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BookBaby vs. DiggyPOD

Which self-publisher should you trust with your book project?

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It’s a tough question to answer when you’re a first-time author who’s looking to get their book published in an affordable, timely manner. Independent authors frequently ask us which company—BookBaby or DiggyPOD—is really the best choice for their book? Let’s take a look at the differences and you can decide for yourself.

They have web pages. We have people.

Yes, all self-publishing companies should be providing insightful tips, techniques, and news to help independent authors succeed. But sometimes you need more assistance—a professional hand to help you complete your book.

BookBaby has a team of experts for every stage in your self-publishing journey—copy and line editing, cover design, interior formatting, book marketing, metadata optimization, and even a personalized online storefront. Our trustworthy customer service team will be there to help you out along the way.

When you look up BookBaby on Trustpilot, it’s easy to see why our customers give us high ratings. We’re an ethical company that stands by our products. Contrarily, DiggyPOD reviews don’t even exist on Trustpilot. There is no reliable way to see what their customers truly have to say about their self-publishing experiences.

Printing is one thing. Distribution is another ballgame.

Printing is one thing. Distribution is another ballgame.

Self publishing almost always includes distribution to stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many others. While DiggyPOD doesn’t offer authors any book distribution services, BookBaby has the world’s biggest book distribution network.

We deliver your books (both printed books and eBooks) to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, and hundreds of other online and brick and mortar stores across the world. If you want your eBook or Printed Book to be discovered by readers, BookBaby is your clear choice.

BookBaby’s Print On Demand program

Additionally, BookBaby’s Print On Demand program is the best way to affordable print and sell books. With on demand printing, authors can distribute their books to readers without having to buy and store hundreds of books on their own. Print On Demand allows authors the freedom to market and sell their books around the world without having to worry about storing, shipping, or having enough books in stock.

While DiggyPOD does offer a print-on-demand service, they’re not up front about the many retail outlets that they partner with. In contrast, BookBaby tells it like it is. With BookBaby, your book will be available to Amazon, Powell’s Books, Books-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble, as well as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, NACSCORP, Bookazine, Diamond Comic, BPDI, Christian Book Distributors, and 50+ others.

Your can make bank with BookBaby.

Make more money selling your book through BookBaby.

BookBaby pays out the highest royalties in the self publishing industry. We’ve negotiated advantageous eBook royalty rates for authors selling through websites like Amazon, where the bulk of self-published author income comes from. And we take zero commission, meaning more profit for you.

BookBaby authors make even more when they sell their printed books on Bookshop™—your very own eCommerce selling page. You can make up to 50% royalties – the highest in the Print On Demand marketplace.

Expand your reach and generate royalties through audiobooks

Expand your reach and generate royalties through audiobooks

Creating and selling a book that readers can read and listen to is every author’s dream. With DiggyPOD publishing, no audiobook conversion services are offered. In contrast, BookBaby makes the dream a reality.

Self-published authors can convert their eBooks or printed books into an audiobook without spending $10,000+ and months of production time! Offering over 60 different voices in 75 different languages, BookBaby’s exclusive audiobook publishing process is fast and easy. Best of all, BookBaby helps you sell your book on your Bookshop page and pays out the highest royalties in the marketplace.

Smart and friendly customer support

Smart and friendly customer support

Our Publishing Specialists are based right here in the USA, ready to answer your questions by phone (1-877-961-6878) and email from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Let’s see how we stack up

Here's a side-by-side comparison of BookBaby vs. DiggyPOD:

BookBaby DiggyPOD
Book printing Yes Yes
Print On Demand YesIncluding Amazon, B&N, Powell’s, and 50+ more stores, domestically and globally. Yes
Printed book formatting Yes No
Printed book cover design Yes No
eBook cover design Yes No
eBook conversion YesIncluding format proofs No
Audiobook conversion Yes No
eBook distribution YesIncluding Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, and 50+ other stores around the world. No
Personalized eCommerce selling page Yes No
Royalties YesUp to 85% for eBooks sold on Bookshop. Up to 50% on Printed books sold on Bookshop. No
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If you're not thrilled with our work—whether it's eBook conversion, cover design, or print quality—we'll work with you until you are. That's our publishing promise to you.

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