Will you be our Valentine?

Today’s your day Lovers!

Calaméo’s love story with its Publishers runs now for more than 5 years. You’re more and more each day fortifying this beautiful relationship!

We are so amazed and proud to have such a great community. Actually, you are for sure the best community ever!

It’s a real pleasure to get this every day privilege to read your amazing artworks.

Just take a look at some of them right here:

 

 

Keep up the good work, love to publish and continuously share the love!

Happy Valentine’s Day Publishers! We love you, we love your work!

You are awesome!

Happy Publishing!

Easily fix conversion issues

Hello Publishers!

You may sometimes notice  differences in the graphics in your original document and the document once it has been uploaded to Calaméo.

In this post, we’ll explain how to optimize your document so you can avoid this type of issue going forward.

 

Optimize

 

The best way to solve conversion problems is to print your document to a PDF printer. A PDF printer is a virtual printer that creates a PDF file instead of printing to paper. The resulting document will be optimized for conversion in Calaméo. There are various PDF printers available. Some are fee based, such as Adobe Acrobat, but others are free, like PDFCreator.

We like PDFCreator and you can download it at the following address:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Once you have installed your virtual printer, go to Printer -> Options:

Options

Now, we’ll guide you through the settings in Options that will help you optimize your document.

To save time, you can directly download the PDFCreator Calaméo preset here:

Download

To install it, run PDFCreator -> Printer – > Options -> Add Profile. Add Profile

 

Select the General Options tab:

General

As shown above, in the Compatibility drop-down menu, selecting PDF 1.3 or 1.4 will fix most of the problem you might encounter but you can go for1.5, 1.6 or 1.7 too if you want. By optimizing your document to PDF 1.3 or higher, you make sure that unsupported features will not corrupt your layout.

 

Select the Compression tab:

Compression Color Compression Grey Compression Mono

Set the image resolution to 150 dpi. A higher resolution will only increase the size of your document and will, in any case, be automatically resampled at conversion.

 

Select  the Fonts tab:

Fonts

If you are using non-standard fonts, you must embed them in your document so that our conversion engine has access to them when rendering your page layout. If this is the case, be sure to check the appropriate option as shown above.

 

Select  the Colors tab:

Colors

Since the document will be displayed on screen, choose RGB color model in the drop-down menu, as indicated above.

 

Select the Security tab:

Security

We cannot convert password protected documents. For this reason, we suggest that you do not select security options for your document.

 

Select the Signing tab:

Signing

As with Security settings, we recommended that you do not activate Signing options in your document.

 

If, despite these tips, you still have trouble with the conversion process, do not hesitate to contact us at contact@calameo.com

 

Happy Publishing!

  

New Feature for Calaméo Customer Service

 

Good day Publishers!

 

We’re excited to announce our brand new support platform that provides you an even better customer service!

 

What’s new?

  • Centralized Requests from Facebook, Twitter and mails
  • Better Monitoring through requests archiving
  • Improved Answer Time as Agents are alerted for each new item
  • Individual and Personalized Relation with private support tickets
  • Regular FAQ Updates thank to your feedback

You can already visit our portal to ask questions or consult our FAQ.
Check it out now! We’ll be pleased to answer you!

This is only the beginning! Stay tuned! There is a lot more to come very soon!

Happy Publishing!

Holidays with Calaméo!

Good Day Publishers !
 
It’s definitely summer time and some of you may be thinking about holidays.
 
Did you know that Calaméo can help you find your dream destination?
 
As you all know, you can read everything you need about a specific topic in Calaméo’s library and holidays are not an exception to this rule.
 
A simple research will, for sure, give you great ideas!
 
Would you like to have a taste of what awaits you if you decide to go to Peru? Just ask Calaméo:


 
You’re planning a trip to France and need a preview of the land you’re about to visit? There you go:

 
Looking for activities to share with family and friends during your stay in London? Nothing easier:

 
I still have a lot of examples to offer you but I prefer let you check this out by yourself.
 
Feel free to share your discoveries with us through our Facebook and our Twitter.
 
Happy Holidays Publishers!

Calaméo is hiring!

Hello Publishers!

Calaméo team is looking for a Front-end Developer.

Calaméo is hiring

 He/She will be in charge of:

  • Redesign of the front-end in collaboration with our designers and back-end developers
  • Improving interface for mobile platforms (smartphones & tablets)
  • Improving the user experience and performance
  • Enhancement of existing functionalities (reader, editors…)

Skills:

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javasript (OOP Ajax…)
  • JQuery or Prototype
  • Templating (Smarty, doT…)
  • Responsive design
  • GIT

 

For further information about this job based in Paris, just click here.

Time to be creative!

Our new viewer has been around for two months already – and some of you have been very inspired by the many options now available

Here is a short collection of what can be done with our new viewer to enhance your publications…

Transform your publication skin to match your brand image:

Browse through the publication with our new page line:

Design your own icons:

Any idea of what you can do next? It’s your turn to show us what you can do to personalize your own publications!

Check out our documentation to learn how to design your own skin!

New viewer. New design. New features.

After thinking big and working hard, our new viewer is now available!

We’re proud to introduce you to the new viewer you’ve all been waiting for! Many new features have been added to our awesome solution to make it even more professional than before… Calameo is just the best way possible for your company to publish and share your documents on line!

Enjoy our new link editor to illustrate your publications with videos from all major platforms (including Vimeo and Dailymotion) and tracks from SoundCloud! Integrate Google Analytics to monitor your publications and get more insights on your views! Create new skins with interactive componants and special effects to design the skin you’ve always dreamed of! And much more…

Check it out now!

Thanks to our 50,000 fans!

 

Thanks you all so much for your support! It’s very rewarding to see that our community grows so quickly on social networks as well as on our platform

Remember that we always welcome your suggestions – and Facebook is a great medium to share your feedback!

MyBoox Shares Chapters From Main Publising Houses With Calameo

Every year around 200 new titles are put on the shelves of the French bookstores in September.

As all the main publishing houses release their new titles at once, it is not always easy to choose which one to read. Fortunately, MyBoox now shares the most important extracts on its platform.

MyBoox, the most important French social community about litterature has set up a page dedicated to the event. Thanks to our solution, they came up with many dozens extracts for readers who’d like to browse through these new books before bying them.

If you’d like to get a glimse at what’s hot on the French litterature scene at the moment, we suggest you check out their platform! They’ve put the best of these new books in Calameo format.

What does French publishing house, Glénat, think of our new viewer?

As you already know, our new Beta viewer has been released last June!

Amongst our priviledged Beta users, we’d like to introduce you to Damien Bonis, Technical Manager at Glénat. This French publishing house has been relying on Calameo for more than two years to promote their latest publications online. Here is what they have to say about their experience with our solution:

“We’ve been using Calaméo since November 2010 with a free account – and decided to upgrade to PLATINUM in July 2011. We first found out about Calameo when looking for ways to share our latest extracts with journalists. We had a look at different flipbook solutions available at the time and chose Calameo… I think it was a post on your blog that got me convinced!

“Since then, we’ve been sending newsletters to critics with private URLs. This way they can check out our coming releases directly online.

We also feature a few public extracts on our platform for our readers and we even share private publications protected by a login and password with our legal department.

We really love the  new printing feature in the Beta viewer. Our readers can now print the whole-document instead of  just the page they are currently reading! We also appreciate the Google Analytics integration and the new basic skin with its semi-transparent menu.

“But, frankly, we already found the previous viewer pretty awesome…”

 

 

We thank all our Beta testers for their most insightful feedback.