Kotobee Author

Interactive Ebook creator and editor and publishing software

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Kotobee Author Overview

What is Kotobee Author?

Kotobee Author is an eBook creator and editor that can be used to make eBooks containing interactive content, and export them in multiple formats for use with different eReaders. The software works in any industry but is aimed at authors and educators, and integrates with various learning management systems (LMS).

Kotobee Author allows users to create eBooks fully from scratch, or import existing content in a range of formats including HTML, PDF, Word documents, and EPUB files. Created eBooks can also be exported in more than 12 formats to work in different eReaders and apps, including Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, and the Kotobee Reader app. SCORM, Tin Can, and LTI also enable integration with various LMS systems.

Kotobee Author allows users to fully customize the branding of their eBooks with different color schemes and logos. Interactive content, such as audio, video, image click-animations, book widgets, and self-assessment questions to engage readers. Unique experiences can be provided to readers through different tools and reading options, including word lookups and multiple highlight colors.

Kotobee Author Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$150,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Value for money

Kotobee Author is licensed based on the level of functionality and number of users required.
Basic:
1 user: $150
3 users: $350
10 users: $800
100 users: $4000
Premium:
1 user: $300
3 users: $700
10 users: $1800
100 users: $4000
Institutional:
10 users: $2000
25 users: $4000
50 users: $7000
100 users: $10000


Kotobee Author Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 4 others, India, Japan, Germany, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English and 10 others, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Media

Kotobee Author chapter management
Kotobee Author design customization
Kotobee Author image support
Kotobee Author export formats
Kotobee Author video insertion
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Kotobee Author Reviews

Kotobee Author Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
36

Very good
15

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,7
94% recommended this app
Mark anthony J.

Kotobee Authoriffic!

Kotobee Author allowed our teacher participants in our several trainings here in the Philippines to create their own interactive ebook that is contextualized and personalized according to the needs of their learners and the learning competencies required. It also allows them to use it offline which solves the internet connection problem in some areas. Exciting future for digital authoring for teachers!


Maria joana P.

Kotobee is the ebook maker you wanted to be

I love using this software most especially for creating my customized materials for the lesson.


Amor B.

eBook Creation with Kotobee Author: Its Advantages and Drawbacks

Overall, Kotobee Author is an interactive ebook appropriate for my blended class specifically for reference use as well. It only needs to be downloaded so that means offline access is possible with fewer exceptions if you have URL links embedded.


Merzel mark G.

My Kotobee Author Review

My overall experience with Kotobee author is that Kotobee author is a very useful tool for me as Math teacher. Honestly, when the DepEd introduced this wonderful authoring tool, I feel very excited to learn this authoring tool and when I used it, I find Kotobee Author a user friendly tool for making ebooks and also this authoring tool can be integrate in other softwares that can help us teachers in creating an ebook for our students who have an eager to learn and explore the world.


Kelly F.

My Review for Kotobee Author

As for my overall experience with Koobee Author, I've started using it last May 11, 2020 in our Webinar Training on the Use & Curation of Open Educational Resources (Proficiency Program) conducted or headed by the Department of Education EdTech Unit (Philippines). It was then that time that I've first use ad learned the topics like E-book Development and Mobile Application Development using Kotobee Author and Kotobee Reader as well. The benefits I have realized regarding this includes my ability to create personalized Ebooks which is very useful for educational/teaching and learning purposes especially during this time that we're still experiencing/facing the pandemic brought by Covid.


Mark anthony J.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Kotobee Authoriffic!

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

Kotobee Author allowed our teacher participants in our several trainings here in the Philippines to create their own interactive ebook that is contextualized and personalized according to the needs of their learners and the learning competencies required. It also allows them to use it offline which solves the internet connection problem in some areas. Exciting future for digital authoring for teachers!

Pros

Kotobee Author brings out your innate creativity! Its easy to create your own interactive ebook that can be read online or offline. I love the flexibilities such as built-in testing and exporting in different devices/platforms, the rich content that can excite and motivate our learners and the over all experience that can definitely transform education in this 4IR.

Cons

None at all but if you can allow us to use a library of books for kids for free in our commons.deped.gov.ph site (which can be accessed here in the Phil using Free Data) that would be awesome!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Maria joana P.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Kotobee is the ebook maker you wanted to be

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

I love using this software most especially for creating my customized materials for the lesson.

Pros

The kotobee author is very user friendly most especially for teachers who are beginning to embrace remote learning with our teaching.
What I also like most of this software is that you can organize your lessons in a way that it is interactive for the learners.

Cons

The software could have built in application so that it will be easier to navigate and create materials most especially for teachers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amor B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

eBook Creation with Kotobee Author: Its Advantages and Drawbacks

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Kotobee Author is an interactive ebook appropriate for my blended class specifically for reference use as well. It only needs to be downloaded so that means offline access is possible with fewer exceptions if you have URL links embedded.

Pros

The most impactful feature would be to import a PDF or Word document into a Kotobee Author file (there might be some tweakings needed). It makes an eBook interactive, engaging, and eye-catching to the readers. With Kotobee Author, you can add any types of images, videos, 3D models, and even graded assessments. Even when using words, you can link them to any websites, chapters, or anchors in the book. To lessen the bandwidth usage, you do not need to open a browser since it automatically pops up for your convenience.

