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Kotobee Author Basic Plan 1.3.4 (Win&Mac) Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Kotobee Author Basic Plan 1.3.4 (Win&Mac)

Kotobee Author is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor.
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User rating: 49 (92%) 4 (8%) 103 comments

Kotobee Author Basic Plan 1.3.4 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on May 10, 2017!

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$39.95
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Record Any Audio in High Quality!

Kotobee Author is a comprehensive ebook creator and EPUB editor, suitable for education, training, and publishing. Create interactive ebooks rich with video, audio, 3D, widgets, questions, and more. Export your ebook to many different platforms, such as EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), Web apps, Desktop apps, and Chrome apps (Android & iOS app export available only for Premium users). The basic license, exclusive for GOTD, allows you to brand your web and desktop apps with your own logo instead of Kotobee's.

Please note: the program archive includes x32 and x64 program installers and Mac version!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; all Mac OS

Publisher:

Vijua

Homepage:

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

File Size:

145 MB

Price:

$60.00

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#31

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Reply   |   Comment by Amanda Josh  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Hi,
Installed fine, but when I enter the serial number, it just keeps attempting to validate it, in my 32bit XP pro PC
(I tried it in my W10 PC and it validated perfectly)
My main PC is the XP one (I use it 98% of the time), so I would appreciate it if I could get it working in there

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rob, yeah we got several complaints regarding Windows XP, so it seems to lack support for it. Do you have any other machine you could use it on until we figure out the problem? Mac is supported too.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Kotobee Author seems to install on my Win 10 machine but every time it is launched (as part of the installation or via the shortcut afterwards) the Kotobee Author window opens up for about one second then closes itself. Consequently I've been unable to register it with the key. I've tried rebooting, and reinstalling, to no avail. Any help available, especially after the giveaway has expired? Bill

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bill, can you try installing the 32 bit version instead? You can find it here: www.kotobee.com/pricing

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, I uninstalled 64 bit, installed 32 bit from GOTD's zip file, program window comes up and stays up. Upper right says Giveawayoftheday user. Do not see any way to enter license code. Is it already registered?

My system is 64 bit, 32GB RAM, i7-6700K 4GHz ...

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bill, apologies for the late reply. Yes it is already registered. You will have to log out first (click on the username then log out).

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Easy installation, and only about a 1-minute wait for the registration code via email. Nice interface; seems pretty clear and intuitive. Many thanks to GAOTD and Vijua!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Appreciate the positive feedback M. Aronson.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

The web page tells me the email address is already registered. How do I get the license key?

Reply   |   Comment by rich  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You had already registered for a giveaway for Kotobee Author. Either use a different email address or contact us at support@kotobee.com to delete your old one.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

This is a wonderful program. Do not miss it!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thanks Frank!

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I have this problem:
I have this soft "the plan Basic License" from "Giveaway Club".
And when I want to get the serial number for this version (web_page from Readme), it writes: "This email is already registered" (!!?) - and nothing else.

Why then I will get Your serial number ???

Can You help me, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Jan_H.  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jan_H.,

Either use a different email address, or send to support@kotobee.com and they will delete your old account so that you can register with your email

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Nice bit of software, no problems installing and runs great. I have been looking for software like this for a while but what I have found has not met my requirements, this software does....and it was FREE :-) I may sometime in the future think about upgrading to the Premium, however if I do there would have to be a massive reduction in price first, $300 is a big price tag and a bit expensive for me. However still a nice piece a software ...well done.

Reply   |   Comment by Stefos  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stefos,

$300 for a lifetime license isn't bad, and we periodically give out some discounts (e.g. at the end of every webinar). If you can tell us what ebook formats you're interested in, we can tell you which license would be the most affordable for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, Hi I just realized you offer further licences for Mobile etc this is something I maybe interested in, in the future.
Thanks
Stefos

Reply   |   Comment by Stefos  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Stefos,

People have been creating really great interactive ebook apps for the app stores. Here's just an example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clearerenglish.spoken_grammar_1_1&hl=en

You can either sell the apps yourself, or offer them for free and have an ad (via Google AdMob) inside the app.

Don't hesitate to contact me for further details.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Hello guys, I already have the previous version offered by someone else, but when I ask for the registration code, Kotobee's site says that the e-mail is already registered. Sure, from the previous version! So how do I get the present licence?

