Posted 4 months ago
Create your own styles, integrate seamlessly with Tumblr and Wordpress, and oh yes - it works on all devices.
Works on all devices
Like on Issuu.com, your embedded publications will now be shown regardless of the device your readers are using.
We store how you styled your embed on our servers. That’s pretty neat since you can easily modify the look and feel of your embed directly from the embed wizard. No need to fiddle around in your code editor or content management system again. If you are embedding the same publication in multiple places you can even edit all of them at the same time.
Use it with your favourite blogging platform
Blogging platforms often strip foreign html-code, making it hard for us to predict how it will behave on all the different services available. That’s why we made an iframe-solution for you that will work like a charm no matter how you roll. Remember to tick the box if you need the iframe-code.
Your existing embeds don’t work on iPad
In order to make your existing embeds work on iPads and other non-flash devices, you have to update them with the new embed codes. Don’t worry - all those old embeds out there will still show up beautifully on desktop computers.
Posted 5 months ago
We talked to Fraser Allen from Hot Rum Cow, a magazine for people curious about great beers, wines and spirits – and the extraordinary stories behind them.
Tell us a bit about Hot Rum Cow
Hot Rum Cow is a quarterly print magazine for people who are fascinated by great beers, wines and spirits – and the extraordinary stories behind them. We’ve named it after a warm cocktail made from rum, milk, brown sugar and nutmeg. Some people love it, others don’t – and that’s exactly the sort of magazine we wanted to create. The magazine is published by White Light Media, an Edinburgh-based company that I set up 11 years ago. Our main line of business is creating bespoke magazines – print and online – for clients around the UK.
Why beers, wines and spirits?
We wanted to launch our own magazine and came up with a list of possible subjects. We’re keeping those up our sleeves but the one that stood out for our first launch was ‘booze’. There are plenty of great food magazines around but there aren’t many drinks one – and nothing like Hot Rum Cow.
Who’s it for?
People like us – consumers who enjoy good drinks lovingly made by passionate people and want to know the stories (and histories) behind them. None of us are connoisseurs but we’re all curious (and enthusiastic!) drinkers. I see a Hot Rum Cow reader as the guy who would always try a local craft ale rather than a can of mass-produced fizzy lager, or the woman whose eyes drift up towards the shelf of exotic spirits and liqueurs in her local deli, fascinated by the label designs and strange colours. There are people like us all over the world – as we know from our growing subs base. It also explains why we’re a big fan of Issuu, which brings great, independent magazines to a global audience.
What does the future look like for Hot Rum Cow?
Launching a news-stand magazine from a standing start is a costly business, so we’re taking things slowly at the moment and making sure we get everything right. It’s all about building sales and subs – and we now have a fantastic team at the Royal Academy of Arts who are managing ad sales. Next steps? We have a lot of stuff up our sleeves. We’re looking at events, we’re working on brewing our own beer and, one of these days, our own Hot Rum Cow pub isn’t out of the question.
Read more about Hot Rum Cow
Posted 6 months ago
Into surf, skate & snow? This has it all - great stories, stunning photography, all wrapped in a beautiful layout.
HUCK sets itself apart from other action sports magazines by going beyond the boundaries of surf, skate and snow, weaving travel, music, film, art and culture into its thread.
It’s created by the talented bunch at The Church of London (yes, the same people that’s also mixed in with Google Think Quarterly and Little White Lies) and they are kind enough to put out a new edition every 2 months. If you’re as keen on this as we are, remember to subscribe to HUCK.
Posted 6 months ago
We’re on the verge of it — a new age when people can access whatever content they want wherever they are.
The distribution model is changing—just as it did for music and movies. Instead of focusing solely on paper circulation statistics, forward-thinking publishers are beginning to embrace a future in which they distribute their publications to platforms for the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle, Nexus and more to deliver content on-demand. And this change enables new monetization opportunities since publications can now target audiences more effectively according to their interests.
Armed with new consumer targeting capabilities, the publishing industry could be poised to make the comeback of the century.
We can for sure feel it coming, can you? Read the whole article on Teleread.com and tell us what you think.
Mik Strøyberg is Issuus Director of User Engagement and works out of our New York office. Hook up with Mik on Twitter or LinkedIn if you’re keen on learning more.
Posted 7 months ago
You’ve all been so very patient with us, and we’re thrilled to finally give you something back. How about 7.5 million free publications on your favorite device?
To make it even easier to find your favorite publications, we did quite a bit of work on our search engine. The result is better suggestions, and a couch feel that’ll make you sink right into the content.
So go ahead and find your favorite publications on issuu.com.