Print-on-demand is a process for creating products with little to no waste. Instead of printing thousands of copies of a book, shirt, or other product, print-on-demand creates the product as it’s ordered. Inventory is a thing of the past.

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Print-on-Demand Books

Print-on-demand (“POD”) allows creators to avoid large, risky and costly minimum quantity orders by leveraging digital printing to produce books, textbooks, manuals, yearbooks, magazines, and other printed goods.

Lulu empowers you sell your books, your way. Our publishing platform gives you the choice to sell to over 40,000 retailers or directly through your own website or social media channels using Lulu’s ecommerce solutions or Open API.

How Does
Print-On-Demand Work?

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Never hand-pack another book order. With Lulu's automated fulfillment, your books leave the printer and ship directly to your customers.

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Quantites from 1 to 10,000

Sell books individually to readers or order in bulk to stock bookstores or events. Because every order is printed on-demand, there are no minimum orders.

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Connect to our Print API

Integrate Lulu's print-on-demand network into your existing website with our free and fully customizable API! Manage orders with tracking, create custom packing slips, and enjoy an affordable print-on-demand service. Lulu's API is perfect for the printing needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, or publishers with an existing website. Never go to the post office again for fulfilling book orders.

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Sell Your Book Through Shopify

Create a webstore with Shopify's ecommerce platform and connect to our print-on-demand network using Lulu xPress. Build your own website with Shopify and become your own bookseller. Own the entire process and earn more from each sale. Our Shopify App is perfect for existing Shopify users or new retailers creating their first storefront.

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Print and Sell With Lulu

Publish, print, and prosper with our original self-publishing platform! If you're looking for one-off orders of one book to a thousand, or you need a way to make your print-on-demand book available to readers on retail site, Lulu is perfect for you.

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Creative Control

Print-on-demand gives you creative control over your book. Design the interior and select from our array of product options.

What is
Print-On-Demand?

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Which Lulu is Right for You?

Lulu is a free-to-use, online publishing and print-on-demand platform that empowers any creator to publish, print, and sell through our online bookstore or directly to customers via Lulu’s ecommerce tools or customizable API.

Why Use Print-On-Demand for My Books?

Readers order from our bookstore, a retail site, or your ecommerce website 

Our global printing network ensures quick turnaround times 

Orders ship from our printers directly to your readers

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On-Demand Printing, most commonly referred to as “Print-on-Demand” or “POD” uses digital printing to produce books, textbooks, manuals, yearbooks, magazines, and other printed goods without the need for a large and costly minimum print order.

Lulu helps you sell your books, your way. Use our publishing platform to sell to over 40,000 retailers or sell directly through your own website or social media channels using our ecommerce solutions or Open API.

Creative Control

Print-on-demand gives you creative control over your book. Design the interior and select from our array of product options.

Quantites from 1 to 10,000

Sell books individually to readers or order in bulk to stock bookstores or events. Because every order is printed on-demand, there are no minimum orders.

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Lulu Among Shopify's Top 10 POD Services

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