Didn't see anyone mention Create-space
, i'm using them for Revolver. The do take custom cut orders, so you can to a TPB bound book in comic book dimensions, though i'm opting for a standard cut 8x10, so i can use their extended distribution option. You can get an idea of their prices using this
[scroll down for the price calculator]. For a B&W book the numbers are great. For POD, their color books are also well priced. You can get cheaper still doing a traditional run, but not much better for POD on a trade paperback. Perfect for graphic novels, and i'm doing Revolver as a 52 page quarterly with a spine so book shops and libraries will consider it so that works for me.
One of the partners in the create space set up is Lightning Source
, i've read there may be some advantages with just going to them too.
Shipping to canada can be a pain, they use DHL and UPS, UPS is ok but DHL sucks balls. And you randomly get charged duty some times and not others. Best bet is to bulk ship to one location a larger batch and use Publications Mail
to move things around canada. And if you know someone just the other side of the boarder and you can drive there, ship your stuff there withing the us and pick it up yourself to save on hassles and cash even more.