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 text, images, 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.

Ourboox is a completely free resource and is funded by us. Please consider contributing a small amount to help Ourboox grow and develop new services  (for example, check out Itsyboox™, another free feature coming soon).

Who are we?

Ourboox was founded by Prof. Mel Rosenberg, writer, scientist, inventor and musician,, and Ran Shternin, leading web developer. 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, writers and visionaries: Alon Cohen, Jeff Pulver, Avi Yaron, Asher Grinbaum, Avi Shechter, Tal Givoly, Uri Levanon, Stephen Pohlmann and Keren Dobkovsky. 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).

Ourboox was introduced to the world at conferences in Munich (DLD) and London (BETT) in January, 2014. Since then our growing community has uploaded more than 21,000 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 students everywhere are now creating their own interactive books, under supervision of parents and teachers. We call this phenomenon “reverse literacy”!

Join us today and start creating beautiful e-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. We are fast becoming the 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. Many new features are coming soon. Check out our NEWS section for current updates!

 

  • 28366 Members
  • 22849 Published Books
  • 97 Genres
  • 25 Languages