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Author's Guide

1. Create a new book

For step-by-step instructions on how to create a book, check out this Tutorial.
Want to create a version of someone else's book? If you see an Edit button below a book, click on it and a copy of the book will be created that you can customize anyway you like.

2. Finish your book

Not sure how to finish the story you started?

For inspiration, take a look at other books that StoryJumper members have written. You can search the StoryJumper Library using the search box at the top of the page. Also, our StoryStarter Guide can help you finish off your story.

When you're finished, click the "I'm Finished" button and your book will move to the "Books I Finished" section. Don't worry, you can still edit your book.

3. Share your book

Sharing your book with others is a big part of the fun on StoryJumper!
Start by clicking on the Share button below your book.
If you're younger than 13 years old, you can ask your parent to share your book for you.
If you're over 13, you'll see the following 4 options:


Publish

When you "publish" your book, it'll be added to the StoryJumper public library so long as it meets some minimum requirements. Other StoryJumper members can then search for it and it could appear in the "Recommended Books" sections. It will appear on your public profile (www.storyjumper.com/profile/[your_username]) that you can share with others. In addition, after a week or two, you'll be able to search for it in Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines.
You'll be a published author!


Share with family and friends

If you want to email a link to your book to your friends and family, just copy the "Link" shown and paste it into an email. You can also post your book to Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter by clicking on the icons shown.


Embed on websites

You can further promote your book by "embedding" it on other websites so it can be read on those sites (kind of like watching YouTube videos on different websites). Just copy the "Code" shown and paste it into another website's HTML code.

Here's an example of an embedded StoryJumper book on weebly.com: The Kitten Who Got Lost


Remix

You can also allow others to "remix" your story, just like musicians remix songs. To do so, scroll down to "Remix" and click the Allow button. When people go to your story, they will see an Edit button which they can click to start remixing your story!


4. Print your book

After you click the Print button below your book, you have these print options (highest to lowest quality):

  1. Professional-grade, Hardcover Book
  2. Paperback Book
  3. High-Resolution, Digital Download
  4. Low-Resolution Printing with a watermark
Enjoy printing your own book for keepsakes, gifts, or selling!

5. Read other StoryJumper books

We have tons of books for you read in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and other languages. After you read a story, support the author by "Liking" their book, providing supportive comments, or buying their book!