Issuu is a great option for those looking for a digital publisher. While you can publish everything from ebooks to look books on the issue platform, it is mainly known for its eMagazines. With 80 million users, over 15 million publications and 25 thousand new issues published each day it is one of the largest and most well-known online publishers. Issuu as a digital newsstand where for all the content is free, and it simulates the reading experience of a print magazine. There are three different plans for you to choose from the first is absolutely free and includes up to six months worth of publishing. While the second option is $29 a month which is up to 12 months of publishing as well as site integration that offers a great option for those looking to promote their website or blogs. Finally, the third option is for $39 a month and includes 12 months of publishing, site integration and the ability to customize.
For those who have their own websites/blogs in addition to having their own eMagazines it is easy to embed issuu into a number of different platforms such as WordPress so that your eMagazine can be featured on your site. You can also embed Issuu’s code on many different social networking sites like Behance so your eMagazine can be part of your online portfolio and easily accessed by employers. While all the content on Issuu is free many publishers just use that as a means to debut their magazine for the first six months to a year and then switch to a paid platform. Or else keep their publication free but have a print version you pay for on their websites. Issuu is set up as a social network site so you can follow your favorite publications and interact with the publishers as well as the readers. This social network feature makes it a valuable tool for both building your brand as well as networking amongst your peers.
In addition, because there are so many publications featured on Issuu its a wonderful resource for freelance writers, photographers and graphic designers looking for new publications to feature their work. Therefore, freelancers can use Issuu to build their portfolio as well as gain networking contacts and references.