Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I reset my password?

You can reset your password by going to following link:
Insert the email address of the account you used to sign up to Ourboox.
You will receive an email with a link. Open the link. Then you’ll receive another email with the new password.

Can I publish the same material elsewhere?

​We have no problem if you publish your material elsewhere, even in its entirety. ​Just please make sure that you have the rights to publish.

Can I remove my published material?

Yes, just click on the “Remove” button, but keep in mind that you will lose that book. ​

Can I share my book privately with family and friends?

​Yes, as long as you don’t click ‘publish’ you can use the draft URL to share with family and friends.

How can I embed video, sound, pictures, games, etc. in my book?

Just click open the source code icon <>​ ​and paste into the editor any embed code obtained from any of hundreds of websites that allow you to embed material.

Can I embed my book in another website?

In order to embed an Ourboox book into a website:

– Go to “My Books”
– Beside each book there will be action buttons, click “Embed”
– Copy the embed code

Paste this code to you blog / website

Can I use pictures from the internet?

You should only use artwork that is your own or that you allowed to use. ​
Some photography websites such as Getty Images allow you to use photos for free if you don’t use them for commercial reasons. ​

How can I find illustrators for my story?

​There are several ways. One is to publish your story and to reach out within your own networks. The second way is to click on the “books looking for illustrators” category. The third is to join our Facebook group “Making Books Come True” and post there. ​The fourth is to look for illustrators on Fiverr or similar websites. Or you can write us and we’ll try to help.

Is there a limit to the length of a book?

​There is no limit to the length of a book.

Can I download or backup a copy of my book?

We suggest that you keep a separate copy of your material. ​We back up all the books on the website on our servers. Currently, you cannot ‘download’ the books.

How do I know that my book will be available in the long term, and that my content is safe?

​Ourboox is a private initiative of Mel Rosenberg, his wife Shulamit and CTO and co-founder Ran Shternin. Mel is a well-known scientist, inventor and writer. Mel and Shuli have a personal commitment to the future of Ourboox and the community. The site was designed for simplicity and is not expensive to maintain. We do not have any loans. We are in it for the long term. The very long term.

Can more than one person work on the same book?

​Yes, you can share your name and password and thus allow other(s) to work on the same book. We do not suggest that you work on the same book at the same time. When this happens, the last person to ‘save’ erases any changes that are being made at the same time.

Can I add to/change a book once it is published?

Of course! As many times as you wish. There is no limit to the number of times you, as the writer, can go in and make as many changes or additions as you wish. Yours is a living book!

How do I enable readers to support my books through Paypal?

Go to your “Edit Profile” page by clicking on your avatar in the top right corner:


In the “Edit Profile” page, look for the field “Paypal Account Email“.  Please make sure to put a valid Paypal account email address. You will not be able to receive payments if this field is wrong or empty!

Click “Save Changes

Now an icon will show up on all of your books that will allow people to support your work through Paypal

What are the advantages of Ourboox Premium as compared with the free version?

You can see all the premium benefits here