Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Calaméo - Create your own interactive, multimedia publication

Calaméo provides a way to publish a variety of interactive, multimedia publications for free. (Registration required.) Very easy to use, and it accepts PDFs and most Microsoft Office and OpenOffice formats. Sounds, videos, etc. can be added to the publication. Sharing can be set for public or private.
Here is a quick example of "An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark" I created.

UPDATE: 2008.06.30 - Here is a thorough review of calameo. A question in the comments noted that it didn't seem there was any way to add multimedia. The way to get to it is, after having created your publication, click on "Links" to open the publication in a new screen and then use the icons to add music, videos, etc. If you click on "Edit," you can change the background and set sharing levels.

HT: Stephen's Web


  1. Great tool ! Thank you for the tip !

  2. Looks like a cool tool for promoting a print publication, especially a highly graphic one, online free, buy the print edition, but I couldn't find anything on the site to justify the "multimedia" claim...

  3. Hmmm... Some of the brochures I looked at had music and videos embedded. I'm not seeing how to do that myself, but it must be possible.