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2/25/2010 5:28:54 PM
brthrray
Posts 1
Is this a new site that has yet to discovered or is it an old site that has passed its prime?
3/2/2010 4:58:40 PM
vostrovsky
Posts 120
This is a brand new site that is in the final stages of development.

We'd love to hear what you think and your input.

As of today, our text editor--filled with great authoring tools--is up and running. Soon we will have printing capabilities and an online book stores.

One thing to keep in mind is that our site was created BY an author for other authors so it caters to the needs of an author.

Not to mention, it is 100% free to use. We hope you enjoy.

Victor Ostrovsky
Founder and CEO, TheBookPatch
3/17/2010 6:31:49 PM
sandlou55
Posts 1
I have very high hopes for The BookPatch.

I'm very near completion of my first manuscript and I'm anxious for the word about BookPatch to spread as I'm hoping this will be a major resource tool for my writing.

Really excited for authors to begin sharing their experiences and expertise - both good and bad.
3/26/2010 2:16:07 PM
sammity
Posts 7
Hi sandalou!
I am new here too, I am enjoying writing here, although i have one teensy complaint, I wrote the second chapter to my writing yesterday evening, and got a bit carried away talking to my fiancee, and made a cup of coffee, ten mins max i was gone, and i realised i better save this work. Pressed the save button, and it came up with ' sorry an error has been caused, sorry for the trouble something like that bla bla..., i wouldnt have minded if it was a few lines but it was close to ten pages long, is there any way i can avoid this??

any help would be apreciated, and its nice to be a part of a community where i can be creative and fit in. Heres to many successful years and authors!!
3/26/2010 4:35:34 PM
bdiggs
Posts 2
sammity wrote:
Hi sandalou!
I am new here too, I am enjoying writing here, although i have one teensy complaint, I wrote the second chapter to my writing yesterday evening, and got a bit carried away talking to my fiancee, and made a cup of coffee, ten mins max i was gone, and i realised i better save this work. Pressed the save button, and it came up with ' sorry an error has been caused, sorry for the trouble something like that bla bla..., i wouldnt have minded if it was a few lines but it was close to ten pages long, is there any way i can avoid this??

any help would be apreciated, and its nice to be a part of a community where i can be creative and fit in. Heres to many successful years and authors!!


sammity. Sorry for the loss of your work, we all have been there before in some form another.

Because we do have an internet-based text editor, sessions time out (just like your e-mail will if you leave it gone for too long). Its just the way it works.

The best advice is if you know you are going to be leaving your computer for a while to do errands (or in general) is to save. And just like with an offline text editor save as much as possible.

If it is any consolation, we are working on throwing in an "auto-save" feature.

Again, thank you for your feedback and input and please keep in mind we are still putting this site together. When "all systems are go," we think it will be awesome.
3/28/2010 5:02:45 PM
sammity
Posts 7
Thanks for the advice, and btw the site is awesome, and i am now truely at home.
4/30/2010 12:18:14 PM
sarahas
Posts 5
I really like it.

I started to use the text-editor and has worked great so far. Like the layout of the forums too.
5/9/2010 2:23:44 AM
jstevens
Posts 1
Is everyone kidding about this site?

1) It works in only one browser--IE nonetheless

2) It is a pain in the ass to use, install and 50 other reasons I'd never use it.

No matter what anyone says about these "new" services the best way to write is in a traditional word processor, and then print it where ever, although TheBookPatch seems to have good prices/author options.

However, when the entire rest of the sight pretty much works like a piece of junk I'm really wondering how their printing works.

