If you’ve been thinking of buying any of the Cites & Insights books–e.g., the annual bound volumes (which are now the only way to get the annual index), which directly support C&I, or any of the other books, this week may be an interesting time.
Lulu’s having a “mystery sale” through April 6, 2012. No coupon codes. You just shop, and each time you add something to your basket, it shows how much of a discount you’re getting. (I have NO idea what those discounts will be, but I note that Lulu’s frequent coupon-based sales are generally in the 15% to 20% range, sometimes up to 25%. Note that in all cases I get the revenue I normally would: The discount comes out of Lulu’s overhead.)
So, well, give it a try.
PS: While you’re at it, this week would be a good time to buy the casebound (hardback) edition of The Librarian’s Guide to Micropublishing, by itself or in combination with one or more C&I books: You’ll also get the mystery sale. (Just at a guess, you might save enough to make the hardback cost the same as the paperback…although there’s no guarantee.)
And if you’ve been turned off by Lulu’s registration requirement in the past: That’s gone. You can now buy books without opening a Lulu account.