Ebooks created using Kotobee Author may be customized in a way to show your brand identity. This branding makes your ebook application unique. For an optimally branded ebook, you will find three different elements that constitute this branding. Firstly, your brand name (i.e. organization name) is used to represent the ebook. Your brand logo image comes next, to be used as an icon or symbol representing the ebook. Finally, your own brand colors is used throughout the ebook app interface, giving a look and feel typical to your organization’s.
Branding is applied in the Customize screen, selected from the top header. In the side column, the Design tab will be selected by default. In this area, you are given the flexibility to edit your interface with your new colors, logo, and other visual related properties through different controls. Adjusting any of these controls will show a live preview of the change in the preview panel.
A short sentence (slogan) which appears at the startup screen once the library is being initialized
| Hide logo|| Hide the logo entirely. This is useful if you are relying on a startup image that should fill the whole screen without any interference. This feature is for paid users only.|
A logo image to be shown at the startup screen. This feature is for paid users only.
A background image to be used at the startup screen
Startup image scale
How the startup image should be scaled. The options are Stretch, Contain, and Cover.
Stretch will stretch the image to fill the screen.
Contain will preserve the image’s aspect ratio and fit it inside the screen.
Cover will preserve the image’s aspect ratio, and enlarge it until it covers the entire screen dimensions.
Startup background color
The background color of the startup screen.
Startup text color
The text color to be used at the startup screen.
| Hide loading message|| When running the ebook, a small loading message is displayed at the bottom of the screen, saying "Loading Book. Please wait". You can hide this message entirely. If you'd like to rephrase it, this can be done from the Customize language control under the Components tab.|
Header background gradient
The gradient color of the header bar. For a solid color, you can set the From and To values to be the same color.
Header foreground color
The text color to be used at the header bar.
The following controls can be revealed by clicking on Show advanced options.
Tab bar color
The background color of the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
Tab bar text color
The text color used in the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
Chapters background color
The background color of the chapters panel.
Chapters foreground color
The text color of the chapters panel.
Book info background color
The background color of the book information area, within the chapters panel.
Book info text color
The text color used in the book information area, within the chapters panel.
At any time, if you would like to reset to the initial colors set by Kotobee Author, simply click on Reset to default colors.
You may have more branding options to choose from in the Export screen, that are specific to each platform. For example, when exporting a Windows Application, you can provide your own icon file and application name. Similarly, when exporting mobile apps, you can provide your own icon file, app name, and the initial splash color of the app.