Embedding flipbooks in email

Product: FlippingBook Online

One of the most convenient ways to share your publication is to do it by email. However, it depends on you whether your email messages will be left unnoticed or will work perfectly to reach your goal. You could use a plain link to your flipbook, but that looks a bit bland. Why not embed an (animated) clickable picture instead? It will not take much time to add it but will attract attention to your email and publication for sure.


Here is what your email message can look like with an embedded flipbook in it:

In this article, we will give you the general principle for embedding your publication in any email. We will also show you how to do this using Gmail, Mailchimp, and Outlook.

Here are the general steps to embed your flipbook in your email message:

  1. Take a screenshot of the 1st page of your publication (spread of the publication) or record a GIF with something like Chrome Capture - screenshot & gif tool. Learn how to perfect create the gif of your flipbook.
  2. Paste this picture or GIF into your email message.
  3. Link your picture to your flipbook link.

And below you can find the instructions for Gmail, Mailchimp, and Outlook. Please, read them and follow the steps.

 

Embedding flipbooks in Gmail

  1. Take a screenshot of the 1st page of your publication (spread of the publication) or record a GIF with something like Chrome Capture - screenshot & gif tool:
  2. Open your Gmail account and click on Compose on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Once your Gmail message window is opened, go to the button Insert photo:
  4. Choose the screenshot (or GIF file) of your flipbook and paste it into your email message.
  5. Then select the image. You can do this by clicking on this picture and dragging the cursor left. When the image is blue, this means it has been selected:
  6. Click the link icon at the bottom of the Compose window. A small window will appear under the image showing you the option to change or remove the link. Choose the option Change:
  7. Enter the web address of your publication and click OK:
  8. After that, write any text you want and finish your email as usual.

This way your customers will be able to get your message with the embedded flipbook to enjoy.

 

Embedding flipbooks in Mailchimp

You can also add your publication in a text block of your email via Mailchimp. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Take a screenshot of the 1st page of your publication (spread of the publication) or record a GIF with something like Chrome Capture - screenshot & gif tool.
  2. Start creating your campaign as you usually do and in the Content section of the Campaign Builder, choose the option Content Studio: 
  3. Choose the option Upload to choose and select the screenshot (or GIF file) of your flipbook.

  4. After that, you will be transferred to the page where you can change the size of your screenshot if needed.
  5. Paste the link to your flipbook under the option Link to URL:
  6. If you want your publication to open in a new window, put a tick as marked above.
  7. Click Save & Insert Image.
  8. After that, write any text you want and finish your message as usual.
 

Embedding flipbooks in Outlook

If you want to embed your flipbook into your message in Outlook, please, follow the steps below:

  1. Take a screenshot of the 1st page of your publication (spread of the publication) or record a GIF with something like Chrome Capture - screenshot & gif tool.
  2. Start composing your email by clicking on the button New mail on the left-hand side of your Outlook page.
  3. Select the image icon from the toolbar to insert the picture inline:
  4. Click on the inserted image or Gif file and resize it the way you want by dragging it.
  5. To add a hyperlink, double-click the image and then click the link icon, Insert link and press OK:
  6. After that write any text you want to attract your customers using the Outlook message box and send your message by choosing the button Send.

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