The File menu is your main reference point when opening Kotobee Author, especially to create your first ebook.


To start your ebook, you are provided with different options.


1) You can use an existing PDF or Word file. To do so, click on File > Import From, then choose either a PDF or DOCX file to import.

2) If you wish to use an already existing project file, select File Open (KPUB2, EPUB). Saved Kotobee Author project files are of extension KPUB2. They are based on EPUB format. Hence you can simply open any EPUB file into Kotobee Author as well. Choose the file you want to use and click Open.

3) If you would like to just start from a blank ebook, click on File > New. You may start typing your book content in the white text box.


Kotobee Author keeps track of up to 20 recent ebook projects you have worked on. To select a book from this list, select File > Open recent and find the file from there.



Optimizing


Throughout the software, you will find options to "optimize" your ebook, such as Optimize and save from the File menu. Optimizing scans your ebook assets, such as video, audio, images, and eliminates any redundant or unused files, reducing the size of the project.


To prevent loss of your work, it is recommended to continuously save your file, or Save As, if you wish to save your work under a new name. Kotobee Author periodically makes copies of your files in a temporary folder, in case the software is closed in an inappropriate way (e.g. power-cut, or hardware shutdown). On the next run of Kotobee Author, a dialog box would ask you if you would like to restore the previously opened content.