Converting a PDF to a flipbook – why and how to do it


Over the years, many businesses have produced content in PDF format. Whilst this format might be well suited to publications such as guides and white papers, it’s not the most engaging way of promoting your brand or organisation. There are also many drawbacks to PDF files which mean that they are often not ideal reading material.

You may have heard mention of HTML5 PDF flip book format. This is a means of converting your content from a traditional PDF file to a glossy flipbook, using HTML5 technology. The good news is that this is not difficult to do. The aim of this article is to show you how easy it is to make the conversion and to explain the benefits you can get from doing so.

How easy is it to convert a PDF to a flipbook?

Put simply, the answer to this question is very easy. If you have PDF files of your content all you need to do is upload them to your chosen conversion software. There are different conversion solutions available but the basic premise is the same. You upload the PDF file, click to convert and you create a flipbook of the content. It really is that straightforward.

Of course, there are additional facilities available, such as editing, hosting and the ability to create a bookshelf of your material on your website. You should be able to complete the conversion at a very low cost, or free of charge. You then need to look at what extras you need in order to optimise your publications.

Flipbooks can be used in many ways; you may want to create a magazine or a brochure, for instance. They are an excellent means of introducing your brand and products to potential customers.


Why is converting content to flipbook format a good idea?

Hopefully, you have already begun to see the benefits of converting from PDF to flipbook format. Let’s take a look at some of the specific advantages.

  • The reading experience is similar to that of reading traditional printed material. People like the familiarity of turning a page, even if it’s being turned electronically.
  • You can include video and audio content in your publication. This is not difficult to do and it enhances the reading experience.
  • Links are easier to navigate than they are in PDF format.
  • Readers are able to search for specific content using the search facility. Some flipbook conversion software even enables you to create bookmarks.

You benefit from all of these advantages when you convert a PDF to a flipbook.

If you want people to be engaged by your content, it helps if you display it in an attractive manner. A well-produced glossy flipbook is a lot better to look at than a plain PDF file. This means that people are more likely to be attracted to a flipbook and to read what you have to say.