Finally got the info from Lulu I needed so after much to-ing and fro-ing I now have the Great Deep file uploaded there and ready to be sent to the IBookstore and Barnes and Noble stores. At least, they are pending release there, under review.
For anyone else in Australia who has the same problems as I did being able to fully finish the publication process on Lulu because of price verification problems, the solution, as explained by Lulu support, is this–the price won’t verify if you are on the Lulu Australia store page(which is what it defaults to if you simply put in the Lulu URL. Scroll down to the bottom of that intro page and change the store location to United Kingdom(which is what I was told). Hey presto, problem solved.
Also what I didn’t know was I needed a different ISBN to the one I’d used with Kindle and Kobo. Here’s what Lulu said: ‘According to ISBN regulations, each version of a book must have a unique ISBN. For instance, a hardcover, a softcover, a 2nd edition, an ePub eBook, and a .Mobi eBook would each require a unique ISBN. A unique ISBN distinguishes between different versions of a book, helping customers to be sure that they are ordering the book and version they want.
You are of course more than welcome to bring your own ISBN or add a free Lulu ISBN.’
I brought my own, as I prefer to control the publication and distribution, and as I’d bought a set of 10 ISBNS from Thorpe Bowker I simply assigned a new one.
The book’s available direct from the Lulu store now and hopefully soon from IBookstore and B and N.