How to Create a Digital Magazine from PDF


Digital Magazine

Digital magazine plays an important role in your business. Don't have any design tools? Want to create your magazine from scratch? There are many online publication tools for you to create digital magazines.


Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. Canva features thousands of custom templates and stock images, easy-to-use editing features. Canva has a library of free fashion magazine cover templates that are highly customizable.

Price: Pro $12.99 /month or $119.99 /year


Lucidpress is a web-based desktop publishing software application developed by Lucid Software. It is used to create brochures, flyers, newsletters, business cards, posters, magazines and presentations. Get started by choosing from hundreds of professionally-designed, customizable templates. Or, if you want to start from scratch, use the intuitive drag-and-drop editor and brand asset hub to keep content looking polished.

Price: Pro Elevate your content $10/month, Team Grow your brand $36/month, Business Scale content creation Contact sales for pricing


Madmagz enables you to create a digital or a print magazine. Madmagz is a French based website that allows anyone with basic internet knowledge to create a custom magazine.

Price: Paid Template € 10.00, Premium magazine € 24.98, Self-hosted web mag € 95.30, High definition pdf € 19.99

How to create interactive magazine with page turning effect from PDF

If you have prepared your magazine content in PDF, hen we will introduce you a powerful digital magazine maker that allows you to convert PDF to interactive magazine with realistic page turning effect. Besides, your digital magazine will contain background music, video, button, hyperlinks, password protection, Google Analytics ID, etc.  This digital magazine maker is called 1stFlip Flipbook Maker.

Upload PDF

Download, install and run 1stFlip magazine maker on your Mac or windows. Start by uploading your existing PDF content. You can also start from scratch with Page Editor.


Customize magazine

Choose one of 21 templates or customize the design yourself.

Customize your magazine with background color, background image, background sound, page turn sound, page turn effect, flip orientation, page width/height, auto-flip, button color, toolbar color, privacy, logo, Google Analytics, SEO, etc.

Open Page Editor to add all kinds of interactive elements to your magazine, such as link, icon, image, audio, video, etc.

Publish your online magazine

When you’re done, upload the magazine and share with your employee via a public or private link. You want to host your magazine? Upload it to your server with the built-in FTP or download the files and upload with your own FTP tool.

Digital magazine features

Search/select magazine content

Complete with search and select functionalities built-in.

Brand logo

Brand the magazine with your company’s logo.

Mobile friendly

Available to your employees as a mobile-responsive website.

Page turn effect

Page turn effect brings your magazine to life.

Share via email

Replace the PDF attachment with an elegant magazine link.


Set a password to magazine to protect company privacy.


Add interactivity to your magazine: embed videos, audio, links, buttons, etc.


Enable employees to download or print magazine as PDF.