Learn how to enable and customize extra features for your readers.

To start customizing:

  1. Click on the Customize tab in the top header.

  2. Choose the Components tab.

  3. Scroll down to the functionality you want to customize. Click on the Information button (i in a circle) to learn about about each feature.

  4. Enable/Disable the feature.


There are three language settings available.

1. Default Language

        a) If you will be exporting your ebook to a Web APP, Desktop App, or Mobile App, the Kotobee Reader will be embedded in the app for seamless viewing. The Kotobee Reader interface is available in 19 languages. When you select a default language, your app will automatically open for your readers in the language you select as the default. 

            1. To select the Default language of the App, click on the drop-down menu, the default is set to English. 

            2. Select one of the 19 languages supported by Kotobee.  

        b) The Customize language button allows you edit all words and phrases in the interface for the selected translation. For information about customizing languages read: Customizing language translations.

2. Speech language

 If you enabled the Text-to-speech option, the reader can listen to the pronunciation of any word or sentence. Text-to-Speech is currently available in 16 languages.

To select the text-to-speech pronunciation language (and accent in the case of English), click on the Speech language drop-down menu and select the language.

3. Wikipedia Language

If you are enabling Wikipedia Lookup, you may also select one of the 19 supported languages for the Wikipedia search. 

Click on the Wikipedia Language drop-down menu then select one of the 19 available languages for your readers' search.

Google Analytics Tracking ID

You can add your Google Analytics ID to track viewer analytics for your ebook or library. A complete tutorial is available here. This feature is not available with free licenses.

Page animation

To animate the turn of pages you may select one of four transition animations to be used when readers navigate to another page or chapter. Simply select from the Page animation drop-down menu: Page-flip, Card-flip, Fade, or Slide


These following options allow readers to share information from the ebook in three different ways: 

a) Copy to clipboard

This option allows readers to copy a word/sentence to their clipboard.

b) Social Share

This option allows readers to share sentences via social networks. This component is available for mobile apps only.

c) Printing

This option allows readers to print chapters. It’s only available for web and desktop.

PDF saving

This option allows readers to export the displayed chapter as a PDF file. Available for web apps only. This option comes with three components:

a) PDF save

This option allows users to export a chapter as a PDF.

b) PDF save options

This option offers users saving options.

c) PDF mode

This option allows you to choose how the users can export the PDF, whether as Image-based, or Vector-based.

Background audio

This option allows you to add Background audio to your ebook by:
  1. Clicking on Add audio file.

  2. Going to your documents.

  3. Choosing the MP3 file you want.

  4. Clicking on it.


a) Text size controls

This option is only for the reflowable layout chapter and allows the reader to control the size of the text. For web, this is done from the settings panel. For mobile, it is done by pinch-to-zoom gestures on the screen.

b) Autosize header

Smartly collapse the header when the user starts scrolling through the content downwards. Available for mobile apps only. To see a preview of this feature, make sure you have selected Mobile app mode.

c) Fit to screen

This option allows readers to fit fixed-layout pages to the screen such that the entire height of the page is visible.

Other options

a) Annotations

This option enables note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking.

b) Google Lookup

This option allows readers to search for a word/phrase in Google.

c) Preserve Location

This option will be automatically open the book where the reader left off.

d) Style controls

This option allows readers to disable CSS styles existing within the chapter, from the settings panel. The user will also be able to apply custom appearances to the chapter.