Home of The Tiny Guide to Books on Lulu

While it’s tough to find OpenOffice books in your typical physical bookstore, I’ve just discovered the wealth of options available online from self-publisher Lulu.

I’ve long known that the great OOoAuthors handbooks have been sold on Lulu, but only today did I search more broadly and discover a great cache of books self-published by OOo-savvy authors from all over the world.

Among those on my wishlist are:

Dmitri Popov’s Basic Crash Course

OOoAuthors’ 2.x Draw Guide (the 3.x version should arrive soon)

Roberto Benitez’s Database Programming with Base & Basic

And many more.

2 Responses to “ Books on Lulu”

  1. Jean Hollis Weber Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 6:16 am

    A direct link to a page of OOoAuthors books is

    Using your search link turned up the interesting (and news to me) fact that someone has republished the books at outrageously high prices ($100 for a download that’s free from us, and $50 for a printed copy that we are selling for around $20). I can’t imagine why that pricing. I mean, under the Creative Commons license republishing is allowed, but why would someone charge so much? If they were doing a colour version, the printed copy would be much more expensive than ours to produce, but the download?

    And I notice whoever it is, is using “OOoAuthors” as their store name, thus appearing to say it’s the “real” store. I note there is no contact information given on that other store.

  2. Jean Hollis Weber Says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Follow-up to my previous comment: I just looked again at the other set of OOoAuthors books and realise that they are full US-letter-size pages, not the smaller format that I use for publishing the books. So they would cost a bit more to produce in a printed version.