courses" above on this page, or head to

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is also a published author and has recently released the following grammar and proofreading books: 1) "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing,"  2) "Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills," and 3) "Adult Learner Grammar Essentials," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: