Children’s Book Printing

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BookBaby will turn your vision into a gorgeous and sturdy book that parents will want to read to their children, night after night.

Let your imagination soar with bookstore-quality, full-color picture books, toddler books, chapter books, middle grade books, or YA novels. By being your own children’s book publisher you retain complete creative control over your work so your vision can become a beautiful reality. BookBaby makes it easy to order and publish a children’s book online, with our book printing templates and online ordering app. Our publishing specialists are available via phone or email to help you choose which children’s book printing style is right for you. And with our brand new Print On Demand services, you can choose to sell copies of your children’s book worldwide!

“I didn’t even realize that services like BookBaby existed, and it was exactly what I needed for this project.” — Andrea Bull, Children’s Book Author

Get the children’s book you’ve been dreaming about in 5 days flat.

Why choose BookBaby to print your children’s book? To put it simply: We print the most beautiful children’s books in the world. We’ve printed thousands of picture books, books for toddlers, early readers, and chapter books as well as novels for middle grade students and young adults. Every day we print and bind the highest-quality softcover and hardcover children’s books for authors looking to sell their own books. Many of our authors come to us so they can shop their beautifully-bound books to agents and children’s book publishers. All of our books are printed in our US-based, state-of-the-art printing facility and are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Choose the style and binding for your children’s book

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

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Portrait 8.5" x 11"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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Landscape 9" x 7"

Landscape 9" x 7"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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Square 8.5" x 8.5"

Square 10" x 10"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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Keep 100% of your net eBook sales

Publish and sell your children's book

BookBaby writers can now publish and sell their eBooks and printed books in the world’s biggest bookstores. With our new Print On Demand technology, you can now sell your printed children’s book (book-by-book) direct to your readers, without having to pay for large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

Apple Bookstore

Most children’s books require fixed layout file conversion in order 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 is for Apple Books only. We do not currently produce Fixed Layout files for the Kindle Fire or the Barnes & Noble Nook reader.
Learn more about Fixed Layout for Apple Books.

Today’s lesson: Making a successful children’s book

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Unless you are a gifted illustrator, hire an artist (or partner with one) to ensure that you have professional illustrations for your book.

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For picture books, 32 pages is the industry standard length. If you want to do something different and sell your own books, that’s fine, but if you’re hoping to get a publishing deal, stick to 32 pages.

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Join a book writing society like SCBWI and bring printed copies of your book to their national conferences. You just might meet someone who can help your career!

Still in the writing phase? Here are some helpful tips on writing children’s books.

“BookBaby did a fantastic job with our picture book. It made a huge impression and helped us get our publishing deal.”

RH Lazzell, illustrator, Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time

Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time
The art of timing

The best time for story time

A big part of your book’s success is when you plan to release it. Children’s books tend to have more sales during the holiday season, between December and January. Talk to a helpful Publishing Specialist today to determine what and when is right for you.

Try before you buy.

Get a single copy of your book made for just $39!

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