Kotobee Author has another exquisite feature that is widget integration from sites such as BookWidgets that makes students attentive and interested. You can add custom autoplay audio that aids their flow of reading.

Cons

Since Filipino students mostly use phones for online learning, the fact that I cannot separately edit its mobile app version is unbearable. I like to make custom header titles above my lessons (using a laptop) but once you view it on mobile, it becomes unorganized. Also, there are times in the customize tab, the gear keeps on loading without showing the web preview. Thus, not making the system fit for a huge image size so it needs primary optimization.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Merzel mark G.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

My Kotobee Author Review

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/05
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Kotobee author is that Kotobee author is a very useful tool for me as Math teacher. Honestly, when the DepEd introduced this wonderful authoring tool, I feel very excited to learn this authoring tool and when I used it, I find Kotobee Author a user friendly tool for making ebooks and also this authoring tool can be integrate in other softwares that can help us teachers in creating an ebook for our students who have an eager to learn and explore the world.

Pros

The Kotobee author is a good tool for e-learning and creating ebooks. I like the features and functionalities of the said software and I like the designing of the page of the ebook whether it is fixed or reflowable. Mostly, I used the reflowable since the size of the fonts is not changing. I like also the inclusion of the interactivity media such as audio, video, a simple interactive test and many more. All the functionalities of the ebook are very useful and essential for e learning. Also, I like the customization of the ebook which helps me to improve the design of my ebook in any devices.

Cons

The least like is the interactive test questions because its lack the equation editing when I want to include questions on Mathematics or even in some branches of Science that includes calculation such as Physics and Chemistry but I'm still hoping that in future updates of the Kotobee author, this inclusion of equation editing in questions may include in your future updates.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kelly F.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

My Review for Kotobee Author

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

As for my overall experience with Koobee Author, I've started using it last May 11, 2020 in our Webinar Training on the Use & Curation of Open Educational Resources (Proficiency Program) conducted or headed by the Department of Education EdTech Unit (Philippines). It was then that time that I've first use ad learned the topics like E-book Development and Mobile Application Development using Kotobee Author and Kotobee Reader as well. The benefits I have realized regarding this includes my ability to create personalized Ebooks which is very useful for educational/teaching and learning purposes especially during this time that we're still experiencing/facing the pandemic brought by Covid.

Pros

When it comes to this software, I like all of its features which includes the Branding, Interactive content, ability to export to any format, providing custom reading experience, import from external sources, LMS integration, safe with EPUB standard, advanced editing tools, smart preview and management hub for Kotobee Cloud, and Kotobee Library. But what I like most is its Interactive content feature. For me, it's the most impactful feature. Aside from that is that Kotobee Author is easy to use. It makes my creation of Ebook for my students very engaging as well as with the integration of our existing educational or teaching processes easy.

Cons

I think there's no feature/s that I like least about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 54 user ratings
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Kotobee Author Pricing

Kotobee Author Pricing

Starting from
US$150,00
Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Value for money

Kotobee Author is licensed based on the level of functionality and number of users required.
Basic:
1 user: $150
3 users: $350
10 users: $800
100 users: $4000
Premium:
1 user: $300
3 users: $700
10 users: $1800
100 users: $4000
Institutional:
10 users: $2000
25 users: $4000
50 users: $7000
100 users: $10000

Kotobee Author is licensed based on the level of functionality and number of users required.
Basic:
1 user: $150
3 users: $350
10 users: $800
100 users: $4000
Premium:
1 user: $300
3 users: $700
10 users: $1800
100 users: $4000
Institutional:
10 users: $2000
25 users: $4000
50 users: $7000
100 users: $10000

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 54 user ratings
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Kotobee Author Features

Kotobee Author Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Kotobee Author

Additional information for Kotobee Author

Key features of Kotobee Author

  • Knowledge Base

Benefits

Easily create interactive ebooks rich with audio, video, questions, 3D, book widgets and more.
Customize the feel and look of your ebook apps.
Emulate the result on different devoces and platforms.
Export your ebook to many different formats, such as desktop apps, Chrome apps, web apps, and EPUB3, which you can open using the free Kotobee Reader app or through using any of the popular ebook readers available on the web.

Kotobee Author FAQs

Kotobee Author FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Kotobee Author.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kotobee Author offer?

Kotobee Author offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$150,00

Pricing model: One Time License, Free

Free Trial: Available

Kotobee Author is licensed based on the level of functionality and number of users required. Basic: 1 user: $150 3 users: $350 10 users: $800 100 users: $4000 Premium: 1 user: $300 3 users: $700 10 users: $1800 100 users: $4000 Institutional: 10 users: $2000 25 users: $4000 50 users: $7000 100 users: $10000

Q. What are the main features of Kotobee Author?

Kotobee Author offers the following features:

  • Knowledge Base

Q. Who are the typical users of Kotobee Author?

Kotobee Author has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Kotobee Author support?

Kotobee Author supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kotobee Author offer?

Kotobee Author has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Free

Q. Does Kotobee Author support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Kotobee Author supports

Q. What other apps does Kotobee Author integrate with?

Kotobee Author integrates with the following applications:

Google Analytics, Moodle, Schoology, Shopify, WooCommerce

Q. What level of support does Kotobee Author offer?

Kotobee Author offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials