Lulu’s Global Distribution service sends your print and ebook to retailers for listing on their website. For ebooks, this includes all the most popular retail channels like Amazon, iBookstore, Google, and Kobo.

Retail Channels

As of October 2020, we’ve updated the retail channels included in our Global Distribution service. Part of this update included removing CoreSource as one of our distributors.

Previously, CoreSource acted as a distribution aggregate for Lulu; connecting your ebook to a variety of smaller retail channels. Any large retailer previously serviced by CoreSource is now directly listed with Lulu. This direct relationship means less profit sharing and more control over listings.

The following channels are included in Global Distribution for ebooks:

  • Amazon
  • iBookstore (Apple)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Kobo
  • Scribd
  • Libri
  • Gardners

Publishing For Distribution

Creating an ebook for distribution requires adhering to all standards for all retailers. To ensure your ebook is accepted on your first submission, please read and carefully follow our Mandatory Ebook Distribution Requirements.

Note: All ebooks submitted for Global Distribution must be manually reviewed by our staff to ensure they comply with our more exacting retail channels. The ebook is also reviewed by retailers based on their individual requirements. 
This can result in a delay of up to 8 weeks from the time you submit your ebook until it appears for sale on retail channels.