I mean really, a site that only works in one browser? What is this? 1995?
5/9/2010 12:56:22 PM
vostrovsky
Posts 120
Actually it works in all browsers, only the text editor which by the way is the best on the web works only in Explorer (Which is the leading 87% browser and comes built into every computer).
That text editor which you prefer to use a word processor is the only part of the site that requires installation. I take it you are a very successful author, telling the rest of us how the best way to write a book is.
You sound very angry, This is a free sight, use it or don’t but there is no need for profanity.
5/10/2010 8:00:10 PM
hbronte
Posts 4
I love The Book Patch and I am probably using it a little differently then most, I found a great affordable program a few years back called WriteWay and I still use WriteWay for some things but when I read about The Book Patch on AZCentral.com I checked it out and have been hooked every since. I love the simplicity of it, I love the community forums (even if we get a few negative nellies from time to time) and I love that I will be able to do everything from writing to selling to printing on the same site. My WriteWay book was so extensive that a final rewrite seemed like a daunting task and I had been putting it off for over a year. Now I have begun to cut and paste each chapter from WriteWay onto a new chapter in The Book Patch and put the finally touches on it. Once the chapter is moved over and finished I feel like I have finally accomplished the FINAL REWRITE of that chapter. Thank you Book Patch for giving me a way to finalize my work. And oh, by the way.. I have on a few occasions accidently used Modzilla FireFox instead of Internet Explorer when logging onto The Book Patch and when I went to the Text Editor everything worked fine... this was kind of surprising until I looked at the top and saw the Internet Explorer icon. It seemed like even though I had opened the website in Mozilla FireFox, the text editor automatically opened in Internet Explorer. It was seamless. I know the site is in its infancy and I am really excited about watching it get better and better with time. Great job.
5/29/2010 7:52:34 PM
marymoemurf
Posts 2
Hi All -
I am new to the BookPatch and have already started downloading my many writings. I love it! I am also pleased to find others with the same passion, especially here in Scottsdale. I look forward to future insight, constructive criticism, and more! Good luck to the rest of you!
6/9/2010 4:18:21 PM
PJ
Posts 2
Hello Everyone! I've had a bit of a rough patch getting signed on, looks like smooth sailing now. So I'm new to the whole writing a book thing. I've started several, but I've one that absolutely must be written. It's a true story that happened within our family and I'm just wondering what the legal parameters are when you're writing about other people in your book. Do they need to give permission in order for you to include things they have said or done, or are you able to just write and publish the events as they've been described to you?
10/2/2010 4:17:22 PM
Ameskram
Posts 7
I have all my privacy settings in place. Now I would like to invite someone to join 'The Book Patch' to read-only my chapters. Is that possible? Thank you.
10/5/2010 8:20:22 AM
vostrovsky
Posts 120
Invite your friend to be a member (in a few days we will have a button for that ) once he is a member he needs to look you up under search members and from there ask to be your colleague.
As a colleague he can ask you to let him read and comment.
He could also go to your book and become a colleague from there.
Hope this was helpful.
Victor
TheBookPatch Team
Ameskram wrote:
I have all my privacy settings in place. Now I would like to invite someone to join 'The Book Patch' to read-only my chapters. Is that possible? Thank you.
10/5/2010 9:22:31 AM
Ameskram
Posts 7
Yes, thank you. The other thing I need to know is, am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.vostrovsky wrote:
Invite your friend to be a member (in a few days we will have a button for that ) once he is a member he needs to look you up under search members and from there ask to be your colleague.
As a colleague he can ask you to let him read and comment.
He could also go to your book and become a colleague from there.
Hope this was helpful.
Victor
TheBookPatch Team
Ameskram wrote:
I have all my privacy settings in place. Now I would like to invite someone to join 'The Book Patch' to read-only my chapters. Is that possible? Thank you.

edited by Ameskram on 10/5/2010
10/7/2010 10:16:55 AM
vostrovsky
Posts 120
We are in the process of creating a “book Explorer” that will allow you to view the book in a tree form and reach each chapter from there, (hopefully in the next day or two) that will be followed by a chapter drag and drop option. For now however, you can create a second book and using two open browsers you may copy and paste the chapters into the second book in the order you choose.
Ameskram wrote:
Am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.
10/7/2010 5:15:23 PM
Ameskram
Posts 7
Good to know. Thank you again.vostrovsky wrote:
We are in the process of creating a “book Explorer” that will allow you to view the book in a tree form and reach each chapter from there, (hopefully in the next day or two) that will be followed by a chapter drag and drop option. For now however, you can create a second book and using two open browsers you may copy and paste the chapters into the second book in the order you choose.
Ameskram wrote:
Am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.
10/9/2010 7:22:22 AM
Ameskram
Posts 7
Can you give me an idea as to when the chapter 'drop and drag' may be up and running? Thank you.vostrovsky wrote:
We are in the process of creating a “book Explorer” that will allow you to view the book in a tree form and reach each chapter from there, (hopefully in the next day or two) that will be followed by a chapter drag and drop option. For now however, you can create a second book and using two open browsers you may copy and paste the chapters into the second book in the order you choose.
Ameskram wrote:
Am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.
10/14/2010 9:04:10 AM
mclaughlint
Posts 1
I had the same question....glad you are working on it...this is a great site

Ameskram wrote:
Can you give me an idea as to when the chapter 'drop and drag' may be up and running? Thank you.vostrovsky wrote:
We are in the process of creating a “book Explorer” that will allow you to view the book in a tree form and reach each chapter from there, (hopefully in the next day or two) that will be followed by a chapter drag and drop option. For now however, you can create a second book and using two open browsers you may copy and paste the chapters into the second book in the order you choose.
Ameskram wrote:
Am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.

edited by mclaughlint on 10/14/2010
10/14/2010 6:54:45 PM
vostrovsky
Posts 120
It's a matter of a few weeks. Once implemented you will be able to start your book from the "Book Explorer" using it like a cork board.

mclaughlint wrote:
I had the same question....glad you are working on it...this is a great site

Ameskram wrote:
Can you give me an idea as to when the chapter 'drop and drag' may be up and running? Thank you.vostrovsky wrote:
We are in the process of creating a “book Explorer” that will allow you to view the book in a tree form and reach each chapter from there, (hopefully in the next day or two) that will be followed by a chapter drag and drop option. For now however, you can create a second book and using two open browsers you may copy and paste the chapters into the second book in the order you choose.
Ameskram wrote:
Am I able to change the order of my chapters once I have uploaded them? Thank you for your time.

edited by mclaughlint on 10/14/2010
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