Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.
Booktype helps you create books by yourself or with others via the web. Open your browser, start writing, add pictures, drag and drop chapters and invite others to help you out. Booktype takes care of the table of contents, chapters, page numbers and all book formatting.
Merge digital and print workflows to produce perfectly formatted books ready for iPad, Kindle, Nook (and most ereaders) or regular print services (including print-on-demand), all within minutes of finishing or updating your book.
Turn any number of people, anywhere into editors, authors and proofreaders via the web. Simultaneous editing, live chat and internal messaging allows notes, citations, urls, text and pictures to be easily exchanged, dramatically speeding up the production process.
Booktype gets your content into online stores and bookshops as quickly as you can write it. Publish almost instantly to Amazon, iBooks, Lulu.com and hundreds of other places. Charge for the book itself, or give it away free. Use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences, wherever they are, in new and exciting ways.
Start a conversation around your content. Booktype is an out-of-the-box community platform. Users can create profiles, join groups, watch books, chat live, post status messages and keep track of activity on the web. Create a vibrant, sustainable ecology around your books.
Booktype effortlessly renders beautiful fonts, illustrations and tables to pdf, epub, mobi, odt, html and more for digital distribution or print services. Advanced options allow you to choose from preset book formats, set ISBN numbers or even apply web-friendly CSS templates for personalised layouts and styles.
Booktype helps you keep track of who's doing what to the book and when with intelligent chapter statuses, user roles and histories that keep everything orderly. Found a typo? Compare old and new versions side-by-side, roll back the changes and hit publish to update even print-on-demand services. Costly reprints after mistakes need never happen again.
Attribution happens 'automagically' with Booktype, even when content is shared from one book to another. All manner of different licences can be set for every book too, so you have complete control over how your content is used and distributed. Everyone gets the credit they deserve.
Easily share, reuse and remix content, chapters or even entire books with Booktype's import tools. Importing content from your library, other epubs, Gutenberg (all those old out-of-copyright classics!), archive.org or other Booktype communities takes seconds. Rework, mash-up, illustrate, translate, curate and publish! Become Penguin Classics overnight!
Booktype is ideal for educational and technical content. Booktype lets you version (great for keeping manuals or textbooks up to date, whilst archiving old versions) or clone books (ideal for building new works from old content). Customise textbooks for your students, or use the platform to create learning experiences around books.
Clone existing books and translate either by yourself or with a community. Booktype supports all character sets and bi-directional text. It's available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Croatian and Finnish. Additionally Booktype has an easy to use localization framework so you can easily translate the interface into your language.