is expanding the reach of its self-publishing venture by adding a printer in Australia.

The facility will enable customers in Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand to get printed books, materials and other self-published merchandise more quickly and cheaply, the company said. has more than 1.3 million users spread across 80 countries.

Writers, musicians, poets and other artists use to self-publish their works. Both the artist and share in royalties.

"With this outstanding printer joining the Lulu printing network, customers in this area no longer have to pay more for shipping than they often did for the book,” said Andrew Pate, vice president for global fulfillment at “They will also receive their Lulu creations quicker from technology that delivers the best of breed print quality in the industry.”