TriMark Press is expanding its services to graphic novel production!
We proudly introduce a new avenue for writers and illustrators to publish and share their creations to curious readers around the world. Graphic novels published by TriMark Press will be available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and its online store. If you are an author or a creative team, please continue to read about submission guidelines.
People who may not know what graphic novels are might think they’re comic books or books for kids. Although graphic novels can be created for children, it is not exclusive to an age group or genre. Complex plots, serious themes, and in-depth dialogue are among the various story elements featured. Genres other than humor can be adapted into this literary form. Therefore, adults and young adults can have a kick in reading graphic novels since they possess the conventional qualities of a story.
For FAQ’s sake, how can I publish my graphic novel with you!?
All right! All right! Read below to find common questions about publishing with TriMark!
Q: How can I schedule a meeting with TriMark Press?
A: You can either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main office number at 800-889-0693. If you wish, we can schedule a meeting via Skype.
Q: How can I send my illustrated pages?
A: Send your pages via email to email@example.com and wait for a confirmation message from one of our staff members. If you have drawn and lettered your pages traditionally, please send scans of your pages. ALL IMAGES SHOULD BE SAVED AT 300 DPI. Trust me, you won’t like your finished book to have pixelated illustrations and words.
Q: What size should my image/pages be?
A: Keep the size standard at 8.5 x 11 inches. Since graphic novels can be in various sizes, we can discuss in detail during initial meetings.
Q: What book sizes do you have available?
A: TriMark Press provides a variety of standard sizes to accommodate the presentation of your graphic novel. The sizes available include:
- 5 x 8 in
- 5.5 x 8.5 in
- 6 x 9 in
- 8.5 x 8.5 in
- 8.5 x 11.0 in
Q: Do I need to register a Library of Congress Control Number, copyright, and ISBN number before working with you?
A: Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that!
Q: Do I need to organize the pages in the book?
A: We are responsible for layout. We use InDesign to organize the pages of your graphic novel.
Q: How much does it cost to publish my book with you? How long will it take?
A: The price depends on several factors, including: page count, color, time production, and marketing. Quotes are available for request after receiving the files of the book. Since our time is used to edit, organize, and register your book, it will take between two to three months. You can’t rush perfection!
Q: Will the editors add or omit text?
A: If we see an error, we will notify you before applying the change.
Q: Where will my graphic novel be sold? In a store?
A: Your book will be available for purchase on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com (by approval) and on TriMark’s online store. Your graphic novel can be sold in local stores.
Q: Is there a particular genre TriMark looks for? Romance? Action and adventure? Science fiction?
A: We are open to various genres since we provide books to various readers.
Q: Is there a contract for me to sign before we start the project?
A: Yes! You will have to sign a contract with TriMark Press after you approve our partnership with you!
Please click here to visit our Graphic Novel Submission page. Have some snacks ready because the submission page will be a good read!