Save time, money & frustration on your self publishing journey.

Need help with the Lulu publishing platform?

Everybody wants to write a book, these days. However, it's not as easy as it might look. The new Lulu book publishing system is a bit sensitive and requires the patience of a skilled book designer. However, if you're up for the challenge, you can totally create your own book online for free. After self-publishing 11 books with Lulu under the old and new systems, Ashan's detailed instructions and vibrant presentations will save you time and money on the front-end of your publishing journey.

The "Self Publish Your Lulu Book Like a Pro" online class teaches you step-by-step how to create a book project on Lulu from scratch.
  • Each video tutorial illustrates the tools you need, and what you must do to go from a blank page to a physical book in your hands.
  • Discover free or low-cost software alternatives to major brands.
  • Learn to fix common publishing errors and successfully upload your book to Lulu.

With lifetime access to these materials, you can potentially turn your new skills into a profitable side-hustle. So, let's get started!

Course Curriculum

    1. Video: Popular POD Companies

    2. Text: Which Publisher to Use?

    3. Quiz: Self-publishing

    1. Video: Software You Need

    2. Slides: Software You Need

    3. Video: Installing Fonts

    1. Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

    2. Free Alternatives to Adobe PDF

    1. Video: Software You Need

    2. Slides: Software You Need

    3. Video: Setting Up the Book Interior in MS Word

    4. Download: 6x9 Book Template

    5. Download: 6x9 Interior Style Guide

    6. Video: Creating Your PDF

    1. Video: sRGB Print Settings

    2. Video: Image Settings for Printing

About this course

  • $227.00
  • 60 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Weekly Study Time: 2-4 hours
    Estimated Course Completion:
    4-6 weeks
    24 Course Hours

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Duration: Lifetime Access
    Certificate of Completion


  • Why should I take your classes?

    Develop design, communication, and media skills that people pay for on a regular basis. Build your résumé with marketable skills and earn more money. Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based business. Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging media content.

  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    Our courses have taken copious amounts of time and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills.

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    Certificates are immediately auto-generated when you complete 100% of the course, and can be downloaded from your student dashboard in PDF format. If you cannot retrieve your certificate, contact the Director.

  • Can I pay for someone else to take the class?

    Yes, absolutely. You can gift the class by paying for the fee, but allowing someone else to complete the course. In this case, you will click the “Buy” button on the course landing page, and pay for the class as usual. But, do not enter the class! Ignore the welcome message in your inbox. Instead, forward your payment receipt to the Director's email address along with a note that includes the first name, last name, and email address of the person who will actually enroll in the class. The Director will manually enroll the student, which means they will have direct access to the course content without paying the fee, because you have already paid for them. Contact the Director for further guidance.

  • Why am I seeing a "welcome back, sign in before purchase” message?

    At some point, you probably signed up for a free preview and the system recognizes your email address. You have two options to bypass this message and continue with your purchase: 1) Clear your browsing data. Use your current system recognized email address and try to reset your password. –OR– 2) First, clear your browsing data. Refresh the course landing page and retry your purchase. When you get to the payment screen, use a different email address and a different password. If you can use a different computer or a mobile device, this will also help to totally clear any previous visits. This way, you won't get that welcome message and you can pay as normal.

Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton


Ashan R. Hampton served as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She proudly cherishes the distinction of being the first African American female graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at:

Pricing Options

Course content dripped weekly.