We’re stocked with paper and ready to print your book today. Start building your book now.
All orders with eBook or POD distribution placed in the month of February 2022 are automatically entered to win a $2,500 Ads for Authors Display campaign to help promote your book!

Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.

Custom Graphic Novel Printing

Captivate your readers with stunning visual storytelling through custom graphic novel printing. Free shipping included!

Get started

What is a graphic novel?

A graphic novel is story or collection of comics content, often hand-drawn and presented in a visually stunning comic-strip format, published as a self-contained book. Most graphic novels are fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized works, and commonly perfect bound to distinguish themselves from shorter periodical-style, saddle-stitched comic books. Because graphic novels are usually sleek, intricate and often colorful collections of many smaller bodies of work, they tend to fetch a higher price point when sold online or at conventions.

Artistic expression at its finest

BookBaby is the easiest way to publish and print a graphic novel or manga. Authors producing their very own custom graphic novel care about one thing: superior quality. The experienced technicians at BookBaby know how to deliver everything from perfect color accuracy to crisp, gorgeous black and white pages. We offer truly premium printing options, including 80lb gloss stock, perfect binding, a high-gloss cover finish, and standard graphic novel trim sizes like 6.625" x 10.25" and 8.5” x 11". And when you’re ready to distribute and sell your custom-printed graphic novels, we also offer Print On Demand-ready trim sizes so you can sell direct to your fans without the worry of warehousing your books.

What I enjoyed most about working with BookBaby was the simplicity of customer service. They worked closely with us making sure that everything was done in a timely manner and when we got the final product, we were blown away.

Dawud Anyabwile, Co-creator and Illustrator of Brotherman Revelation

Your graphic novel invites readers to enter a fascinating world filled with vibrant color and in-depth imagery.

Choose the style and binding that’s right for your graphic novel printing

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

US Trade 6" x 9"

US Trade 6" x 9"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
Get started

POD ready
Comic Book 6.625" x 10.25"

Comic Book 6.625" x 10.25"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
Get started

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
Get started

POD ready
What makes a great graphic novel?

What makes a great graphic novel?

When creating your graphic novel or manga, it’s important to be a strategic risk-taker. Create something that’s unlike any other book on the market. Writers write what they know, and your perspective is entirely your own. So, be original with your content. Create characters that readers will never forget. However, be strategic with your form. Colors, spacing, font sizes, borders, gutters, line art, and any other artistic elements, should be purposefully implemented to ensure that the soul of your graphic novel fits its body.

We’ll work closely with you to ensure that your graphic novel is the perfect balance of structure and creative expression. Our team of Publishing Specialists also will help you choose the most effective time to release your book so that the timing is right to maximize sales.

How to self-publish and distribute your graphic novel

Creating a graphic novel is enough work. Between writing, illustrating, and strategizing to make language and art coexist, you have your hands full. So why not make the self-publishing process easy? Graphic novels that are 6” x 9” or 8.5” x 11” are eligible for our Print On Demand (POD) program. When someone orders your book, it gets shipped directly to them. There’s no need to worry about print runs or inventory! We take complete care of the book distribution. Learn more

Book cover design sells books

Even as a talented writer and artist, it’s important to get a second set of eyes to look at your cover art and make sure that it’s the best reflection of your book. Work with our BookBaby graphic designers to create a cover that’ll make an unforgettable impression on your readers. Learn more.

The Biggest Worldwide Distribution Network

Sell your graphic novel to readers everywhere

BookBaby writers can now publish and sell their printed books and eBooks in the world’s biggest bookstores. We will convert your graphic novel into an eBook and sell it digitally in 60+ stores. We make it easy for you to not only become a self-published author, but also sell your book to readers around the world.

Fixed Layout books for Apple and Amazon

Most graphic novel books require fixed layout file conversion to turn it into an eBook. The technical experts at BookBaby can convert your high-resolution PDF files into an eBook with a Fixed Layout. This service is for Amazon and Apple Books only. We currently don't produce Fixed Layout files for the Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet. Learn more about Fixed Layout.

Try before you buy.

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

Get started
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

Tell us more about your book

Tell us more about your book

Product Image
Product Image
Back to options

Most Popular

Our recommendation based on your book genre.

Book image
100 Digest 5.5” x 8.5”

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

Starting at
$0.00
Get Started

See all trim sizes

Multiple trim sizes and options based on your book genre.

Custom
Customize your book

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

Get Started