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What makes flipbook publisher Yumpu.com so popular? Data can be interpreted to maximise its effect and some facts are amended to suit a purpose or a need, but the truth can’t be denied. And the truth for Yumpu.com is that it has grown from a small online flipbook publisher to a huge global success because it’s so popular!

But why is it so popular?

This publishing site didn’t get to where it is today without a lot of hard work, dedication and innovation.

It has built a reputation on providing, not only the very best products that offer incredible value to their customers, it also has a reputation for being a digital publisher’s trusted friend and this is what makes it so popular. You can trust Yumpu.com.

They host over 31 million magazines for over 1 million unique publishers. You can find Yumpu.com in over 220 countries across the world and they get over 1500 users a day to the site. Incredible.

Check out the products here for yourself:

// FREE


Everyone’s favourite word when they are starting out. Free!!

The Yumpu.com’s free software package also has another wonderful word attached to it. Unlimited. Why limited someone and their chances before they even start?  Yumpu.com offers you free, unlimited publications with unlimited pages for you to experiment with flipbook publishing.

You can then have beautiful digital publications you can share with friends and followers, and this does not costs you a penny.

There are no catch, no hidden costs involved. Yumpu.com’s free product is a solid foundation on which you can build your publications, their readership and your future business.

// AdFree


Individualize Your Yumpu Presence

I guess this product from Yumpu.com speaks for itself. But for AdFree, being AdFree is only half the story. Again you can have unlimited PDF page flip publications with unlimited pages in them.

You can create a magazine a day if you can manage to!

You then have total uninterrupted freedom in your publications that features no third party advertisers and no additional brands, only your own.

AdFree doesn’t stop there, you can also secure the content with nine variations of privacy setting, create downloadable publications, track the Google Analytics of each pdf page flip publication and upload new version of the same publication should any changes or amends be required.

// WebKiosk

Welcome to Yumpu! Welcome to WEBKiosk!

Imagine an online kiosk, dedicated to showcasing your magazines to their very best, giving you the potential to showcase your titles to the maximum. Well, here it is! For as little as €79 a month you can have a fully branded WebKiosk with Yumpu.com. You can add your logos, you colour schemes and your publications.

This WebKisok can then been seen by all Yumpu.com’s millions of readers or private for your readers to access securely should you prefer it.

With the WebKiosks you can include your own advertising that you can manage. Your online bookshelf can be optimised for mobile users and best of all; it’s fully customisable. This service attracts some of the worlds most established titles, so you can see why they are getting over 1500 new users a day to the site.

// AppKiosk


Wouldn't it be nice to have your magazines in an app with you on the go?

Apps make digital publishers nervous. They sound expensive and they sound unmanageable. Well, I can assure you today that they do not need to be anything more than the natural progression of your business. Apps will take you no extra time and cause you no extra stress. Yumpu.com, knowing how content is used today, has a dedicated service called AppKiosk for those of us who are ready to take the step into app development.

They have designed a product that takes your publications and delivers them via an app to both iPhones and iPads.

You have totally customisable content, design, and layout. They will allow your readers to store your magazines on their devices to read off line where they choose and best of all, Yumpu.com support you and help you every step of the way.

// ProKiosk

All singing all dancing, the ProKiosk is the go to product if you are ready to join the big boys in digital pdf page flip publishing. With all the experience and expertise that Yumpu.com has, the team has generated a service that is second to none. The ProKiosk is dedicated to making your publications look, function and deliver to the very utmost of their potential. You can monetise your publications with content sales and in app payments and because of the multiple management users you can have, the whole process is simple and easy to use. Yumpu.com has a team dedicated to supporting you and your ProKiosk and all of this is for only €277 a month.

Yumpu.com has a product that will suit you and your needs. If any of the products I have talked about appeal to you, you can try them all for a 30 day free trial to see if it is right for you.

Even if you don’t want to change publishing websites right now, there is no harm is try something out if it is free?

I can assure you that once you get started using Yump.com you will wonder why you never changed publishers sooner. I have trusted Yumpu.com with my online publishing business and you should to.

Flipbooks are cool- there's no denying that they are good ways to showcase content. I publish a lot of online content, and it matters a lot to me that the design comes out good. It isn't my content- I have teams of writers, and I handle the publication and raising awareness, so a big part of my job is making content look good and convert pdf's to page turning flip books. Getting this done on a budget is far from easy. There are a lot of different options for turning PDFs into html5 flipbooks, but getting that done without having to shell out for a subscription fee each month or compromising on the design is hard.

I eventually settled on Yumpu.com as my choice for flipping a PDF, because it has a lot of features in its free tier, but let me explain some background. I think a page flipping book is a great presentation, because of the way it looks similar to a real book. It can be quite striking, especially to someone who has never seen the format before. Of course, it isn't suitable for all content, but in some circumstances, it can't be beaten.

Here is a short video about this service:

The problem is that it isn't easy to convert PDFs to that format. I say "format" but there are, technically, several different formats that have that page-flipping feel. There are a lot of services online that promise to give you a Wordpress PDF flip book that you can publish, but the results vary quite a bit.

There is a stark divide between the free and paid services. Usually, the free ones do an okay job at making the actual conversion, but they have other problems. Some of them stick ads for other things into your content, which I hate.

They generally don't have very good feature sets. The paid versions of those products are a lot more robust, but, of course, you need to pay for them. I don't need these conversions enough to justify the price of these packages, especially as they are usually repeating monthly fees.

As I looked through different page flip software options, I stumbled on Yumpu.com through sheer chance. At first, I was skeptical. It looked like all the others- a free tier, a paid tier, and a lot of promises.

However, on a second look, I saw that the feature list on the free tier seemed absurdly good. There was more stuffed into there than most paid services had!

For example, Yumpu's format, ePaper, works with all kinds of browsers and platforms right out of the box. That means it's easy for readers on mobile devices to read it. You can also share it freely on social media or embed it anywhere you want. That is an example of exactly the kind of freedom that other services make you pay for.

When you make a page flipping PDF, you can add things like music and embedded videos, or make interactive forms that the reader can fill out. In terms of passive benefits, the format is fully indexed by all the big search engines, so it is really easy for people to find your stuff.

Combine that with the easy sharing on social media, and you have a recipe for a format that is very easy to spread around. It works for blogs, too- Wordpress PDF flip books are a great way to get some info across. Flipping a PDF isn't appropriate all the time, but there are times when it makes a huge difference.

Yumpu.com is very easy to use, and it converts PDFs very quickly. There's also great support if you have any questions. Those alone make it a good option, and when you factor in all the extra features, Yumpu really is the best choice. The main advantage is all the freedom. Being able to share the html5 flipbook anywhere, embed it anywhere, and give access to all kinds of readers makes it a universal service.