Reply   |   Comment by Mario Trzes  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mario Trzes,
If you want us to remove your old account such that you can use the same email for the new license, send to us at support@kotobee.com. But please don't be late

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I've had this and been impressed by the company

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

LAYERING COMPONENTS ???

Hello Ayman,

Seems easy to practice except for working with 2 or more pictures for background and foreground them together ?. I miss something about layering components ?

Thanks a lot

Col

Reply   |   Comment by Col Spontz  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Col Spontz,

Seems you are working in reflowable layout. You can stack elements on top of each other in the fixed layout. When you start a new chapter it will ask you whether you want a reflowable or fixed layout. See this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIO7-QAvM8&t=45s

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Installed on Win7 HP 64-bit system, got registration code but Kotobee won't launch. Spins for a few seconds then nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by StudioJoe  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

StudioJoe,

Can you please try the 32 bit version?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

StudioJoe, Doesn't launch for me either. I have win 7 but only SP1 I tried both 64 and 32 but icon just shows in taskbar, it does nothing. Removing 64-bit leaves .dll's .dat and other files so they had to be removed manually. Also had problem with small popup (needed to be closed) keeping program from reinstalling. Software should at least launch before having to fill out information to get registration code. Waste of mine time.

Reply   |   Comment by frederic_johnson  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

StudioJoe, I'm having the same problem on my Windows 10 64 bit system. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jerome and StudioJoe,

So you are saying the software appears in the taskbar (as if minimized) and not opening?

Can you try something? Click on the application in the taskbar, then hold the Windows key and press the Up button. This will force it to maximize. This is just an attempt, let me know if it works.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, no that is NOT what I am saying at all. I click the shortcut to run the software. The software dashboard starts to come up and never goes beyond this

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90222659/kotobee.png

So I was never able to put in my license.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jerome, now I understand, my apologies.
Can you please download and try the 32 bit version? You'll find it here:
www.kotobee.com/products/author/versions

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

frederic_johnson, Today May 11, 2017 I downloaded the 32-bit version from the author's website and did the, click on the application in the taskbar, then hold the Windows key and press the Up button and it worked. I then used the serial from GOTD and it worked. Can't wait to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by frederic_johnson  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, I uninstalled the 64 bit version and installed the 32 bit version and got the same thing. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jerome, can you click on Show Log from under the Support menu and send it to our support team: support@kotobee.com ? They will get this sorted out for you.

Also I don't know if this could be a reason, but did you try running the software as an administrator?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Perhaps once you have solved the problems pointed out here, you could offer this software again?

I want one that can create good epubs that will work on Android phones, Kobo readers and PCs. And one that works well on 64 bit. I've tried Sigil, but the learning curve is steep.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim Jones,

We already have a free license you could subscribe to (through our website www.kotobee.com) but this giveaway gives you much more permissions (i.e. branding your ebooks and removing the Kotobee logo).

For any technical problems, send an email to support@kotobee.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Google recaptcha is giving me always "Please try again."
I have refresed the webpage from the "txt" file and cleaned all the cookies and and cache and still does not work; and I also checked this recaptcha on another website and it worked there. I cannot get the license code because of this. This is ridiculous...
I'll say thank you for this giveaway, when it will be a giveaway for me also. Good night.

PS: recaptcha also,worked here, when I am posting this message...

Reply   |   Comment by idluckyone  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

idluckyone,
try https://www.kotobee.com/register?gotd&giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Ayman,

Please can you tell me how to get the license code? I have tried to register on the specified page but because it detects that my e-mail is already registered (which is quite possible from a previous giveaway) it will not proceed any further. Am I supposed to use a different e-mail (which I don't want to do) or is this a way of giving only one free license per person?

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

emperor,

if you like we can delete your previous account so that you can register with your email. Would you like that? If so, send your email address to support@kotobee.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

emperor, I have the same problem :-(( - and no answer, no help :-( ...

