Gone are the days when people craved for reading PDF files, with the advancement of technology and animations, demands of the readers have changed. They are keen on reading documents that have better layouts, structured information and an ornate appearance. Being able to flip pages is the latest ‘in thing’ among the readers, writers and marketers. More and more people are accessing the internet via tablets, smart phones, etc. The latest touch screen devices have functionality to swipe the screen that is similar to flipping a book page. These readers will love to get catalogues, newsletters and e-magazines in the form of flip books. The flip books can be easily be created using the magazine creator softwares that are available online. These books retain the original content and layout instead provide a exquisite flawless content display.
The conventional PDF documents have some drawbacks attached like the documents sometimes they seem to be boring, voluminous and monotonous. To mention few drawbacks of PDF based files over flip books:
- You need an Adobe reader installed on the system or the mobile device to be able to open and read a PDF file.
- These files are sometimes so big that it becomes difficult to download or scroll due to poor speed.
- Comes in a static page format, that has a non-interactive interface making it a monotonous piece of information
- Content of a PDF file cannot be put for passing an SEO test
- Search for a specific content on a PDF document if very difficult as we need to scroll the entire document
The drawbacks of the PDF file can be easily removed by a flip book or an html5 magazine. The content written for a flip book is engrossing and interactive. You can convert a simple PDF file into an impressive flip book. The flip books look more like an engaging presentation. Earlier the flip books were non-supportive on many mobile devices but as more and more e-magazines are using the HTML 5 based technologies, these books can be directly accessed on your mobile. The page layout or data does not get corrupted while importing into a smaller screen. The flip books can embed videos, images, audio clips, statistical data, etc.
Navigating or turning pages of a flipbook is simple and can be achieved by:
- Drag or click the mouse
- By sliding a finger, as we turn pages in case of a hardcopies book
- We can also use the page change button that is available on the flip book
Many of the company catalogues and brochures are being published in a flip book formats, these days to create that premium feel with product or services. Marketing and sales person can simply mail the latest flip book style catalogues and brochures to prospective clients and existing customers. The flip books can easily be accessed online, thus saving a lot of paper. It is also an environment friendly option for handling your publicity. Many industries now rely on flip books, especially industries like fashion, cosmetics, real estate, etc. all are using this effective and efficient way to reach out to their clients.
In short, here are the top reason why a flip book has an edge over the normal PDF files:
- Flip books are interactive, dynamic and impressive
- Searching text or navigating to specific pages in a digital magazine is easy and fast
- A digital magazine has SEO friendly content and is easily readable by search engines
- Saves your system and handsets from facing space crunch that was required in case of a PDF file
- The digital magazine are environmental friendly and economic. It saves paper and reduces the cost of publication.
- Creating or converting a PDF into an digital magazine is very easy and simple. You can find many free to use Online Digital Magazine Publishing Softwares.
- Flip books are a boon for digital publishing, online marketing and social -networking sites.
How to turn a simple PDF file into a fashionable digital magazine?
We all remember the days when everything that was required to be circulated was printed on paper but now you can create flip books from that data and circulate it. To create a fashionable digital magazine –
- Collect and organise the entire data into one non-secured PDF file.
- Search the internet for the best freeware or payable online software that can be used to create a classy flipbook. Register yourself by creating an account.
- Once you have a registered account upload the PDF onto the application software. Wait till the file is being uploaded.
- Once the file has been successfully uploaded, select a design or format from the list of pre-defined formats for your flip book.
- If you want to embed additional features like popup, videos, etc. to the flip book then add all the details into the software.
- Once all the options have been selected preview your flip book.
- If you are not satisfied with the preview then edit the changes and again preview the digital magazine.
- If satisfied with the end result then simply press the publish button and you are ready to share the flip book.
A number of online digital softwares are available. You can opt for a freeware or a payable software. Let’s check out some of the popular tools and their features –
It is an easy to learn tool that can be used by a range of professionals. You can try its free version before switching onto the paid version. A simple monotonous PDF can be converted into a stunning digital magazine.
ISSUU is a great tool to publish and customise your digital magazine. The content can be published and distributed worldwide in a nick of time. The content can be easily linked, embedded, published, etc.
This is the best e-publishing solution available. The books created are interactive, dynamic and trendy. The published flip book can be published both online and on the mobile devices (apple or android based).
This software publishes books, catalogues, brochures, etc. from a simple PDF file to a trendy and trendy digital magazine.
This versatile tool helps to create flip books and publish it on various sites and devices supporting HTML5. This is a more professional digital magazine building company and offers it services on chargeable basis. It has an elite range of clientele.
So let’s discover the power of digital books and harness its fruits. With such a vast spectrum of tools available online, let’s start converting our boring and lengthy text into a more enchanting and engrossing content.