Book Creator App to iBooks

The Book Creator app is one of my favorite apps to use for students of all developmental levels with Visual Impairments. For students with visual impairments who are integrated into the general education curriculum, I love to use Book Creator App as a way to teach them how to create E-Learning Books and self-publish their own books.  

In the steps below, I am going to share how to share books created on the Book Creator App on the iBooks and on the web using a Book Creator Teacher Account. These are actions a teacher or student would make after they create their book.  

Sharing to iBooks

  • Press the "Share" icon at the bottom of the screen that is on the far left in the center of the screen.
  • Click the first option at the top of the menu options that says "Export as E-Pub."

Sharing Screenshot: Export as ePub (for reading in iBooks & Editing), PDF (printing & Sharing), Video (posting on web), Publish Online (with teacher account)

  • When given the option on where to share this E-book. Share this file to the Notes app - a native iOS app - option or the icon of the Notes app.

Screenshot of Save popup with name of book, size, option to add note, and Choose Notes.

  • Open the Notes App
  • Open the Note where the book file was saved from Book Creator
  • Find and Click the share icon in the far right hand corner of the screen. The share icon will be the second one from the left.

Screenshot of the Notes App: With name of iBook in the list on the left side and name and iBook ePub on the right side

  • Click the iBooks icon in the menu box that follows.
  • Open iBooks App (if it doesn't open automatically following this step)
  • Find your most recent iBook in the far left corner of the book options.

Screenshot of iBooks page with showing the book covers of books on this iPad

A few end notes on functionality

  1. At the time of publication, all of these steps should be compatible with iOS 10.  However, please note that since the update of iOS11, there have been reports of minor bugs of Voice Over working with iOS 11. Otherwise, the two working together through this process should be seamless.  
  2. Students who are not completely independent with using Voice Over may need support from an adult to get through these step with success.  Like anything else, this will take some practice for independence.

Editor's Note:  To view Julie's other posts about Book Creator, go to:

Using VoiceOver with Book Creator: A Blind Student's Experience

Adapting iBooks for Children with Multiple Disabilities: Book Creator App

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