Book Creator

Description

The simple way to create your own beautiful ebooks, right on your tablet.

With over 15 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children’s picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.

And when you’re done, easily share your book, or even publish to the iBooks Store!

FEATURES

  • Add text, choosing from over 50 fonts
  • Add photos and images from your iPad’s photo library, from the web, or use the iPad’s Camera
  • Resize, rotate and position content as you like with guidelines and snap positioning
  • Add video and music, and even record your voice
  • Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book
  • Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes
  • Add super powers to your books with comic templates, stickers and styles
  • A quick tap and you’re reading your book in iBooks!

MANY WAYS TO SHARE YOUR BOOK

  • Send your book by email
  • AirDrop to iPhone, iPad or MacBook
  • Use a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive (and more)
  • Save your book as a movie file and upload to the web
  • Print using AirPrint or other printer apps, or export as a PDF
  • Ability to send via WebDav server, or simply connect your iPad and transfer to iTunes

BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

Book Creator ebooks are created using the international ePub standard, so you know they will be readable now and in the future. Book Creator books are optimized for easy publishing to the iBooks Store.

See examples of published books at pinterest.com/bookcreator

NOTE: Book Creator supports iBooks’ fixed layout format, including double page images and soundtracks. Fixed layout iBooks are not ideal for long texts such as novels.

FIRST CLASS SUPPORT

The app includes a Getting Started manual, plus we have an online support forum at bookcreator.com/support with how-to articles and email support.

We love to talk via Twitter – say hello @BookCreatorApp

Pricing

Plan Price Details
Book Creator Free Free Free iPad and Android Tablet app.
Book Creator for iPad $4.99 Paid iPad app.
Book Creator Upgrade $4.99 In-app purchase.
Book Creator for Android $2.49 Paid Android app.

Reviews

November 18, 2020

Book Creator is a resource wherein students can create and publish books. Book Creator enables students to complete projects for any subject, and the flexibility of the tool allows for students to create projects for a variety of purposes. The tool can be used for digital portfolios, poetry books, short stories, instruction manuals, science reports, history projects, and more. Once finished, students can share their work. The books can be published on Book Creator, printed, or shared in a PDF format. This allows for students to write for an audience beyond their teachers. Additionally, this means that students can find books created by other teachers or students that have been published. Book Creator even offers books that can be used in a lesson as an instructional aide. These books are available for all grade levels and subject areas.

The tool works by allowing teachers to create “Libraries.” Teachers then add students the library and adjust the settings to fit their needs. Teachers have access to all of their students’ books and can monitor progress while students work, and teachers can also choose whether students can see each others’ books before publishing or not.

The tool’s strengths are in its features. Users have access to multiple different fonts and can even use the pen tool to write or draw. Pictures, video, audio, shapes, and emojis are also all available for students to use. The tool even offers real-time collaboration, so that students can all work together on a book at the same time. The tool is geared to promote creativity and engagement for young writers. The ability to publish projects and view other published works by students and teachers from around the world is another great strength of the tool. As the article “Going Global With Project‐Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice” by Hiller A. Spires, Marie P. Himes, Casey Medlock Paul, and Shea N. Kerkhoff discusses, projects that promote collaborative learning and engage learners in global topics and with people from around the world are important for developing cosmopolitan literacies. The article outlines design features for Global Project-Based Inquiry, and the tool Book Creator allows for teachers to incorporate those features into project-based learning. The collaborative potential on Book Creator is perhaps the tool’s strongest feature.

The biggest weakness of the tool is in the cost. Book Creator offers a free account, but unfortunately the free version has limited access to creating books. Under the free account, there is a maximum of 40 books available for creation and only 1 library. The premium account offers unlimited libraries that can each store up to 200 books. This account costs $10 per teacher, though there is a school/district membership option available as well.

References

Spires, H.A., Himes, M.P., Paul, C.M., & Kerkhoff, S.N. (2019). Going Global With Project‐Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 63( 1), 51– 64. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.947

Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist
June 11, 2015

I have used this with students as young as 1st grade 6-7 years old. we have uploaded these to Google Drive, obtained a URL and created QR codes.
It is a fabulous way to show teachers how App mashing works too. The possibilities are endless.

Teacher
July 7, 2014

Book Creator was the perfect tool for my students’ “Learner’s Dictionaries” that they added to all semester. The Getting Started tutorial is wonderful and meant that I did not have to create my own instructions or how-to guide for them. They were off and running, adding their own definitions and images. This is a great cross-curricular K-12 app and well worth the price.

Apple Distinguished Educator
March 26, 2014

Book Creator for iPad is a great authoring tool that can be used from KS1 to KS3. I have used it to make simple talking picture books with Year 1 pupils. I have also used it with Year 8 pupils to create a log of the learning in their Science lessons. I great all rounder and should be considered by any school as part of the app collection.

EdArchiTech
March 16, 2013

Our middle school science teachers are using this tool for students to create science journals on iPads.

Online English Tutor/ Health Care Provider
September 3, 2012

This is one of the "cool" application on iPad. Creating ebooks has never been easier. You can take a picture, type words, and arrange you own design. Basically, anything is possible. Some of my students enjoy using this app, even little kids. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to teach their children now to write early. As this is a great tool that will help advance their learning.

Technology Integration Specialist
April 24, 2012

This seems SO MUCH easier than using Pages and even iBook Author. Especially for younger students!

April 21, 2012

The easiest app to create great books available. Allows you to define how complex you want to make the book using different complimentary apps to create a layered approach (icomic to photgene to book creator) to simply adding an image and text…great.

Limits what you can do with an image once imported…no rotate option.

April 21, 2012

My third graders and I love Book Creator! Earlier this year, we used it to create one class book. That in itself was exciting. The newest version of Book Creator allows export in PDF or iBook format and allows students to record themselves reading their stories. My students created a book in a week and we emailed them to parents today and posted PDF versions on our class blog. What a great way to share writing! Students used the camera on the iPad to take pictures, used images they found on the Internet, or created their own with Doodle Buddy and imported them into Book Creator.

It's intuitive and easy to learn. Well worth the $4.99 cost! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this app!

April 20, 2012

Book Creator is an app that can be used to create eBooks. It is very simple to manipulate…easy for kids of any age. It allows you to record audio and place on each page as well. Import pictures from your camera roll. Pictures can be taken by the camera, saved from a site, or created in another app and incorporated through saving or an iPad screenshot.

Want to share your creation with someone who doesn’t have a device? Export your book as a PDF!

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