How to Make a Flipbook

You are a teacher and you cannot convince your pupils to study a certain subject. You're putting all the effort in the world into it, but the kids just don't seem to want to know: few are really interested. You then thought of looking for alternative methods to the classic books and you became aware of the existence of FlipBook, digital books that can be browsed in a similar way to paper ones, which seem to be the right format for you. However, you really don't know where to start and so you did some research online, getting this far, on my blog. That's the way it is, right? Well then I'd say you've come to the right place!

In fact, in today's guide I will explain you in detail how to make a FlipBook. In case you were wondering, you won't have to install any heavy software or pay anything to "fiddle" with this tool. So you have no excuse not to try: the kids are there waiting for something more interactive and engaging than the classic books. I almost forgot: during the tutorial there will also be a way to talk about how this tool works and what its advantages are.

Courage: why are you still standing motionless in front of the screen? Are you ready to create your FlipBook? In my opinion, yes, since you are reading this tutorial carefully and you seem particularly motivated in wanting to achieve your goal. Come on then, all you have to do is take some time off and follow the quick directions below. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and a big good luck for everything!

Preliminary Information

Prima di enter the dettaglio della procedura su how to make a FlipBook, I think it might interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, a FlipBook is nothing more than a kind of digitally animated book. This means that you can browse pages just as if you were reading about paper, since there is often a special one animation which provides the user with this feeling.

Usually, first a common PDF is created and then features are added to it that make it more "Interactive". A FlipBook can be more interesting than a normal digital book, as it is purposely meant to be convenient to browse virtually, thanks to a nice design to the sight and tools that make it more interesting, especially for the digital natives who are used to dynamic content.

The fact that the FlipBook is generated through digital tools also allows for the number of information present in it, since it is possible to make insights that would not normally find space on paper.

In short, using a FlipBook instead of a classic content can be quite useful to make the content more "attractive" in certain contexts, from the professor who wants to explain a topic to middle school kids to the student who wants to make a presentation different from the usual, passing for the owner of a shop who needs to create a "flyer" or a digital magazine to highlight their products.

Note that sometimes even those books are called "flipbooks" (usually in lower case) browse quickly they go to compose aanimation that creates one history. We could define them as "GIF your letter". In this case, you have to be particularly good to make one, but I'll still give you some pointers that might be interesting.

How to Create a FlipBook

Digital FlipBooks are usually created, starting with a PDF or from zero, directly through gods tools available online. Below I show you how to use the main portals that provide a service of this type.


One of the best tools I have found for making this type of animated magazine / book is FlipSnack, a professional service that offers the possibility to create a FlipBook in a few minutes starting from scratch.

The tool has a free plan and through the latter it is possible to save only some projects and use the main features (for example, video insertion is blocked). However, if you are a beginner in this world, I highly recommend that you try FlipsSnack, as it is a cutting-edge yet easy to use solution.

You will have the opportunity to publish for free and without obligation your projects and then you can choose whether to continue using the service by paying or not. For all available subscriptions, starting from 14 dollars a month, I suggest you consult the official page dedicated to prices.

To use the tool, just connect to the official FlipSnack website and press the button Sign In present at the top right. At this point, choose whether to log in through your account Facebook o Google or whether to register via email, pressing on the item Create Account which is located at the top right. In the latter case, you will need to type yours email address password, your name, select one of the available options regarding the role e pigiare sul pulsating CREATE ACCOUNT.

The platform will then send you anconfirmation email: To verify your identity, click on the link Confirm account contained within it. Then choose yours username and l 'Custom URLby pressing the button CONFIGURE ACCOUNT, to complete the procedure. Then go back to the previous page, click TAKE ME TO LOGIN and log in by typing email address e password and pressing on SIGN IN.

At this point, if you don't already have a PDF to convert, press the button CREATE FROM SCRATCH. Then select the format you want to use (eg booklet, 793 x 793 pixels) and press the button CREATE.

On the page that will appear on the screen, choose one of the template present on the left. By clicking on the item Photo albums, you can also select the category of your FlipBook (eg Portfolios) and view the related default schemes. Once you find the right template, tap on it and click on the item Use all pages.

Perfect, now all the relevant pages will appear on the right and all you have to do is modify them. Then change written, images and everything else to your liking. At the top there are all the options related to Umbrian baking testo, from Bold al font, passing through the colore. On the right you will find the indications relating to elements present on the screen you are viewing.

