I am sure you came across this website ISSUU – the fastest growing digital publishing platform in the world. You may read there every day the free publications created by publishers from all over the world with topics in fashion, lifestyle, art, sports, global affairs, etc.
It’s an archive, library and newsstand all gathered in one place.
It is a little like Pinterest – you may view covers, view content and/or collect your favorites in Stacks divided by topics or interests. Some publications are available only in preview mode – but most of publications are in full version. You may favourite publications, follow the stacks or user. Very easy tool to use.
During the Couture Dressmaking Techniques with Alison Smith on Craftsy she mentioned books she wrote: The Sewing Book and Dressmaking. Having so many different books I wanted to view them first as I don’t need books teaching basics. On Amazon you can see only few pages – not enough for me to evaluate a content properly.
Then I went to ISSUU and search for these books. What a surprise – both of them are present there in full version.
Actually now I have these books in my virtual library – next to many others interesting magazines, books, folders. There are few handy tips, techniques!
WARNING! – ISSUU may be as addictive as Pinterest is!
Next step – I will have to find out how to publish on this platform.
If you are a little bored with Pinterest – try ISSUU!