Welcome to Flipsnack Academy! In this comprehensive video series, you'll discover everything you need to know in order to use Flipsnack to its full potential.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, our step-by-step tutorials will guide you through the process of creating stunning flipbooks with ease.

Let's get started!

In this lesson, you'll learn how to access and navigate your Flipsnack account settings. We'll cover basic settings such as managing your workspace, setting default privacy options, and handling billing information.

Additionally, you'll see how to grant Flipsnack access to your account for technical support. Advanced features and integrations will be addressed in other lessons.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to personalize your Flipsnack profile to reflect your brand identity. We'll explore the "Personalization" tab in the Branding section, covering options like changing the favicon, customizing the profile header, adding social media links, and modifying the social media thumbnail.

Additionally, you'll see how to build a Brand kit by uploading custom fonts, setting brand colors, and adding logos. Advanced branding features, such as setting up a White Label, will be covered in later lessons.

In this lesson, you will learn how to navigate the Main Dashboard to manage your workspaces and flipbooks. We will cover how to switch between workspaces, search for and filter flipbooks, and understand flipbook statuses like "Not published," "Published," "Draft," and "Shelf." You will also learn how to rename flipbooks, view creation dates, and manage privacy settings.

Additionally, we will explore the various options available for each flipbook, including editing, customizing, sharing, and removing flipbooks.

This chapter will focus on how you can create a flipbook either by uploading one or more PDF files into Flipsnack or directly from scratch using our in-built Design Studio.

We'll guide you through each step, ensuring you can choose the method that best suits your needs and preferences.

Let’s dig in!

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a flipbook in Flipsnack by uploading PDF files

We'll cover:

-Formatting PDFs to ensure smooth uploads

-Uploading single or multiple PDFs to create flipbooks

-Customizing flipbooks to enhance reader experience

-Adding interactivity through the Design Studio

-Incorporating additional PDF pages into existing flipbook

By the end of this lesson, you'll be equipped to create, customize, and enhance flipbooks to suit your needs.

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a digital flipbook from scratch using Flipsnack’s Design Studio.

We'll cover:

-Selecting a project size and starting a new flipbook

-Navigating the Design Studio, including the top bar, left sidebar, right sidebar, and design canvas

-Utilizing elements like links, videos, GIFs, and templates to enhance your flipbook

-Managing pages and layers for optimal organization

-Applying specific options to elements such as images and text boxes

By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to create a customized, interactive flipbook tailored to your needs.

In this lesson, we will cover how to replace a PDF in Flipsnack without losing any interactivity or statistics that the flipbook has gathered.

This is especially useful if you notice mistakes in your document after adding interactivity.

You'll learn:

-Accessing the Replace Feature

-Uploading the Replacement PDF

-Republishing the Updated Flipbook

By following these steps, you can easily replace a PDF in Flipsnack while preserving all the interactive elements and statistical data previously associated with your flipbook.

This chapter will focus on how you can Customize your flipbook in order to deliver the best possible experience to your audience.

By the end of this chapter, you'll have a better understanding of how to tailor your flipbook to meet the specific needs and preferences of your audience.

Let’s get started!

In this lesson, you will learn how to access and navigate the Customize page in Flipsnack.

We'll cover:

-Different ways to reach the Customize page from the Main Dashboard, Design Studio, and flipbook Details area

-Options available on the Customize page

-Utilizing customization tools to enhance your flipbook's appearance and functionality

In this lesson, you will learn how to customize the appearance of your flipbook using various options available in Flipsnack.

We'll cover:

-Choosing between Classic and Modern player skins

-Selecting page transition effects (Flip or Slide)

-Adjusting layout styles for different devices

-Changing tooltip language for the user interface

-Setting up automatic page transitions

-Enabling flip sounds, right-to-left orientation, and shadows on pages

-Adding animations for interactive elements

-Highlighting and auto-detecting links within your flipbook

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to tailor the visual and interactive aspects of your flipbook to enhance the reader's experience. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to customize the branding of your flipbook in Flipsnack.

We'll cover:

-Adding your logo to appear in the flipbook player

-Uploading and linking your logo for interactive functionality

-Utilizing a preloader for Business or Enterprise subscriptions

-Adjusting the background color with options for solid colors, uploaded images, or transparency

-Setting the player accent color to customize toolbar and hover colors

By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to maintain branding consistency and enhance the visual appeal of your flipbooks to align with your brand identity.

This chapter will teach you everything there is to know about publishing your flipbooks. From the different privacy options to republishing updates.

By the end of this chapter, you’ll be fully equipped to publish your flipbooks with confidence.

Let’s dig in!

In this lesson, you will learn how to publish your flipbook using Flipsnack’s intuitive platform. Here’s what you’ll cover:
  • Publishing from Main Dashboard: Access the Main Dashboard, select your flipbook, and click the “Publish” button to initiate the publishing process.

  • Publishing from Design Studio and Customize Section: From the online Design Studio or Customize section, click the “Share now” button at the top-right corner, then click “Publish” to proceed.

Once in the Publishing Dashboard, here’s what you can do:

  • Title and Description: Personalize your flipbook by adding a title and description, enhancing its appeal and improving search engine visibility.

  • Visibility Options: Choose from four visibility settings to control who can view your flipbook, ranging from public to private settings.

  • Publish Button: Clicking “Publish” makes your flipbook live and accessible to your audience.

  • Save as Draft or Schedule: Use the arrow next to the “Publish” button to save changes as a draft or schedule the publication for a later date.

By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to confidently publish your flipbooks while leveraging customization options to optimize visibility and accessibility based on your preferences.

In this lesson, you’ll learn about the various ways you can control who can access your flipbooks on Flipsnack:
  • Public Sharing: By default, flipbooks are set to public visibility. They appear on your Flipsnack profile and are indexed by search engines like Google. This option is ideal for widespread sharing and easy accessibility.

  • Unlisted Sharing: Unlisted flipbooks do not appear on your public profile or get indexed by search engines. They can only be accessed via a direct link. Once a flipbook is set to public, it cannot be changed to unlisted due to search engine indexing. To achieve this, you need to create a copy of the flipbook, publish it as unlisted, and delete the original. Note that statistics from the original version won’t carry over.

  • Password-Locked Sharing: For added security, use the password-locked option. Readers need a password to view the flipbook. If you forget the password, you can update it via the Customize section.

  • Private Sharing: This is the most secure option. You can share your flipbooks by email, and recipients must sign in to Flipsnack to view them. If someone without access requests it, they can send you a request via email.

By understanding these options, you can choose the visibility settings that best suit your sharing needs, ensuring your flipbooks are accessible securely and efficiently.

In this lesson, 

you’ll learn how to make real-time updates to your digital flipbooks on Flipsnack: 

  • Updating: Next, click on the “Update” button. This action makes the changes live immediately under the same link that you initially shared with your audience. There’s no need to redistribute the link.

  • Saving Drafts: If you make edits or customizations without updating the flipbook, the changes will be saved as drafts in your library. This allows your audience to continue viewing the old version until you decide to republish the updated version.

By following these steps, you can seamlessly update your flipbooks to reflect the latest content or improvements, ensuring your audience always has access to the most current information.