You can change the various tabs by pressing on the item Pages present at the top right and using the icons located at the bottom, so as to add pages, duplicate o delete them. For the rest, through the menu on the left, you can add link, interactive elements and upload your own photo. As for the latter, just click on the icon Uploads, press the button UPLOAD YOUR MEDIA and select the fillet correct. To replace aimage with the one you just uploaded, you simply have to to drag the latter in the correct position.

At any time, you can press the button PREVIEW present at the top right to take a look at how your magazine is taking shape. Once you have made all the necessary changes, you can press the button MAKE IT A FLIPBOOK present at the top right, to create your FlipBook. Several options are blocked for non-paying users, but you will still have the option to change the background color (Background color), insert i controls to browse the FlipBook (by checking the box Show controls in normal mode), set a number of seconds after which comes automatically changed page (by ticking the option Autoflip pages), add gods sounds when changing page (Flip sounds), add theeffect of a hard cover (Hard cover effect) and so on.

After making your choices, click on the button NEXT present at the bottom left, to continue. So give a title to your FlipBook; add one short description of the same, select the category correct membership (eg Technology) and press the button Publish Now. Perfect, now a page will appear where you will find theURL of your FlipBook and you will also have the option to download.

In case you have opted for the free plan, you will only be able to allow other people to find your FlipBook via the link that provided you with the platform or you will have the option to download it as GIF. For users paying export to HTML5, PDF, JPG e PNG.


One of the most used services to create FlipBooks is Yumpu, a platform that allows you to create this type of animated books in a free (some advanced features have a cost, but for many uses the basic plan is just fine).

To use this tool, connect to the official Yumpu website and press the button CREATE FLIPBOOK NOW present in the center of the page. At this point, log in through your account Facebook, Google o Twitter or start registration by entering yours email address and pressing the key CREATE ACCOUNT. In the latter case, you may be required to resolve a captcha (by checking the box I'm not a robot) And accept the terms and conditions.

The portal will then ask you to choose the name and l 'URL of your profile. If you have no particular needs, you can also leave everything as it is and press on CREATE ACCOUNT. Subsequently, Yumpu will send you anemail and you will have to press the button ACTIVATE ACCOUNT (or on the relative link) present in the e-mail message.

At this point, go back to the main page of the Yumpu website, press the button LOGIN present at the top right, type theemail address and password (the latter is in the email message you received) and click SIGN IN.

After that, get the file PDF you want to convert to FlipBook and drag it into the box Drop file here to upload. After that, the platform will automatically convert your PDF into a FlipBook and show you the outcome on screen. You can then already browse the FlipBook, using the box at the top.

If you are satisfied with the result, you just have to fill in the fields Title (Title), Description (Description), Language (Language), Category (Category) e Tags present below. You will also find many other options that you can test (marked withpadlock icon), but remember that you will need to subscribe to payment to use the latter in the final result.

Then press on PUBLISH NOW, Then Share and you will get the link to send to other people to allow them to view your FlipBook.

FlipBook PDF

How do you say? Would you like to convert your PDF into a FlipBook quickly and easily? You don't care about advanced features and just want to have an animated book for free and without registrations? Well then I think I have the solution for you.

I mean FlipBook PDF, a free service that has no particular pretensions, but which allows you to convert a PDF into a FlipBook in seconds and totally free and without registering. All you have to do to use it is to connect to the official website of the tool, press the button Choose file on the left, select the PDF of your interest and press the button Convert Now, which is on the right.

Then wait a few seconds and theFlipBook URL. The platform will also provide you with a link through which you will be able change various display aspects. By pressing on the latter, you will access a page where there are several options. For example, you can change the title of the FlipBook and his Description, decide the format page and select it background. You can also do the download for free of the result in HTML.

All this is free, but the tool requires the insertion of a "watermark”In the final FlipBook. To remove the latter you must subscribe to thePRO subscription, which costs approx 30 €.

Other Solutions to Create FlipBooks

There are clearly many other portals that offer the creation of FlipBooks directly through a common browser for Web browsing. In addition, there are also tools that allow you to create those books that make up a story when they are browsed quickly. Here are some tools you could give a chance to if the ones mentioned above didn't convince you.

  • FlipAnim: a free tool that allows you to make a animated book simply by drawing on a virtual notepadjust like fans of these flipbooks do. You can also have a look at other users' creations.
  • Flipping Book: a widely used service a professional level. It allows you to make your PDFs look much more beautiful and includes great graphics. You can try it for free, but to use all the functions and export the various works properly you need to subscribe at least to the Starter subscription, which costs 37 per month. In short, an advanced tool dedicated mainly to professionals.
  • GifPrint: a gif to flipbook converter which can be easily printed. A nice way to "give life" to your stories.

In short, now you have all the information available to create all types of FlipBook. Good fun!