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Make Online Flipping Books for Free – Flipsnack

In the last two posts, I showed you two free flipping book tool: Codebox and Issuu. In this article I will continue to show you another free tool — FlipSnack. It is an online service that anyone can use to turn basic online publications into stylish, digital flipbooks. With it, you can turn any PDF files into a Flash-based flipbook that can be casually read just like a paper-based magazine or book.

Steps
At frist, you should register for a free account or log in via your Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo or MySpace account.

You can upload PDF file with up to 500 pages. You can either upload the PDF file directly from your computer, or import if it is already stored online using the direct URL. The uploading time will depend on how large the file is.


Once you’ve uploaded your files, you can edit the information that is automatically filled in – the title and description.

The next step is to customize your flipbook. There are four templates to choose from which you can preview.
The Classic template uses the front page of the PDF as the cover and looks like a magazine.
The Hardcover template changes the front image to a leather cover, and you have the choice between 5 colors.
The Coil flip template looks like a spiral notebook, using your PDF cover as the front image.
The Interactive template looks almost identical to the classic template but includes icons for user feedback.

After setting the template, you can further customize the flipbook by setting a specific width and height for the book, choose the colors and style of the background, and the cover of the Hardcover template. You can also choose to show buttons to make it easy to share the flipbook on Twitter, Facebook, or simply by sharing the link wherever you want.

After your flipbook has been published, you can easily share it, or generate the embed code for a watermarked version of the flipbook.

Drawbacks
The converting process cannot be completed most of the time if you PDF file in large size.
It would be good for makeing Flash photo book, if there are too many texts in your PDF, you cannot see the fonts clearly.
You cannot download your converted flipbook unless you pay for it.

Recommendation
In order to make amazing Flash flipping book, Kvisoft FlipBook Maker would be a good choice. It provides many templates for you to create attractive flipping books, and it can converts many PDF documents at a time to flipbook in few minutes.

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