Ask MagCloud: Upload & Publish

Upload & Publish

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What do I need to publish?

All you need to publish is a MagCloud account and a PDF. Publishers who want to add a markup to their MagCloud publication's price must also have a PayPal account in order for MagCloud to pay earnings from your sales. See our Terms of Use for additional information.

What is the maximum file size my PDF can be?

You can upload a PDF up to 300MB in size if you have the Adobe Flash Player or Microsoft Silverlight installed. Without one of these plug-ins installed in your browser, the maximum file size you can upload is 200MB.

You can find tips on how to reduce the file size of your PDF here.

Click here to download the Adobe Flash Player, or Click here to download Microsoft Silverlight.

Can I change the PDF of an existing MagCloud publication?

To replace a PDF for an existing MagCloud publication, click the My Projects link at the top of the page, then click the Edit Publication button next to the publication whose PDF you want to replace. From the Edit Publication page, click the Upload a Different PDF button and follow the onscreen instructions to browse to and upload your new PDF to the existing publication. Once the file is uploaded, Preview the new PDF to ensure everything looks okay, and then don't forget to select the Save Publication button at the bottom of the page.

Note: Orders placed when the prior version of the PDF was in place will not be affected; only new orders will use the new PDF. All orders will use the PDF present at the time the order is placed.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to upload or publish a PDF to MagCloud. All printing is 4-color and full-bleed, with varying costs based on page size, product type, and finishing options:

Product Size

Price per Page*

Half-Fold or Saddle Stitch

Perfect Binding

Wire-O Binding

5.25" x 8.25"

$0.16

$0.00

$1.00

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8.25" x 5.25"

$0.16

$0.00

$1.00

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8" x 8"

$0.20

$0.00

$1.00

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8.25” x 10.75”

$0.20

$0.00

$1.00

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10.75” x 8.25”

$0.20

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$2.00

12” x 12”

$0.36

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$2.00

11” x 14”

$0.36

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$2.00

14” x 11”

$0.36

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$2.00

17” x 11”

$0.36

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$2.00

*a page in this case is what you see numbered in a book or magazine: one side of one physical page in a printed publication

5.25" x 8.25" and 8.25" x 5.25" Flyers cost $0.32 per piece for printing and UV coating is available for an additional $0.06 per piece.

8" x 8", 8.25" x 10.75" and 10.75" x 8.25" Flyers cost $0.40 per piece for printing and UV coating is available for an additional $0.12 per piece.

Posters cost $2.00 per piece for printing and include UV coating on both sides.

All orders of 20 or more print copies receive a discount of 25% off the printing costs. Shipping costs will vary based on the speed of delivery and shipment location. Click here to use our printing and shipping cost calculator to see the expected cost for your own order and your customers' orders.

As the publisher, you can choose to add a markup to your MagCloud publication beyond the cost of printing and binding, and MagCloud will pay the full markup back to you for all print sales of that publication. Click here for more information about how MagCloud pays publishers.

You can also choose to offer a digital version of your MagCloud publication either for free, for free with print purchase, or for a price. As the publisher, you get to set the selling price for your digital publication at $0.99 or above, and will earn 70% of that price on all sales through MagCloud.com. The price of your digital publication may be automatically adjusted in the MagCloud iPad app to accommodate the iPad-pricing model, and you will earn 50% of that adjusted price for all sales using In-App Purchase. Click here to learn more about digital distribution.

What formats can I distribute my MagCloud publication in?

MagCloud enables you to publish a magazine-format publication in print or as a digital version. Print versions are available in a variety of sizes and binding options. Digital versions can be read through the MagCloud iPad application, online in the MagCloud web viewer, or as a downloaded PDF on any desktop or mobile device.

Can I make my MagCloud publication available in print but not as a digital version?

Yes, you can opt-out of digital distribution and only distribute in print.

Can I bundle a digital version with my print version?

Yes, digital versions can be bundled free with print purchases to provide additional value to your print readers.

How do I add a markup to my publication?

When you create your MagCloud publication there will be an option to add a markup beyond the cost of printing. This markup will be added to the printing price to determine the total cost of the publication when it is for sale on the website, and will also be the amount credited to your PayPal account at the end of each month for any purchased copies. Once the publication is for sale on the site, you can change your markup amount by clicking Edit Publication on your My Projects page, or by selecting Edit Publication from the toolbar on the publication page.

Can I publish something other than a magazine?

You can publish whatever you want! If it meets our PDF requirements, it doesn't matter to us if it is a brochure, a flyer, an art portfolio, or a calendar.