After you’re done uploading or creating the content of your flipbook, the next step you have to take is to customize other aspects of it.
From the Design Studio or from the upload page, go to Customize and discover all the options you have for personalizing the look and the functionality of your flipbook.
Here's where you can control the options available in your flipbook player, including activating or disabling the sharing, download, and print options available for the people who will interact with your flipbooks.
We have a lot to explore together because with Flipsnack you have so many options!
Appearance and branding options
Classic, Modern, Enhanced
First of all, you have to choose how your flipbook player will look like. More specifically, where exactly certain options, buttons, and the navigation menu will be displayed in the “flipbook player”. By “flipbook player” we understand the entire flipbook, with its background. For this, you have 3 options to choose from Classic, Modern, and Enhanced.
Classic is a more simple look, in which your options are (by default) only displayed in fullscreen mode and they appear above your flipbook. On the other hand, Modern displays options even when you’re not in fullscreen mode and your options appear below your flipbook. Also, you know at which page you are from the flipbook, using the navigation bar that displays the page you are on and the total number of pages in the flipbook.
Enhanced is more than just a look! It is an advanced flipbook player with a new and fresh design, faster and more user-friendly, fully responsive, and optimized across different devices, even for mobile, for a better all-around reading experience.
When you’re using Enhanced, the controls you’ve selected for your flipbooks will be displayed below your flipbook. They will be visible even when you’re not in fullscreen mode. The logo will now appear in the upper left corner of the flipbook player.
Whether you enjoy the classic appearance or you’d like to adopt a more modern one, the choice is yours!
Next step: choosing how your Background will look. You have 4 options to choose from: Transparent, Solid colors, Textures, or Upload image.
For a perfect integration with any website or platform, you can choose a transparent background. If you have a specific color in mind or you want to choose your brand color, for a more personalized look, you can add a HEX code. If you’re feeling creative a textured background is the right choice for you.
You can also upload an image directly from your computer and select if you want it to be scale-cropped, centered, or tiled.
Hard cover effect
We all love books, so why don’t you give the feeling of reading a real book on your flipbook?
Using the Hard cover effect your flipbook cover will look like a book cover. Apart from the cover itself, we also add a small border along the edges of the inside pages, to give the impression of a real book.
Shadows on pages
If you want to add a shadow on your flipbook pages simply check the Shadow on pages check box and the shadow will be applied on all your flipbook pages and cover. The shadow effect gives your flipbook the illusion of depth, making it look more realistic.
Highlights on links
The perfect way to make your links more visible in your flipbook is to apply the Highlights on links effect.
Once the Highlights on links box is selected, your readers will be able to see the links that appear on each page of your flipbook and click on them.
You might see that after the Highlights on links feature is applied to your flipbook there will be significantly more clicks on it. You can check the number of clicks in Statistics.
By deselecting the Highlights on links box, your readers will no longer see the hyperlinks, but will still be able to click them.
We know how important branding is for you and your company, that’s why you have the option to add your logo for a more professional and branded look for your flipbook.
Simply check Add your logo box and upload your logo from your computer. You can add a link to your logo, for example, your website link.
For languages that are written right to left, such as: Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, or Urdu, you can change the navigation of the flipbook to be right-to-left by clicking the Right to left orientation check box.
Choosing the Layout style is very important because it shows the way pages are displayed in your flipbook. Let’s see what options best fit your needs.
Single page view - Displays one page at a time in the flipbook player, regardless of the device size or browser size. We recommend this option if you want to use the pages as slides in a presentation, and for other landscape-oriented flipbooks. For landscape flipbooks, if you display both pages, they sometimes look a little bit small and hard to read.
Smart display - It's called "smart" because it provides the best display solution, based on the screen size. It displays one page at a time on mobile devices and 2 pages on laptop screens or computers, balancing readability with the elegance of a real-life-looking flipbook. This is the default setting for most flipbooks.
Two page view - Displays two-page spreads always, regardless of the screen size. It's also the only option available for flipbooks designed in Flipsnack Design Studio, with the double page mode enabled.
Now that each layout style was explained, all you have to do is to choose the perfect layout style for your flipbook.
If you want to add a Lead form into your publication, just check the Add lead capture form box. From here you can change the form's title, input placeholder, the text on the button, and also set the page you want to be displayed. Start collecting email leads.
Show controls in normal mode
Let’s talk about controls now. The controls are all the buttons and menus that are featured in the flipbook player, surrounding the flipbook itself.
If you’re using Classic, you can enable the Show controls in normal mode. This will allow your readers access to the settings without them having to go into fullscreen mode.
The Navigation bar will allow the flipbook player to navigate by dragging the bottom scroll, for easier access. You can choose if you want to show or hide it in your flipbook.
Everyone is on social media nowadays and by enabling the Share options, you will allow your readers to share your flipbook via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or send it via email. In turn, you’ll maximize your flipbook’s exposure, and get more readers.
By default, the fullscreen option is on. However, if you wish to disable it because you don’t want your audience to be able to actually read all the content, you certainly can.
This option will enable the PDF download for your readers. As a premium publisher, you can download PDFs from your Flipsnack dashboard, even if this option is disabled.
Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.
Enable PDF print
Likewise, if you want readers to be able to print your flipbooks easily, you can enable the PDF print for your readers.
Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.
By enabling the Search option, you will help your readers find the information they need easily and rapidly in your flipbook. Once a searched keyword is found in your flipbook you will be able to see in a new text box at what page it is and by clicking on the indicated page you will automatically be directed to it.
Another option your readers will love is Table of contents. If you have a PDF uploaded into Flipsnack and it has a Table of Contents, it will be autodetected and displayed in the flipbook player.
Enable Table of contents and your readers will have the option to navigate through your flipbook chapters using the left panel.
Other customization options
By default, this option is turned off, because it allows the flipbook player to flip through the pages and read at their own pace.
However, you can make the pages flip automatically by enabling Auto-flip pages, and type in the number of seconds you want the flipbook player to wait in between page turns.
For a complete life-like, realistic reading experience enable Flip sounds and your readers will hear the sound of paper pages turning.
The flip sounds are available for laptops and desktops only.
If you want to change your tooltip language simply choose the language you want from the dropdown menu.
The languages available for your flipbook tooltip are: Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Hebrew, French, Greek, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Finnish, Turkish, Slovakian and Swedish.
By enabling Auto-detect links option any web address, email address and link that you have in your uploaded PDF will be automatically detected and a hyperlink will appear in your flipbook.
For those of you that want to sell flipbooks, we've made it easy! After connecting with your Stripe account and selecting your currency and price of your flipbook you are good to go. Just as a reminder, selling a magazine subscription is also possible.
From the Accessibility tab you can make your flipbook accessible for people with eyesight disorder by setting up a title and description for each page of your flipbook.
Besides Flipsnack statistics we offer Google Analytics integration. By adding your Google Analytics tracking ID to your profile you will be able to track and view data for all of your Flipsnack public links and it will automatically track data on all of your flipbooks.
After you’ve set all your customization options you can check the Make default box and save precious time, your options will be applied automatically for all future flipbooks.
We really hope you like these customization options and that you'll start using them to make your brand and flipbooks stand out.