PublishLike - is a free web-service where everyone can create and distribute digital printed editions prepared for tablet computers. Publishlike allows its users to publish anything: books, magazines, ad booklets, lectures and notes, fiscal reports, goods catalogues, comic books and so on. As of now, two operation systems are supported: Apple iOS and Google Android 3.0+. In spite of this fact, it is possible to publish user's content on devices like iPad (made by Apple, Inc) and tablet computers made by Samsung, Acer and other companies.
Peculiarities and functions of the service.
PDF (Portable Document Format) file is used on Publishlike as user's content container. It is possible to enrich every page of content with multimedia types like: links to external sites, online video, audio files, illustrations. Content can be distributed for free amongst interested audience or can be sold, thus, making a profit for publisher.
Users of Publishlike
Service itself is very simple to use and can be used by professional companies and private persons as well. Professional or private publishing houses can distribute their magazines, books and other printed editions. Schools, colleges and universities might distribute news and advertising materials amongst their pupils/students and parents and publish information about themselves for everyone who wants to apply for education. Commercial companies who produce goods and services can publish their brochures and catalogues for clients and partners. By doing so, they can communicate better and in more efficient manner to understand their clients' needs and to promote their latest actions and advertisement companies. Hotels and restaurants using a Publishlike to distribute their menus and advertisement booklets to let their customers know about what's going on and where. This distribution brings them an attention of existing and new clients. Publicly traded companies use PublishLike.com to publish their fiscal year reports, corporate news and other information relevant to their shareholders. Document distribution in form of applivcation for tablet computer allows to restrict access to designated circle of subscribers and it can brings potential investors as sign of innovative technology use..
Private persons are using Publishlike to publish their own self-written books for kids and adults, greeting cards for friends and colleagues, comic books made by themselves and so on.
You should have the following information handy:
Open your favorite browser and enter http://www.publishlike.com. Hit Enter key. Congratulations! You just arrived to right place to publish whatever you need on iPad.
Click on Register link in upper right corner of site. You'll be brought to an account registration screen. On this screen you have to enter valid email twice (it will be used as your login) and check the mark indicating that you agree with our Terms of Service and your age is above 13 year.
It will arrive to your email within a few minutes. You can use it as is or change later in Personal Info section of your new account. Just make sure that your password is stored safe somewhere.
Click on Sign in link on upper right corner of site. Enter your email used to register your account and password. Hit Enter key and, if login/password are correct, you'll be brought to your Publications section.
Publication - it is like container where you put all subsequent PDF files. For example, if you're a magazine publisher, then publication is your magazine where you will upload all issues. If you're an author, then publication might be named like John Doe's books (or something like that). And you will upload all your books there.
Issue – it is a single file which represents actual issue of magazine or single book. Shoul be in form of PDF file.
Product ID – an unique identifier used by Apple to track the items sold through In-App Purchases.
Issue ID – PublishLike generated unique identifier for Issue which is actually used as Product ID for paid issues.
Click on Sign Out link in upper right corner of site.
It is the place where all your publications are listed. On the right column you get three icons to operate with your selected publication.
Info icon — opens up the screen where you can see and change some information about your publication, like name, price and so on.
Lock publication — temporarily prevents your publication from being downloaded
Delete publication — delete selected publication altogether with all issues and other additional files.
Click on blue button with Start new publication title. You'll get the small window where you enter all the details about your new publication. Right now, your publication will use free service plan called Lite which allows you to test how your magazine will look on iPad and play with all multimedia capabilities of PublishLike.com. When you finished with entering data about publication, press Save button. Congratulations! You made a first step.
Yes, just click on small rounded image adjacent to publication name (where it says Click here to change logo). Select image and voila!
Click on Publication's name. You'll be brought to Issues section. In this section, you will find all issues that you have uploaded, organized in the list. Each issue has the cover and some vital information listed under name of issue. What you'll need from this information is Issue ID which is used for selling your content via AppStore. Issues section has several actions available for each uploaded issue:
Click on Upload PDF button. Select the file which represents your issue. Watch it downloading and processing by our server-side software. After processing is done, your new issue will appear on the bottom of the list with cover image. Cover image is automatically taken directly from first page of uploaded file. Do not close the page while uploading the file!
