Yesterday I received my first proof copy of my novel Starstrikers from Lulu.com. I purchased it before I had the PDF and cover design finalized, so the copy is not as good as it is now. I was primarily interested in seeing what it looked like as far as fit and finish from the publisher and to use as a mark-up copy for proofing. I have to say, that I am really impressed with the quality of printing from Lulu.com. The book is very professionally produced and I hope my humble manuscript will do it justice.
The next step in the process is to get the book professionally edited to weed out any errors that I have missed. This service costs around $300.00 from Lulu.com which is pretty cheap actually. Then, when I have got a final draft of the PDF, I will purchase their publishing package. This puts a ISBN number on the book and registers it with the major book sellers. So, after a few months, you can buy the book on Amazon or at B & N.