Submitted by Fiona Beal
There was so much excitement on Twitter yesterday! Why? One of my favourite writing apps on the iPad is BookCreator and there were many tweets yesterday announcing that this app is now available for Android! The Book Creator blog made this exciting statement yesterday about the product, ‘With over 4 million books made on the iPad with Book Creator, we’re very excited that from today anyone with an Android tablet can create, share and publish their own beautiful ebooks.’
What can you do with Book Creator on Android?
- Add pictures from the Gallery, grab them from the web, or snap from the camera. Then move and resize them with your fingers.
- Edit text using the onscreen keyboard, and apply rich formatting to make it look great.
- Narrate your books and bring them to life.
- Record and import video.
- Layout your book exactly as you want with guidelines and snap positioning.
- Preview your books with the built in reading mode.
- Upload to Google Play Books for reading across all your devices.
- Collaborate on book creation with the simple import and export to Google Drive.
- Send your books to your friends over email.
- Become a published author – export your books as fully standard ePub 3 files ready for submission to Google Play and Apple’s iBooks Store.
This short video shows Book Creator in action:
A showcase of books made with Book Creator on Pinterest
This board entitled ‘Made in Book Creator’ shows a few of the lovely titles that have been created using Book Creator http://goo.gl/rzbKoa
Book Creator on Facebook
Book Creator also has a Facebook page with many ideas on it https://www.facebook.com/bookcreator
The Internet is full of lovely blogposts about how Book Creator has been used in a classroom
- Creating and publishing a collaborative ebook: librarian Karin Hallett takes us through the step-by-step process her students went through to create history ebooks.
- Book Creator for the iPad: Book Creator – the simple way to create beautiful e-books on the iPad. This video shows you how to create an e-book from scratch and read it in iBooks in just a minute and a half.
- Book Creator adding to the learning experience in South Africa It is humbling to realise the impact that Book Creator has in schools around the world. This story comes from a librarian in South Africa.
- Kids Teaching Kids with Book Creator: One kindergarten class teaches another kindergarten class how to use Book Creator
- How to Use Book Creator on iPad: A snapguide tutorial
- 4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom: Technology Coach Chris Loat shares his ideas on how Book Creator can be used effectively in the classroom.
- Book Creator helps 8-year-old new to English:Teacher Emma McCluskey tells the story of how an iPad with Book Creator helped a student to create a book 6 months after arriving in her classroom with no English.
Book Creator for Android costs R25 which could be a big expense in a South African classroom but it really is worth getting to grips with this app.