Just click on arrow buttons in the Order column and selected issue will be moved in desired direction.
Although, the cover is auto-generated , you always can change the cover image by clicking on Edit button on the left side of cover image. Select image, watch how it is downloaded. The size of image doesn't matter because our server will crop it to the right size.
If you're magazine publisher, then you probably wants your issues grouped by years when your reader will open your app on iPad. To change the year, simply select it from drop-down selector in issue information.
Click on Multimedia button in row with desired issue. You will be brought to Multimedia page.
On the left side, you get a page preview with selector on top and links to various multimedia formats on the bottom.
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Click on Edit button adjacent to issue cover image. New small window will be brought to you. Press on Delete button in this window and confirm your intention to delete an issue. Be careful with deleting issues, especially when they are paid because you will need to set up new ProductID in ItunesConnect which can take time for review process.
Click on Advertisers button in Action column. It will brought a small window where you can enter the following information:
When you done, click on Add link button and all entered info will be added to the list. Repeat this process until you done with all your advertisers. If you want to delete one of advertisers just click on X icon in Actions column. If you want to wipe out whole list – click on Clean button on the bottom of screen.
First, it is highly recommended that you should enroll into Apple Developer program and get your own account. This way, the money from sales will be routed directly to your bank account. If you don't have any time and will to enroll, then you can use our financial services, but of course, there are drawbacks:
So, invest some time and $99 per year and save yourself a trouble.
Ok, let assume that you took our advice and have separate developer account in your name and app got approved. There are what you have to do to create new Products in ItunesConnectL
Open Publication section by clicking on Publication link on the top menu. Click on Info icon in Action column. In opened window with all information about your publication click on Price selector and choose the price tier for your publication. The price tiers are the same as Apple uses for pricing apps and in-app purchases. Also, price set in PublishLike.com should match the price set in ItunesConnect. If you have product ID in ItunesConnect then go there and change the price tier for all issues accordingly.
Yes, of course. Open Issues section by clicking on publication name. There is a Free icon in Actions column. Click on this icon and it will change to the dollar sign. Now, the selected issue is marked as free. You can repeat this process for several (even for all) issues.
Open Issues section by clicking on publication name. Select desired price tier in drop-down selector in Price section. Repeat selection for each issue that should be paid. Please note, that you have to make appropriate changes in your account at iTunesConnect to synchronize both accounts.
Click on Feedback button on the left side or Help link on the bottom of site. Ask your questions, share your ideas, give us a thank. All in one place. Don't be shy, we are here to help you to get through any problems and we'd love to help you.
It's very easy to do. Just go to Finances, select an appropriate service plan and publication you wish to pay for. In drop-down selector adjacent to Buy button select Robokassa payment system and click Buy button. On the next page comfirm your putchase and you will be transferred to secured payment site provided by Robokassa. On Robokassa payment site select either Yandex.Money or WebMoney Tranfer and follow further instructions. Once you finish with payment transaction and payment system confirms the purchase then Order app button will immediately appear on your publication's action buttons. If you have any questions – send them to email@example.com and we will be happy to help you.
By default, issue's name is equivalent to name of PDF file uploaded to Publishlike.com. To change it to something meaningful, click once on the name of PDF shown in list of issues and enter whatever you want. Click on Ok button to save your changes or Cancel to retain existing name.
Yes, you can have different prices for issues. Open Issues section by clicking on publication name. Select desired price tier in drop-down selector in Price section. Repeat selection for each issue that should have different price. Please note, that you have to make appropriate changes in your account at iTunesConnect to synchronize both accounts.
After your order is finished, you will be returned the page where you must upload all graphic files and provide some text information about your magazine app for iOS and Android.
Graphics are separated into two groups: files for an iOS app and files for an Android app.
The set of graphic files for an iOS app has two sets:standard iPad screen resolution graphic and Retina-display resolution graphic. Resolution in pixels is shown under file's icon. Color depth is 24 bits for all graphics.
The purpose of graphic files for an iOS platform and how they should be created:
We strongly recommend to use the Indesign settings shown on the picture above. It will produce a PDF with smallest possible file size and good looking content