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RuneQuest Essentials and Hessaret's Treasure are now available as Print on Demand titles from our Lulu store.
 
 
The quality of POD titles from Lulu has impressed me recently and so I have decided to release a limited number of titles via Lulu as print on demand books. We've started with 'Hessaret's Treasure' and will be adding, in due course, 'RuneQuest Essentials', 'Secrets of Blood Rock' and 'The Taskan Empire'.

When a current print title, such as 'Book of Quests', depletes its conventional print run, we'll migrate the title to Lulu so that it remains available in a print form. Smaller releases, such as scenarios or shorter books, will be offered in PDF on our store, at DrivethruRPG, and as POD via Lulu. Larger titles, such as 'Mythic Britain', 'Shores of Korantia', 'Adventures in Glorantha' and so on will remain as traditional print books available through us and FLGSs.

Marketing our works in this way gives us extended presence. Previously, I haven't been overly impressed with POD books, but a couple of recent Lulu purchases have changed my mind and test runs of a couple of our own titles convinced me.

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I tested both Lulu and Drivethru/Lightning Press when we first got ready to publish RQ6. Lulu was fine, but didn't offer hardcover. Lightning Press offered hardcover, but the quality was shocking. No transparency on images and the binding on the HC completely broke within a year. This is why I don't offer DTRPG POD.

 

But the recent Lulu books are printer-grade. Good, crisp detail and overall well worth the money. The set-up process is also much improved. I hope this continues. Plus, Lulu offer distribution into Amazon and Barnes and Noble, which DTRPG doesn't.

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I just received my copy of Hessaret's Treasure on Saturday. The quality is what I would expect from any other print book. The cover is thick and doesn't appear that it would be prone to warping like some of the earlier books I ordered years ago. Heck, I would go so far as to say that its better than some game books that I purchased that went with normal printing methods. The binding is tight, and the interior art is sharp and crisp. If anyone is having second thoughts on purchases through Lulu, I would recommend them based on this purchase.

 

Thanks Loz and Pete for going this route, I want all my books in print if possible, and while I did purchase it in PDF previously, I was bummed that (at the time), I didn't think I would have a dead tree version. So while another tree may have given its life in the pursuit of gaming, it was not given in vain.

 

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Nope. I ordered a set of books for some friends in Germany from my home in Canada. They printed and shipped in two weeks, arriving in time for Christmas, and at a price that was peanuts compared with the standard postage costs from Canada Post or the US. No customs was payable and no delays - and Germany has brutal customs requirements.

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