Top 6 Online Publishing Tools

Online publishing is one of the marketing opportunities that exploded, because of the internet invention, and has not shown any signs of slowing down any soon. With lots of publishing platforms in existence today (as of 2018), self-publishing has never been easier. Hence, as an online publisher, you will need to gain an edge over your competitors. Whether you’re publish a blog, a book, or a magazine, there are various online publishing tools you can use. To save you the trouble of navigating what is seemingly an infinite number of these tools, this article has compiled six tools that stand out from the crowd.

Grammarly

Offering a plugin for several browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, this online publishing tool allows you to upload your posts directly; there is even a text box dedicated for this purpose. Grammarly analyses your text, paying special attention to any grammar-related errors, including repetitive words, passive voice, confused prepositions, and misspellings. If you add the plugin to your browser, this tool works in the background quietly, as you write your post.

The Hemingway App

Today’s readers (you included), want content at a lightning speed; they want it now, but in an accurate form. This, however, leaves writers with very little to do, to meet the expectations of the readers. This is where the Hemingway app comes in handy. Boasting the accuracy of a human proof-reader, this tool uses colour codes to analyse content, with yellow and red colours highlighting wordy sentences and complicated sentences, respectively. Blue draws your attention to adverbs used in the place of forceful verbs, while green highlights passive voice. With this app, you will also be able to know the readability of your text, based on grade level.

Canva

This is a free graphic design tool that allows users to create social media images (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook), presentations, Kindle eBooks, and blog posts. The tool is easy to use and contains templates for content creation. Just select an appropriate template and tweak it into what you want.

Calameo

If you want to add your personal branding or multimedia to your e-Magazine, then Calameo should be your tool of choice, as it makes it possible to do that. It is free to use and allows you to create presentations and magazines in a professional manner.

MagLoft

MagLoft is, undoubtedly, one of the most comprehensive publishing platforms, in the online universe. It has almost every publishing tool. It allows users to create content for phones and tablets. With its drag-and-drop feature, you can create your own content and tweak it however you want. Simplicity is perhaps the most attractive thing about MagLoft. Just upload your PDF text, and use the MagLoft tools to create engaging content, including audios, videos, and slideshows.

Don’t have a PDF file? MagLoft has Typeloft editor that you can use to create content from scratch before publication. Once you have published your magazine, you can keep track of its performance using MagLoft’s detailed analytics.

Atavist

Want to publish long-form posts of 20,000 or so words? Atavist was created to help you. This tool ensures that your readers are kept attentive and interested throughout, no matter how long your post is. The tool also offers options for students. It allows them to publish their work, as well as submit their projects.