Improved Discovery and Sharing

MagCloud just got a bit more social with our expanded sharing functionality.  You can now like, tweet, pin, and share your favorite print and digital publications from our website or within the web-based viewer. We’ve also given our storefront a pretty little facelift making it easier to discover, read and buy MagCloud publications.

New Sharing Features

Our enhanced features allow you to share a link from the publication details page or the publication itself with most popular social networks or via email.  You can also like, tweet, +1 or comment on a page or publication.

Share publications directly from our web-based viewer and the latest version of our iPad app.  While reading from with in the web viewer you can share a publication to your favorite social network, send via email, or  grab a link and/or embeddable widget to include on your website or blog.

On the iPad you can choose to share a page or the cover and send via Twitter, Facebook or email directly to friends and colleagues.

Improved Storefront

We’ve also made it easier to browse and discover the tens of thousands of publications available publicly in the MagCloud storefront.

The redesigned storefront makes it easy to find and read free and purchased  digital publications directly from the website.  You can browse both print and digital publications by popularity, recommendation, category or search.

Let us know what you think of the new sharing functionality and improved storefront in the comments section below.

Promote, Share and Better Target Your Magazines

We’ve made some changes to to make it easier to promote and get the word out about your magazine.

You can add a little personality to your magazine profile page by uploading a custom banner image.  Simply click on Publish, then select the title of the magazine you want to add an image to and you’ll see a new “Add a Custom Banner Image” link at the top right of the magazine page.  You can upload a JPG, GIF or PNG image (790×90 pixels) to your magazine profile.  Magazine banners are a great way to give your publication more personality and reinforce your brand. Note: if you had previously linked to a banner image on a website you’ll need to upload a new image for your magazine.

We’ve also made it easier to share magazine issues with friends, colleagues and clients. Each issue page now has a series of share links so you can promote your magazine issue on Facebook, Twitter, send an email (when signed in) or post a link on your blog or favorite social media site.

Finally, a number of publishers have asked us to help them better target their magazines with expanded category options.  So we recently added a number of new categories to choose from when creating your magazine–Brides & Weddings, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers, Education, Electronics , Gay & Lesbian, History, Movies, Music, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Families, Regional, Sci-fi & Fantasy, and Seniors.

We hope you enjoy these new features and as always we would love to receive your feedback.