Now here’s a new service/product that could really do wonders for small publishers and anyone with print content. According to Publisher’s Weekly, Adobe has teamed up with Yahoo to provide a service that allows you to place ads in your pdf documents.
So, if you post a 10 page pdf document to your site, and are running this new service, Adobe/Yahoo will give you code to place on random pages that they’ll serve ads to, whenever it’s opened/downloaded.
WOWIO (which lets you download whole books for free) has been immensely successful at doing this and advertisers love them for it.
This could be really cool for folks sitting on tons of content with no way to pay for distribution. Ahhhh, the power of the internet!