Issuu provides with a great feature of creating shareable Article Stories directly from your content and give your audience a focused and quick look about what’s inside your Publication. By selecting and sharing individual Stories, you can update your social media calendar with fresh content and highlight exclusive features or articles that will grab the attention of readers.
Stories give readers a better sense of what’s inside your content — beyond just the cover.
Creating and Sharing Stories for Content
1. Go to Publications from Side Navigation Menu and select publication for which you want to create story (This will take you to the Publishing Workspace)
2. There are three ways to create story for your Publication in Publishing Workspace -
2.a. Under Enhance, click CREATE STORIES and select specific pages that you want to add in your story then add Story Title, Description and Category
2.b. Under Create, click on MOBILE tab to create new story and select specific pages that you want to add in your story then add Story Title, Description and Category
2.c. Under Publication Overview, click CREATE in-front of MOBILE OPTIMIZED STORIES and select specific pages that you want to add in your story then add Story Title, Description and Category
3. Click NEXT
3.a. If you do not want to continue with creating story and complete later, then Story will appear as INCOMPLETE under DRAFTS in Publisher Workspace. Remember that if you add content in an article story but don't publish it then it will not save content in draft state. It will save only selected pages, title, description and category.
3.b. To finish creating your story from INCOMPLETE, click FINISH STORY
4. If you want to continue to optimize the Story for mobile scrolling and reading
4.a. On the mobile optimization page, the content of the selected pages should automatically populate on the left side. On the right side, you have the option to customize your headlines, bylines, featured image and more. You can add all detected segments as well as delete, split, merge or move paragraphs and images
4.b. When you’re finished customizing your mobile optimization options, you can preview the Story by clicking on the eye icon. If you are happy with the Story click on PUBLISH
4.c. Your Story is now mobile-optimized and ready to share. Click on COPY LINK and share the Story with your readers. You can find tips here
4.d. Once you click PUBLISH, your Story is Live on Issuu and it will appear under PUBLISHED in Publisher Workspace
NOTE : You can also edit story and see status of your Story under Mobile tab.
When people read your story on a mobile device, they will see this enhanced mobile optimized version. If they read the Story on desktop, it will open your Issuu content on the first page of the Story.
NOTE: If you want to create a Story from content you have listed for sale, the pages that aren't included in the preview will be blurry. To update the preview pages (visible pages of the Issuu content), go to the MONETIZE and reselect the preview spreads.