3rd May 2019

I review: BookBildr

Have you ever wished you could make your own book, adding your own text and illustrations? Whether it’s a story book for your children, a picture book for your parents, or a book for use in your business, there is a new website that allows us to do just that.

BookBildr is a new web service that makes it very easy for anyone to create picture books using drag and drop technology online. You can either order printed copies or download the book in PDF – and if you order the printed books, they will be bookshop quality.

With BookBildr you can choose whether to make hardback or softcover illustrated books, with hundreds of ready-made illustrations for your book (or simply upload your own). You can choose from the full set of Google fonts for your text, customise the background with colour or stretch out an illustration to use it as a background, and you can save the book design for later use if you are pushed for time.

After hearing about BookBildr, I went online to have a little play – and it is so easy to drag pictures, place text and choose colours. It’s really self-explanatory too, with clearly labelled options on the sidebar, so you can teach yourself how to use it in a matter of seconds.

I love the idea of writing down stories that grandparents always tell, as a gift for them. Or collating recipes that your mother cooks and you want to preserve. Or writing the story of a special holiday, the first few months of a baby’s life, or the love story of a couple celebrating a milestone anniversary. There are so many options – and knowing that will receive a book that is bookstore quality at the end is a real incentive to start building.

You can print any number of books from 1 upwards – and you only pay when you decide to print or download your copy. So why not have a go and see where it takes you?

Head over to http://www.bookbildr.com/ to give it a go!

 

 

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