10 sites for creating digital newspapers

I came across an interesting list on one of the blogs I follow. They found 10 sites that will help you create and or distribute a digital newspaper.  (It’s worth noting that I’m using a pretty broad definition of newspaper here.)

  1. Issuu – One of the most popular and successful online digital magazine creators/publishers around, with a very nice user interface.
  2. Yudu – Upload a document or PDF to create an online magazine that can be emailed our or embedded into a site.
  3. Openzine – Very user friendly site with an abundance of templates and layouts to create a professional-looking magazine and share online.
  4. NewsCred – Create a terrific looking online newspaper in 5 minutes, similar to Openzine.
  5. Scribd – A very popular Web 2.0 site for creating online content and publishing.
  6. Fodey – A fun site to create a newspaper and then download to print out or put on a blog or site.
  7. Zinepal – A great way to bring the news to students by “clipping” online articles. This is a wonderful site for those making the move to ebook readers.
  8. Paper.li – A fantastic site to turn Twitter into an online readable magazine.
  9. Crayon – Create a professional-looking newspaper with this nice online creator. There are several options to choose from, so it has a bit of a higher learning curve.
  10. Mygazines

via TechLearning

P.S. Can anyone add to the list? I’d like to see how long it can get.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Jose13 September, 2010

    This post is really good, however you guys missed some of the biggest providers of this kind of technology, like http://www.mygazines.com.

    If you could add it, that would be great. They offer dedicated solutions for newspapers.

    Thanks! 🙂

  2. RonON31 December, 2011

    Also missed the http://www.pressmo.com which is quite good, reliable and you can not just make digital magazines and also online ebooks with txt copy protection.

  3. Lukas16 January, 2012

    Here is video tutorial about creating digital newspapers – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwV4qXbqauk

  4. maggie27 July, 2012

    there are some other free
    Codebox: http://www.codebox.com
    Issue: http://www.issue.com,
    Flipsnack: http://www.flipsnack.com,
    Free Flash Page Flip: http://www.flashpageflip.com/FreeFPF.asp
    However, for making more professional flipping books, some economical application is recommended, like XFlip http://www.xflip.com/

  5. Cyber Developer BD27 March, 2013

    I want to make http://www.ejugantor.com/ this type of enews paper. How can I do this?
    Like: When I click a news, it’s show popup and bigger. And again click then close. Have any tools or tips for this type of news paper?

    1. ritu17 November, 2017

      I am looking for the same kind of newspaper website.Have you got the solution?

  6. Catherine Fraher5 May, 2013

    I have used http://www.newspaperclub.co.uk You can make a newspaper really easily with their online tool and then print it as a proper newspaper really cheaply.

  7. Imtiaz Hami27 August, 2013

    Nice post and I have often used Newscred. The best part of it is its so simple to use. Your news not only have to be rich but also very presentable with proper breaks.

    I have also used http://www.bulletlink.com and found that it too was good. I wish they come up with a free version as well. Allthesame, good one.


  8. David2 April, 2014

    The site glogster.com is also a great site if one just needs to make a poster. With a little creativity and effort, one can make a front page of a newspaper with it. Can add on animations, pictures, and text. Also can look at other people’s creations and “borrow” their ideas.

  9. Melissa Oribhabor Reeves16 October, 2014

    Newz Group has a high quality, low-cost E-Edition service for one low, flat monthly rate. There are no per-page fees. It comes with a pay wall, can be shared on social media, and Newz Group offers IP address monitoring, subscription management, new edition email notification and more. You can find more information at http://www.newzgroup.com/eeditions.php

  10. Abby Knight2 March, 2015

    Just came across this website while looking for a new online Newspaper/Magazine WordPress Theme:
    Looks good and it does appear easy to use.

  11. Pash6820 July, 2015

    let’s take http://zealpulse.com/, as it hasn’t been listed

  12. charlotte20 August, 2015

    I am looking for a template that includes a mobile version and an app in addition to the website – I can pay some, just not $100 plus per month until we launch. Suggestions?

  13. Paul23 September, 2015

    http://www.pugpig.com is worth a look. Its run by the former CTO of News International.

  14. Eric2 March, 2016

    You might want to remove or put up a warning about: http://guzzle.it/. I showed your list to my high school kids to make a news paper. It is a fetish site now. So not good.

    1. Nate Hoffelder2 March, 2016

      Whoops. Thanks for the warning.

  15. Ashley8 April, 2017

    Hey guys you should give bulletlink.com a try. I’ve been using it for 3 years now and they just came out with free mobile apps for my newspaper. Just loved it!!

  16. RAVINDAR17 November, 2017

    i want to make news paper uploadig.how can i do this.how to create news paper uploadig app

  17. Dan Wilcox11 October, 2018

    Lions Light (www.lionslight.com) will set up a very full featured newspaper website for $0 in setup fees. You get features like; Classifieds, business directory, a metered and non-metered paywall that work together, slideshows, videos in stories and slideshows, the ability to sync your online subscriber database with Interlink or whatever subs database you use (so you don’t have to keep the 2 databases in sync manually), a store, rotating ad feature, shopping cart, RSS feed, sitemap for stories/classifieds/directory, a backup feature, hosting on Amazon servers, etc. It’s VERY comprehensive, thus not free, but a very good and extremely affordable solution for newspapers, magazines, and online-only pubs.

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