Welcome to Kotobee. We’re excited about every new project and want to make the process easy and valuable for you. We’ll quickly take you through the main steps to get your ideas out of your dreams and into a publishable interactive ebook.




Before we begin, download and install Kotobee Author for free from our website, and get a license.  Learn more about Kotobee Author Licenses.





Create

Kotobee Author allows you to write a new ebook or edit an old one and add interactive content.


1. Begin Your Project.

  • If you want to begin from scratch, select the best layout for you:  Reflowable layout or Fixed layout.   
  • If you already started your project and want to build on it, select your file type to begin importing:  epub, pdf, or html. 


Layout selection window


2. Organize Your Chapters. 

  • Add chapters and subchapters.
  • Rename, reorder, copy or delete chapters.
  • Promote and demote chapters and subchapters.




3. Add text.

Format your text as you would in any word processor.



4.  Add and customize interactive content.

  • Questions
  • Videos
  • Widgets
  • 3d images
  • Image galleries
  • Pop-up windows




5. Preview your chapter anytime as you work.






Customize

Kotobee Author allows you to customize the appearance, functionality and brand of your new app at any time.


1. In the Design panel, you can

  • Brand your app.   
  • Add a startup image.   
  • Design your color scheme.  

 



2. In the Components panel, you can add and adjust many extra capabilities and features to your app. 

  • App Language 
  • Google Analytics  
  • Annotations
  • Text-to-Speech Language
  • Google Lookup
  • Wikipedia Lookup and Language
  • Social media sharing
  • Accessibility
  • User permissions for copying, saving and printing.



3.  In the Tabs panel, you can choose which tabs appear at the bottom of your user's screen. You can also create your own tabs with custom functions.  






Export

Kotobee Author allows you to publish your ebook in an unprecedented number of formats quickly and easily.

  • Web HTML5 App 
  • Windows Application 
  • Mac OS Application 
  • Chrome App 
  • Android App 
  • iOS App 
  • Windows Phone 
  • SCORM Packages 
  • EPUB 3.0 
  • Kindle (Mobi) 
  • PDF 
  • Word 



Some export formats, like web, desktop, and mobile apps, require a reader, so we’ve embedded it for you.  Your apps will run smoothly and seamlessly.


        1.  When you’re finished designing your interactive ebook app, go to the Export Tab to publish it.

        2.  From the left menu choose the platform and more options will appear.

        3.  Select the platform you want and click Generate apps.


Kotobee Author will generate the app for you.  Your interactive ebook is done and ready to publish!



Manage

Kotobee Author  allows you to manage many aspects of your ebook or ebook library even after you've successfully published it using the Manage tab. 

  • Create a library and customize its settings.
  • Add and edit user roles or permissions in an ebook or library.
  • Enable Tin-Can API for books or libraries.
  • Publish or unpublish hosted ebooks.
  • Download an online ebook to edit locally.





We’re happy you’ll start using Kotobee Author and are here to support you. You'll find us in the

  • Quick Tour inside the software.
  • Knowledge Base providing you with guides for every step.
  • Community Forum.
  • Live Chats waiting to answer your question.

We’re everywhere you need us, to make writing interactive ebooks easy and fun for you.