Do you want to publish your book on Lulu?

Need help with the new system?

Everybody wants to write a book, these days. However, it's not as easy as it might look. Lulu's new 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 DIY your Lulu book project from beginning to end! 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!
lulu self-publishing online courses

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to your self-publishing journey!

    • Video: Viewing Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe PDF

  • 2

    Knowledge Check

    • Quiz: Self-publishing

  • 3

    Lulu Book File Settings

    • Video: sRGB Print Settings

    • Video: Image Settings for Printing

  • 4

    Free Book Templates

    • Text: DIY Template Update

    • Text: Lulu Book Templates

  • 5

    Lulu: MS Word Formatting

    • Video: Software You Need

    • Slides: Software You Need

    • Video: Setting Up the Book Interior in MS Word

    • Download: 6x9 Book Template

    • Download: 6x9 Interior Style Guide

    • Video: Creating Your PDF

  • 6

    Lulu Book Cover Tutorial

    • Update: LULU ISBN

    • Video: ISBN svg Conversion to jpg

    • Video: Create a Lulu Book Cover

    • Video: Flatten Cover to PDF

    • PDF: Practice Lulu Book Template

    • Slides: Lulu Cover Examples

  • 7

    Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • PDF: Practice Lulu Cover Template

  • 8

    MS WORD Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Creating Your Cover

    • Practice Lulu Cover Template

  • 9

    Fixing Lulu Error Messages

    • Video: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Slides: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Video: Fixing Lulu Issues

    • Video: Fixing Page Layout Errors

    • Video: Fixing Book Cover Issues

    • Video: Fixing PDF File Issues

    • Video: Fixing Font Issues

    • Video: Fixing Fuzzy Images

  • 10

    Lulu: Upload Your Book

    • Video: Preflight Before Uploading

    • Video: Lulu Book Upload

    • Video: Your Final Review

  • 11

    Before You Finish

    • Proofreading Books

    • Grammar Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

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.

  • Video Lessons

  • Book Templates & Quizzes

  • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).


  • 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, soul energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • Do you offer any other classes?

    Yes! We offer a variety of grammar, writing, public speaking and grant writing classes for all levels of student in a convenient online format. Click "All Courses" above on this page, or head to

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program 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: