If you’re in the publishing business and are looking to create and sell magazines, brochures, calendars, or some such product, or just looking to showcase your portfolio to clients, MagCloud is the place to be. HP’s innovative web service lets publishers create a magazine, upload it to MagCloud, proof and publish it. Publishers can set the price for print and digital copies of the mag and make money on each sale. So here’s a look at what MagCloud offers.
MagCloud: An Inside Look
What You Can Do With MagCloud:
- Create portfolios for clients
- Create company brochures
- Create customer newsletters
- Create product catalogs
- Print event souvenirs, handouts and brochures
- Publish manuals
- Promote your company, products, and services in print or digital format
- Ship business documents anywhere
How MagCloud Works
1. Create a magazine in a design program
2. Upload the PDF to MagCloud and order a proof
3. MagCloud will print, bind, and mail the proof to the publisher
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4. Set the publication price for both print and digital versions. For printed issues, MagCloud charges 20 cents per page and the publisher specifies any markup above that. For digital issues, the publisher gets 70% of the sale price.
5. Users can buy online or download it. Worldwide shipping is available. Bulk ordering of issues is also possible.
6. Check your online sales and get paid using PayPal.
Browse and Download Digital Magazines
MagCloud also allows you to browse through featured magazines on a wide variety of topics and order them, some for as low as $1.00 and others even for free. I downloaded a copy of a free digital magazine for an inside look on what’s on offer. Titled “Website Marketing Magazine”, with about 32 pages of quality content on SEO, internet marketing ideas and interviews from experts in the industry, it made for a really good read, although the graphics on some of the pages were quite blurry.
MagCloud looks to be a fantastic tool for all types of publishing needs, and with HP as the force behind it, you can be sure to expect top-notch service. Have you tried MagCloud yet?If not, you can sign up for a free MagCloud account here.