Attention aspiring writers! Tired of laboring over query letters only to have them rejected by one publisher after another? Now you can have your projects published through www.lulu.com. The major difference between Lulu and a traditional publisher is that Lulu is a Print on Demand (POD) service. Take the online tour of Lulu to familiarize yourself with the publishing process. The books are only printed when someone buys them. It doesn’t cost anything to publish a basic book; however, if you want to invest in the quality of your work, Lulu offers a marketplace of services including pre-publishing, graphics, publishing, and marketing. Lulu does not do any formatting or editing of the material. They are strictly a marketplace for various forms of media including books, music, and video. The author sets the royalty and Lulu keeps a small commission. The author retains the copyright over all of their content, which is automatically copyrighted when you write it. There is no need to register it with the government. Royalties are paid out on a quarterly basis around the 15th of the month. The author has complete creative control over their work and Lulu is only profitable if you are. That is the philosophy behind the company, which was founded in 2002 by Bob Young. Prior to starting Lulu, Mr. Young co-founded Red Hat, an open source software company. Like Lulu, the principle behind Red Hat was putting normal, every day people in control of technology. Lulu takes a lot of the mystery out of publishing a book or anything else the creator wishes for the world to see. There are helpful tools and links on their site if anyone ever has any questions. The FAQ is extensive and there is an online community and a Lulu Experts Blog full of tips for promoting your work. Also, you can just browse and buy content if you are more interested in reading than writing.