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Create-A-Book® was founded in 1980 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania by John Hefty and his family. Create-A-Book® was the “first” made-while-you-wait book publisher. Create-A-Book® has enjoyed tremendous growth and success and continues to be family owned and operated after 39 years.

They say the sweetest sound is the sound of your own name. For this reason, we knew CAB books would excite children because they would become the stars of the story. Create-A-Book® personalized books are unique, hard bound, glossy cover books that feature your child as the main character. When children hear their name, along with the names of their family, hometown, and friends, they’ll want you to read the story again and again.

You can encourage your child to read while at the same time educate him or her about important issues that have a positive impact on individual character development. Parents want to teach their children the importance of positive lifestyle choices, putting others first, or being a good sport. Create-A-Book® books were written with positive messages for every child.

Create-A-Book® had two goals when forming in 1980:

  • Make reading fun for children
  • Create a rewarding business you can do part-time from home

Create-A-Book® has over the years, provided individuals with a great entrepreneurial opportunity. Setting up a home-based business with Create-A-Book® books can be a rewarding experience. Our website provides you with all the video training and the software necessary to get started.
It will take you about 10 minutes to personalize and make a book.  Our previous dealers have given us many marketing tips that we have included in our online manual.  There are a large number of ways to market your Create-A-Book® books.  Here at Create-A-Book, Inc., our motto is Reading is Fun When the Story Is About You.


In 1980, when mini-computers first hit the market, the Hefty’s invented a method to create personalized books that could be made in minutes by hooking this new computer to an electric typewriter. Later that year the first dot matrix printers became available, and a new business opportunity was born.

It wasn’t long before new books were added and hundreds of budding entrepreneurs were joining the Create-A-Book® family of distributors worldwide.

Create-A-Book®, Inc. expanded to use writers and illustrators worldwide to develop a wide variety of captivating stories.
  • Every book was created with the child positioned as the main character.
  • Our stories are 100% original and based on principles for proper child development.
  • The valuable messages are written into each personalized story to captivate a child’s interest.
The quality of each book, from the materials selected to the durable hardcovers, make Create-A-Book® products great gifts. These books become keepsakes. We hear from our families that still have books they received over  35 years ago! Hear what parents have to say.
Create-A-Book® started as a small business from the home and grew to sell millions of books spanning the globe. Because we built Create-A-Book® from the ground up, we can relate to our distributors who are selling products part time.
As the industry innovator in personalized children’s books, Create-A-Book® offers a nationally recognized brand and opportunity that incorporates a proven approach.


The Create-A-Book® mission has always been to create wonderful stories that help children get excited about books.
  • We will help you become a reseller and maker of Create-A-Book books if you so desire.
  • And, the books you make and sell will empower CHILDREN with products that encourage them to read while at the same time educating them on important issues that have a positive impact on character development.
Create-A-Book® has enjoyed long term success. We are continuously improving our products, processes, website support, and web tools. If you wish to sell our Create-A-Book books on your website, you can become a reseller and also learn how to make your own books at home.
  • We’ve enjoyed consistent recognition from the media.
Our books have been featured on major TV programs like Good Morning America and Oprah. Our distributors have negotiated book deals with some major companies for joint ventures. And to continue the success, our focus is now on the improvement of our books for self printing of the color pages at home.
We know that starting your very first business is exciting. Create-A-Book® offers the materials online that you will need to launch your own business. If you’re looking for a rewarding part time income stream, you’ve found it!
The Create-A-Book® book system can be mastered by almost everyone.
  • You start with quality professionally-printed storybook materials.
  • You use your personal computer and a laser printer, and our software to personalize the story and print the pages.
  • You use our binding method to assemble each hardback book.
  • And, finally, you get big smiles from every child!
We provide you with the training, and systems.  All book parts are available online and can be shipped right to your house.
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a reseller, just check out the sign up page. You can send me a text at 702-630-2764.  I’ll answer all your questions.


John Hefty
Create-A-Book, Inc.