Author's Guide + Make a book

1. Generate ideas

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. Or you can click "Library" at the top of the page and browse books that have been picked by our editors.

To create a story with a good structure, check out our StoryStarter Guide.

2. Make your book

3. Narrate your book

Bring your story to life by adding your voice, background music, & sound effects to your book!
Click the Add Voice button when editing your book (Chrome browser required). Here's how to narrate your book:

If you can't record your voice, look at this tip.

4. Share your book

All books are private by default.
But sharing your book with others is a big part of the fun on StoryJumper!
Click on the Share button next to your book.
If you're younger than 13 years old, you'll need to ask your parent to share your book for you.
Otherwise, you'll see the following 4 options:

Share with the public

When you make your book "Public", 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" section. It will appear on your public 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.

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 your site

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
The Kitten Who Got Lost


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 create a copy of your book that they can remix!

5. Print your book

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

  1. Hardcover Book
  2. Paperback Book
  3. eBook (.pdf download)
  4. Plain Printing with a watermark
Enjoy printing your own book for keepsakes, gifts, or selling!

6. 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!

More Resources

For more details, check out Common Questions and the Teacher's Guide.

Contact StoryJumper

We love to hear from authors. For any questions or comments, please contact us.