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Giveaway of the day — Kotobee Author Basic Plan 1.4.2 (Win&Mac)

Kotobee Author is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor.
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Kotobee Author Basic Plan 1.4.2 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on July 23, 2018!

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Kotobee Author is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor, suitable for textbooks, storybooks, magazines and everything in between. With Kotobee Author you can create interactive ebooks rich with video, audio, 3D visuals, widgets, questions, and more. Kotobee Author allows you to export to all top platforms, such as EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), Web apps, Desktop apps, and Chrome apps (Android & iOS app export available only for Premium users).

The GOTD exclusive license, allows you to brand your web and desktop apps with your own logo instead of Kotobee's. You will be allowed 1 month of free software updates.

Please note: the program archive includes x32 and x64 program installers and Mac version!
The quick guide to get started!

System Requirements:

https://www.kotobee.com/en/products/author

Publisher:

Vijua

Homepage:

https://www.kotobee.com/en/products/author

File Size:

204 MB

Price:

$40.00

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#15

Note to anyone who downloaded this - we're within the one month of free updates and version 1.4.3 is available.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Tried registering for a key, but received an email saying that my email address was already registered. Probably from the 2016 1.2.1 GotD, but after searching through my email I don't think I ever got a key from that one. Not sure how to get a key for this update. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Nach rd. 60 x klicken auf den irren Chapta - da hat man sich den Kaufpreis allein durch diesen Aufwand gebührend verdient! - kam das: "This email is already registered. An email has been sent with instructions on how to delete this account, in case you'd like to use that same email for registration." Also nix.

Bemerkung: Auch bei Abgabe dieses Feedback wurde Bedacht auf schwierige und aufwändige ChaptaBeschäftigung großen Wert gelegt. Da vergeht einem die Lust auf Feedback. Ist das etwa beabsichtigt?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

I liked very much and was attracted by the fact that the developer answers all questions. When they don't I usually keep away.
I downloaded and installed with a highly complicated process of going backwards and forwards to sites, emails (two) and so on, till eventually the icon was on the desktop. Then having got and saved the registration key by this complicated business I tried to start the programme so as to insert the registration key.
But no! I got the following message:
‘The procedure entry point ReleaseSRWLockExclusive could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll’
whatever all that means. (No doubt TK will understand it.)
I cannot put up with more of this.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Laxative, By time I get a reply I will be in bed and when I get up will be too late to register. A great pity.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Laxative, don't worry, we'll give you that same license even after that giveaway expires.
So which Windows version did you install (32 bit or 64 bit) and was it the correct version? Perhaps you can try the other one. Go to www.kotobee.com/pricing and from there you'll be able to download the specific software (in case you had already deleted the GOTD bundle).

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ayman, Thank you very much.
1. I used the 32 bit, do not have a 64 bit system.
2. You do not specify system requirements, only a link, and it does not specify them there either.
3. I tried installing on my laptop — I do not want it on my laptop for various reasons, but tried it. Same result.
4. I then totally removed it from the laptop but still have everything on the main computer (downloaded zip file, unzipped instal file, full installation, desktop icon) and the regitration code in a special file to hold it till I use it.
5. I strongly suspect system requirements.
6. If I find your email address I will repeat all this there if no reply here.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Laxative, we did send GOTD the system requirements. Are you using Windows XP? We don't support Windows XP unfortunately. Which OS are you using?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, My guess was right. I am using XP. GOTD under ‘system requirements' simply put a link!
A great pity, as an author of sorts I looked forward to the programme.
I will delete everything. But at least thank you for answering and dealing with the matter, which is not always the case with others!

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Laxative, sorry this didn't work out. If you happen to get a new Windows version, I'll be happy to give you this giveaway offer.
Thanks for your polite attitude, and also for replying to other people's comments/concerns.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Download: fast; Install: flawless (I paused Kaspersky); Registration: 1st try, no problems. I watched the Tour and I'm really anxious to use Kotobee. Purpose is to document Family History (Tree) for about 600 ancestors and then distrubute to family members and publish online. This is my first experience with eBooks.

Reply   |   Comment by Hawaiitex  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

The GOTD registration process was very confusing and I ended up with only a one-month trial registration number. Hence I will not be reviewing your product, using it, or referring it.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Dolph  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Bob Dolph,

Isn't what you wrote a review?

