So what is ISSUU (pronounced ish-oo)? In a nutshell Issuu is a free service that makes your publications look fantastic online. This tool enables you to convert your documents into interactive flip books that can be shared anywhere on the web. It actually enables you to bring all of your documents that you’d like to share with others all together in one place online. Issuu’s service is comparable to what [[Flickr]] does for photo-sharing, and what [[YouTube]] does for video-sharing. While most of the documents are meant to be viewed online, some can be downloaded and saved as well. Uploaded print material is viewed through a [[web browser]] and is made to look like a printed publication with an animated page flip options. The company was founded in 2006, with the service launched December 2007.
To get started you simply go to http://issuu.com/ and click on signup and fill out the necessary fields:
Once you upload the document in questions Issuu allows several options for sharing. One of the primary I personally began using this tool is that I wanted a method in which to share PDF documents in Facebook which works well. There are several tutorials in how to utilize Issue for example this one which highlights how to upload documents and various sharing methods. Users should keep in mile that there is a 500 page/100mb uploading limit so documents which large photographs may need to be compressed first.
A feature that you’ll probably find helpful on Issuu’s main page is the video section which has a variety of helpful tutorials broken down by subject depending on what you’d like to learn how to do. To access this simply click on the button labled “watch the video”.
For additional tutorials on how to take advantage of some more functionality I would suggest searching Youtube. However here are a couple that you may want to begin with Issuu tutorial part 1 and Issuu tutorial part 2