Reply   |   Comment by Jan_H.  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,

That not solves the problem. In a few months, with new GAOTD offer or with different purchase, it will come back. I have the same issue and I don't want to loose my previous licence.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mike,

Each license is linked with an email address, so you can't use the same one for both licenses.
Use a different email address. Simple.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,

You right, "each license is linked with an email address, so you can't use the same one for both licenses", and that generate the problems. If I have only one email address :) and I use two different software of kotobee on two different computers and systems, or lets say more for example I have 10 computers and 10 versions of kotobee programs, then I have to use a 10 different email addresses? If You don't see the issue, pass it to software programmers, for them it should be very obvious. Just think about Adobe, their different versions of software and Your only one email address.
Sorry for my english language.
Thank You

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mike,
If you want a license that handles multiple users and multiple machines we do provide that. But you'll need to purchase it.
The giveaway is for the basic license of Kotobee Author. You can not have 2 basic licenses of Kotobee Author for the single user. Only one. Either you can give up the older license, or go into gmail create a new account in less than 3 min, and have another license along with the old one.

I'm sorry if this doesn't make sense, but it's what the current behaviour is.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Thanks Kotobee and GAOTD.
Downloaded and installed on Win 8.1
But when I try to launch the program [from the last page of installation, the program file or the desktop icon] a page flashes and immediately closes.
Have never had this happen with other GAOTD downloads.
Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Merlin Montgomery  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Merlin Montgomery,
Can you try installing the 32 bit version instead?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ayman,
Thank you.
Yes, I did and it works.
Again, thanks for the GAOTD and for your support.
Best wishes,
M

Reply   |   Comment by Merlin Montgomery  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Is it normal not to have received the registration code after an hour? I've checked my spam folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Frank D,

No it is not normal. Can you please email us at support@kotobee.com and mention the email you used for registration? We will pull out the serial for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

I got a previous version (v.1.2.15) of this from another giveaway site and gave the creator some feedback there. It is good to see that they have implemented some of my suggestions.

I am a little concerned that the program is requesting access to these sites ( as reported by my firewall)
syd15s01-in-f67.1e100.net
151.101.0.207
bam-4.nr-data.net
bam-5.nr-data.net
bam-7.nr-data.net
bam-8.nr-data.net
s3-1.amazonaws.com
server-54-230-133-155.syd1.r.cloudfront.net

I can't see why the program needs to access the internet at all other than to validate the serial number which I assume would be done on the kotobee.com site.

Here are some of my comments from last time that don't seem to have been implemented:

The “Author” of the book defaults to “Kotobee”. There is no setting where you can set up a default Author, so you have to type this in for each book you create.

The default book title and chapter are filled is as ‘Untitled book’ and ‘untitled chapter’, but to overwrite those you have to delete those default words. It would be a lot easier if the text was a ‘hint’ rather than actual text. In the book manager screen the ‘publisher’ ‘description’ and ‘ISBN’ fields are ‘hints’ rather than actual text, so I can’t see why all the fields can’t be ‘hints’

When I exported to a word doc, the images were missing.

The program itself seems to work well

Thanks for the oppurtunity to try your software.

Reply   |   Comment by njwga  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Appreciate that feedback. Note that our software should not be communicating with those sites. GOTD people, is this something related to you?

njwga, try downloading the installer directly from here: www.kotobee.com/products/author/versions

And let me know if it is still doing the same thing. The software should only communicate with our domain (kotobee.com) to validate your serial. The serial is like a login code basically. Also there is a feedback widget we're using (from freshdesk) to allow you to request technical support from inside the software. I believe this widget is cloud-based and needs to do some internet communication to link with our freshdesk account. Nothing to worry about.

Excellent suggestions by the way. Do you mind sending them to support@kotobee.com? They will be marked as feature requests.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

njwga,
Regarding contacting other sites, looks like you have a browser hitchhiker that needs to be removed REAL QUICK before it starts infecting other programs. Just google that phrase & you will find out how to remove it.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TheTruthBeTold,
No I don't

I am running the Kotobee program not a browser. My firewall tells me that the Kotobee program is requesting the outbound connection to these other sites. No other program is requesting a connection to those sites.

Reply   |   Comment by njwga  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman,
Thanks for your reply. It is always appreciated when software authors are so responsive to their users.

It is your program that is requesting access to those other sites. My main concern is to make sure that your program is not harvesting any of my data and sending it elsewhere. I'm sure you will assure me that it isn't, but I would expect that you would know what sites your program was communicating with and why.
To help I have Googled 151.101.0.207 and it belongs to newrelic.com So maybe you know what service you have with them ? It seems the bam-4.nr-data.net etc addresses are also related to newrelic.com - so quite a lot is happening with whatever app you have from them.
It looks as though your program (or part of it) is running as a 'browser" - hence maybe why all the calls to external websites?

