WARNING: About Barnes & Noble, "Stork Media" and Lulu. I found a listing for one of my books at B&N supposedly selling for $40.68 for a paperback. I contacted my publisher, who contacted B&N and they found out about this "Stork Media" thing. Here is the first message she sent me back: "There are a couple of these companies. What they do is list the book, and then if it sells, they order a copy from Amazon, and pay for the overnight or two day shipping. They still will make an almost 100% profit. If they list 10,000 books like this, even if they sell to just a couple dozen suckers a day they make a mint.
We (and other booksellers) have been fighting with Barnes and Noble and Amazon to require these sellers to list the books as "used but excellent" or "used but unread" or something, and that only original publishers or their authorized agents can sell books as "new" but so far no luck."
The publisher did some more checking and this is the second message she sent me: "There's nothing we can do about it, we've checked. Once "Stork Media" buys the book they can do whatever they want with it, burn it, use it for toilet paper, OR resell it . Now there is some suspicion that at least some of these places are buying epubs, and then actually PRINTING the books at Lulu, buying them, and reselling them. MAJOR no-no, but as long as they keep the listing at Lulu private it's unlikely they will ever get caught. Lulu has gotten some flack for it.
Amazon won't let you upload just anything to Book Surge / Create Space which is Amazon's print on demand service. They do check and demand some proof about rights, but Lulu doesn't do any checks at all on what you try to print."
Interesting and disgusting!