An integrated part of FlippingBook Publisher, FlippingBook Cloud offers you a convenient way to store, manage and distribute not only individual publications but collections of publications (also known as bookshelves).
The ability to share a collection of publications opens new possibilities for publishers and other businesses. For example, distribution of digital magazines and books, sending brochure packages, storing annual reports, documents etc.
Here are the steps to distribute a bookshelf:
To share a collection, firstly you should create it and add the desired publications. After that, do the following:
- In My collections list find your collection.
- Move the mouse over the collection.
- Open the drop-down menu.
- Select Share:
In the window that appears, choose how you'd like to share your collection. Collections can be shared as follows - sent by email, shared through social networks and inserted to your site.
Let’s review every type of bookshelf sharing separately.
Send by Mail
To make it work simply enter email address where you want your publication to be sent to and click Send button:
You can easily share this collection through social networks: FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+ or VK:
To make it work once you’ve opened Social networks tab you should choose Facebook (or Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) icon to share your publication. A new page will be opened in your browser where you should click Post to Facebook button.
Insert to site
To make this option work you should do the following:
- Copy the embed code from Insert to Site tab.
- Specify the desired width and height under the embed code field.
- Paste it in the source of the desired webpage.
Note! If you add new publications to the collection, they will automatically appear on all the webpages where it has been embedded.
In the ideal situation, the bookshelf is embedded in such a way that no additional scrollbars appear on the sides and bottom. This will create a much better user experience. That means that we will have to use the correct width and height.
The standard width of the bookshelf is 880 pixels, which we would advise not to lower. You could however increase it a bit to 920 pixels. If a scrollbar is added to the right after all, then there is still room for this scrollbar to appear.
The height is dependent on the number of publications in the collection. Every shelf contains 5 books (irrespective of the size).
|Number of publications||Minimal height|
|Every additional 5 publications||Add 241 pixels|
You can also set some access restrictions on your collections. These settings are available in the Share window (check the link Change marked in the screenshot above). You can learn more about password protection and collections in the article How do I protect my publications and bookshelves on FlippingBook Cloud?