Book Printing Options

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Hardcover

Calendar

Photo Book

Lulu

Blurb

Cover Builder

Coil Bound
Yes
No

Lulu

Blurb

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Lulu

Blurb

Hardcover

Lulu

Blurb

Calendar

Lulu

Blurb

Photo Book

Lulu

Blurb

Cover Builder

Lulu

Blurb

Lulu
Yes
Blurb
No
Coil Bound

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 on Blurb store

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

$2.45

Starts at $3.75

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

$5.75

Starts at $3.99

Lulu

Blurb

Lulu

Blurb

Distribution

Royalties for Print Books in Distribution

Lulu

Lulu

Fixed revenue set by author (varies by retailer)

Blurb

Fixed revenue set by author (varies by retailer)

Royalties: Print

80% of profits

Lulu

Blurb

100% of profits on Blurb store

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

Lulu

$2.45

Blurb

Starts at $3.75

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

Lulu

$5.75

Blurb

Starts at $3.99

Book Selling Options

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Volume Discounts

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

Blurb

Lulu

Blurb

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Lulu

Blurb

Volume Discounts

Lulu

Blurb

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

Blurb

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Get the options, distribution, and control to make your book, your way.

Comparing Lulu Press & Blurb

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Blurb offers many of the same print-on-demand options as Lulu. That includes purchasing printed books at cost, selling through a dedicated bookstore, and services to distribute to all major retailers. Blurb offers fewer size, binding, and print options than Lulu.

If you need improved sales options like ecommerce, Lulu far exceeds Blurb. Lulu offers an App for Shopify (Lulu xPress) and makes their entire network availabe through an Open API. Lulu also provides a quick path to upload and print books without publishing.

Comparing Lulu Press
& Blurb

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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