Book Creator is a simple way to create e-books, right on your tablet! Add text, pictures, video and music, and even record your own voice. Choose a pen tool and draw or annotate on your book. Create basic interactivity such as touchable areas. When you are done creating, a quick tap and you can read your book in iBooks or Google Play Books or share your book with others.
There is a free version of Book Creator which enables a user to trial the app by creating one book for free. The paid version allows users to create an unlimited number of books and there is no in-app purchases. This version is ideal for educational use. Book Creator for the iPad is available with a 50% discount for educational institutions purchasing 20 or more copies through Apple's Volume Purchase Program. Book Creator is simple enough for everyone - including four year olds!
Book Creator is available for iOS; finished books are opened in iBooks.
The Book Creator app is accessible with VoiceOver. It is possible to resize and move pictures while running VoiceOver; however, resizing and moving pictures is predominately a visual task.
Books created with Book Creator can be opened and read in the free iBooks app. iBooks, when created correctly, are fully accessible. Luis Perez shares information about the following accessibility tips:
- Choose Text Sizes and Fonts Wisely
- Add Descriptions to Images
- Create Descriptive Links
- Supplement Text with Audio
- Remember Bits are Free
Read Luis' 5 Easy Accessibility Tips for Book Creator Authors for details about creating accessible books.
Using Book Creator: Android
Video: A third and fourth grade teacher shares how her students used Book Creator in the classroom.
Getting Started with Book Creator
Getting Started a Short Tutorial is short tutorial included with the Book Creator app. Broken into simple activities, detailed Book Creator instructions are available online.
Teachers, want to learn how to use Book Creator and how to integrate it into your classroom? Check out these online webinars and YouTube videos of previous webinars! Book Creator has numerous articles and videos on all subjects on the Book Creator Blog page. Browse this page to find even more ideas!
Video: Getting Started with Book Creator Webinar #1: Overview of Book Creator with Project Ideas and Applications.
Video: Getting Started with Book Creator #2: Supporting Students with Graphic Organizers and Templates.
Video: Getting Started with Book Creator #3: Collaborating with Peers and Sharing with Authentic Audiences.
Video: Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator