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Novel Publishing & Printing

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Novel Printing

How to get your novel published

Many dream of writing their own novel, releasing the stories trapped within their minds. But you, you actually ran the gauntlet and made it from the first sentence, to the first draft, through endless revisions, all the way to the final manuscript.

Was it painful? Yes. Was it demanding? You bet. Was it worth it? Absolutely! And now that you’ve done the hard part, we’ll show you how to bring it on home and get your novel published.

When you print and publish your novel with BookBaby, you’ll have every tool you’ll need to bring your story to life. From editing to marketing, we make self-publishing simple.

I was so glad that BookBaby was willing to work with me and really listen to my ideas.

Lauren Lynne, Young Adult Author

So what’s next? There are a few essential parts to the book making process that you need to consider before your novel is printed and published.

  • Page formatting: Don’t let a disjointed page structure keep readers from enjoying your novel. Our professional interior book design and formatting services are custom designed to match your book’s theme and message. Learn more.
  • Paper quality: We’ll help you find the right paper stock for your page-turner. No matter what your book style or genre, we have an option that’s perfect for your book. Learn more.
  • Cover design: Your novel’s cover should reflect your book’s theme. And we have the design team to realize your vision. Our designers will combine your ideas with their expertise to create a one-of-a-kind book cover. Learn more.

Your novel can become a beautifully printed reality in just 5 days.

Choose the style and binding for your custom novel

We offer both softcover and hardcover printing options in a variety of sizes and paper stocks. Novel printing options include perfect binding or hardcover (casebound). Print from a PDF or have us design your book cover and book interior. Here are some of our most popular styles:

Pocket Book 4.25" x 6.87"

Pocket Book 4.25" x 6.87"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Digest 5.5" x 8.5"

Digest 5.5" x 8.5"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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US Trade 6" x 9"

US Trade 6" x 9"

Hardcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Edit or regret it.

Give your manuscript the love it deserves with a professional editor.

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What is perfect binding?

Perfect Binding is the adhesive-based book binding style of choice for most softcover books. After the back folds have been cut off, the pages are bound by gluing, instead of stitching or stapling, like in a magazine. BookBaby requires a minimum of 40 pages for perfect bound book printing.

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Publish and sell your novel

BookBaby authors can now publish and sell their printed books and eBooks in the world’s biggest bookstores. We’ll convert your novel into an eBook, sell it digitally in 60+ stores, and with our new Print On Demand technology you can now sell your novel (one-by-one) directly to your readers. And you can do it all without having to pay for large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

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Get a single press proof of your book made for just $99!

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100 Digest 5.5” x 8.5”

Softcover, perfect binding, 60lb natural paper stock, gloss cover finish, 100 full-color pages.

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Multiple trim sizes and options based on your book genre.

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Build your book from scratch with a range of trim sizes, book cover designs and finishes, bindings, paper stock options, and print types.

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