Create ebooks for free with this new app

The popular iOS app Book Creator launches on the Windows Store today – and it's a free download for a limited period.

At Creative Bloq we've been fans of Book Creator for iPad and Android for a long while. It's easy enough for kids to use – so much so the company has in recent years targeted its marketing on the educational market.

But it's flexible enough that even pro creatives can use it to make quick and easy ebooks, using a range of fonts and embedding audio and video if required.

So we're pleased to see that Book Creator is today being launched on Windows 8.1, in 11 different languages. And it will be free on the Windows Store for a limited period following the launch.

So what can it do? With Book Creator for Windows you can:

  • Create books on a Windows tablet, laptop or desktop
  • Apply rich formatting with more than 40 fonts to choose from
  • Add photos and video or record audio
  • Use the drawing tool for illustrations and annotations
  • Read books with the in-app reader
  • Draft books in the ePub format to publish work on Apple's iBooks Store or the Google Play Store
  • Send books by email or upload to OneDrive for quick and easy sharing

"Book Creator for Windows provides a single ebook app to use across three platforms," said David Fuller, principal education consultant at Tablet Academy. "The app has proven to be a popular and versatile ebook creator on iOS and Android devices, and I recommend all educationalists with Windows tablets to include it as a must-have download."

"The iOS version of Book Creator is already a best-selling app, reaching number one in the iTunes store in 80 countries," said Dan Amos, director of developer Red Jumper. "We are so excited to bring our app to desktop devices and make book publishing accessible to even more people."

Download the 30.5MB app here

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Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.