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Custom Book Genres and Printing Styles

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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 book size for each genre? At BookBaby, our custom book printing will allow you to print for any genre or style. Whether it's literary fiction, history books, romance novels, or short stories, BookBaby allows authors create books in a variety of styles.

Use this page as your compass and easily find your perfect fit within our premium selection of quality book styles for different book genres.

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

What are the popular book genres?

Through self-publishing, authors have completely transformed the book market by being able to reach readers directly and independently of traditional publishing institutions. The following list includes popular self-publishing book groups:

  • Romance: The romance genre remains extremely popular in all areas of publishing, and self-published romance novels have been a huge success. Authors have a wide range of options to explore due to the many subplots of contemporary romance, history love, supernatural love, and so on. By engaging directly with readers, romance authors can build a devoted following and a thriving business.
  • Mystery: Books in this genre have a history of captivating readers, and self-publishing has given authors a platform to create compelling stories in this genre. Self-published mystery writers have had tremendous success writing everything from mystery thrillers to psychological thrillers to crime fiction. The genre has always appealed to readers for its addictive qualities, intriguing stories, and fascinating characters.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy: These two have always been popular genres, and self-publishing has given writers new ways to delve into these universes. These genres have attracted devoted fans who crave original experiences and innovative storytelling. Self-published authors in this category often find success through creating a series, allowing them to create larger universes and draw readers to more books.
  • Nonfiction: The self-publishing industry has seen a huge growth in nonfiction books, especially self-help books and memoirs. Self-published authors can cover key topics that resonate with their target audience because readers are always looking for knowledge and inspiration. Nonfiction books are viable options for self-publishing success because they can provide helpful advice, guidance, and inspiration.

While these genres have been very successful in their publishing, it is important to remember that the market is constantly changing and that consumers may be interested in other genres as well. The secret to your eventual success lies in creating an interesting story for your target demographic.

Why BookBaby is your best choice for printed books

Book printing and self-publishing can be a complicated business. That's why we're dedicated to making your journey from writer to author as easy as possible for different genres. Our custom book printing services provide everything you need to make the printed book of your dreams:

  • The only 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee
  • Amazing customer service from self-publishing experts
  • High quality, full-color in-house book printing

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

Don't see a style that fits your needs?

No worries! At BookBaby, we specialize in custom book printing so we can still make your book just the way you want it.

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