Hosting PDF files
In her “I’ve finished” post, Sarah Ketelaars writes:
As i used Blurb to make my book i’ve had to make a word version (the Blurb pdf has a watermark) so i’ve made a version as close as possible in word and now just need to get it on the site. How do you make a link to a pdf? the images are on my website but not as a pdf. Sorry i feel like i’m always asking questions but i can’t work out how you link to the pdf.
Ok. This is a not uncommon problem for folks. You’ve got the PDF. You want to put it somewhere you can link to, so that you can share it with other people (and hopefully list it at sofobomo.org).
You have two basic options:
- You can put it up on the web in some place you control. If you’ve got a web site, put the PDF on your website and then just link to it there. That’s what I did.
- You can upload it to a web site that makes available. A lot of folks have used issuu.com. I did that too. It’s not hard, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.
In the future we’ll have some PDF file hosting arrangement for SoFoBoMo that will make this simpler. But for now, that’s the solution.