Issuu’s Optimum plan is the premier choice for businesses, organizations, and individuals with substantial digital publishing needs. With the ability to upload larger file sizes, the Optimum plan ensures that your content's quality is never compromised, no matter how rich or complex.
It also empowers you by unlocking access to Issuu’s advanced analytics, high-priority customer support, and an extensive range of customization options, allowing you to tailor your digital publications to perfection and create a unique, branded experience for your audience.
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Optimum plan features
- Publish Unlimited public documents, with each up to 5,000 pages and 2 GB
- Publish and host Unlimited publications privately (as Unlisted)
- Get $2,000 in Advertising credits
- Remove all banner ads from your content
- Embed publications on your website with advanced customization
- Share your publications with a Fullscreen Reader link with advanced customization
- Add your brand logo and colors to your publications
- Access in-depth Statistics
- Sell your publications commission-free using Digital Sales
Unlock advanced link options:
- Enable auto-detection of links
- Embed and auto-play videos in your publication
Get advanced publication settings
- Schedule publications to publish later
- Enable downloads for readers
Upload your content in multiple ways
- Bulk upload your documents
- Gain unlimited API access
1. Unlimited Public Documents
Optimum plan allows you to upload an unlimited number of publications that are publicly accessible, with each publication having a maximum of 5,000 pages and file size up to 2 GB.
2. Unlimited Unlisted Documents
As part of the Optimum plan, you also get the option to upload an unlimited amount of Unlisted documents, which are not publicly visible and can only be accessed with a a unique link. To learn more, please visit Unlisted content.
3. $2,000 in Advertising credits
When purchasing an Optimum plan, you receive $2,000 worth of advertising credits to use on the Issuu platform to promote your content. Credits must be used evenly throughout the year with a maximum of 1 campaign per month. You can promote your content in multiple ways via, Promoted Reads or Promoted Impressions. Find more information here and click here to activate your credit.
4. Unlimited API Access
With the Optimum plan, you can use our API for unlimited uploads. To bulk upload content, simply click on Upload and select all desired documents you want to upload to Issuu.
Issuu API documentation is available here.
5. Banner Ad-Free Content
On the Optimum plan, the document page of your publication is free of third-party ads. While sharing the Publication link with your audience is an option, we highly recommend using the Fullscreen Reader link for an enhanced, immersive reading experience. Alternatively, you can embed the publication directly onto your website for seamless access for your audience.
6. Embed Options
With an Optimum plan, you can let your audience browse your content directly on your website. Generate an embed code on Issuu from any of your publications, then copy and paste it in the backend of your website or blog to keep your audience within your own content ecosystem.
The 'Powered by Issuu' bar can be removed for a cleaner look and greater brand control. You can also customize additional settings such as the starting page, background color, and more. To embed publications onto your website, please follow steps in this help center article.
Inspiration! See how sisterMAG embed their content on their website:
7. Shareable Fullscreen Reader Link
By using the Fullscreen Sharing link, you can deliver an optimal reading experience with zero distractions. On the Optimum plan, you can customize your fullscreen link by adjusting the starting page, background color, and more. To create a fullscreen link for your content, please follow the steps in this help center article.
Inspiration! See how NPower shares their content in via Shareable Fullscreen Reader Link:
8. Detailed Statistics
On an Optimum plan, you gain comprehensive insights into how your content is performing with Issuu Statistics. You get access to detailed analytics, including content and page-level metrics, link statistics, downloads, and data on reading devices and sources. Additionally, you gain a global perspective with an overview of readers’ locations around the world.
For a visual, easy-to-understand representation of your content’s performance, download these detailed statistics as a sleek PDF. Make informed decisions backed by data for each publication, and understand your audience better to tailor your content more effectively.
To learn more about Issuu Statistics and individual metrics you can monitor, have a look at Getting Started with Statistics.
9. Monetization Options (Digital Sales)
Monetize your content and keep all the profits using Issuu’s Digital Sales feature on an Optimum plan. You can sell your content as a recurring subscription or single issues. Simply set up a Stripe account and enable Digital Sales, then you're ready to provide a seamless, gated reading experience on any device.
To learn more about Digital sales, have a look at Intro to Digital Sales - Selling Publications on Issuu or watch one of the recorded webinars.
Inspiration! See how Evie Kemp sells her digital book through Digital Sales:
10. Advanced Link Options
With Issuu, you can create interactivity by adding clickable web, video, and shopping links directly into your publications. This feature enriches your audience’s reading experience and facilitates a deeper connection with your brand. For a step-by-step guide on how to do t to your content, have a look at Adding Web, Video and Shopping Links to your Content.
