There I sat thinking, “What am I going to do?” I wanted to convert this PDF file turned into a Flipbook. Sure, I could load it up onto the Internet as is, but then people wouldn’t be able to read it. You see PDF files are not easily searchable. So the best solution was to try making a flipbook magazine from the PDF. Still, this was a complex project. “How was I going to do that?”

Making Flipbooks is Really Simple

Sure I had seen these online magazines, with beautiful graphics and gorgeous layouts, but I was certain this was going to be one of those all-nighters. I wasn’t sure I was going to get it done on time. I searched for the best way of making a flipbook to post on my blog. (Read this post if you want to know what is a flipbook).

The Platforms For Making Flipbooks – The best decision was Yumpu

After reading reviews and how-to’s for the better part of an hour, I decided to try Issuu. It looked good. I thought it was somewhat easy. This was going to be my solution in making a flipbook. So this was the platform I initially tried. After another hour, I found that Issuu had speed issues for uploading PDFs.

But finally, I got it up I thought, then I went to embed the magazine on my website – and guess what – let’s just say I wasn’t in a very good mood. I came to find out that Issuu doesn’t have a sharing feature, or at least I couldn’t find it when I was making a flipbook magazine. So what was the purpose of using this platform to make a magazine if I couldn’t share it with readers, with friends or with colleagues that visited my site? Nope, this certainly wasn’t a viable option for me when making a flipbook.

After wasting that hour, I learned quickly that I better check to see if there was a share option on other platforms for making a flipbook. To my chagrin, Blurb, Scribed, Slideshare, Magcloud and even iBook maker had one issue or another. None were really easy to work with and all had some type of limitation. Finally, after hours of research, I found an easy to use platform for making flipbooks. It’s called www.yumpu.com, and best of all, it’s totally free, no gimmicks, malware or any other sneaky “pay for me” line.

How Does Making Flipbooks Work?

If you ever need something to help you with ‘how to make a flipbook or online magazine, you’ve got to try Yumpu. This is really easy to use. There is nothing to download. The steps are really easy:

  1. Click on the upload PDF button at the top of the screen
  2. Wait for the file to upload. The file was up in just a few minutes.
  3. Sign in and enjoy it!

Features

It worked like magic and gave me the option to share the document or place it on my website. From there you can share it on your social media platforms and on your website. It loads quickly, requires no tweaks or fixes like the other platforms – and after a minute or two, you have a magazine like digital work of art, ready to share with all your friends. And uploading pdf to Facebook is really easy too!

My opinion

Had I known of Yumpu before, I would not have had to test the other software and put in my energy.

I would recommend Yumpu.com for its fabulous ease of use to making Flipbooks. Yumpu is great and I’ve used it several times since that first initiation.