“Our mission is to disrupt the ebook industry with the best collaborative writing platform in the world.”
Introducing…..Widbook! With a mission statement like the one above, I must say it immediately caught my attention. We have been looking for a collaborative online writing platform for quite some time and it’s here!! Sure, we have found examples in the past that allow your students to create ebooks, but most of them fall short of our ultimate goal and eventually change their service from free to subscription based.
So, what’s unique about Widbook and why should you try it??
Widbook is a digital collaborative community where you can read, write, and publish ebooks for free in an innovative and modern environment. Widbook allows you to invite anyone to co-write on a book along with you or to send collaborations. The Widbook “editor” has the tools you need to start writing a book from scratch or easily upload content already written chapter by chapter. Add videos, links, photos, and illustrations to your book to let your vision shine through even more.
We’ve compiled a list of ideas for using this wild new tool to get you started!
- Online classroom textbook (your students can write the textbook for you and you can edit/add each year!)
- Articles and stories written by your students
- Classroom collaborative projects, field guides, cookbooks, study guides
- How-To Books
The platform was originally developed as a tool for a university professor to write and collaborate on projects with students. This was designed by a teacher…..for teachers!
Yes, it works on mobiles devices and the app is available for download in the Apple Store and on Google Play. Check out the short promo video here and also the help section to start creating! Send us your Widbooks….we would love to read them!