Reply   |   Comment by njwga  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yes it runs a webkit instance, which you can consider a browser inside the software. I have just checked now, and these are the URLs called at startup:

http://assets.freshdesk.com/widget/freshwidget.js
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.freshdesk.com/widget/html2canvas.js?ver=2
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.freshdesk.com/widget/freshwidget.css?ver=2
http://support.kotobee.com/loading.html?ver=2
https://www.kotobee.com/files/author/releases/releases.json?c=846

Anything else should not be coming out from Kotobee Author.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ayman, Thanks again for your prompt reply.
Yes if it's running a webkit then that explains a lot.
I have now blocked access to https://s3.amazonaws.com by kotobee author, which stops all the freshdesk functionality (and all the requests to access the other sites) and the program works fine (just no "I need help" functionality).
Note I did see a reference to 'newrelic.com' on the freshdesk website, so no doubt that is where the request to access that site (151.101.0.207, bam-4.nr-data.net etc) was coming from.

For anyone reading this and having no idea what we are talking about - the program is safe to use and is not stealing your data.

Reply   |   Comment by njwga  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

njwga, I appreciate that you've clarified this for the rest of the users.

Have a great day.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Why is the 64 bit version trying to install to Program Files (x86) instead of Program Files?

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop177  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

We got a similar complaint. We will look into this. Appreciate the feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Bebop177, actually as mentioned below in another comment, when you install the software the installer gives you the option to choose the installation location. So I would say this is beyond the scope of Kotobee Author.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I'm trying to figure out if this is a lifetime free program or time-limited.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Frank D,

Lifetime free, but 1 month of free upgrades only.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Ayman, thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

A really great app ! A must have !

Thanks GAOTD and Kotobee.

But one problem : DOCX exports are empty ???

4 418 Ko for the kpub2 file

20 Ko for the DOCX File

Reply   |   Comment by Col Spontz  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Col Spontz,
The DOCX you export must be opened in Microsoft Word only. It won't be able to open in anything else, like LibreOffice, OpenOffice, or even Google Docs. It's a limitation. You can open it in Word and save as any other format (even standard docx that would work on all).

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hello Ayman,

I understand but the file with 20 Ko is empty. No need of Word to see that.

Thanks best regards.

Col

Reply   |   Comment by Col Spontz  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Col Spontz,

Did you try opening it with Microsoft Word? Just try. Had plenty of those examples that open empty in other software, but show the content in Word.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ayman, Word Perfect 5.1 is a format almost all other software knows. If you output that you will have more flexibility.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim Jones,

We are not deliberately making things hard for users. Sometimes (most times) we are faced with limitations and challenges of the libraries we use. The current behaviour is as I have explained to you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Downloaded, installed and activated easily on Windows 10, 64 bits.
After a quick walk-through og the tutorial, I must say that the software looks great. A keeper. Thanks a lot :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Azaris  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Azaris, thanks. Make sure to register to our free live webinars here: www.kotobee.com/webinars

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

The Problem:
I had the same issue as Joel Malach in comment #6 upon installation and starting the software. There is no "Enter your serial number" button, rather the software opens with a Giveawayoftheday user logged in and is displayed in place of the Enter your serial number button.


The Fix:
Enter your new serial number by clicking on the Giveawayoftheday user menu in the upper right corner, select Log Out. A pop up screen will open allowing you to enter your new serial number which was emailed to you. This will then authenticate your serial number and log you in.

Further, upon checking the User Account Summary under your user name, you will now find the join date has been changed to Wed, 10 May 2017.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig Timmreck  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Craig Timmreck,

Thanks for that. Didn't know there were such dedicated GAOTD users, not missing a single giveaway deal. Real life hackers :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

I see the description says, "(Android & iOS app export available only for Premium users). The basic license, exclusive for GOTD, allows you to brand your web and desktop apps with your own logo instead of Kotobee's."

So is this the Premium (full) version? If so, awesome! If not, this would be a very watered down version of the program in my view since I'd say iOS and Android are some pretty popular platforms!

Reply   |   Comment by Kent S  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kent S,
This is the Basic license (not the Premium license). You can see the differences here: www.kotobee.com/pricing

With the Basic license, you can still try out Android & iOS app export, but it will be watermarked with Kotobee's logo. You also can purchase single apps (no need for the entire premium license) for just $30 per app.

