View MagCloud Publications in Your Web Browser

Today we are excited to announce a new web-based viewer that enables publishers to bring stunning versions of their publications to life in any modern web browser on both desktop and mobile computers.

Now publishers can upload a single PDF file and immediately distribute as a free or paid digital publication, in print, in a web browser, via the MagCloud iPad app or as a PDF download.

The web viewer delivers an immersive reading experience for users. Simply click the “read now” button and the publication launches within the web viewer. Readers can page forward and back, rotate, zoom in and out, and enter full-screen mode. Pages can be viewed individually or as a spread, and are easily navigated with thumbnail and all-pages views. Additionally, users can buy a printed copy, download a PDF version or add to their Digital Library for viewing later or in the MagCloud iPad app.

The web viewer supports all HP MagCloud publications, regardless of format, on any desktop or notebook computer running a modern web browser.

The web viewer technology also offers hyperlink support, benefiting publishers and users by allowing you to link from your catalog of products back to an ecommerce site, link directly to advertisers’ web pages, allow customers to draft emails to an address listed in your brochure just by clicking on it or provide information about the author.

Publishers can also monitor how well their readers engage with their online publications via the Stats section in their account.  You can see important web viewer reading information including the number of total readers, how often your publication was read, pageviews, shares, hyperlinks clicked, click through rates etc. for all your collections or a single publication.

Publishers and readers can promote their favorite publications by sharing publications they like with friends and colleagues via email or social media channels or embedding a badge or link that launches  the web viewer directly from their own website or blog.

All publishers who currently have digital distribution turned on for their publications will automatically have web viewer versions available on the MagCloud website. To turn digital distribution on simply select Sell Online (after uploading your PDF and selecting your binding). This is where you will add any markup to your print version, and will have the option to opt-in to digital distribution.  Opting-in to digital distribution is a one time setting that instantly gives readers digital access via the web viewer, iPad app and PDF download.

What do you think of the new MagCloud web viewer?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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9 Comments on “View MagCloud Publications in Your Web Browser”

  1. 17 Sep 2012 at 9:21 AM #

    I love it -THANKS! have been using a flash version to get the same effect but that has its problems – I like the links to buy a copy my only quibble is that it seems slow to load ( I have a fast connection) and I am a bit worried that readers will not have patience or whatever to refresh the page – you are far better programmers than I but could there be a progress bar and or intermediate first couple of pages load? I understand that my files are large but I also mow how impatient people can be. thanks again Todd Vogel Very simple guides

    • Patty
      17 Sep 2012 at 10:06 AM #

      Hi Todd,

      We are experiencing a lot of traffic on the site right now with the web viewer launch so your publications may be loading slower than normal. We will keep an eye though on the overall performance.

      Glad you like the web viewer!



  2. 17 Sep 2012 at 12:04 PM #

    hi there. would be great to test the new feature in a magazine that offers a digital version for web-browser. can you provide a direct link, please? best – etienne

    • Patty
      17 Sep 2012 at 1:02 PM #

      Hi Etienne,

      There are number of publications that offer a free digital version that you can enjoy in the web viewer.

      One example is BRINK:



      • 18 Sep 2012 at 12:39 AM #

        thanks a lot, patty. will have a look. ciao – etienne

  3. 28 Aug 2013 at 2:33 PM #

    Hello, I am the CEO of “For the love of music Magazine. I love these site for giving me the opportunity to place my magazine and sale it here. Its so easy to work and to see me work live on mag cloud is the best..


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