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Old 09-30-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Printing Through Lulu

Lulu is a print on demand service that allows publishers to sell physical copies of their books. If I were to upload my copies of GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders and After the End 2: The New World, but opt not to put them on the marketplace and instead have one copy of each sent to me for personal use, would that be legal? I know that we have the right to print one copy of our PDF's from Warehouse 23, but based on the purpose of the site I would potentially be using I figured the best course of action would be to ask here first.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Printing Through Lulu

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Lulu is a print on demand service that allows publishers to sell physical copies of their books. If I were to upload my copies of GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders and After the End 2: The New World, but opt not to put them on the marketplace and instead have one copy of each sent to me for personal use, would that be legal? I know that we have the right to print one copy of our PDF's from Warehouse 23, but based on the purpose of the site I would potentially be using I figured the best course of action would be to ask here first.
Hiya, aaron819,

As you noted, we have explicit permission to make a single hardcopy of any purchased PDF. The exact mechanism we choose to accomplish this would seem to be irrelevant. Myself and many others have done just that.

Good luck! Lulu can occasionally be a bit fiddly getting the PDF specs exactly right, but when it works, I quite like the end result.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Printing Through Lulu

I printed 4 compilation volumes through Lulu. There are some issues and stumbling blocks, but overall I was and still am pleased with the quality of the books and the pricing isn't bad - especially if you use one of the (many) coupons they are constantly advertising. Currently they have a 15% off Print Books coupon using code LULU15 which is good until Oct 2. They had a 25% coupon a week ago and free shipping coupon at the beginning of Sep. So I suggest you sign up to their mailing list and wait for a good coupon (lately, the 25% has been about the best they've offered.

We've had several discussion threads on Lulu. In one of them I discovered that more recently Lulu has an issue with some GURPS books and was able to suggest a way to fix it.
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