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Publishing Scam

Complaint Rating:  43 % with 40 votes
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Contact information:
Lulu on-line publishers
Morrisville, North Carolina
United States
Company information:
Lulu Publishers
860 Aviation Parkway, Suite 300
Morrisville, North Carolina
United States

Ticket# LTK1440747780X (Creator Revenue Issue)
IC3 Complaint : I0803300917478712
Lulu Publishers
860 Aviation Parkway, Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
Fax: 919-459-5867

I loaded the PDF versions of my (original and self-authored and fully owning) following 11 books into my store "http://ww.lulu.com/drvsrs” in 2005. Lulu paid a nominal royalty (80% of the sales value) of US$ 168/= in 2005. They are showing a nominal royalty payable to me in 2008 as US$ 22/=

895950 Not Active
08 SOFT-DRVSRS 216591
10 SED BY DRVSRS 64629

B) In the beginning of 2008, I deleted all the above books from my store in Lulu, due to no sales and no royalty, commensurate with my know-how and book contents value.
C) But all these books are saved in a “retired” directory of LULU. The reason given by LULU is that they are sold items and cannot be deleted.
D) It implies and confirms that all my above books were actively sold, but no royalty was paid to me. Also they are captured them in their “retired” folder of their server, for selling them in the market already created by their past sales, without involving me and not paying any royalty to me .
E) It is not only an Internet “Scam”, but a day-light “Robbery” also.
F) I have estimatd my royalty due as below.
Average Price of each book
US$ 62.50 X 10 Acive books = US$ 625/-
Estimated sales per year = 100 books
Estimated sales revenue per year
US$ 625/= X 100 Books = US$ 62, 500/-
Estimated sales for 4 years = US$ 62, 500 X 4 =
US$ 250, 000/-
My Royalty @ 80% = US$ 200, 000/-
G) This royalty due of US$ 200, 000/= should be sent to me as a crossed “demand draft” or a “banker’s cheque” drawn in favour of my name “DR.VSR.SUBRAMANIAM” and encashable by my bankers in DUBAI, United Arabb Emirates (UAE).
H) Forwarding address – Dr.VSR.Subramaniam, P.O.Box 1750, Sharjah, UAE. – The remittance address in my account with LULU Publishing.
I) Preference – This US$ 200, 000/= may please be converted to Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) 760, 000 (at 1 US$ = 3.80 AED) and sent as per details (G) and (H) above.
With Regards
Website – http://www.drvsrs.com
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 29th of Apr, 2009 by    0 Votes
I am glad to read about Lulu. I was about to load my PDF and self publish my book with Lulu but now I know. I got to be careful!
 10th of May, 2009 by    +1 Votes
I have been with LuLu for more than a year now and have had no problems. The thing about LuLu is that they will put your book up to be sold but they do not do any promoting. If you want to sell books you have to do all the promoting and set up links to your store front. Promoting is the hardest part of any self published work. Check out my book, http://www.lulu.com/content/2527371 don’t be afraid to do shameless self promoting whenever possible.
 30th of Jun, 2009 by    +1 Votes
I don't know how you come up with these figures, but that's a bunch of malarkey. You can't expect to get any money from estimated sales. Hey, I have some books with Lulu and I estimate they will sell about 10, 000 copies. So where's my money? You tell me.
I don't think you have a case at all.
 9th of Jul, 2009 by    -1 Votes
This site is a total scam. The publishers don't get paid and the books that are on the site are complete garbage. I just downloaded a PDF and it was a total rip off. The inside was a total lie compared to the description.


 1st of Aug, 2009 by    0 Votes
Of course most - not all - books are barbage. If they weren't they would be published by regular publishing houses. But then a lot of books published by regular publishers are crap, too. Witness Eragon and various sequels and the Stephanie Meyer Twilight crap.
To say that every book on Lulu is crap is taking things a little too far, isn't it? That's like calling a whole barrel of apples rotten just because you find one that is.
 16th of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
Snorky Porky, there is tangible evidence that your assertion that if books were not garbage, they would be published by regular publishing houses, is flawed. John Kennedy Toole, author of "A Confederacy of Dunces" reportedly took his life in despair over his inability to have his work published. After his suicide, his mother worked hard to secure publication through Louisiana University State Press. Within two years, the novel won the Pulitzer Prize for literature.

I am not suggesting that all books that are self published have considerable merit. However, to dismiss any book rejected or not reviewed by publishers, whose decisions are often financially based, is simply a wrongheaded approach to assessing the value of literature. Bill Honer
 6th of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
I have my book on Lulu for over a year now. It cost me nothing as it's available only as a download. It has sold one copy and nothing I have tried (such as creating an advert on YouTube) has made any difference. It may not be the greatest work of literature ever written, but I think it's worthy of a wider audience. I even give a chapter you can download for free. http://stores.lulu.com/faithless

My Lulu experience? You can publish whatever you want for free, but you might as well do it on a blog. I wouldn't pay this company to publish my book. The more I read about companies like this and publishers in general, the less inclined I feel to waste any more time on my dream of being a writer. I might as well just fire off porn stories to sites that actually pay real money and get a real job. No point asking for advice on reputable publishers. I'll only end up Googling them and finding that they're either scammers or only publish erotic vampire stories.
 7th of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes

Lulu Publishers - Book was not shipped
Lulu Publishers
860 Aviation Parkway, Suite 300
North Carolina
United States

Item order # 4965633 - not shipped, no conformation, no invoice, no phone #, no e - mail address
 18th of Jan, 2014 by    0 Votes
I have never put such energy, paid such money, to be scammed by lulu.com. They simply dropped me because I didn't know how to upload my book. Then I was told that I had then missed my deadline, and rudely told me to never have any further contact with anyone at lulu.com.
I spent close to $5, 000 for this, and don't even have my ISBN number. They have no right to be in business, whatsoever. This kind of treatment contributed to a depression, one from which I have not recovered.

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