1) Are there any limits to the size of the free no-obligation previews I can have and how many I can create?
No, you can preview your entire publication, regardless of the size. If you have multiple publications and would like to send us more than one so you can see the quality and benefits of a YUDU digital publication, you are more than welcome to.
2) How long can I keep my free preview publication(s)?
The preview publication will be available to you for a whole week, allowing you to discuss the digital version internally, show any external advertisers and make a decision on whether you would like it to go live.
3) Do I have to pay any joining fees?
No, YUDU digital publications are priced on a cost-per-page basis, which can be discussed in more detail with one of our account managers (contact us here). However, anyone can create 100% free publications by using our YUDU Free platform – see here.
4) Can I change my digital publication once it has gone live?
Of course. If you are simply amending an existing page then we won’t charge you a penny. If you wish to increase the number of pages in your publication, we will only charge you for what you add. No full reprint charges, no paper waste, no fuss.
5) Can I self-host my content?
If you wish to, yes, but please be aware that you are responsible for the security, page delivery speeds and up-time of your publications once deployed.
YUDU Media can host your publications to ensure availability you can rely on and true global reach. We use Limelight Networks' content delivery network (CDN) so that your publications can be delivered lightning fast wherever your audience is, and all our content servers use redundant architecture to avoid any single point of failure. That means your digital publications are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the globe.
6) Can I control who can view my publication?
You can offer your publications completely free, for sale, or as part of a subscription/username and password entry.
The DRM (Digital Rights Management) system provides the ability to manage your subscriber database with ease, offering different levels of access based on individual publications or dates.
Furthermore, our digital publications are automatically indexed via Google, which can also be switched on and off at the click of a mouse, should you need to change this.
7) How do I access the statistics of my digital publication?
Within the easy-to-use yet intuitive publishing system, simply click on View Statistics to access 36 individual statistics on how, where, when and by whom your publication has been viewed – even down to the internet browser used.
You can access your statistics in a graph or chart format, with many available as downloadable reports over variable lengths of time, ideal for judging the impact of your digital content.
8) Can I have more than one self-publishing account?
You can assign any number of user access details to your account in YUDU Publisher, from any location at any given time.
If you are the organized type, you can organize your content by project folders. Once these have been set up you just need to create log-ins for each folder, and give access to the relevant people on your team.
We fully equip you with tools to create multiple accounts for users and projects, and we provide you with a simple interface to manage and provide your content.
9) Can I receive training for the self-publishing application?
There are help videos you can use to guide you through the tools you need to create your publication. The platform has been designed to be super intuitive, though, and if you are used to any other kind of online system, you shouldn’t have any issues. Of course, if you find you do need extra support, our team are at hand. We can set up one-to-one training webinars, for a small fee, either at our offices or yours.