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Sanders  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Fred Sanders,

Yes, a review of GOTD registration, but not of the product performance itself.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Dolph  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Bob Dolph, for an easier workflow please go to:
www.kotobee.com/register?giveaway&gotd
and start from there

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Pro’s:

Download / installation / registration - no problems.

The programme seems easy enough to use and there's a lot of help - quick tour guide, interactive help, forums etc.
It has a preview that you can see what your book will look like on different devices.

Cons:

Importing pdf and epub failed a few times – it would say it had imported but all pages showed blank. In all cases it worked when I tried again - it just didn't work first time.

Importing a 10mb pdf that is cartoons created in landscape mode – tried to export it with the following results (this is a published book):
* epub format – created a 95mb file (published epub is 12mb)
* pdf format – create a portrait pdf output file of 23mb with every picture simply chopped in half. (I couldn't find a setting to change the output to landscape mode and had ticked a block that said fit to screen but it must do something else.)

Expensive compared to other publishing software and very expensive especially for mobile exports because it limits the amount of apps you can create - and then I guess you're going to pay every time you release an update.

Built-in advertising locked to only use Google’s Admob.

PDF export removes interactive elements – i.e. your links won’t work.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

JJ , also if you can mention a few of those other publishing software that are cheaper and provide more, it would put things into context for us.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ayman,

What I was comparing were created in Serif's PagePlus - several versions ago - the publishing is just a small part of the entire PagePlus package but it costs a lot less than your product. (Likely Serif's new Affinity Publisher will be cheaper than your product as well.)

I noted that your basic 1 user $100 lifetime license only includes upgrades for 1 year. That's not a lifetime license then - it's an annual license.

Also see Xara, Microsoft Publisher.

Then Smashwords will take a Microsoft Word document and create and publish an epub book for you ... for free - and list it on their site and distribute it also for free.

And then if you want to publish books / text as mobile apps - well there is game development software that a lot of people use to create visual novels as .apk or .exe - and some of them have tier pricing which means you don't have to pay unless you start making "real" money out of your products - so they would be free for most people - see for example Unity and Unreal. They have no limits on how many mobile apps you create.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JJ , You should have ticked ‘fit to page’, not ‘fit to screen’. That might perhaps have helped.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JJ , seriously? :)

I don't want to brag about what we're offering - I prefer our users to do that for us. But convince someone to go through all those different programs you mentioned to have a multi-platform ebook, (and wow, develop a mobile app on a game development environment lol) versus designing your ebook just once (or importing it) in Kotobee Author, then exporting it to all the formats you mentioned: epub, mobi, HTML5 app, Windows desktop app, Mac desktop app, Chrome app, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, SCORM.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Still cant tell the software that you don't want to check for updates, so after the free update period is over, it will bug you everytime you start the program about that there is an update even though if you update your license will be invalid... Kinda annoying

Reply   |   Comment by Christian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

We'll make sure to include a "dont show again" option in our next release.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Ayman, ...and do that within a month???!! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, I can't promise that. Closing that window is a small price to pay, in return for all the free features you're getting for life.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

This user either does not exist, or has already been activated. This is the information I received, and I have never activated this software before. I hope it will still work for the free month of updates because I didn't receive a serial number. I am going to register using Google instead of Internet Explorer and see what happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Monique  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Monique , if you want to delete your old account, simply email us at info@kotobee.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The company shouldn't send an email stating that this user either does not exist, or has already been activated. Then after five minutes, they send the code for me to activate the software. This could confuse the user regarding activation.

Reply   |   Comment by Monique  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ayman, I never had an old account to delete. This was my first time downloading the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Monique  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Monique , clearly that's a mistake somewhere. Can you give me your email to look into it?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ayman, same problem here !!??

Reply   |   Comment by Jacky  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

System Requirements: https://www.kotobee.com/en/products/author

What it means, you do not even have to give it true data?

Reply   |   Comment by JardaH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

JardaH, can you please elaborate? I didn't understand.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JardaH, The system requirements are not even given on that site

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

It downloaded and installed okay and the serial number came quickly. All the options show as expiring in one month, so from then on you just get the basic program. That does mean if you want to do your book as an App you'd better type quickly. It does have good reviews so I'm giving it a go.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, the license does not expire, but you will be able to download free updates for just 1 month.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Ayman, doesn't "All the options show as expiring in one month, so from then on you just get the basic program" cover that, or wasn't I clear enough?

