Adam's PCT hike Technology writing

Evaluating Issuu

Issuu is an online document publishing software.  This post documents my evaluation of it.

There are four plans: Free, $19, $35, and $269 per month.  I was using the Premium version during the trial period (two weeks).  Note: when you sign up for the trial version, you have to provide your credit card and unless you cancel, you will be charged.

It took me less than 1/2 hour to create a document that I had created from my son’s blog. I first used an online tool called Blogbooker to convert four months of his blog to a book form in Word.  Then I used Issuu to convert this word file to an online electronic book.   That fairly impressive.  You can see it below. It is best viewed on a large screen like a desktop in full-screen mode (click on the boxie-thing in the lower right corner).  It does not work well on small cell phone like screens.

Or click on My Son’s PCT Adventure to be taken to’s site to view it.  Keep in mind, the content was another software test so this book is a draft only.

One thing I noticed is that my Son’s document is over 500 pages, which is the limit for

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