About Issuu

Issuu is a content creation and distribution software designed to help businesses in publishing, real estate, education, travel, sports, and other industries transform PDF, images, or text into digital content and share them across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. Designers can embed magazines, personalized sales collateral, and marketing catalogs on corporate websites and optimize content to improve rankings or outreach on search engines.

Using Issuu, publishers can create custom reading experiences for audiences by adding background colors or logos to the interface and creating, distributing, and promoting content using visual stories and virtual subscriptions. Marketers can create articles, GIFs, presentations, brochures, or catalogs, drive campaigns across social platforms, and monitor the number of reads, impressions, or average time spent by audiences. Designers can also share created content with employees, targeted audiences, or customers and collaborate with editorial teams to handle approvals.

Issuu integrates with various third-party systems such as Dropbox, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, and Google Drive. Managers can also track the status or deadlines on tasks, assign articles to team members, and create visual stories for Facebook and Instagram to engage with followers.

Pricing starting from:

US$22.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Issuu

• Integrate Issuu into your marketing tech stack to automate content marketing and distribution for web, blog, social, email and more.
• Transform PDFs into online flipbooks, and retain visual design aesthetics, optimized for mobile
• Easily embed videos and live links into flat designs to make content more engaging and interactive
• Embed content into websites, blogs, landing pages, and LMSs
• Remix content into stories for Instagram and Facebook, GIFs for email campaigns and more.
• Measure campaign success with statistics.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Curaçao, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bermuda, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Switzerland, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, North Macedonia, Martinique, Montserrat, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, San Marino, El Salvador, Turks & Caicos Islands, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$22.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Issuu: 37

  • API
  • Advertising Management
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Booking Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Circulation Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Dynamic Content
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Content
  • Layout & Design
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SEO Management
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(116)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Crystal W. Crystal W.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Engaging and Easy to Use

Reviewed on 18/12/2020

Overall, I have been quite happy with Issuu.

Overall, I have been quite happy with Issuu.

Pros

Issuu offers a very simple, easy to use and easy to understand platform which is refreshing. I also appreciate the options to add extra content like articles/stories to increase engagement on different devices.

Cons

The only problem we have run into with Issuu is the limited update and replace options. Other programs we have used in the past offered the option to replace a single page in the total publication - rather then having to re-upload the entire publication. When we are putting together a 100+ page publication, having to re-upload and re-link the entire thing if we find an issue on a single page can be a bit frustrating.

Rose L. Rose L.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We Couldn't Function without Issuu

Reviewed on 29/12/2020

We love Issuu! Not only has this helped us to convert more sales, but it helps our clients display...

We love Issuu! Not only has this helped us to convert more sales, but it helps our clients display their pricing & other offerings in a way that's really unique, easy to use, and beautiful.

There's really no reason NOT to give this company a shot, as they allow you to get started with no strings (or moolah) involved.

Pros

For the last ten or so years, we've been uploading our magazine designs to Issuu so other creatives can see how our templates look and can be displayed.

It's the only site we've found that allows users to flip through a publication like an actual magazine while allowing for clickable links. You can also choose to send over your publication digitally by sending clients your Issuu url, and you can hide your publication from the public, if needed.

Without Issuu, we wouldn't have sold thousands and thousands of our magazine templates. Their product was a GAME-CHANGER!

Cons

Without paying for a premium account, ads will be displayed below your publication. It definitely wasn't a deal-breaker, as we continue to use (and love) the free version of their software.

For larger businesses, I'd suggest upgrading so clients have a seamless branding experience across all platforms.

Ivan enrique R. Ivan enrique R.
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Perusal Material

Reviewed on 22/12/2020

I am rather satisfied with the product.

I am rather satisfied with the product.

Pros

The opportunity to upload original material for others to peruse in a personal website is good. The ability to maintain it secure could be better but is also good.

Cons

I would love it to be more affordable or have student options, or even options for super small business that don’t yet make profit.

David W. David W.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Issuu is just what we needed

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

In the pandemic climate, digital media is king. We have found great engagement with our ISSUU...

In the pandemic climate, digital media is king. We have found great engagement with our ISSUU publications across our website, social media, and email campaigns. ISSUU makes it easy to share our work with anyone and everyone. The price is just right and they truly deliver on what they offer and promise. Utilize this software in anyway you can.

Pros

We like the digital design and delivery aspects of ISSUU. It is simple and understated, but robust at the same time. The auto recognition of email addresses and web links is a big plus. AND, the fact that we can create stories for social media is a pretty nice advantage over other providers.

Cons

Sometimes the software could be easier to use. For instance, uploading single pages to replace former pages might be a nice addition. In our line of work, little things change all the time (available degrees, contact persons or numbers, etc). Being able to update those easier would be a game changer.

Alternatives Considered

Beautiful.ai and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Reasons for Switching to Issuu

Price and product and proximity. The price was right, the product was just what we needed, and the proximity and accessibility to those we are trying to reach was just right. ISSUU has it all.
Amanda E. Amanda E.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect for Online Publishing

Reviewed on 22/12/2020

Pros

We publish our literary magazine once a year with a print version, and we use Issuu for the online version. I love the way it allows for full-screen viewing and simulates page flipping. We simply export our InDesign files as a pdf and upload to Issuu. It's also a great place to find other literary magazines for inspiration!

Cons

No complaints. It would be nice to have the ad-free version, but in education the budget is tight, so we really appreciate the free version with ads.

Alternatives Considered

Lucidpress

Reasons for Switching to Issuu

Though I used Lucidpress with our younger children so they could share and edit in the tool, Issuu seemed like a more professional product for our older students to use (as they already use InDesign to create). If Issuu were to provide a platform for design that was equal to InDesign and Photoshop, we would pay for it instead of InDesign and Photoshop.
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Issuu FAQs

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Issuu offers the following pricing plans:

Issuu is offered across five pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments. Basic: Available for free Starter: $22 per month and $19 per month billed annually Premium: $45 per month and $40 per month billed annually Optimum: $299 per month and $269 per month billed annually Enterprise: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing information

Issuu has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Issuu supports the following languages:

English

Issuu supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Issuu integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Docs, Google Drive, Mailchimp

Issuu offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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