Online Book Builder Functions

          Top Tool Bar
          Page Tools
             Upload Image from Computer or Phone
             Add Image
             Scale Image
             Add Border/Frame to Image
             Remove Image Frame
             Set Image as Background of a Page
             Copy and Paste an Image
             Rotate and Resize
             Set Layer Position
             Delete Image
             Enter and Edit Text
             Copy and Paste Text
             Rotate and Resize Text Box
             Change Font, Size, Color, Style
             Set Text Layer Position
             Add Border/Frame to Text
             Remove Text Frame
             Set Text Box Background
             Delete Text
             Add Page from Document
             Use a Page from Document as Front or Back Cover
             Shape Options
             Change the appearance of Shape
             Paste Object
             Add Blank Page
             Add and Edit Copyright Page
             Delete Page
             Copy and Paste Page
             Arrange Page
             Set Page Background
             Set Page Color
             Save as bPage (Design your own page template)
          Book Tools
             Save Book
             Book Info
             Set Page Number Display
             Get Print Price
             Preview Book and Download Pages in PDF
          Publish Tools
             Publish with ISBN or without ISBN
             Design Spine
             Set Print Book Format(s)
             Download Book Proof File
             Download Book Cover File
          Media Resources for Book Design
             My bCloud
             BM Library
             edC bCloud

Top Tool Bar

Page Tools

Upload Image from Computer or Phone

You have the choice to upload Image from Computer or mobile phone. For example, here is how to upload from phone.


1. Click "Photos" on the Left Panel
2. Click button "Upload" to start the choice.
3. Choose the tab "From Your Phone".

Please follow the steps on the screen. When you use camera (iPhone) or a QR scan app to scan the QR code, it leads you to a browser screen such as Safari or Chrome to choose photos from different sources on your mobile phone. You can just follow the on screen instruction to upload all needed photos. Tap “No” once all photos needed are uploaded from the phone. You may click “Close” on the computer screen to finish uploads and continue to edit your book.



Add Image

1. Click “Add Image” on the top menu
2. Select an image displayed
3. Drag to the Image Box
You can drag the wanted photo directly to the page

Scale Image

Once you place an image into the box, you can adjust the position through Scale.

Add Border/Frame to Image

   
1. Click the image you want to add border/frame
2. Click Border/Frame under Image Tool on the right hand
3.Select the Color of Border, change the width of border
4. If you want to have frame to the image, you can browse the categories and choose the right one

Remove Image Frame

To remove a design to an image, you can simply click the image, and then find “Clean” under the panel of Image Tool.

Set Image as Background of a Page

1. Click “Photos” on the left Panel
2. Browse and select an image that you want to set as the background, and drag to the page.
3. Click “As Background” of Image Tool panel on the right.
     

Copy and Paste an Image

1. Click the image you want to copy
2. Find Copy on the right, under Image Tool
3. Go to the right place where you want to locate the copied image, click Paste Object

Rotate and Resize

To change the size or orientation of an image, click the image first, and then click the dot on the top of image would rotate the image; click the dot at the lower right corner and drag around would resize the image.

Set Layer Position

1. Click the Image
2. Choose one from the four options
  Bring Forward
  Send Backward
  Bring to Front
  Send to Back

Delete Image

Select the image first, and then click “Delete” under Image Tool



Enter and Edit Text


1. Click “Add Text” icon on top
2. Start entering text you want. Once you are done, click “Confirm” button to exit

Copy and Paste Text

If you want to copy a text, go to the text area and click it, then find “Copy” on the Text Tool panel appeared on the right.
You can choose “Past Object” on the top menu to paste where you want to.

Rotate and Resize Text Box

1. Click the text area
2. Drag the purple DOT at the lower corner of the box would resize accordingly; Drag the purple DOT on the top of box to rotate the text box.

Change Font, Size, Color, Style


Set Text Layer Position

1. Click the text
2. Choose one from the four options
  Bring Forward
  Send Backward
  Bring to Front
  Send to Back

Add Border/Frame to Text

To add a border to a text box, select the text first and then choose “Border/Frame” on the right hand of Text Tool


To add border to a Text Box, first turn on “Fill Color”, select the color as the text box. Then you can change the border width or color.


To add Frame, click image frame, browse the category of frames and select the right one.

Remove Text Frame


Set Text Box Background

1. Select the text
2. Turn on “Fill Color” under Text Tool
3. Choose the color you want to fill with text box
4. Click OK to exit

Delete Text


Add Page from Document


The steps to add pages from a document are:
1. Click on the Left Panel
2. If you don’t have a document uploaded yet, you can click "Upload" to choose a file
3. If you have a document uploaded already, simply click (+) then select the needed page(s) to add to your book.

Use a Page from Document as Front or Back Cover

1. Add the needed pages from a document following the steps “Add Page from Document”
2. Go to Front Cover (same step for Back Cover)
3. Select the page from this uploaded document, and make sure you check off the box in front of “Use First Selected Page to Replace Current Page”, which is front cover you want to use.
4. Click Add Page(s)

Shape Options

Clicking “Add Shape”, there are four options to add: Square, Circle, Triangle, and Line.

