Many digital publishers get interested in page flipping ebooks because flipbook always can attract readers with fresh page turning effect. Flipbook is now widely used in show ebook, magazine, business files and photographic albums. It is reported that the first page flipping book was published in September, 1868 by John Barnes Linnett. It was a series of pictures that vary gradually from one book page to the next one with visualized page flipping animation. Now with the rapid development of e-publishing technology, flipbook can be used by some professional programs such as flip book maker for Mac. Stay around to see how you can make a flipbook of your own step by step: How to Make a Page Flip Book from Static PDF Document? 1. Download and install flipbook tool. With only a search in Google, you will discover many flipbook programs. If you wanna realistic page flicking animation and multiple output formats, then this PDF to flash Mac will be a good suggestion for you. After you downloaded it, you can double click the .dmg file and follow the setup information to install it on your Apple computer step by step. 2. Import PDF files. Launch the flipbook making program, you will see a notification which goes like this "click Import button to begin the flipping ebook creation" on the center of its user-interface. It is accurate as you can hit Import button to browse the PDF file which want to turn into a flipbook. 3. Design and Customize Once it finished PDF file importing, you can be directed to the customization interface. In this section, you can make your flipbook to fit your own demand by customize its template, bookmark, table of contents, page flip speed, cover style, background music and etc. This is a screenshot of flipbook:
4. Publish PDF to Flipbook Click Publish button, you will be directed to Publish window which shows all output formats including HTML, SWF, APP, ZIP, EXE and mobile version. If you have no site, the standalone SWF is the best format for you. It can be uploaded to web, blog and Facebook for sharing.