How to Create an Ourboox Dummy by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג -
I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. In the evening I write children's books, satire, and "how to" manuals ("Mel's ten tips). I'm co-founder of Ourboox and married to Ourboox CEO Shuli Sapir-Nevo.
Oct 2013
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How to Create an Ourboox Dummy

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

Ourboox now supports dummies! Well, perhaps not the dummies you’re thinking about. What I’m referring to here is the Oxford definition as follows:

A prototype or mock-up, especially of a book or the layout of a page.


It turns out that there are many writers illustrators who would like to use our platform (the world’s simplest) to create and share picture book drafts and dummies with one another (and with relatives, agents and publishers) but not with the whole world.  Until now the URL’s of books in the draft stage have not been shareable on Ourboox.

But now they are!


So now, all you have to do is prepare your picture book draft, add photos, text, illustrations, cover, (don’t forget to save) and when it’s ready for limited sharing you simply share the URL (the preview url).

For example, here is the URL of a sample dummy book I prepared.


If you click on it, you can read it. You can share the link. But search engines don’t see it, and Ourboox doesn’t not link to it. It won’t appear in our library, unless you decide at some stage to publish it.  Of course, we hope that you will.

But in any case this is an additional attempt to serve our community of writers and illustrators.

Please give it a try!


Thank you for reading my book!

If you like it, you might also want to read:

Ourboox For Teachers And Teaching

Read more about me and see ALL my books on Ourboox (I have many)

Or even better, create a book of your own!!!

Here is a tutorial to help you get started on your own voyage as an Ourboox contributor!  And finally, you can always write me at [email protected]


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