Ever fancied being the next Anna Wintour? Launch your very own magazine? Or just want to embed documents on your blog in an attractive way? That shouldn’t be an Issuu

Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to launch your own online magazine these days (well, as easy as writing an entire magazine can be…) Issuu is an interesting site that offers a publishing and embedding service for wannabe magazine editors. It’s as simple as creating an account, uploading your magazine doc (Word, Excel or PDF) and hitting publish!

You can then leave it in their library for readers to read online (through their sleek flippable technology that lets you read it in a similar way to how you would on an iPad), or grab the embed code to add into your blog or website.

You don’t just have to use it for magazines. Embed your ebooks, documents and photos in an attractive way on your site!

As it’s public, it’s also a great opportunity to get your content out there – and you can check out the stats to see how many people have read it.

From the reader side of things, it’s a great way to find and read new content and magazines using the online library. You can also subscribe and be notified of new issues. I’ve found some amazing cooking magazines and lifestyle magazines which are too specialist for the news agents. You can download them to your iPad too – hello lunchtime reading.

Here’s a little video to show you how it works.

The only thing I wish they did now was an iPad app…

Tempted to launch your own magazine?