Feel free to contact us for any questions.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

I tried installing the 64b version as I'm on 7/64.
The installation went into the 32b folder (x86)
So I uninstalled it.
no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

So it didn't work?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ayman, it opened, but if they can't figure were to install a 64B version I don't like it.

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Note taken.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

adif, Sorry but are you a troll or something? Or don't you maybe not know how to read install screens. literally, the first screen after the startup screen gives you the install path and the option to browse to any path of your choosing.

btw, This is very normal for installers and has nothing to do with the developer of the program but with the install wizard used. Even the default windows installers (msi) often will point to the (x86) target location

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mavadelo,
From today on, we're using your answer as our template :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Hi. I installed program (64 bit) and completed the website form to get my serial number, which I received.

The documentation says "go to the upper right corner and chose "Enter your serial". Enter the serial you received and press OK button to register the program."

However, there was no "Enter your serial number" button showing.

I clicked on User Account Summary and it says it is registered to Giveaway of the Day, a different serial number and Join date 19th July 2016

When I click Subscriptions, it says Premium Licence, renewal date 19th August 2017

Does this mean it runs out in August?

Why have they sent me a serial number I can't enter it?

Should I remove this and download the software from their website and use the serial number they sent me?

Any advice appreciated

Reply   |   Comment by Joel Malach  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Joel Malach, you should sign out from your existing user and enter your new serial number. Feel free to contact our support at support@kotobee.com and they will help you with your license.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

OK - thanks for your help

Reply   |   Comment by Joel Malach  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

My pleasure Joel.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Joel Malach, Installed the 64 bit version...manually chose the folder to be in program files n not in program files (86x) ...then i could see enter the serial number at the top rignt corner...

Reply   |   Comment by Khashif  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Khashif, Thanks for your help

Reply   |   Comment by Joel Malach  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

If you have installed the previous giveaway version of this 1.2.1 basic plan on Aug 8th 2016 https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/kotobee-author-basic-plan/ the then supplied giveawayoftheday user license still operates in todays version 1.3.4!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK, that is correct. Old users get more privileges. Don't lose that old serial :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Ayman, This is extraordinarily generous offer, most GOTD offers do not support upgrades. I too just updated from the earlier 1.2.1 version without issues.

This is a well designed product with outstanding support, and I am delighted to have it in my "bag of tricks". Many thanks to all involved!

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Barry, thanks a lot. If you'd like to write us a review, you're welcome to do so from one of these links:

https://www.g2crowd.com/products/kotobee-author/reviews

http://www.capterra.com/publishing-and-subscriptions-software/spotlight/160177/Kotobee%20Author/Kotobee

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

The publisher's website says the export is only compatible with epub3 readers. What's the deal with that, is the format widely accepted?

Reply   |   Comment by LFOD  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

LFOD, well the EPUB format exported is for EPUB 3, since it contains interactivity. However you can export many other formats too, like web apps, desktop apps, and chrome apps.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

LFOD, where did you read that? It's not only compatible for epub3. You can also export to Kindle, PDF, Word or as a stand-alone Desktop app or Web app.

Reply   |   Comment by Kotobee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

looks good to me i have been thinking of writing a book for a long time this might give me the kick start i need
downloading now

i can not believe this comment ...........

Is it containing a free license from the devloper of this software or a hacked license key?

Comment by Ajay Rawat

Reply   |   Comment by nigel oldale  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tell me about it!

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

Calibre is free and does all the above

Reply   |   Comment by b. kelso  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Does it create interactive elements, like questions, widgets, galleries?
And does it export web apps, desktop apps, and chrome apps?

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Is it containing a free license from the devloper of this software or a hacked license key?

Reply   |   Comment by Ajay Rawat  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

No software given away on this site is ever 'hacked' or provided with a 'hacked' licence key.
This site is respected and given the full support by the software developers.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke (CS Computer Services)  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Thank you Chris.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ajay Rawat, Every single piece of software you are able to get on this site (same for games) is a fully legal version, in fact some of the developers go the extra mile and respond to questions asked here by the community (thank you Ayman), fixes for problems found here are sometimes released the same day in a new GOTD even.
You can find all the info on how GOTD works on https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/about/

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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