About Tools for Schools

Tools for Schools (formerly known as Red Jumper) was established in 2011 by Dan Amos. Our mission is to empower the next generation of content creators and improve their educational outcomes with creative tools for schools.

Book Creator has reached no.1 on the iTunes App Store in 90+ countries, and has won multiple edtech awards. Over 50 million ebooks have been created with our app worldwide. It’s one of the essential apps for schools using iPads (and as of 2017, it’s now available on Chromebooks and other tablets too).

By providing a tool that makes ebook creation super simple, Book Creator seeks to open digital publishing to all.

Our main team is based in St. Nicholas House in Bristol, UK – so if you’re in town, let us know and drop by and say hello!

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Book Creator Team

Dan Amos

Founder of Tools for Schools &
Developer of Book Creator

About Dan A

Dan worked as a software developer for Nokia before leaving to start his own company in March 2011.
He is married to the children's author Ally Kennen, and they have 4 great kids.


Dan Kemp

Marketing &
Community Manager

About Dan K

Dan Kemp joined in May 2013. He looks after the website, social media, support, Ambassadors, and things like that.

Dan is currently travelling the world with his wife and daughter.


Dan Porter

Senior Web App

About Dan P

Dan Porter has been with us since September 2016.

He lives and breathes Javascript and CSS and has come on board to build the Book Creator web app and web reader.


Rich Hodgkins

Senior iOS Developer

About Rich

Rich joined in September 2016.

He loves tinkering around with any kind of new tech, and is going to be maintaining and adding new features to Book Creator iPad.


Phil Abbott-Garner

Test Engineer

About Phil

Philip Abbott-Garner joined in November 2016 as a Test Engineer. He's responsible for ensuring the functionality and quality of Book Creator. In 2018 Phil completed a PhD in eHealth.


Kim White

Visual Designer

About Kim

Kim joined in January 2017 as a Visual Designer. Her role is to unify the visual style of the Book Creator brand across all platforms, and nothing satisfies her more than consistency of design and user experience.


David Swift

Head of Sales

About David

David joined Book Creator as head of sales in June 2018. He loves nothing more than supporting educators in using technology that creates new possibilities for students and positively changes the way they learn.


Jon Smith

Teacher Success

About Jon

Jon is here to help teachers and students get the most out of Book Creator, drawing on 19 years as a special education teacher and technology integration specialist. He is a husband, father of 3, loves golf and is a certified auto detailer.