Welcome to Kotobee. We’re excited about every new project and want to make the process easy for you. We’ll quickly take you through the main steps of creating an 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 enables you to write a new ebook or import 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: epubpdf , or html


Layout selection window


2. Start writing.

Format your text as you would in any word processor.


3.  Add and customize interactive content.

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



4. Organize your chapters. 

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



5. Preview your chapter anytime.


If you will distribute your ebook on Kindle or as an EPUB, or PDF file, then you're done creating your ebook and skip ahead to Export.


If you will turn your ebook into a web, desktop or mobile app, then continue on to Customize to design your app's appearance and features.




Customize

Ebook web, desktop, and mobile apps, require a reader, so we’ve embedded it for you. Your apps will run smoothly and seamlessly. Kotobee Author enables you to customize the appearance, functions and branding of your new ebook app. 


1. In the Design panel, you can

 


2. In the Components panel, you can add and adjust many extra features and capabilities in 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 buttons appear at the bottom of your user's screen. You can also create your own tabs with custom functions.  

In the main window, of the customize screen, view and test out emulations of your new ebook app on various platforms and devices.





Export

Kotobee Author enables 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 



Kotobee Author will export your ebook or generate the ebook app for you. Your interactive ebook will be ready to publish!



Manage

Kotobee Author enables you to manage 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 help 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 questions.

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