YUDUfree is one of the world’s top free online publishing sites. It is popular with both publishers and readers who can find interesting publications to read for free or purchase items from the YUDU Store. The upgrade to YUDU Plus for an annual fee allows publishers to sell their work in the Store either as a single purchase or as a subscription. The upgrade also provides access to tools that allow the publisher to enhance their publications with video, audio and much more.
There are more than 250,000 publications in the YUDUfree Library and more than 100,000 private libraries. The powerful search facility can search all of the 10 million pages for a specific word in seconds.
Documents, podcasts and pictures can be uploaded, kept in libraries, shared with friends or family (either publicly, shared with password access or kept private). Users can set up groups to share content. Groups can be open, moderated or private.
Publications can be easily embedded in a blog or website using the YUDU tools.
Content is hosted indefinitely, although items that have not been read or opened in over a year will be taken down after the user has been notified and had the chance to keep it.
YUDU is family and school friendly with up to 1,000 publications posted each day from over 75 countries worldwide that have to comply with YUDU’s strict rules on copyright violation and material that could incitement violence or contains explicit sexual content.
The YUDUfree service is used by charities, schools, small and large publishers experimenting with digital editions but principally by private users who want to publish to the world.
Professional publishers using the YUDU Publishing Platform can easily add publications to the YUDUfree site to increase circulation and reach new readers.