How do I distribute a bookshelf?

Product: FlippingBook Publisher

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, you should first create it and add the desired publications. After that, do the following:

  1. In My collections list find your collection.
  2. Move the mouse over the collection.
  3. Open the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Share:

In the window that appears, choose how you wish 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:

  • Social Networks

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:

  1. Copy the embed code from Insert to Site tab.
  2. Specify the desired width and height under the embed code field.
  3. 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 of each book).

 Number of publications               Minimal height
 1-5 290
 6-10 530
 11-15 773
 16-20 1014
 Every additional 5 publications Add 241 pixels 


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