Top 7 Free Online Publishing Platforms For New Writers

7 Free Publishing Platforms For New Writers

By Lisa Brown

With all the competition, it can be confusing for a beginner to choose the right digital publishing platform to publish articles online.

Before you go looking for the best publishing companies, I would advise you to figure out what type of writer you want to be.

If you do not know what you want to publish, you cannot possibly know which platform would offer you what is needed.



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With digital publishing, anyone can start publishing their writing in a matter of minutes.

What works for one writer might not work for the other. It is also important to know who your audience is.

Do you want to reach teens, young adults, or adults? Are you trying to reach young entrepreneurs or established business owners?

Once you figure out the type of writing you want to do and the audience you want to write for, you can go ahead and find the best online publishing platforms.

Then you can bring your vision to the world.


1. Medium

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Medium is a very popular free publishing site where you can share your writing with more sophisticated and dedicated readers than you might find on other social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook.

However, it is similar to a social network in its ease of connecting with other Medium users, but it is best suited to long-form writing.

It is very easy to create and to set up your Medium account. Then take a quick tour and read the FAQs. You are now ready to be published online with your first article.

The publishing tools are super easy to use with click and edit or drag and drop to move elements.

Your content on Medium should be full-length articles that are highly informative. Using original images is highly recommended.

Be aware though that it is not a publishing platform that is suited to short and obvious promotional blog posts.

You can read our How To Use Medium guide for more detailed information about the submission guidelines. But they are really straightforward.



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2. Scoop.It

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Scoop.It is one of the most popular free publishing platforms out there at the moment. You can publish great magazines on this website, and it is effective in what is promised.

There is a function where you can find great content to help as inspiration. Simply use the proper keywords, and you will be flooded with information.


3. Issuu

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You can find some excellent content on the Issuu website and some entertaining ones as well.

It is a user-friendly platform that anyone can create digital publications. You don’t need any publishing software. You can also sell your digital magazine directly from the website, which makes for easy sales.

Issuu is definitely one of the leading platforms for anyone who has something worthwhile to say. With more than 15000 updates daily, one can see why it is so popular amongst writers.

It also gives you the opportunity to reach a lot of people with your writing. It does not matter what your passion is; there is a place for you on this platform.

Your magazine can be about anything from cats to basketball. There are no boundaries.


4. Yudu

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If you are a photographer who wants to share your multimedia with the world, you might find that the Yudo platform is appropriate.

It is a platform where you can mix your writing, videos, photographs, and audio. Who does not like to read a digital magazine that offers all of these features?

It does make for a more exciting read and higher sales numbers, so it could be worth a shot. It is all about having a passion and working hard at it.


5. Paper.Li

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With the platform, you can become an expert in your niche, while networking with other experts. You can publish content from social media on PaperLi, and the process is very simple.

Simply create a group on Twitter for example, and invite individuals you want to write for your magazine. Paper.Li will then directly source those articles to your account and publish it to your magazine.

The top contributors to your magazine will then receive a shout out from Paper.Li on Twitter. This is, of course, great exposure for your contributors, and this information is often retweeted. It’s a win for you and your contributors.


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PUB HTML5 is free of charge to see if it is the right one for you. The design is sleek and simple, which is exactly what you want as a beginner.

We do not need websites that are too confusing to use. The great thing about this platform is that your publications will appear professional on all devices.

It can be a computer or a mobile device. The results are the same.

You can publish interactive magazines, catalogs, brochures, and create rich-media flipping books.

If you are trying to get your name out there as an influential writer, you might want to give this website a try.


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7. Joomag

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With over 500,000 publishers using this website, you can understand why Joomag made my list.

You can manage your subscribers easily on this platform and add more as and when you please. It does give you full control over your publications.

Use Grammarly to help you write flawless articles. You can then launch your own campaign. Start a mailing list to all of your subscribers when you have a new publication out.

You can also send emails that are exclusively written for your subscribers to make them feel part of the team. It is an easy way to promote the work you have done.



There are no limits anymore when it comes to interactive content creation and digital publishing, and anyone can do it.

With all these fantastic platforms available to you, it is just a matter of putting in the work. Many have native apps for iOS, Android, and Google Play. Check your App stores.

Before you know it, you are going to own your own interactive magazine, newspaper, or book. It is just about the drive and the passion towards your end goal.

Give one of these websites a try, and you will find out that your dream was achievable all along.

These websites are available worldwide, and you can start as soon as today.


Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown works as a content manager. She is specialized in writing useful articles for writers, students and people who want to improve their writing skills. Her hobby is reading, travelling and blogging. Lisa`s life motto is “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching”.

11 thoughts on “Top 7 Free Online Publishing Platforms For New Writers

  • September 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Hlo sir/mam, we are the students of masters. Sir we want to publish our research article in your site. So sir please give us the details regarding publication criteria or fees. We shall be thankful to you for this kind of purpose.

  • September 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    As they say always seek knowledge I would like to seek knowledge and become one of the best poets ever in history by explaining to people about what’s love

  • August 25, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Kindly please keep providing me the work related to writing . Iam hard working and dedicated.

    • November 24, 2019 at 11:51 pm

      “Life is my teacher and living is my lesson.”
      I believe everyday you live, you learn alot from life. When you stop living is when the lessons stop.
      Article is informative and useful. Reading it has set me in motion. I now know how to proceed. The lessons are a step forward in the right direction.

  • June 20, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Very valuable information. Lot of secrets, thank you.

  • December 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hello Lisa,
    Great article. Thanks for bringing these tools on one platform for the world.
    Keep up the good work.

  • September 12, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Hello we are publishing house based in Rwanda Africa, we would like to get in touch with you for more information on the on how we can work with you in publishing working in have books for kids both fiction and non fiction kindly tell me how we can work together.
    Waiting from you soonest
    Best Regards

  • August 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I want to publish a book. What is the process ? Can I contact you ?Nearest office ?

    • August 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      We only offer advice articles on our site, Abraham. Sorry, but we do not offer personal support or coaching.

    • May 11, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Frankly speaking, and as human beings, we always learn from one another. You may good in x and I’m good at y, for that reason I may need your help and you may need my help. It’s a mutual learning.


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