BookPress – For Book Authors

Description

Writing a book? Promoting a book? This is the plugin for you. Easily write and display your books on WordPress. Add covers, pages, table of contents, chapters, track progress with word counts and more.

It’s currently difficult to recreate the feel of a book on WordPress – you either need to make your whole site into the ‘book’ or figure out complex work-arounds like creating your own taxonomies. WordPress’s own support section says “There are ways to use a blog to post long-form pieces in chapters, however, though it will require a bit of work.” BookPress solves all this for you!

If your dream is to self-publish your novel, or to create a site where you can mix your blog, books and other features, BookPress is for you.

This plugin includes –

BookPress Features

  • Write your book in WordPress and easily display it ‘like a book’
  • Add book elements such as covers, table of contents, dedication, copyright page, chapters, etc.
  • Drop and drag book elements to reorder your book content
  • ‘Book like’ page numbering – use Roman numerals for front matter and Arabic for body and end matter
  • Automatic creation of Table of Contents with live links to jump to relevant page
  • Sidebar widget to display your book and link to it
  • Progress tracking – word counts for each element (eg chapter) and the whole book to help keep you motivated!
  • Assign genres to books
  • Translation ready
  • Clean, easy to read front end book design that ‘feels like a book’
  • Front end display of book with sections, content, page numbering, etc. correctly formatted and sequenced

BookPress Premium

  • Create and display multiple books on your WordPress site (free version limited to a single book)
  • Index tags to create a book index with live links to jump to page
  • Additional sidebar widget enabling display of multiple books
  • Front End ‘Library’ page shortcode to display and sort all your books by genre, author name, Book ID, and more.
  • Footnotes – ability to add notes to the end of a page with a reference (a super text numeral) linking to a note
  • Enhanced Progress Tracking – set targets for writing (e.g. words per week) and track your progress with graphs and statistics

Translations (full or partial)

  • Chinese (China)/简体中文
  • Chinese (Hong Kong)/香港中文版
  • German/Deutsch
  • Polish / Polski
  • Russian / Русский

Links

Screenshots

  • Two page 'clean' display
  • Single page, in-post/page display
  • Text page, in-post/page display
  • Book 'Library' shortcode display
  • Single book sidebar widget
  • Single book sidebar widget settings
  • Multi-book sidebar widget (Pro version only)
  • Multi-book widget settings (Pro version only)
  • Books management page
  • Book elements page
  • Targets and progress tracking (Premium Version

Installation

Manual Installation From WordPress Dashboard

If your server is not connected to the Internet, then you can use this method-

  1. Download the plugin by clicking on the blue ‘Download’ button above. A ZIP file will be downloaded.
  2. Log in to your site’s admin panel and navigate to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload.
  3. Click ‘Choose File’, select the plugin file and click installation.

Installation Using FTP

If you are unable to use any of the methods due to internet connectivity and file permission issues, then you can use this method-

  1. Download the plugin by clicking on the blue ‘Download’ button above. A ZIP file will be downloaded.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Launch your favourite FTP client. Such as FileZilla, FireFTP, CyberDuck etc. If you are a more advanced user, then you can use SSH too.
  4. Upload the folder to wp-content/plugins/
  5. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  6. Navigate to Plugins > Installed
  7. Activate the plugin.

FAQ

Does BookPress support WordPress multisite installation?

Yes.

Can I import/export?

You can paste text from Word. Export features (PDF, Mobi, ePub etc coming soon)

I get an error ‘Cannot redeclare…etc’ when adding the Premium version. How can I stop this?

Make sure the free version is disabled or removed to avoid this error message.

Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes! You can earn 20% on sales of our Premium version by linking to our website or WordPress page – check out the Affiliation link in the plugin sidebar after installation.

Reviews

February 15, 2019
You're so write : ) It is damn hard to write long-form well documented prose on WordPress, let alone use WP to publish a book, and build a collaborative community. For years, I've been pondering if I should and how I would publish my books on my WP Websites. Now that I know that BookPress is available, and reasonably priced, I'm going to dig into your documentation and seriously reconsider my priorities. I do hope that BookPress is light weight, optimize for speed and easily customized. Any chance that you'll team up with Grammarly or Scrivener? Good luck I look forward to BookPress becoming a brilliant success. Thanks
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Contributors & Developers

“BookPress – For Book Authors” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“BookPress – For Book Authors” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “BookPress – For Book Authors” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change log

1.1.10 – 21 May 2019

  • Fix Rounding on target figures added
  • Fix Text bumped under book by shortcode

1.1.9 – 16 May 2019

  • Tweak progress tracking

1.1.8 – 22 April 2019

  • Tweak progress tracking

1.1.7 – 1 March 2019

  • Security fix
  • Added full Russian and partial Polish translation files

1.1.6 – 26 January 2019

  • bug fix

1.1.5 – 23 January 2019

  • Small bug fix

1.1.4 – 05 January 2019

  • Small bug fix

1.1.3 – 03 January 2019

  • Fix licencing issues Premium vs Free
  • Fix saving posts and pages not possible
  • Tweak some typos

1.1.2 – 01 January 2019

  • Replace Genres list

1.1.1 – 26 December 2018

  • Fix small issue
  • Added .pot file to assist with translations

1.1.0 – 26 December 2018

  • Add support for affiliate program

1.0.0 – 23 December 2018

  • First Release