CafePress + Randon House = Lulu

From SmartMobs:

"'...Lulu - allows authors to upload

their manuscripts onto the site, where they can be printed off and sold

individually as and when wanted. The same principal applies to other

creative works that can be loaded onto the Lulu site, such as music,

photos, calendars, and book can be printed off at a time

eliminates the need for a minimum print-run to achieve profit, or

indeed the danger of huge piles of remaindered copies being left


Via BBC" Well,

there goes my need to create an online vanity publisher. I hate it when

my bright ideas already exist.

Like the rejection letter said: "A great many of the ideas that may seem

innovative...are in fact overfamiliar to readers more

experienced in the field." And the hits just keep on comin'!

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