Self-Publisher Lulu Announces Google Drive Integration
While Google’s Drive’s feature list is making headlines, one feature many may not be aware of is Drive’s integration with self-publisher Lulu.
Lulu announced integration between the Lulu One-Click Publishing app and the newly released Google Drive on Tuesday — a combination that will allow you to create and collaborate on a project in Google Drive and then publish that project through Lulu with a single click.
“Integrating the Lulu One-Click Publishing app with Google Drive is just another way Lulu is working to remove limitations for creators and making publishing easier than ever before,” says Bob Young, CEO and founder of Lulu.com. “Now people can edit content or collaborate on a project with a friend or colleague, then seamlessly publish it so we can all benefit from their remarkable works.”
The app supports an array of different file formats including PDF, DOC, DOCX, and TXT, and can accept multiple files simultaneously — so you can upload your next literary masterpiece one chapter at a time if you’d like.
Documents on Google Drive can be published as PDF e-books, or be converted into print books on Lulu.com that can then be sold on the site. Writers keep 90% of the proceeds of each book sold, and keep full creative and copyright control over those publications.
Lulu is also working on expanding its content creation and distribution options for the app, with plans to add the ability to create print books directly from Google Drive, as well as sell titles created on Google Drive through other outlets such as Amazon.com, iBookstore, and the Nook Bookstore.
You can check out and install the app by following a link on Lulu’s webpage.
What do you think about Lulu’s Google Drive integration? Can you see yourself publishing directly from Google Drive? Let us know in the comments.