About Ourboox

What are we?

Ourboox provides the world’s simplest free platform for creating and sharing digital picture books of any genre, in any language. Our page-flipping e-books are easy to create, easier to share. They are highly searchable and promote one another. The books can incorporate video, maps, games, puzzles and many other features.  Authors can keep track of the number of readers and can edit their books at any time, even after publishing.

Our growing community of writers, illustrators, educators and translators help one another make our books come true.

Who are we?

Ourboox was founded by Prof. Mel Rosenberg, children’s book writer, musician, scientist and inventor, and Ran Shternin, leading web developer. Ourboox was launched in 2014. Shuli Sapir-Nevo, poet, author and administrator with over twenty years experience in management, serves as CEO.

Our advisory board includes highly successful industry leaders and visionaries: Alon Cohen, Jeff Pulver, Avi Yaron, Asher Grinbaum, Avi Shechter, Tal Givoly, Uri Levanon and Keren Dobkovsky. We are also proud to announce that we are working together with Munich-based, international advisors Elizabeth J. Taylor and Rebecca S. Bachmann to strengthen our presence in Europe and beyond. Amnon Yoged, one of our most prolific contributors, is creating awareness among poets, illustrators and educators. Maya Hed is helping with the social outreach.

How did it all start?

In March 2009, Mel Rosenberg attended the Bologna children’s book fair. He returned with the idea of a  simple and free web platform where authors of picture books could share their work with one another and the world.

In mid-2013, Mel met Ran Shternin, a web developer guru who immediately connected with this  vision. Within months, Ran developed an ingeniously simple, proprietary platform for generating beautiful digital picture books (each with its own shareable url). Since then, our growing community of writers, photographers and illustrators have uploaded more than 7800 beautiful page flipping e-books. Many of our titles are on the first page of search, and we have just begun.  Schools around the world have fallen in love with the simplicity of the Ourboox platform, and the possibility of embedding videos, maps, puzzles and games from other websites. Children from the age of five are publishing their own interactive books, under supervision of parents and teachers. We call this phenomenon “reverse literacy”!

Join us today and learn how easy it is to create beautiful books that you can share with friends and the world! Write me at mel@ourboox.com with any questions you may have and I will answer you personally.

Our Future

Ourboox is continually developing new features for our books and community. Our goal is to continue to be a leading website for publishing digital picture books worldwide. We hope to provide financial incentives for leading writers and illustrators, and to attract leading publishers to search for promising books on our platform.

  • 26390 Members
  • 19947 Published Books
  • 93 Genres
  • 25 Languages