The best way to share your Book Creator book is to publish it online.

Publishing your book online will you give you a link to a read-only version of the book. You can turn the pages, play audio and video, and click on any hyperlinks.

The URL for your book is private - it's not publicly searchable on Google. And you can choose who you want to share it with. It's completely safe and means the book can be read on any device.

Here's the process:

Click the Share button and choose Publish online.

You'll then be asked to confirm the book details - note that you'll need to add a book title and author name before the book will publish. These details will be visible on the published book. Click the Publish link when ready.

You'll see that once a book is published, a globe icon appears in the top right corner of the book. From here you can view the book online, copy the URL link to the book (to send to someone else) or unpublish the book.

Editing your book

A cool feature of published books is that any changes you make to the book in Book Creator are automatically saved to the online version. So there's no need to re-publish your book each time you change it. Just refresh the browser and you'll see the changes take effect.

Unpublishing your book

If at any time you want to unpublish your book, simply tap on the globe icon in the top right corner of your book on the iPad. Tap the Unpublish link and the book will no longer be accessible on the web.

Can students publish online?

You can choose whether or not you want to allow students to publish their own books or not. Click the Settings cog in the top right of the toolbar and you'll be able to change the settings for your students. If you don't allow them to publish their own books, as the teacher, you can still publish them on their behalf.

Publishing online with Book Creator for iPad

The process is the same as for the web, but with a couple of differences. In Book Creator for iPad, only teachers can publish, and it is limited to 10 books published online at once.

The first time you publish from your iPad, you will be prompted to create a Teacher Account. You can do this with your email address or with a Google or Office 365 account.

After you tap the Publish button, you'll get a message saying that your book is uploading, and we'll send an email notification to tell you when your book is published.

Privacy and Terms of service

You must always get permission before you share images and data online, and take care to follow your school's policies for sharing online.

Book Creator and publishing online is certified safe for schools by iKeepSafe.org for compliance with COPPA, FERPA, California Ed Code 49073.1 and SOPIPA. We are also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge.

For more information read our Privacy policy and Terms of service.

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