Leverage digital flipbooks to create interactive content.

Convert PDFs into flipbooks with our digital flipbook maker, empowering you to create a brilliant user experience in just a few clicks. Bring your flipbook ideas to life and let Issuu transform your static documents into dynamic digital assets that captivate your audience and elevate your brand image across every channel. Add flipbook animations such as embedded videos, eye-catching GIFs, product links, and more to transform your files into a truly immersive experience.

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Digital Flipbooks on any device, from desktop, to mobile.

What is a Digital Flipbook?

A digital flipbook is an interactive ebook that looks just like a printed publication, but contains a flipbook animation where the pages flip and turn. Save paper and distribution costs while giving readers a more engaging experience than they would have with a static PDF. Create flipbooks in a few easy steps with Issuu’s flipbook maker, then share them with direct links or generate QR codes within the platform. 

Issuu Flipbooks offer built-in Statistics to better understand your audience, interactive shoppable links and embedded videos to boost engagement, and additional formats like Articles, Social Posts and GIFs to share on every channel. Upload a PDF or import files directly from Dropbox or Google Drive to create your flipbook.

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How to Make a Flipbook:

  1. Upload your flipbook to Issuu as a PDF, .doc, or other accepted file type. You can also use our integrations with InDesign and Canva to export your designs into a Flipbook.

  2. Make your flipbook interactive by adding shopping links, a table of contents with clickable navigation, and even embedded videos.

  3. Pull extracts from anywhere in your Flipbook and turn them into short Articles for easy sharing and reading on mobile devices.

  4. Embed your flipbook directly on your website so your audience can easily find and read your content right at the source. You can also share your new flipbook across channels using Fullscreen Sharing links!

Bring your flipbook front and center.

Deliver an immersive digital reading experience using a single link that presents your Issuu Flipbook in fullscreen. Capture your audience’s attention whether they are viewing on your website or from an email link. Send readers to page one, or have them open the fullscreen flipbook to a specific page.

Customize the background display, remove ads, and experience the power of your content in fullscreen. Issuu also automatically renders your fonts to retain your unique look and feel, too.

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Monetize your work with Digital Sales.

Digital Sales allows you to create paywall-protected content that offers sneak peeks before purchasing. Sell and distribute your flipbook commission-free, from access to single issues or ongoing subscriptions. Issuu’s secure eCommerce solution works on any device, accepts major credit and debit cards in a variety of currencies, and sends the proceeds directly through Stripe.

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Embed and customize a seamless experience.

Boost visibility to your content by adding an interactive PDF flipbook to your website in minutes with Issuu’s Embed feature. Simply copy and paste the pre-generated code into your website or blog. Customize your Embed with background colors and layout options to better fit your brand’s identity, seamlessly integrating your flipbook with the rest of your content.

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Digital Flipbook: FAQs

  • A digital flipbook works by using HTML5 technology to create an interactive book-like rendering on a webpage or mobile application. Simply put, it takes your scrolling PDF or .doc file, and outputs a digital flipping book with pages you can turn. From there you can add additional information (like shopping links, embedded videos, clickable table of contents, etc.) for a more interactive experience.

  • Easy answer? Anyone! A more specific answer:

    • Students - Dynamically showcase your school projects.

    • Real Estate Agents - Create interactive video walkthroughs of all of the houses currently listed on the market.

    • Magazines - Reach a global audience while decreasing your carbon footprint with a digital flipbook.

    • Restaurants - Easily design an online menu for your customers to flip through, whether it’s one page, or dozens.

    • Non-Profits - Create an annual donor report or impact snapshot that’s shareable everywhere.

  • Have you ever found yourself endlessly scrolling through a PDF? You’re not alone! PDFs are great for documents, but when you’re looking for an option closer to a printed book, using a flipbook creator like Issuu is the natural next step. Digital flipbooks give you that page-turning experience and also add that extra bit of interactivity; you can add links, navigate to pages easily, and embed videos! Unlike your standard PDF, our digital flipbooks have analytics, keeping the entire team on track with which version is live and what content is being read. With a PDF, the only metric you can track is how many people have downloaded it, whereas with our flipbooks, you can track clicks, downloads, views, reads, and all sorts of valuable metrics!

  • Yes! Issuu is the go-to flipbook maker with both free and paid accounts. You can easily upload your finalized publication on Issuu and convert it into the perfect flipbook. Transform that scrolling PDF to a page-turning flipbook in the blink of an eye! Try Issuu for free, or upgrade your account for more premium features; Issuu has an account for all of your digital flipbook needs.

  • To convert a PDF into a flipbook, create an account with Issuu and upload your PDF. We'll transform it into a digital flipbook that you can easily share and distribute in just a few clicks.


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