There isn’t much said about The Book Patch.com, so I thought I’d be one of the first few to write a review about this company. I have been working with TBP for about a month. I published my first children’s story “A Baby in the House” through them, and I am extremely satisfied with their service and quality. For an example of TBP’s printing quality, check out my last post “My Self-published Book in Print”. I hope this is helpful!
What is TBP:
TBP is a small, print-on-demand publishing company. They have been acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau.
Pros and What TBP Offers:
Free to sign up
Free set up
Free option to publish on TBP’s online book store
Optional Paid Services (i.e. book layout templates etc…)
Upload your own PDF for free or use their free writing editor to compose your novel and let them turn it into a PDF.
A Simple and Liberating Policy (you retain all rights)
TBP does not take royalties.
Great printing quality
Great wholesale prices for the author (order 1 or one hundred + copies and then distribute yourself.)
Very friendly customer service
TBP offers “Buy it Now” Buttons for your blog when using their online bookstore.
You can buy and upload an ISBN number through TBP which will appear on the back cover of your book.
Cons and What TBP does not offer:
A few minor glitches concerning the writing editor (slow loading, slow saving, doesn’t upload pictures very well)
When selling through TBP’s online bookstore there is a $40.00 royalty threshold which must be met before your check is sent.
TBP does not distribute your book to bookstores and they do not make your book available to retailers like Amazon.com or B&N.