- Enable auto-detection of links
An Optimum plan allows you to enable the auto-detection of links after uploading your content. Our system is able to detect any text that looks like a link or an email address in your publication and can automatically turn it into a clickable link. Although including the prefix of your URL (http(s) or www) is recommended for optimal detection, it's not mandatory.
- Embed videos directly into your publication
On an Optimum plan, you can embed videos directly into your publication. You have the added benefit of setting videos to autoplay, so they begin playing automatically as readers turn the pages. This feature enhances engagement and brings your content to life with dynamic, moving visuals.
NOTE: Videos must be hosted on either Youtube or Vimeo and their privacy settings must be set to ‘public’.
Inspiration! See how Bukowskis embeds videos in their content:
11. Advanced Publishing Settings
Apart from the standard settings, you have additional options before publishing your content with an Optimum plan:
- Schedule your content
With Optimum, you can schedule your content to be published at a later date and time. If you schedule your content, it will be accessible under SCHEDULED until it gets published.
- Enable downloads for readers
With an Optimum plan, you can grant your readers the flexibility to download your content directly from Issuu.com, the Fullscreen Reader link, or an embedded publication on your website, enhancing accessibility and convenience for your audience.
Inspiration! See what the download option looks like on Moe’s home publication:
To learn more about publication settings and how to enable scheduling and downloading, please have a look at Upload & Publish Your Content.
Features available on all plans:
Remember that there are additional features available on Issuu’s free Basic plan, which are included in the Optimum plan:
Issuu Link Editor:
- Add hyperlinks
- Add videos to play in overlay
- Add shopping links
- Add go to page links
- Sharing via QR code
- Additional formats:
Additional Resources & Support
Still in doubt and having additional questions? On a Optimum plan, you can connect with our Support team via chat or ticket submission. You can also get on a call with our Support team. Find how to contact us in the below FAQ.
You can also register for any of our upcoming webinars, where you can ask any questions during the live session.
What is the difference between the Optimum and Premium plans?
Optimum Plan includes all features of the Premium Plan. In contrast to the Premium plan, Optimum plan also allows you to:
- Upload large files - publications can be up 2GB in size (on Premium plan, file size is only 500 MB)
- Upload unlimited Unlisted documents (on Premium plan, you only have 50 Unlisted documents)
- Unlock unlimited API access (on Premium plan, you have 10 uploads via API per month)
- Get $2000 worth of Advertising Credits, enabling you to increase reads and impressions of your content. Find more information here and sign-up to set up your advertising credit.
Why do I see advertisement around my publication?
With an Optimum plan, banner ads are consistently removed from the vicinity of your content.
Nevertheless, at the bottom of an Issuu document page, you'll find supplementary content that you've previously published, alongside related content from other publishers. It's important to note that this content is not classified as advertising.
In order to showcase content without additional documents (whether yours or published by other publishers), you can share the link to your content via Fullscreen Reader link or Embed the content directly onto your website.
For more information on this topic, please see ‘Removing Read More and Advertisements for Content’.
How can I publish documents privately?
On the Optimum plan, you have the option to publish your content as Unlisted. Content that is Unlisted is not indexed on Google and is excluded from your public profile page on Issuu, as well as from the issuu.com search engine. Only the audience you share the content with will be able to access it.
For more information about Unlisted content, please have a look at this help center article.
Below are the steps to publish document as Unlisted:
- When you upload content to Issuu, scroll down to Settings, select Unlisted
- Click Publish
3. Once the content is published, it will appear in your Publication List. Unlisted content is tagged with a black Unlisted mark.
NOTE: Unlisted publications can be later on changed to Public. However if you set the Availability as Public first and publish the publication, you cannot change it to Unlisted later on because the content has already been indexed.
How can I remove the Issuu logo from my publications?
On the Optimum plan, the 'Powered by Issuu' bar can be removed for a cleaner look and greater brand control from Embeds.
It is not possible to completely remove the Issuu logo from your publications on Optimum plan. This option is only available on our Teams plan. Please see more details on the pricing of Teams plan here.
What happens if I cancel my Optimum subscription?
When your Issuu plan is downgraded to Basic (free) plan, paid features – like unlimited uploads, Embed, Fullscreen sharing, Unlisted publications, allowed documents size, and more – will stop working. This will also happen if your subscription expires and your account is automatically converted to a Basic plan. For more information, have a look at this help center article.
What is the level of support on the Optimum plan in case I need help?
Priority support comes as a part of the Optimum plan, meaning that your request will be prioritized and processed in a timely manner. Below are the ways you can contact us on Optimum plan:
To contact us via chat or via call, log in to your Issuu account and navigate to the black circular help widget in the lower right corner in the Issuu workspace. You will find the options there.
For additional information about our support options, please click here.