Easily Create a Free, Virtual Flipping Book!
March 3, 2014
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There’s a great website called Flipsnack that allows you to create really slick looking flip books from any pdf or jpg file that you have. I use this with third graders so they can publish their writing from Google Docs to their Blogs in a new and fun way.
Below are the steps – you can also click here to view full-page directions.
From Google Docs to Flipping Books
Download Your Google Doc as a PDF
- Download as
- PDF Document
Document will be saved in your Dowloads folder
Click Sign in
Sign in with Google
Enter your email and password
After entering your login credentials, click “Accept”
Choose make your first flipping book
Import your PDF (or Jpg)
You may select a file from your computer, or drag the file from its source
(if dragging, make sure you see the green plus before releasing)
Once document is loaded, click next
Publish Your Book
Title and Description
- Change the title to your liking
- Add a description
- Click on Advanced Settings (optional)
You can select different templates and preview what it will look like.
Lots of customizations here, so have a play.
Things to note:
- Change custom size to W: 550 so that the book will fit in a standard blog post
- If you want to change the cover, select Show title on the first page
Click Finish when done
Sharing: Link / Embed
- To Share, click My Collections at the top of the page
- To email the link, select copy, and send email
- To embed, select the embed button
After choosing embed from previous step, select Use free (with watermark)
Copy Embed Code (with watermark)
Select copy and then close
Embed Flipping Book into Blogger Post
Log into your Blogger account and create new post
- Switch to html
- Paste flipsnack embed code into post
- Add title and labels and publish
View Blog to Enjoy Your Flipping Book!