Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $100.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Different licenses available for different uses.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kotobee
  • www.kotobee.com/
  • Founded 2014
  • Egypt

About This Software

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 Features

  • Advertising Management
  • Books
  • Campaign Management
  • Catalogs
  • Circulation Management
  • Content Management
  • Layout & Design
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers

Kotobee Author Reviews

Satisfactory

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, has most of desired features, and inexpensive. Also, the customer service is awesome, I usually get a response within less than 24 hours

Cons: Lacks some advanced features such as 2 pages layout and it does not have unlimited wrapping capabilities and frequent crashes, I had to remake my book many times because I get a message " you file is corrupted"

Overall: Making electronic book that works on windows and mac

Great software for designing and publishing your book! it is a helpful tool for teaching & learning.

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a user-friendly and easy to navigate interface. It has many helpful tools that author can use to enrich their product and multiple formats to publish the final version.

Cons: I found it a little bit annoying the frequent updates that I have to do almost every time I open the software.

Overall: publishing my first book and teaching my students how to do so.

AWESOME!!

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like all the different ways you can share your eBook, there's ePubs, desktop apps, eCloud, hosted libraries ect. What puts Kotobee over the top though, is their customer service. Every single question and problem I ran into, customer service explained everything and walked me through the solution. I must have asked a million question, and they happily helped me with every single one. They were very responsive and really helped me be successful in my project. I would definitely recommend Kotobee to anyone who is looking to make an eBook.

Overall: I made some great eBooks with some great help.

This is a fantastic, easy-to-use tool for producing ebooks and apps.

May 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Kotobee is always releasing new and highly useful functionality. Every time we see an update, it seems to include something great that we hadn't even thought of. So we regularly update our apps with new functionality, which keeps users coming back to our apps.

The functionality and scope of Kotobee Author is great, but something else that sets this company apart is its dedication to its customers. I never feel like I'm waiting to get a response to an email, and if I experience a problem, the Kotobee team find a solution straight away. They really are second to none.

Seamless and gorgeous product! BEST E-BOOK ON THE MARKET

May 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The authoring tool made publishing our e-books really simple. We love all of the "export" formats and user controls. With the addition of Google Analytics to track user activity Im 100% converted.

Cons: I don't love the color purple. Thats really the ONLY thing I can think of. The Kotobee team was incredibly helpful when we had questions.

Excellent didactic strategy

Apr 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Cons: The only disadvantage is that the free version does not allow me to export the ebooks in scorm format to test it in my virtual classroom.

Overall:
This tool has allowed me to elaborate a new didactic strategy in which my students manage to read academic material from their cell phones in the classroom, thus allowing the use of paper and also making use of new tools that are made to young people Much more attractive, in this case the program allowed me to elaborate an interactive scientific guide that was stored on their cell phones.

Most importantly, within the interactive guide I include activities such as questions, videos and 3D objects to better study science topics.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a tool that all teachers should use to improve their classrooms

KotobeeRific

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Is it possible to have a seminar-workshop about Kotobee in Southeast Asia? I'm from the Philippines and I started out to share my experience using Kotobee in our constant Google Educator Groups-Ortigas meet up. If more educators will learn about Kotobee, it will be a 360 degrees shift for teachers to accept the challenge of self publication.

Great tool.

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the flexibility

Cons: None

Overall: The software has helped me to develop very easy to use interactive training material for my students.

Recommendations to other buyers: Expand on wigets

Pros and cons

Apr 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using kotobee for about 2 months, I am facing some issues especially when I build a heavy files. Some times they got corrupted and it takes too long to open them when they are not corrupted. Kotobee reader can not just delete selected files, all or none and has not two pages option.

Great for publishing Arabic and English books

Apr 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It supports the Arabic language which opens new possibilities for the Arabic books.
It can export the book in many formats pdf, epub, mobile app, windows program ...etc
It supports including multimedia items.

