Making a PDF look like a book with Flipsnack

Convert PDF to Flipbook Online

The best online PDF to flipbook converter. It's easy and free.

With Flipsnack, you can easily create flipbooks from PDFs in just a few minutes. Transform your PDFs into professional digital publications and recreate the offline reading experience of a physical book or magazine.

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Embedded interactive flipbook example

Have you ever wondered how to make a pdf look like a book? Or how to flip a PDF document? Search no more! Here is an example of how a PDF turned into a digital flipbook looks when embedded into a website. Add some interactive elements to your flippable publication to create an amazing experience for your readers. Keep in mind that your flipbook is also shareable, so you have total freedom to share it privately with specific people, or publicly with everyone.

How to convert your PDF to a flipbook

Follow this 4 simple steps to create an online flipbook from PDF with just a few clicks:

  1. 1. Upload the PDF you want to convert to flipbook

    Just drag-and-drop the PDF file on our platform and click "Next"

  2. 2. Customize and brand the appearance of your publication

    Change the look of your flipbook and add more interactivity

  3. 3. Publish your online flipbook as public or private

    Control who can see your digital catalog by publishing it as public, unlisted, or password-protected

  4. 4. Share the link of your digital publication or embed it on your website

    Display the catalog on social media or send it via email to share it with your targeted audience

Examples of page turning PDF publications

The page flip animation will add something to your publication, making it a real page turner. Bring your paper documents online and convert them to a format readers are already familiar with and love. Give it a try! Create a flipbook from a PDF file. It’s free and it takes seconds.

PDF vs. flipbook
Why flipbooks are better

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More shareable

It’s way easier to share a URL than an attachment. Think email, social media, file sharing services.

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It’s easier to integrate a flipbook on a website, since it requires a simple copy+paste of a piece of code.

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With PDFs you don’t get any stats at all. Our flipbook software provides complex, real-time actionable data.

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There will be limited interaction in a PDF, but you can have video, audio, forms and captions in a flipping book.

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Real feel

Readers love the page turning animation for the feel, look and even sound (optional) similar to real books.

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Protect PDF

The flipbook format protects your PDF. No one can copy any part of it, unless you decide to unlock the download.

Privacy options for all your flippable publications


By selecting this option, you allow everybody to discover your digital public flipbooks, both on Flipsnack or on search engines.


All your digital flipbooks will be invisible from Google’s search engine, and your readers will be able to access them only through a private link.

Share with specific people

Choose to share your online flipbooks only with specific people that you trust. This way, you’ll protect your private documents from strangers.

Various sharing options

With Flipsnack, there are many opportunities to share your flip PDF pages. You can keep them private from the prying eyes by publishing them unlisted. Or, you can share your flipbooks only with some specific people within your company. However, for wider, public exposure, you can select from the following sharing options:

  • Embed the flipbook on your website
  • Share the full-view link anywhere
  • Download your flipbook as animated publication (HTML5)
  • Send your flippable publication via email
  • Share your online flipbook on social media

Track the performance of your online flipbooks

Flipsnack offers a wide range of statistics for your publications. Connect all your publications with Google Analytics to easily integrate statistics within your Analytics dashboard. You’ll have access to all your readers’ interactions with your flipbooks, such as the total number of clicks, impressions, and page visits. For more in-depth data, Flipsnack allows you to connect with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.

Frequently asked questions

Sure, PDFs are amazing, but if you want to enjoy a book digitally, the best way to do that is to convert PDF to ebook. Here’s how to create a digital book with an amazing page flip effect. Step 1: upload your PDF file. Step 2: add hyperlinks, videos or other interactive elements. Or leave as it is and click save. Step 3: Customize the widget. If you want to embed it on your website, this is a crucial step. Voila! This is how you convert PDF to a digital book that looks like a real page turner.

If you want to transform a PDF and make it look like a magazine, or even start a digital magazine or newspaper, Flipsnack is the place for you. Upload your PDF, click next, add some interactivity, GIFs, videos, hyperlinks and more. Save it when done and customize its appearance. It will make a huge difference when embedding your page flip publication on any website. This is how you can flip a PDF like a magazine, in just a few minutes.

In a nutshell, digital flipbooks are created to replace the traditional PDFs and all sorts of paper-based documents. Through digital flipbooks, you can recreate the offline reading experience of a physical book, because their pages can be flipped and turned.

What else to try:

Flipsnack empowers you to create a variety of on-brand digital publications, from magazines to online catalogs, and more. Try it today!

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