Kotobee Author

Kotobee Author

by Kotobee

Who Uses Kotobee Author?

Essentially authors, teachers, instructors, self-publishers. Edtech, elearning, corporate learning, authoring.

What Is Kotobee Author?

Kotobee Author is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor, suitable for education, training, and publishing. Kotobee Author is a winner of the Academics' Choice 2016 Smart Media Award.
You may easily create interactive ebooks rich with video, audio, 3D, book widgets, questions, and more. Customize the look and feel of your ebook apps, and emulate the result on different platforms and devices. Export your ebook to 10+ different formats, such as web apps, mobile apps and e-library.

Kotobee Author Details

Kotobee

https://www.kotobee.com/

Founded 2014

Kotobee Author Pricing Overview

Kotobee Author starts at US$100.00/one-time. Kotobee Author has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Kotobee Author below.

Starting Price

US$100.00/one-time

Pricing Details

Different licenses available for different uses.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Kotobee Author Features

Digital Magazine Software
Advertising Management
Books
Campaign Management
Catalogues
Circulation Management
Content Management
Layout & Design
Magazines
Newsletters
Newspapers

Kotobee Author Reviews

Showing 5 of 22 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.5/5
Stu M.
Tutor, Deputy Chairman
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/11/2019

"Seniornet Upper Hutt Inc takes on Kotobee Author, for technology e-book publishing"

Comments: We had a meeting, just two days before I found this gem in SharewareOnSale, free and it normally cost $159 (US dollars), about making videos - which may still happen, or this is the alternative and came to us at the right time.

Pros: Although it DOES have a lot that it CAN do, it takes you through, guides you around the more complex parts. Nice to get a fully "as if you paid for it" giveaway from SharewareOnSale the other day, we have been looking for something we can [a] make, even in the e-book format, EPUB-compatible of course, [b] hopefully sell (each downloaded copy of an e-book) to raise funds, on a per-download basis, [c] teaching people how to use software like Office 2019 from Microsoft and hopefully in a friendly interactive "ask questions" kind of way.

Cons: I have not had any prior experience with "composing" a book, including being a writer, LOL - titles and chapters etc, they are needed, but it can be a bit tricky with naming of each part.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/11/2019
Mark anthony S.
Educational Technology Coordinator
Education Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/04/2017

"KotobeeRific"

Comments: As an educator, I always wanted to look for an educational software that is user friendly. When I learned about Kotobee by browsing in YouTube, it really caught my attention because the functionalities and features are essentially helpful not only with educators but for learners. I am from the Philippines and connectivity is a big issue. With Kotobee, I can create an e-book with multimedia function that doesn't require internet connectivity as it can run fluidly. I can also customize the my e-book as the manner I wanted it to be presented to my learners. Adding other multimedia materials is also very easy because of its familiarity features. That is why I highly recommend Kotobee for educators like me who wanted to recreate an outstanding classroom environment that can run interactivity even if without the presence of internet connectivity.

Pros: You can easily attach multimedia files
User-friendly
You have an option to choose between a reflowable format or a fix format
Customization ready
For me, Kotobee is the greatest among the great e-book creation tools

Cons: None

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/04/2017
Abdulwasiu B.
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/04/2017

"A Must Have Authoring Software!"

Comments: Kotobee Author is no doubt my dreamed software. All of my authoring efforts now depends on this gorgeous baby. Whenever I am using this software, I always feel like having had access to Kotobee Author since 2011/2012. It is almost unbelievable that it is even free to create/export Webapps, Desktop apps, Kindle books, among others. This is not to even talk of some advanced functionalities that you may not be aware of until you start using this simple to use, excellent software. What is even most outstanding about the company owning this invaluable software is there excellent support. I asked every little things from them and guess what, I got wonderful support in short period of time, and many a time, instantly. You can't but continuously seeing success ahead of you as a serious author when you start using Kotobee Author. I always wonder the great number of successful authors, who knows what they are doing and using this software as it should be used, that will be produced in the near feature! I pray God for long life and numerous success for the company/people behind Kotobee Author so that they could be able to serve humanity for long.

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on 27/04/2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, Abdulwasiu. And many thanks for the overwhelming wishes and prayers. We firmly believe in our product and that's why our support team is so dedicated!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/04/2017
Alphonso H.
Scientist
Defense & Space, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/05/2018

"Frustrating to say the least."

Comments: I am still struggling to produce my first book. None thus far.

Pros: Like the fact that you can publish for all forms of tablets and not just iPad, with all interactivity intact. iBooks Author also allows publishing for all forms of tablets, BUT they cleverly reserve the best interactivity for only iPad users.

Cons: Typing equations in Latex a pain in Kotobe Author. Apparently you have to download and install Katex. Why could this not already be in the installed version of Kotobe - like it is in Ibooks author. Customer Support have been at their game for so long, they cannot connect with customers who have basic problems. I find their responses assume so many levels of things that it makes it impossible to understand and implement the advice they give. Sometimes their responses cause even more problems than the original problem I posed. Maybe they should produce STEP by STEP YouTube videos on how to do things.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/05/2018
Meiby P.
DOCENTE
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2018

" The best to create interactive books"

Comments: The best thing is that we can create interactive books without having to know about programming languages, thanks to its great intuitive interface. Its constant update is also one of its main features.

Pros: One of the best features is the ability to include test type questions and javascript elements to allow interactive books to be raised to another level. It also has a large number of export formats from pdf to scorm.

Cons: The only thing that I do not like, is that in its free version they removed the option to export with scorm to be able to try the virtual bao platform for learning books. But everything else is very complete to have the same application.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2018