Print-on-demand is a process for printing books (and other products) with little to no waste or upfront cost. Instead of printing thousands of copies of your book, print-on-demand can produce a single book at a time. Inventory is a thing of the past.

Lulu is one of the best print-on-demand companies. Lulu specializes in print-on-demand books and calendars, making it easy for authors, creators, and businesses to automate printing and shipping while minimizing upfront costs.

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 is built on a free-to-use, print-on-demand API, enabling the sale, printing, and fulfillment of books on any platform. We offer free integrations with ecommerce services like Shopify, Wix, and WooCommerce, as well as the option to directly connect to the print API.

You’ll also have the option to sell on Lulu’s Bookstore and use our global distribution service to list your book on retail sites like Amazon.

How Does Print-On-Demand Work?

The Order Import Tool

Lulu's Order Import Tool is a free service found in your Lulu account to place multiple orders at once. Simply upload a CSV with your customer’s shipping and order information and we’ll print and dropship your books to readers globally.

Connect to the Lulu 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 to fulfill book orders.

What is Print-On-Demand?

Print-on-Demand Books

Order Icon
Print Icon
Ship Icon
Lulu Logo

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.

Lulu Press Logo

Copyright © 2024 Lulu Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Facebook Icon
Lulu TikTok Icon
Lulu Instagram Icon
Lulu Youtube Icon
Lulu Linkedin Icon
Lulu Blog Icon
Lulu X Icon
Lulu Podcast Icon
Certified B Corp Logo

Discover how a print-on-demand book is made. This video follows a single book, starting with the PDF file and highlighting the entire printing process.

Ship

Using a network of printers keeps fulfillment times low. Each order is automatically routed to the printer nearest your customer.

Print

Lulu’s global print network ensures we can offer the highest quality printing to your readers worldwide.

Order

Customers order from your site or Lulu’s Bookstore. The information is sent to Lulu through our Print API and routed to one of our printing facilities.

What's Your Story? Watch the full video here!

Watch Now

Selling Print-on-Demand Products

No matter how you sell your books, Lulu can automate everything from the sale to the book arriving at your customer’s door.

What's Your Story?
Watch the full video here!

How Does
Print-On-Demand Work?

The Order Import Tool

Lulu's Order Import Tool is a free service found in your Lulu account to place multiple orders at once. Simply upload a CSV with your customer’s shipping and order information and we’ll print and dropship your books to readers globally.

Connect to the Lulu 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 to fulfill book orders.

What is Print-On-Demand?

Selling
Print-on-Demand Products