Issuu

Content creation and distribution software for creators

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.


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.


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Issuu Software - Easy upload and integrations. Issuu integrates with various third-party systems such as Adobe InDesign and Canva but also with Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Docs, and more.
Issuu Software - Drive traffic by adding links and video to your PDF. Links transform your document into an interactive, connected reading experience that can help drive traffic and boost conversions.
Issuu Software - Once your publication is published you have a variety of ways to distribute it across your channels.
Issuu Software - Detect links automatically, or add them anytime. If your original PDF contains links, they will be automatically activated and become clickable when you upload your PDF to Issuu. If you need to add more links, you can easily do that  in our editor.
Issuu Software - Transform PDFs into online flipbooks, and retain visual design aesthetics, optimized for all devices.
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Issuu Software - Easy upload and integrations. Issuu integrates with various third-party systems such as Adobe InDesign and Canva but also with Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Docs, and more.
Issuu Software - Drive traffic by adding links and video to your PDF. Links transform your document into an interactive, connected reading experience that can help drive traffic and boost conversions.
Issuu Software - Once your publication is published you have a variety of ways to distribute it across your channels.
Issuu Software - Detect links automatically, or add them anytime. If your original PDF contains links, they will be automatically activated and become clickable when you upload your PDF to Issuu. If you need to add more links, you can easily do that  in our editor.
Issuu Software - Transform PDFs into online flipbooks, and retain visual design aesthetics, optimized for all devices.

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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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Jan
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Teaching Online Publishing with Issuu

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

When students ask about doing independent study projects in page layout /magazine design, the many...

When students ask about doing independent study projects in page layout /magazine design, the many types of publications that can be found on Issuu have been an excellent resource and inspiration.

Pros

Issuu is amazingly simple to navigate. In particular this year when most class work has been online, I was able to teach students basic page layout using Google Docs. The pdf that students produced was easily uploaded to Issuu and the link shared with their classmates for critique. Of course they could share a Google Doc link, but everyone loved the way that Issuu allowed their work to be opened up into a double page spread that could easily be flipped forward or backward to view. They are aware that a subscription would remove ads, but as novices, it is great to become aware of possibilities for marketing and other publication.

Cons

I found this equally easy to use whether using InDesign or a simple Google Docs pdf. I can’t think of anything that I would change.

Theresa
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great product, but free gets you practically nothing

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

Pros

Interface is good. Everything is easy to navigate. Uploading publications is quick and easy. Detailed statistical breakdowns make it easy to see where content is being viewed and how often. If you're willing to pay for it, Issuu offers lot of features. I'm sure there are other Pros to Issue, but I will not be paying for an upgraded plan to discover them.

Cons

You keep taking away features from the free version. At this point, I'm just using Issuu for the online reader. It's very disappointing that I can't even embed a basic reader anymore. That was a great feature which I used on my portfolio sites, but I will not pay for it. For the minimal amount of time I use Issuu, I cannot rationalize spending a minimum of $19/month. Would be nice if you could re-arrange the publications you add to a Stack, instead of it organizing based on add date.

Ivan Enrique
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • 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.

Betsy
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A straightforward tool that has helped my business grow

Reviewed on 5/1/2021

Pros

I love how simple the platform is for both publishers and consumers. I'm a relatively light user, but I have never once felt the need tp even consider other platforms. It has an attractive interface and makes my job easier.

Cons

I sometimes feel the language in the UX and in tutorials and the pricing model etc is so specific to typical magazines where there is a single design distributed to the masses. I have a very different use case where I sell customer one-off magazine designs to clients and use Issuu to work through revisions and approvals with them. I also maintain my issuu profile as a way to showcase my work. I'm sure there are lots of other unique use cases too. Really, this is such a small nit, but it is the one thing I would complain about if I had to.

Amy
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product

Reviewed on 29/12/2020

We had to look for a new PDF hosting site a few years back when we had to switch websites and I...

We had to look for a new PDF hosting site a few years back when we had to switch websites and I found Issuu on a whim and we haven't looked back. It offers us an easy way to get our issues online each month while also allowing us to link back to our advertisers. It takes about an hour or two every month to get everything set up for our current issues and it's ready for viewing then and there. It's truly one of the most helpful sites in our workspace.

Pros

I love how simple it is to upload an issue, edit in some information about it, apply links to all our advertisers ads, and get it out to our readers. Everything is pretty intuitive and if a feature isn't, you can pretty much figure it out within a half hour.

Cons

I do wish it was easier to edit Stacks from the publisher homepage, but it's still an easy enough process as it currently is.

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Issuu offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$28.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Issuu is offered across four pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments. Basic: Available for free Starter: $28 per month and $19 per month billed annually Premium: $58 per month and $40 per month billed annually Optimum: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing.

Issuu has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Issuu supports the following languages:

English

Issuu supports the following devices:

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

Issuu integrates with the following applications:

Adobe InDesign, Canva, Google Docs, Google Drive, Hootsuite, Mailchimp

Issuu offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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