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Self-Publishing for Independent Authors

Discover the essential tools for a professional self-publishing experience

Self-publish your book

If you have questions, call us at 856-460-8069 or
schedule an appointment with one of our friendly,
helpful publishing specialists

Self-Publishing Packages

Choose the package that’s right for you

Our self-publishing packages are fully customizable and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Prices include: Perfect bound softcover books in digest or trade trim sizes, 300 page count, 60lb. natural stock, black text interior, and gloss cover finish.

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Upgrade to the Premium Publishing Package, which includes editing, printing, distribution, design, and marketing.

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To get started, call 856-460-8069

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Or schedule an appointment with one of our friendly, helpful publishing specialists.

Custom Printed Books

Self-Publishing Packages include 25 printed books (300 pg, 6x9, softcover, black interior), which are perfect for author signings. But if you want to customize your order and get more bulk printed books upfront, no problem.

Print On Demand (POD)

BookBaby creates a streamlined publishing process with Print on Demand. Print On Demand is the most affordable way to get your book directly to readers. When readers order your book, we print and ship your book straight to them, earning you worldwide book sales without worrying about large print runs, inventory storage, or shipping.


Enjoy more control and higher royalty rates with your personalized online storefront to sell your book directly to readers.

  • You make 50% royalties on your retail price—up to 3x more than other self-publishing options.
  • You get paid faster—just days after your book is ordered.
  • Your printed book is guaranteed to be available.
  • Your book is up for sale within a few days of your finalized book printing order.

New! Bookshop Promotion Bundle

A Deluxe Package exclusive worth $399.

The Bookshop Promotion Bundle puts your book front and center:

  • As a New Release on the front page of the Bookshop Store for one week.
  • In a Bookshop Discovery email sent to thousands of book buyers browsing for new titles.
  • On the popular Bookshop Facebook feed with a direct link to your sales page.

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Expert eBook Conversion

Avoid the stress that comes with using clunky eBook converters and take your manuscript to the digital world with our hands-on book publishing team of professionals. Your eBook includes:

  • A formatted proof to approve before your eBook is completed.
  • Compatibility with all popular eReaders, including the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, and mobile devices.
  • Lifetime customer support from dependable publishing specialists.

Cover Design

Through our self-publishing platform, we can also help you create a unique book design. Our knowledgeable designers will create a book cover that nabs attention on bookshelves and in online retail shops. Professional cover design (for both print book & eBook formats) is included with your Complete Self-Publishing Package.

Printed book distribution

Selling your book in a real bookshop feels good. But selling your book in the biggest stores to readers all over the world? That’s a dream come true for any independent author. And that’s just what we deliver. Take your printed book everywhere your readers are with our global network of leading booksellers.

Global eBook Distribution

Reach millions of readers on Amazon and across the globe with the largest eBook retail network around. You also keep 100% of your publishing rights and net eBook sales from online retailers. BookBaby takes zero commission.

Social Media Ads for Authors

Thanks to social media, announcing your book to the world is easier than ever. Our social media experts will create a professional ad campaign that targets readers likely interested in buying your book on Facebook & Instagram or LinkedIn.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

You’ll receive two unique ISBN barcodes, for both your printed book & eBook, so retail stores can identify your title in the marketplace and report your sales accordingly. Learn more.


Every book needs a great editor, and luckily, you won’t have to go far to find one when you self-publish with BookBaby. You can add on our editing services at an affordable price, which include line editing, copy editing, and proofreading, all done by an exclusive network of editors from around the world. Learn more

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

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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Frequently asked questions:

Are the publishing packages customizable?

Yes! Each of our self-publishing packages is completely customizable. No matter what you need for your book formatting or what type of budget you're working with, we have a publishing package that can be customized for you.

At BookBaby, we offer every self-publishing service you need to give your book the professionalism it deserves. You can print your books as needed with our Print On Demand service, or convert your manuscript into an eBook. If you're looking for a design that will make your book stand out on bookstore shelves, our expert design team can help. Our editing services allow you to ensure that your self-published book is perfectly polished, and our marketing services will help you to get your book in front of more readers.

Our Publishing Specialists are here to help you decide which services fit best in your self-publishing package. Contact us today at 856-460-8069, or schedule a free consultation and get your book on its way to being published!

What types of self-publishing packages are available?

We offer three different types of self-publishing packages with a variety of services:

Express. This is our lowest-tier book publishing package and includes:

  • 25 softcover books
  • eBook conversion & distribution
  • Print On Demand distribution
  • Two ISBN barcodes

Complete. This is our most popular publishing package and includes everything in the Express package, plus:

  • Professional Cover Design
  • Printed book and eBook interior formatting

Deluxe. This is our highest-tier package and includes everything in the Express and Complete Self-publishing Packages, plus services to market your book, such as:

  • Ads For Authors campaign development through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Display ads
  • Bookshop™ promotion bundle
  • Metadata optimization

How can I decide which publishing package is right for me?

Deciding on which publishing package is right for you all depends on what you're looking for in terms of your book's design and marketing options. Additionally, taking your budget into account in the long-run can be helpful when looking for different options. For example, having a professional book cover design might be an additional cost, but it will help your book showcase its professional quality from the start, which in turn could help your sales. Adding marketing expertise can help to get your book in front of a wider audience, which can be another factor in boosting your book sales.

Choosing your self-publishing package all comes down to your preferences and which services you're looking for when putting your book out into the world. If you're looking for some additional help in deciding, schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Publishing Specialists today!