Lulu.com Partners with The Life Writer; Empowers Anyone to Tell His or Her Story
Self-publisher and new Web application make it easy to seamlessly publish life-story memoirs.
Raleigh, NC (February 21, 2011) – Lulu.com, the leader in self-publishing, announced today a partnership with The Life Writer, a company dedicated to the idea that everyone has a story to tell. Using The Life Writer’s online Composer application, along with Lulu.com’s free online publishing tools and print-on-demand technology, creators are able to capture their memories into customizable memoirs and share their life-stories more easily and affordably than ever before.
“Many people think that their life isn’t special enough to preserve in a book,” says Teri DeVincent, co-founder of The Life Writer. “Our first project was actually for my own 90-year-old father. His story was not only special – it was extraordinary. The experience was so positive we decided to provide the same service to others and by partnering with Lulu, a company equally dedicated to helping people share their stories, we’ve made that possible.”
Through the partnership, customers can design the cover of their book and print as many copies as they need with no minimum print-runs. By answering a series of simple questions in the Life Writer’s Composer application, creators can easily write and publish a life-story memoir, add photos, print in black and white or full color, pick hardbound or softbound, and have a finished book delivered right to their door.
The Life Writer Composer was built, in part, using Lulu.com’s Open-Publishing APIs (Application Programmer Interfaces), which act much like Lego® blocks to enable authors, publishers, businesses, and developers alike to create custom publishing solutions, powered by Lulu.com, and marketed under their own brands.
“We are excited to partner with The Life Writer,” says Bruce Cabral, senior vice president of marketing at Lulu.com. “The Composer is an exciting new application that really showcases the value of combining customized content with Lulu’s open-publishing APIs to create a truly unique product for the customer.”
To try The Life Writer’s Composer App and start a book for free, visit: http://www.thelifewriter.com.
About Lulu.com: Lulu.com is a one-stop shop where – with a few clicks of a button – authors of all types can publish their content for free and sell it to buyers worldwide through a growing network of retail markets electronically or in print. Since being founded in 2002, Lulu.com has helped over 1.1 million creators in over 200 countries and territories publish their remarkable works, making Lulu.com the number one source for indie content on premier channels including Amazon.com, the iBookstore℠, and Barnes and Noble.