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

JohnL, I honestly don't understand what you're saying.

To summarize, your license has a set of paid features that will last forever. Along with the license, there's a trial for "Kotobee Cloud" and "Kotobee Library" which would expire after 30 days. If we make a new release of Kotobee Author within 30 days, you're eligible for the upgrade.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Ayman, That's basically what I said in my original post. There's the basic program which keeps on working and assorted bonus bits that will stop in a month.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, ah ok, apologies for misunderstanding.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

The subscriptions page in the software says "Basic License (Giveaway of the Day" with a Renewal date of 22 Aug 2018. Could someone please confirm, is this a lifetime license or just a 1-month trial?

Reply   |   Comment by Ollie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ollie, read the software description. It is a lifetime license allowing up to 1 month of free software updates (upgrades).

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ayman, Strictly you appear to get more than updates for the first month, assorted other things too.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, here's a description of what you're getting, with the exception of 1 month of free updates instead of 1 year:
http://support.kotobee.com/en/support/solutions/articles/8000016872-kotobee-author-licenses

Scroll to the section saying "Kotobee Author Basic Licenses"

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, I was saying you get more than one month of software updates (as you said), you get get other bonus stuff for the month too,

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnL, yup that's correct!

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

This email is already registered. An email has been sent with instructions on how to delete this account, in case you'd like to use that same email for registration.

I have replied to the email with my consent to delete the account. Tried to register and got the same message.

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

William, did someone reply back? Which email did you send from?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,
I have responded to the 6:01 AM email, the 6:06 AM email and the 5:26 PM email each time giving my consent to delete the old account. I am still receiving the same error message when trying to register.

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, I have now replied five times to received emails and given my consent to delete the existing account so I can register the program. Time is getting short and I will not be able to register the program before the giveaway expires.

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, I started trying to get a serial number before 06:00 AM, this morning. It is now after 11:00 PM and still no serial number! Since no one seems to read the requested email replies that I have sent in accordance with the emails that I have received, I am forced to say that I recommend the FREE epub editor in the FREE program Calibre! I have used Kotobee and thought that there was some value. However, a company that fails to respond to the requested replies to emails and cannot provide a serial number for a program offered on giveaway of the day probably does not deserve payment for a program that does little more than free programs.

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

William, can't a man get a few hours of sleep :(

I've replied back and deleted your account. Can you please try again now?

Apologies for the delay.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

What a pity. Sorry we've taken a lot of your valuable minutes to offer you a free license.

Calibre is great, if you'd like to be missing out on interactivity and exporting web/desktop apps out of your ebooks. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Keeps getting 404 Error when I click to download

Tried IE, Opera, Chrome browsers on my laptop - all same 404 error

Tried on my desktop...same 404 error

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Andy, what is the URL you are accessing?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,

I was able to write my email to get the download link and i did receive the download link. When I clicked on it, it gives me 404 error.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Andy, the link in the email worked fine for me ... although the server seems to be throttled ... took quite a long time to download the 204MB file -- reminded me of the days when we used to use a 9600 baud modem on the phone !! But the link does work.

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JimC,

Sorry to say this but till now this link still gives 404 error

can we communicate through email to find an alternative solution?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JimC,

This GOTD is a generous giveaway from KotoBee.
I would be very disappointed to miss it. It's been error 404 till now.

Can you please offer me another way to get it?
Maybe give me a different URL to download plus the GOTD activation code?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy Yeo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Andy Yeo, email us at info@kotobee.com and we'll set you up.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,

Thank you, I just emailed to info@kotobee.com

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Andy Yeo, ... hey, I'm not part of the give away! only posted to let you know that the link worked for me! Looks like they are taking care of you.,

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Here is an easy Quick Guide to get you started:
http://support.kotobee.com/en/support/solutions/articles/8000027851-beginner-s-guide-to-kotobee-author

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Ayman,

Looking forward to trying your program. I do find it humorous that being an eBook creator all the people that commented so far seem unable to read going by all the questions you have answered so far. Thank You.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

:)

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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