Cons: The photos need to be more interactive than just shaking or zomming in or out. Maybe connect it with audio.
And yes sure audio need to be possible to embed in addition to videos and not just links to YouTube.
More interactive possibilities.

Overall: I was able finally to publish my Arabic short stories book " surfing by a couch" I needed to include videos of the cities I visited in the stories and kotobee author was the solution for publishing the book in multimedia form.

Recommendations to other buyers: More advertising as it is very important tool specially in the Arabic market.

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on April 27, 2017

Thanks for your valuable feedback, Theresa. We always love to hear your insights on how we can further enhance our software. Just so you know, our latest update allows you to add embedded audio to images and other elements. We're also constantly working on growing our arsenal of interactive elements.

Customer Service is Wonderful!

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I was having trouble getting a widget that I created to work in Kotobee Author. I message support, and they literally walked me through everything. I was able to send them my widget, and my book, and they were able to look at it and help me. They were also very friendly. :)

Kotobee siri marketing's review

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have a great experience with kotobee author. It is easy, practical and realloy nice to work with it. It made very easy to format the ebook and helped us a lot in release our eBook.

To make ebooks really interactive

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:
Its intuitive design, since it can be used by someone with no experience, but it can also be customized as you wish if you know hml5 code and CSS. I also love their different types of formats for export and their preview.

Cons:
I would like to have technical support in Spanish

Overall: As an Instructional Designer, I needed a powerful tool to create ebook for my elearning courses. Kotobe integrates all the features of other authoring tools and adds unique features such as options to configure our own styles (css) add questions, 3d objects, and all embed other code, which allows you to generate a really interactive ebook that Motivates and stimulates learning.

In addition, its different export options allow adapting the ebook to the format that the client or student needs, either online review or downloadable as EPUP. The software has everything you need to be one of the undisputed tools for Elearning developers.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend it for instructional designers is an excellent tool to create interactive ebook that complements as a strategy to elearning courses

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on April 27, 2017

Thank you for your valuable feedback, Daniel. It's always a pleasure to hear back from our advanced users so we can learn how to further enhance our platform.

Make your book in get-it-done environment

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used Kotobee in after requesting a trial. Firstly, I want to appreciate your efforts in designing it.
However, I have found the following points need to be improved:
1. the overall style of the software!
2. it sometime works slow!
3. I found it a bit hard and time-consuming to learn how to use it.
4.Google play doesn't support now giving new comers an account to upload books, so I think you need to develop an option to export the product into an app that acts as a book.
5. extend the free trial, please

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on April 27, 2017

Thanks for your insights, Mohamed. We've released several new updates for our software, are you updated to the latest one? If you're having trouble figuring out the ropes, you can always request a free live demo from the URL below. We provide demos in English and Arabic: https://www.kotobee.com/en/livedemo You can export ebooks in .apk format, this allows you to submit to Google Play. Our free trial is valid for a life-time. Do you mean we should expand the options available in the trial?

friendly Software

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User Friendly
Multiple export formates

Cons: none

Overall: I am using this software to help my prospective math teachers learn how to design thier instruction with digital technologies, and they have found it very help and easy to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: 5

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on April 27, 2017

Thanks for your insights, Khaled. We hope you continue to find Kotobee Author exceeding your expectations. You can always refer other users to request live demos for our software through https://www.kotobee.com/en/livedemo

Easy to Use with Great Results

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: easy to use

Cons: some of the export options were difficult to figure out

Overall: Kotobee author was very reasonably priced, and easy to use. It provided for many options and gave me exactly what I needed.

Recommendations to other buyers: include more options to create surveys and more options for how to put in answers.

Vendor Response

by Kotobee on April 27, 2017

Thanks for your insights, Lielle. We hope you continue to find Kotobee Author exceeding your expectations. If you're having trouble figuring anything out, we provide free support to all our users through our support blog or by providing a free live demo. You can find our support blog here: https://support.kotobee.com You can book a free live demo here: https://www.kotobee.com/en/livedemo

A Must Have Authoring Software!

Apr 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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 April 27, 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!