In this quick video I want to show you how easy it is to convert your existing Hubspot content into a beautiful eBook.
The first thing that you need to do is connect your Beacon account to your Hubspot account. This can be done with just a couple of clicks.
You then choose what content you want to include in your book by either searching for a specific post, or selecting from this list.
Your chosen articles appear on the right hand side and once you’re happy with the contents just click ‘create ebook’.
You can choose from a range of pre-designed themes, or you can create your own. For now let’s go with this theme.
As you can see, all our content has been imported, including images. Text formatting such as headers, links and quotes have also been preserved. You can edit the text using this area on the left and you can even add new pages if you need to.
Since a blog post will typically take up more than 1 pdf page you might want to adjust how your content flows from page to page. For example, in this article the page break occurs mid way through a line so let’s just add a bit of extra space to prevent that.
Since we’re here, let’s get rid of this unnecessary white space to the right of that image.
And again, let’s adjust the page break.
As you can see, all the other pages that we have imported are here too. And we have also automatically added a call to action page at the end of a book so we can point readers to the next step in the buying cycle.
Now, we could just finish up and download the pdf but let’s make some customisations first.
If we go back to the cover page we can add a title and a description for the book.
Let’s get rid of this placeholder logo too.
That image doesn’t really fit with the content so let’s use another one. I can either upload one from my computer or I can browse the free stock image library for something else.
I’m pretty happy with that but now the colours don’t really work. If I experiment with the recommended color palettes I’ll be able to find something a bit more suitable.
And the same thing goes for fonts. I’ll use some of the recommended styles to find something that suits my brand.
And of course you can do this for every single page - not just the cover.
You can even try different layouts and images.
And if the recommended color palettes don’t suit then you can customise them with precise color values to match your brand.
Let’s finish up this page by changing the fonts to match our cover page.
And there you have it. In just a couple of minutes we have created a professional eBook to use as part of a lead generation campaign.
If you want to be among the first to try the Beacon for Hubspot integration then head on over to beacon.by/hubspot where you can create a free, pre-release trial account.