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When you're just starting out, finding the right book style can feel like navigating a maze. Should your book be hardcover or is paperback a better match? What paper stock should I choose? Is there a standard size for my genre? These are all great questions that every author needs to know. Use this page as your compass and easily find your perfect fit within our premium selection of quality book styles.
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“For anyone looking to publish, I would definitely say consider BookBaby. I had a great experience and would definitely look forward to working with them in the future. ”
– Charmisse M. Owens, Self-Help Author
Book printing can be a complicated business. That's why we're dedicated to making your journey from writer to author as easy as possible. We provide everything you need to make the printed book of your dreams:
The first question and most important question that you must ask your book printer:Do you use ink jet printers or toner-based printers? Here’s the difference:
Inkjet printing is usually sold as Standard Color or Economy Color. It uses a technology where ink is literally sprayed on the page. Think of hundreds of inkjet heads in rows. As the paper passes beneath, these heads spray various amounts of color to build up the ink coverage. This is definitely not recommended for any books with color pictures or graphics. It’s virtually impossible to get crisp, precise photo-quality images. Inkjet printing is a low-cost printing process usually reserved for cheap advertisement printing like supermarket coupons.
Toner based printing is usually sold as Premium Color. BookBaby color printing is 100% toner-based printing. We have HP Indigo presses in our shop, the best of the best in new color printing technology. The HP Indigo presses use HP ElectroInk technology that produces images on a blanket using electronically charged particles in the liquid ink. The blanket acts as a shock absorber to ensure even ink transfer to the paper. The result is superior, photo quality image printing on every page.
No worries! At BookBaby, we specialize in custom book printing so we can still make your book just the way you want it.
“I have found BookBaby a very helpful resource, especially for a first-time author. From the start, they were there for me every step of the way, and when my needs had to be met by a different department, they did not leave me stranded but introduced me to the people who would help me for that part of the publishing process. I cannot praise BookBaby enough.” — Rena Schochet, BookBaby Author
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