About Ourboox

What is Ourboox?

Ourboox is 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 include text, images, video, maps, games, puzzles and many other features. Authors can edit their books at any time. Authors can also directly upload pdf files and turn them into books in seconds. Readers can access books freely on laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Check out our FAQs and resource catalog

Ourboox believes in helping writers, illustrators, teachers and students reach out and share their content with the world. We believe in saving trees. Books have been read over twenty million times without destroying a single tree! Ourboox also believes in helping authors be the best they can.

Please sign up and join us now! Create your own free books! Give hearts and leave comments. Share a book you like on social media.

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, Roi Shternin and Keren Dobkovsky.  Yoav Itamar is advising us on content.  Allon Sasson is advising us on business development. Trevor Muir is a teacher, author, and international speaker, and is serving as our Educational Advisor. Atara Ofek is Editor of our new children’s magazine, AGOODAL (Thumb) due to launch soon, and heads a writing competition in memory of her father, Dr. Uriel Ofek.

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. Ourboox was introduced to the world at conferences in Munich (DLD) and London (BETT) in January, 2014. Since then our growing community has uploaded over 160,000 beautiful page flipping e-books. Many of our titles are on the first page of search, and we have only just begun.

 

 

 

  • 103,189 Members
  • 169,067 Published Books
  • 124 Genres
  • 28 Languages