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6.2: How to Publish to Lulu xPress

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  • Getting the Publication zip file 

    1. Go to the Downloads Center. For non-chemistry libraries, instead go to the library and navigate to its Downloads Center from the navigation bar using clipboard_e7bc4848b1371106f5a5ed31ee3c94bfa.png.
    2. Find the LibreText you want either by using the search bar or by scrolling through the Downloads Center.
    3. Hover over the desired LibreText, which will cause it to flip to the backside.
    4. Click on Print Book Files in order to download Publication.zip.
    5. This will download the Publication zip file you will need for Lulu! Feel free to rename this zip file, especially if you are preparing books for multiple courses.

     

    Working with Lulu xPress at https://xpress.lulu.com/

    1. Make a Lulu xPress account at https://xpress.lulu.com/
    2. Once logged in, click Get Started or Your Account > Projects > Start New Project to begin!
    3. On your computer, unzip the Publication zip file that you have previously downloaded.
    4. It is highly recommended to skim through all of the PDFs within the Publication zip file for any errors. These files are automatically generated, so please contact us at info@libretexts.org if you encounter any problems!
    5. Enter a book title.
    6. For the Upload Interior file section, upload the Contents.pdf file within the unzipped Publication folder. This should take a while depending on the size of the textbook.
    7. Pick your Interior Color and Paper type. This can be easily changed later since these options affect the cost.
    8. Select a Binding type. Perfect Bound is softcover/paperback while Casewrap is hardcover.
    9. Choose a cover finish.
    10. At this point, the cost estimator will activate. Feel free to try different combinations of these options to balance the cost.
    11. The next step is to upload the cover. If you picked Perfect Bound, upload paddedCover.pdf. If you picked Casewrap, upload HardCover.pdf.
      1. If you go back and change the binding type, you will need to reupload the matching cover!
    12. Lastly, a preview will load at the bottom for you to take a look at. This will take a few minutes, so maybe this is a good time to refill your coffee!
      1. Please ensure that all of the contents are correct! Once the book has been ordered, its contents cannot be modified. If you find any content problems, please contact us at info@libretexts.org so we can fix it!
      2. Third Party Statement: "Lulu accepts no responsibility for the quality of the content (including misspelled words, grammatical errors, etc.), formatting, design or overall appearance and will not provide refunds for those reasons."
    13. You are now ready to order and ship your book! If multiple people you know want the same book, you may want to combine your orders to take advantage of Lulu's bulk discount.