Ava Magazine on Issuu
At Issuu, our goal is to put your publications in front of as many readers as possible. With almost 85 million readers a month around the globe and growing, we give you more opportunities with every passing day. Today, we’re happy to introduce a whole new way to reach your audience: LinkedIn.
Now, you can enhance your LinkedIn profile by embedding your portfolio or publication directly into your profile. Anyone viewing your profile will be able to enjoy it as if they were reading it on Issuu.
By adding an Issuu publication to your LinkedIn Profile, you can showcase:
- case studies
- photo journals
- work samples
- professional magazines
Want to share your latest engineering mockups and architecture drafts? Need to update your resume with your latest photography or design portfolio? Excited to share your company’s latest infographic or business case study? Now you can share it all in a beautiful, hi-resolution format that gives viewers an immersive and rich experience without leaving your LinkedIn profile. With Issuu and LinkedIn, your professional content is displayed just the way you want it.
The process for embedding your Issuu publication on LinkedIn is quick and easy. All you need is the URL for your publication on Issuu and then head over to your LinkedIn profile.
1. Hover over Profile at the top of your LinkedIn homepage and enter edit mode by selecting Edit Profile.
2. Scroll down to the section you want to add a sample to (you can add your Issuu publication to the Summary, Experience, and Education sections of your profile) and move your cursor over the add media icon (this looks like a square with a plus sign). For some users, you can also place your cursor directly into the input bar.
3. Type or paste the URL of your Issuu publication in the input bar field. LinkedIn will automatically load the cover image with the Title and Description of the publication. Edit the text in these fields by clicking inside the Title and Description fields.
4. Click Save. Scroll back to the top and click Done Editing.
Now, anyone that visits your profile can click on your publication and discover your work directly within LinkedIn without the distraction of other publications.*
* For Plus and Premium publishers only. Other publishers will continue to see related publications within this view. For more information, please see http://www.issuu.com/start.
As a surprise to many, Google has entered the business of creating content with a new magazine-like book called Think Quarterly. It’s a bold move, yes, but also executed in a very clever way. Here’s why:
Yesterday, the press and blogosphere were rushing to cover this new creation by Google. Fortune/CNN, Mashable, Forbes, Computerworld, and Guardian to name a few. It quickly rose to be the most read publication on Issuu and it’s still rocking the charts today.
It’s quite possible the most effective book launch we’ve seen. Despite the exciting tidbit that Google is actually creating content instead of just indexing it, they also did a number of things right in adopting a digital publishing strategy. You wouldn’t expect less from the search giant, but for the rest of us here are five pointers to take away:
1. Design. Just look at it. It’s beautiful! Google, with help from their creative friends in Church of London, showed us exactly what publishing is about: The best mix of thought-provoking articles, stunning photos and unique design that creates that special reading experience only made possible by great publications.
Nothing beats the romance of the fragrance, the look and the feel of your work in high-quality print. It’s unforgettable.
With more than 80 million monthly readers turning 7.5 billion pages across 15 million publications, Issuu is the world’s largest digital newsstand. Every day we work to re-imagine digital publishing and content discovery for passionate publishers and readers. Innovation based on customer feedback is the cornerstone of how we continually improve on our award-winning publishing platform. Continuing that trend, today we are pleased to bring you another “most-requested” innovation — Print on Demand for Publishers.
Digital publishing has never been easier but because our world today is a global village, we’re no longer limited to just one medium of expression. Just like you, we also believe that your publication deserves to be available in any format, including print.
Legend has it that if you fold 1000 origami cranes (senbazuru), one wish will come true. TEDxNijmegen 2013 Magazine writes that “some stories believe you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as a long life or recovery from illness or injury”. The crane itself is believed to live for a thousand years, magical as it is, and that’s why you must fold 1000 yourself.
But what does origami have to do with Issuu?
A lot, it seems. Type in “origami” in the search field and be amazed. A quick search like that will reveal how origami is one of the many niche trends that make up the limitless flow of stacks and publications of the Issuu world. And origami isn’t just for the mathematical mastermind or a folding fetischist - there are plenty of easy articles on a beginner level.