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Our Print On Demand Program is
Easy, Simple and Fast

We work hard to make self-publishing a breeze. With our easy to use tools you can have your book printed and shipped in just a few days.

From the time you place your book order - be it a single copy or a thousand books - your print on demand order will be printed in 2 - 3 business days.

There are no set up fees or hidden charges.

Unlike many Print On Demand companies, we don't have minimum order requirements, you can order one book or as many as you need. If you want to make changes to your book or cover you are welcome to do so free of charge as many times as you want.

The price on our book price calculator is not an estimated price it's the actual total and complete price guaranteed.

Programmed with Authors in mind

Our Print On Demand (POD) program was designed by authors for authors. We believe that as an author wanting to self publish you should not have to hassle with complex computer programs, pre-press and book production. We do all the heavy lifting for you expertly on the back end.

We at TheBookPatch think that a Print On Demand company should be there to assist the author, who chose to self publish, on every step of the way. We are committed to providing a top quality printed book at the lowest price with the fastest turnaround possible. And we deliver.

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Quantity Break Points (per book)
Quantity Price Discount
1 - 49 $2.77
50 - 99 $2.49 10%
100 - 249 $2.35 15%
250 - 499 $2.21 20%
500 - 999 $2.07 25%
1,000 + $1.94 30%
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The book printing technology

We have streamlined book publishing with a user friendly - no computer skills necessary - platform. With TheBookPatch tools, self-publishing your book can be done in just a few simple steps. Whether you're publishing a novel, a children's book or a corporate manual, our cutting edge online printing technology and top of the line printing will make you look like a pro every time.

TheBookPatch process enables an author - even a first time author - to successfully self-publish a professional looking book on their first try.

The cost

We at TheBookPatch do not offer expensive packages. We keep the cost down to a minimum and offer various services ala-carte. If you don't need a service why pay for it. The only thing we don't skimp on is the paper quality and top of the line printing, binding and lamination.

By self-publishing with TheBookPatch you take full control of your project -100% of your copyright and 100% of your profits are yours to keep.

So how do I Self-Publish?

After you format your manuscript to one of the 21 book sizes we support (you can download and use our FREE text and cover templates to assist you) and saved it as a PDF, you are ready to publish.

Click the Start My Book button, fill a short book detail form and upload your text PDF.

If you would prefer not to deal with the book formatting or cover design, we offer a professional paid formatting and cover design service (this is an optional service).

Next you will be prompted to generate or upload a book cover. You can upload a book cover you have or use our cover page to create one on the fly. The cover art should be in a JPEG, Tiff or PNG format.

After you review your book cover and text online and approve them you can place your book order. Order one copy or as many as you want, we print your book order in 2-3 business days and ship.

You can go back and correct your text or cover at any time and there are no fees or hidden costs involved. TheBookPatch is a self publishing and print on demand company dedicated to serve up a great book printing experience to our authors.

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Write a Book

Free Tools To Write Your Book Online

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Text Editor

TheBookPatch was developed by a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of both fiction and nonfiction. His goal was to create an online tool that would serve established as well as first time authors. It was important that the new tool be designed in keeping with the author's point of view, and not the whims of a programmer.

The result is a set of writing tools that adhere to the authors work flow from an author's prospective. A series of user friendly tools incorporated into a familiar writing platform, building on legible terms such as "Authors notes", "Chapter outlines" and "Cast of characters". The specialty items are integrated seamlessly into an online word processor that mimics Microsoft Word.

And when you are done and ready to publish your book, you just click the Publish button and TheBookPatch will generate the PDF automatically and put you on a fast track to print your book.


In addition to the specialty tabs that are unique to TheBookPatch online text editor there are additional features that can enhance authors story line and or assist in collaborating with other authors on projects online such as an amazing multi-storyline development tool, and an expandable resource tab. All of the options are book project related and can be added or removed from individual projects.

Adding the online access and backup storage along with an entire array of permissions for multi author collaboration with editors and commentators, you will find this free platform just what authors were dreaming about.