Change the appearance of Shape

1. You can change the outline width and color
2. You can fill the shape with no color or a specific color you want
3. You can send to different layers: bring forward, send backward, bring to front, and send to back
4. Delete it if you don’t need the shape

Paste Object

1. Select an object first, such as image, text, or clipart.
2. Find “Copy” on the right hand side.
3. Then go to where you want to paste, and click “Paste Object”

Add Blank Page

Find “Add Page“ on the top bar and see the option for a blank page

Add and Edit Copyright Page

Go to the top menu and click “Add Page”, select option “Add Copyright” to add a copyright page. You can always click the copyright page, and find “Edit Copyright” on the right to edit the content
  

Delete Page

Go to the page that you want to delete, and find “Delete Page” on the top bar to delete the current page.

Copy and Paste Page

Go to the page to copy, click “Copy Page” on the top bar. Then click “Paste Page” next to it
  

Arrange Page

Find “Arrange Pages”, you can drag a page around to where you want it to be. You may confirm the change or discard it.


Set Page Background



Use Image as Background
1. Click “Photos” on the left Panel
2. Browse and select an image that you want to set as the background, and drag to the page.
3. Click “As Background” of Image Tool panel on the right.
     

Use Pre-designed Background from BM Library

1. Click "Backgrounds" on the Left Panel, under BM Library
2. Browse different categories and find the right one background you want.
3. Select the ONE by clicking it, it will apply on the current page. You can click "UnDo" if you don’t want it.

Set Page Color

1. Click the Page, find Page Color under Page Tool on the right hand side.
2. Choose a color from the color palette by clicking it
3. Click OK to select it. You can click "UnDo" if you don’t want it.

Save as bPage (Design your own page template)

You may want to design your own page template and use it over and over. Once you finish your design, click “Save as bPage” on the top tool bar.

Fill the name and tag area, then click “Confirm.

You will be able to use the same page design as you need repetitively. Simply go to left panel to find “bPage”, click (+) to apply the design to current page easily.

Book Tools

Save Book


Book Info

Anytime if you want to revise or fill information about your book, you can click Book Info on the top tool bar.

You may fill the content about title, author bio, book description, tag which can be used to search and find your title easily. For theme and privacy sections, you need to click the arrow on the right hand side and select from the options.

Set Page Number Display

If you want your printed book with page numbers, click “Book Info” on the top tool bar and select “Page Number Display” option.

1. Choose ‘Yes’ if you want to add page numbers;
2. You can decide where you start printing page number. With the check box “Display as Page 1”, it allows to print Page 1 from a different page from 1, such as from 3;
3. You can set your Page Number in a particular color;
4. You can set where a page number is located.
5. Click button ‘Confirm’ to take the settings.

Get Print Price


To know what formats your book can be printed and corresponding base price, you can go to “Book Info” on the top tool bar and select “Print Price”

Preview Book and Download Pages in PDF

You may want to check how your book looks like page by page, you can use this feature “Preview book” on top tool bar to inspect online or download in PDF file.

1. Navigate different pages clicking left and right arrows.
2. Click you can download the current pages in PDF format
3. If you want to go to a specific page to check, you can enter the page number and ‘Go’ directly.

Publish Tools


Publish with ISBN or without ISBN

Once you start the process of “Publish Book”, you have the choice to publish with ISBN which makes your title available on Amazon.
If you want to know more about CAP, visit: https://www.bookemon.com/creative-author-press

Design Spine

During publish process, you will have a chance to design book spine if you want:

You will be presented the covers and spine area if you choose to set spine color and text:
You need to set the spine text color, spine color, and enter the spine text. Click “Confirm” if you are sure about the settings.

Set Print Book Format(s)

During the publish process, you are also given a chance to choose the book format(s) from the available options.
1. Select the format(s) that you want to publish your book. It could be multiple.
2. Enter the book earnings amount which is how much you earn if a copy is sold to others.
3. If you enter a non-zero amount for book earnings field, you may need to set up your Paypal account.
Once you are done, click “Continue”.

Download Book Proof File

The Last step is to approve the entire book.
1. Click left or right arrow to navigate all the pages.
2. Click to download the PDF file either for the current pages or entire book
3. If you want to go to a specific page, you may enter the page number and go there directly.
4. Once you inspect every page and approve the book proof file, then click “Complete Publish” to finish the process.

Download Book Cover File

If you’d like to check how the cover looks like, you can first go to the cover pages during the last step of publish process.
Then click to be able to select Download book cover in PDF. Depending on print book format select, you maybe also download hardcover file.

Media Resources for Book Design

The resources are categorized in three, my bCloud, BM Library, and edC bCloud if you’ve entered an edCenter.
Each category has resources organized in the form of Photos, Clipart, Documents, and bPages

My bCloud

It includes all of the media you have ever uploaded or added to the Bookemon site as well as media from contributors of your bCloud.

1. Click the resource form, such as Photos, you can see all the ones ever uploaded
2. You may view the resource sorted by book or time to find the needed one easily
3. You can upload any time needed
4. You can browse different title to find the one needed.


It is the structure for Clipart, Documents, or bPages.

BM Library

In addition to your own My bCloud, Bookemon provides tons of pre-designed resources in Clipart, Backgrounds, and Templates of pages under BM Library. You will be able to use them for free. It helps your book design and add flavor into it.
1. Select the form you want
2. Browse the categories to choose

edC bCloud

If you enter an edCenter, the media resource will have edC bCloud displayed on the Left Panel.
It also includes the basic forms of resources: Photos, Clipart, Documents, and bPages. Any media uploaded by edCenter members will be shared under edC bCloud for all the same edCenter members.
1. You may select the right form to choose, for example, Photos
2. You can view resources sorted by Book or uploaded time.
3. You can upload from your own device if you want.
4. You may browse different book to find the right one to use.

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