Tell us about yourself and the nature of your work.
I am an online music educator. I utilize various platforms to teach piano for beginners. I offer my courses through my own website Piano For All , and I also have a course on Udemy. I used Kotobee to provide the learners with fun, easy to follow and interactive piano course material.
What challenges did you face prior to using Kotobee?
Before Kotobee, I used to create my course material on the form of PDFs with embedded flash videos and audio files. But since Flash Player was abandoned I could no longer use the PDF format for my ebooks. I also tried using several epub creation sites but they were very expensive.
What potential solutions did you explore which didn't work out?
I needed to create interactive ebooks that don’t require Flash Player so I tried using a few epub creation tools but they were very expensive.
How did you hear about Kotobee?
I came across Kotobee while searching for epub creation software on Google.
What drove you to choose Kotobee?
The only viable option for creating interactive ebooks I could find was Kotobee, and it is really good. The subscription fee is great for the quality, the interface is easy to use, and the end product works well. Moreover, the customer support agents are very helpful.
Using videos alone to teach music isn’t enough. I added my course on Udemy.com, which is a video streaming platform for online learning, and many students there asked me to provide them with ebooks for the learning material. So Kotobee helped in creating my course in the best way I could imagine; just like PDFs with videos, I created interactive ebooks with videos, as well as the text content.
“The only viable option for creating interactive ebooks I could find is Kotobee, and it is really good. The subscription fee is great for the quality, the interface is easy to use, and the end product works well. Moreover, the customer support agents are very helpful.”
Is there a specific aspect of your ebook that you are particularly proud of?
Most piano teaching programs use streaming videos with separate PDFs. Using Kotobee made it easier for my students to download the ebooks and have everything in one place: the text, videos, and audio.
What metrics do you use to measure the success of your decisions? Has Kotobee affected those in any way?
Since I started using Kotobee, the refund rate has dropped to below 4%, so customers clearly like what they get. The reason my course stands out is that I offer ebooks with embedded video and audio and I show that on my website. People can work offline as everything they need is on each page of the ebook, so they don t have to open videos and PDFs separately.
What are your plans for the future?
I am planning on creating more piano courses and turning them into interactive ebooks. And of course Kotobee will be my go to ebook creation tool of choice.