"Is there a way to allow me to use the PDF files used for print production of a magazine to create an online magazine viewer on my web site? I'm specifically looking for the forward and backward navigation, search, links and so forth. " - asked by John.
This is a popular question at many magazine forums. I am sure most tradition magazine publishers want to find a way to put their PDF print production online to reach readers worldwide.
Online magazines features
When you view online magazines, you will find it is easily to go forward and backward by using the navigation button. You also can search for specified contents using the search option, which you cannot do with a print magazine. What's more, you could click the live links to get further information, which is more flexible than print magazines. If you choose a powerful PDF to magazine software, you could create an interactive flipping magazine with rich media.
Benefits for PDF to online magazine
The benefits of converting PDF to online magazine are above and beyond using a tradition print magazine. You can do so much more with your online magazine such as track statistics; add interactivity, enable search option and more to allow you to communicate with your reader on a much higher level.
Many tools enable you to publish print magazine for online magazine with Google Analytics supported. You can sign up for a Google Analytics account, and integrate Analytics with the magazine and then you could track statistics of the online magazines. You could track the time readers spend reading your magazine, the traffic of the magazine pages, and more.
Increase visibility economically
You don't have to cost a lot of money to broad your readers with online magazines. The e-publications could be viewed all over the world. The social sharing function provides a good way to enable readers to share the publications to their friends and social network.
You have the ability to control how the online magazines are like by converting. Interactivity is one of the main reasons why publishers want to convert PDF to online magazine. You could add hyperlinks (link to page, web link, and Email), buttons, Flash SWF, Videos (YouTube video included), text to enrich the digital magazines.
Make magazine more attractive
You are not only converting the PDF, but also giving the print magazines a more attractive appearance. Many tools allow you to design the look and feel of the publications with powerful templates design feature.
Tools to turn PDF to magazine
Many tools including online service and desktop software could help you do this conversion. So, it is not an easy job to choose a right tool. Generally, desktop software has more customization features than online service. If you want to create an attractive multimedia magazine, then choose a desktop tool. Some tools like Kvisoft Flip Book Maker (http://www.kvisoft.com/flipbook-maker/ ), gives users a quick way to create online magazine from PDF, images, videos, and Flash, you also could integrate multimedia items with pages, design the look and feel of the output publication. So, please confirm your need and find the right tool for you.
As you can see, converting PDF to online magazine is quick, easy and gets you a lot more than just a magazine. Are you ready?
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