Dropshipping Original Art (Graphic Novel)

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Hi all, new user here, with a dropshipping question: I am trying to sell the graphic novel I created from my website, using an external company to print and ship the books as they are ordered (dropshipping it). I've printed promo copies of the book using KaBlam printing, but KaBlam doesn't dropship.

Are there artists on here who are doing this? If so, what would be the best way to start? Just looking to be pointed in the right direction. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    If I were you, I'd investigate Print-on-Demand services. The largest is probably Amazon's KDP: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/ but if you look up POD book-publishing, you'll find several options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy Arrandale
    Originally Posted by Magnum Arts View Post

    Hi all, new user here, with a dropshipping question: I am trying to sell the graphic novel I created from my website, using an external company to print and ship the books as they are ordered (dropshipping it). I've printed promo copies of the book using KaBlam printing, but KaBlam doesn't dropship.

    Are there artists on here who are doing this? If so, what would be the best way to start? Just looking to be pointed in the right direction. Thanks!
    Congrats on your graphic novel.

    I'm a new self-published fiction author these past 2 years, mostly on Smashwords which only publishes ebooks, but they've merged with a Draft 2Digital this year and may have a Print On Demand feature now or soon, which I'll be looking into at some point because unlike Amazon, with Smashwords once I qualify for their Premium Catalogue by following their step-by-step formatting process (or hire someone to format my manuscript for their platform) so I have no typos and am formatted as profesisonally-looking as possible, my ebook is distributed for free to so many US and international online stores and libraries I can't count them.

    At some point I'm going to research the new Smash/D2D soon to see if they now have Print on Demand too.

    But how is your current drop shipper working for you? I know you only posted a week ago, but can you tell yet? What's the name of the company for my future reference?

    Dropshipping or Print on Demand is good for autographing too-- I've had one request for an autographed copy (as a bonus) so I need to get the book sent to me first to sign before I ship it onto the customer.
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