Thirteen years ago I used Issuu to publish The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. It was an eBook written in collaboration with some great folks including Larry Ferlazzo, Adam Bellow, Kelly Tenkely, Beth Still, George Couros, Steven Anderson, Lee Kolbert, Patrick Larkin, Cory Plough, and Sylvia Rosenthal Tolisano. I had kind of forgotten about it until last night when Issuu sent me an email notifying me that my file was soon to be too large for their free plan.
Issuu is a service for hosting PDFs and displaying them with page turning effects. As you can tell, I’ve used it for a long time. The free plan was quite generous. That’s going to change in February. The new free plan will limit files to 50mb. But if your file is less than 50mb while having more than 50 pages, it won’t be supported on the free plan. The other significant change is that you can no longer have unlisted files on Issuu’s free plan.
The changes to Issuu’s free plan just about spells the end of The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators in its current format. I still have the original document so if you want to read what we were thinking about 13 years ago, email me and I’ll send you a copy of it.