What is issuu?

issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Each month we serve billions of page views and millions of users.

All you have to do is upload your documents and you'll be publishing in a minute. Or you can use issuu to create a personal library of your personal favorites and follow cool publishers.

 All you need to do is upload your publication in one of the following formats:

  • PDF
  • Word (DOC)
  • Powerpoint (PPT)
  • Open Office (ODS, ODP)
  • WordPerfect (WPD)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Star Office (SXI, SXW)

Your publication will be converted for the issuu Reader. Once that is done, you can easily view your publication on issuu, or copy the embed code (which is 2 lines long) and insert it into your website. 

How do I sign up?

You can currently sign up as an individual or a business to publish on issuu for free. Integrating issuu publications on your own website is easily done by embedding them with a snippet of code on your website. This way, your readers can read your publication on your website without needing to leave the website.

Additionally, because we serve related suggestions of magazines in similar subject areas, it's a great opportunity for new readers to discover your publication. Please visit our Pricing Page to sign up.

 

There's currently a 14-day free trial running for new subscribers (new issuu sign-ups, credit card required), so you can try out either of the plans to see which one works best for you.

 

What plans are available? 

Our basic publishing plan is free, but we currently have a few paid services that can enhance the reading experience for your users. The first plan is the Premium Plan , which will remove related publications from your issuu Reader when you embed it on your website. This will ensure that your publication is the main focus of your readers, with no other publications competing for their interest. In addition to this feature, the Premium Plan enables you to customize the look and feel of your issuu Reader to match your brand and your website. Premium plan subscribers can upload publications up to 500MB in size and have access to all their publication stats to date. Please see What is the difference between the various plans? for more information.

Here's an example of a publication by a Premium publisher, embedded on their website, with Related Publications removed: https://brooklyntweed.com/lookbook/bt-winter-14/

On the Premium plan, you also have access to a Custom Full-Page Reader. This is the same as the embedded reader, but it's great if you don't have a website to embed your publication in, or if you want to email users a direct link to your publication. Here's an example of the Custom Full-Page Reader from the same Premium user: BT Winter 2014 Lookbook 

The second package is the Optimum plan, which includes all features described with Premium as well as unlimited unlisted publications and issuu Collaborate. Collaborate helps you manage each new publication from start to finish, all in one place. It keeps your editorial, design and ad-sales teams on the same page and on schedule. You can find more information on issuu Collaborate here: https://issuu.com/collaborate

 

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