Custom Graphic Novels

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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
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POD ready
Comic Book 6.625" x 10.25"

Comic Book 6.625" x 10.25"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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Letter 8.5" x 11"

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Softcover, Perfect Binding, 60lb natural
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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

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

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.

Keep 100% of your net eBook sales

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.

Apple Bookstore

Most graphic novel 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.
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