Friday, March 15, 2013

New Features: AdSense, Buffer and More

Hi Publishers, it's a 'new feature Friday' here at and here's what we have for you:

Google AdSense for Custom Domain URLs

We know you've been waiting a while for this feature and are eager to monetize your hard work, so now Pro publishers can add Google AdSense to papers.

Any Pro publisher with a custom domain url configured will see an additional field next to the ad units. Simply enter your AdSense code and ID and you're set. You can learn more about setting up your AdSense here.

Share more with Buffer

A large number of you told us that you enjoy using as a part of your morning routine to discover new content for further sharing and distribution. You also told us we weren't making it easy enough to share that content.  So this week we integrated Buffer into

Now you can easily cross-post a single article, video or image, or a paper edition, to pages and profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

To get started you'll need a Buffer account. Once you've set up your account (it's easy to do) just look for the share icon on articles or at the top of a paper to start sharing.

And email too!

You also told us that sometimes you find a story or paper that you'd like to share or send to yourself, but just not publicly. So we've added our good friend 'email' to the sharing portfolio of icons.

Now you can easily via a pop-up window on, or choose another email service to send someone content.

Additional Pro payment options

Last, but not least, we've included a few more payment options for publishers who would like to upgrade to Pro. It's now possible to subscribe to Pro with Visa, MasterCard, Amex, JCB and Diner's club.

If you haven't upgraded to Pro yet, take a look at the features and give it a try! We offer a no hassle subscription and you can easily downgrade back to basic at any time.

That's it for this week. The team and I wish you a great weekend and if you're out celebrating St. Patrick's Day, tweet us. We love international celebrations!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New! Custom Thumbnails for Your

If you haven't taken a look under the hood lately, it's time to sign-in and check our latest feature - custom thumbnails images for your paper.

Custom thumbnails, or 'covers' as we call them,  replace the standard blue 'P' on the newsstand as well as the gray 'P' when your papers are posted and shared across social platforms like Facebook, G+ and LinkedIn.

Getting started is simple: go to your 'appearance tab' under settings upload your artwork and save. And remember! Only upload images that you have permission to use.

Have fun customizing and when you have a minute tweet us @Smallrivers and show us your custom covers. We love seeing new features put to work.

Image credit: Surfing legend Laird Hamilton via paddleboarddirect