Creating your own interactive ebook has now become an easy and simple process, thanks to the user-friendly interface that Kotobee Author provides. With a few simple steps, you will soon be able to create, customize, and access your first ebook. This online user guide will help you by providing detailed steps to accomplish everything you need. It will also show examples and different user cases, as well as clarify terms that may be difficult to understand independently. If you happen to miss finding what you are searching for, you may contact our customer support agents, who are available to answer any questions you have anytime. This user guide is periodically updated, based on topics that users face most difficulty or confusion with.

To start using Kotobee Author, register for your free account through the Kotobee website. The software may be downloaded and installed without restrictions. However, to export your ebook, you will need a serial number. You can obtain your serial number easily, in different ways.

Free license

A large portion of the export options is provided entirely for free. All you need to do is register for a free account. The free license can be used by a single user (on a max of two machines). In Kotobee Author, click on Export at the header bar to go to the export screen. Under any export platform, you will find a button saying “Enter serial number..”. Click on the button to open the login window. Click on the button Register a free serial number. You will be taken to the Kotobee website, where you can register for the free package. 

Once completed and submitted, you will registered and receive an email containing your free serial number (Note: If you can’t find the email in the primary inbox try checking the spam folder).

Note: the free license allows exporting up to 30 chapters, and a maximum file size of 50 MB.

For the paid licenses you have an option between the Kotobee Author Basic and Premium licenses found on our download/pricing webpage.

Kotobee Author Basic

The basic license provides the ability to brand your web and desktop ebook apps with your own brand name and logo. It also unlocks the chapter and file size limits imposed in the free license. For more details read: Subscribing to a plan.

Kotobee Author Premium

The premium license provides additional export options that are not available with the free or Basic license. The additional options are: SCORM components (LMS Integration) and encrypted EPUB files. The premium license also comes with a number of mobile app export credits, and additional customization options. For more details read: Subscribing to a plan


Before subscribing with a particular paid plan, it is possible to use a 30-day free trial. The free license already comes equipped with a 30-day trial for all the subscription plans. You will receive an email at the end of the trial period notifying you that the paid features will be discontinue.

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