Issuu is a digital discovery and publishing platform that enables anyone — from independent creators to global brands — to distribute, measure and monetize their digital content. We offer the best digital reading experience possible and provide you with tools to easily upload, share and sell beautiful content online.
Got a question about how Issuu works? Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Can I create content directly on Issuu?
Our platform is optimized to help you upload and distribute content that you’ve already created, whether it’s a PDF, Word document, Powerpoint or other (see below for Issuu-supported formats).
While we do offer certain paid features to help you collaborate with your team members on designing the layout and gathering assets for your publication, you’ll still need an InDesign plug-in to use this feature (you’ll also need to be signed up for our Optimum plan). Therefore, we recommend that you create content yourself before uploading.
How do I sign up as a publisher?
To sign up for a publisher plan, please visit our Pricing Page. You can either sign up to publish on Issuu for free or sign up for one of our paid plans to access exclusive features like the ability to sell your magazine, share your content in a full-screen reader, page-level statistics and more.
There's currently a 14-day free trial running for new subscribers (new Issuu sign-ups, credit card required), so you can try one of our paid plans out for free to see which works best for you.
How do I upload content?
To get started publishing, all you have to do is upload your documents!
Before you upload, make sure your document is in one of the following formats:
- Word (DOC)
- Powerpoint (PPT)
- Open Office (ODS, ODP)
- WordPerfect (WPD)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Star Office (SXI, SXW)
From your publisher homepage, just click “Upload” in the top right hand corner to begin. Your publication will automatically be converted for the Issuu Reader. Once that’s done, you can easily view your publication on Issuu, or copy the embed code (which is 2 lines long) and insert it directly onto your website.
What pricing plans are available?
To learn more about our different pricing plans, please see What is the difference between the various plans? for more information.