Multi Storyline

The multi-story line option is a unique tool exclusive to the TheBookPatch word processor. It allows multiple storylines to be developed consecutively from a single idea, either as varying scenarios by a single author or a collaborative effort by many simultaneously. Imagine you are writing a mystery novel and would like to explore a variety of storyline options. You can follow chapter 5A with chapter 6A and 6B and C etc'. Or you may team up with other authors, one writes the first chapter and everyone else can follow with a different chapter 2 and so on to infinity.

Access From Anywhere

TheBookPatch is in fact an online cloud-publishing tool, using the Internet as a means for authors to access their work from any computer on the web at any time. Saving your work in a secure and backed-up environment and allows you to collaborate with your co-authors/editors in real time, regardless of geographic restrictions. It also protects the data from computer failure, because the work is stored on our cloud. To provide our users extra peace of mind our system allows secondary backup of the files to your own computer with no restrictions.

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Sell a Book

In Our No Fee Bookstore

What exactly is a no fee bookstore?

We mean exactly what we say when we describe our bookstore as a no fee bookstore. If your book printing cost is $2.77 and you price your book in the bookstore to sell at $12.77 the buyer will pay us the $12.77 + shipping and handling, we keep the $2.77 printing price and pay you your $10.00 profit.

We write our authors a check around the 15th of every month for all their sales in the previous month. If your profit was less than $40 the payment will roll over until that amount is earned.

The author determines the retail price, which must be at least $0.01 above the printing cost. The author can change the book price at any time from the Book Dashboard.

Every time a book is sold from the bookstore a copy of the sale invoice (name of purchaser redacted because of privacy laws) will automatically appear in the Book Dashboard to enable the author to track their sales in real time.

There are many ways you as a self-published author can sell your books. Book fairs, local independent bookstores (they usually like to promote local talent), and of course TheBookPatch online bookstore.

How will readers find my book?

We at TheBookPatch update the search engines regularly as they send their robot crawlers to seek whatever new information we post (your book in the bookstore is new information). So if someone is looking for your book and enters the book title or the authors name in Google or any search engine there is a high probability they will be directed to your book in our bookstore.

Consider that just because an online bookstore is big, like Amazon for example, doesn’t give it a preferential search result for their books. With that in mind, doesn’t it make more sense to place your book where you pay the least and retain the most? Remember we take no fees, you get 100% of your markup.

How does TheBookPatch bookstore compare to others?

Most online bookstores such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble which charge up to 55% of the retail price of your book, (and you pay for the printing and shipping from your 45%) we at TheBookPatch charge absolutely nothing and you get to keep 100% of the profit above the printing price. And we do not mind if you sell in the other stores as well.

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To help you self-publish and sell your book, TheBookPatch team has created several downloadable buttons from your book page. These buttons can be installed on any webpage and when clicked will take you directly to your book in our bookstore. You can place a button on as many pages of your website as you want and you could even get your fans to add one to their websites to help you sell more books.

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Get Yours' Here

What is an ISBN?

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.

TheBookPatch makes ISBN's available for its members in 3 different packages:

  • Basic ISBN: Full distribution registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency
  • Enhanced ISBN: Full distribution and registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency with full upload of text PDF that enhances book search-ability in all search engines.
  • Premium ISBN: Full distribution registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency, full upload of PDF that enhances book search-ability in all search engines and a full front cover upload for all categories in books in print distribution.
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Why buy an ISBN?

ISBNs are linked to essential information allowing book-sellers, and readers, to know what book they are buying, what the book is about, and who the author is. ISBNs are the global standard for identifying titles. ISBNs are used world-wide as a unique identifier for books. They are used to simplify distribution and purchase of books throughout the global supply chain. Most retailers require ISBNs to track book inventory. Without an ISBN, you will not be found in most book stores, either online or down the street from your house. Getting an ISBN is the first step in self-publishing a book to insure that your book is not lost among the +700,000 titles published a year in English alone.

Having an ISBN barcode on the back of your book that includes the book price allows bookstores to scan your book directly into their point of sale.