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Try Book Creator for iPad for Free – Enter to Win the Full Version for Free

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 8.37.01 PM Book Creator for iPad is my favorite iPad app for creating narrated multimedia books on my iPad. So when the developers approached me with ten promo codes to give away, I said yes. Details on how to get a promo code are at the bottom of this post.

Book Creator allows anyone to create their own books using images, text, videos, and audio recordings. You can arrange your book in three different formats; portrait, square, or landscape. Each page in your book can include pictures and videos from your iPad’s camera roll and or from your iTunes library. In addition to the pictures and videos you can include as much as text as you can fit on each page. In fact, if you just want to have text on a page you can do that. If you would like to narrate your book you can tap the record button to add your voice to each page of your book. Every page in your book can have a custom color scheme.

Book Creator allows you to export your books to ePub 3.0 format. The exported file can be opened an read in the Chrome web browser using the free Readium browser extension. This is a great option as it allows a parent who doesn’t have an iPad at home to view his or her child’s work at home.

Book Creator costs $4.99 (less with volume purchasing), but you can now try it and create one entire book for free. If you’re trying to decide if Book Creator is worth purchasing, try the free version first.

To enter to win a promo code to get the full version of Book Creator for free, leave a comment on this post. In your comment include a brief mention of how you might use the app. Leave a comment by Saturday at midnight Eastern Time. Ten comments will be randomly chosen to win. (Comments may not appear immediately due to moderation. You do have to comment through Disqus to enter). 

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  • Carrie Dilley

    This is my first year using iPads with seven K-6 classes in a private school so I have been doing lots of research about the best apps to have. I keep reading about Book Creator and how easy it is to use in the classroom. Our school doesn’t have money in the budget for paid apps so I would love the full version! I have the free app downloaded and have played around with it, but can only create one book. If I won the full version, I would collaborate with each class to create a book to illustrate (words and pictures) what they learned this year using iPads and what they liked best. I want to publish this and share with our donors and school supporters so they can see how their donations and support have impacted technology in the classroom.

  • S. Grigsby

    I have the free version and it is a great writing and composing tool for students. I love the way you can pull in a picture to enhance the writing. I think this would be an excellent tool for older students to create informational books that could be used by younger students conducting research. I think it would also be a great program that students could use to create stories and/or graphic novels that could be put on a school’s library catalog for other students to “check out.”

  • Nikki

    This App looks fantastic! I would love to have the full version to use with my second grade class next year!

  • Diana Clarke

    As a speech therapist with high school students who have low incidence disabilities, I use Book Creator for social stories, rehearsal/reminders of the steps to complete a school job, and student discussion about their experiences on community based training. I keep editing my one book in the freebie version, so I’d love to have the full version so that I could save stories for students on my caseload!

  • Carrie Nielsen

    This app looks amazing! I teach K-8 computers and every year I have the older students create “Choose Your Own Ending” stories in Powerpoint. We then show them to the younger students to encourage reading. :) This app would be a great addition for those struggling readers and introduce another avenue of book creation to the older students as well! I would LOOOOVE to have this app!!

  • webgalpat

    I would love to have a copy of this. I teach and support teachers, administrators, and staff in 4 counties with technology. I also teach them use of the iPads and have heard this is a fabulous program. I would really like to learn it so I can show them its benefits and uses in their classrooms, no matter what age or grade level. Thank you.

  • Jay

    As a professional developer and educator, this looks like an amazing way to get both teachers and students interested in becoming authors! I imagine helping both audiences become the published author that lives in us all :)

  • Catt Evans

    We just recieved training for using iPads as we have only just got them in school. One of the apps she showed us was this one and we fell in love with it straight away! We are an infant school so this is a great way to engage children in writing. We used the free version the very next day as a way to get a child with special needs to retell a story. She took photographs of the pictures then added text to them. I’ve never seen her do so much writing and we so engaged!

  • Susan Arnsten-Russell

    This is a great app for intellectually disabled adolescents.

  • Suzanne Wesp

    I would love to share this app with teachers that I work with in my professional development sessions. I am always looking for great ways and tools for digital storytelling for students to express what they know.

  • Jennifer Hopkins

    This sounds like the perfect app to use with my 2nd graders. I love the different options and the simplicity of it.

  • Beth DePasquale

    I love this app for my young k-1 students. I also love how non-threatening it is for technophobic teachers. Their enthusiasm is so invigorating.

  • Ashley Guillory

    This app is great! My second graders would love this!

  • Sara Eastman

    I really like this app. We have the free version on all the iPads at school. Right now my students are using it to create their own books. They are rewriting fairy tales from a different point of view to share with kindergartens.

  • Stephanie P.

    I have been using other apps to create books with my K-2 students in my tech classes, but haven’t found anything really user friendly for them or easy to share. I have heard so many good things about Book Creator and am on the verge of purchasing it as I type! Winning a promo code would be amazing to use with my students! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  • JL

    As a Gr 2 teacher and parent of a 5th grader, I have used the free version of Book Creator and would love to have a more unlimited experience with it. I used it to create an Inquiry Journal with my class as a way of reflection on what we were learning.

  • Victoria W

    I would love to use this app with my Kindergarten students with language impairments and autism.

  • Misty Savario

    After we have read our weekly story, I would save some story pics on the ipad then the students will retell the story using Book Creator. They can add the story pics that they want and recreate the story to make it their own.