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Collaborative book editing thingy for the Loose Canon?

Postby Lasanius on Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:39 am

Have you ever considered using some collaborative book authoring/publishing system? I've found Booktype and have installed an instance, now I'm copying the Loose Canon first edition into it to see how it looks. The thing needs Objavi to do the actual publishing, I didn't have time to set up an Objavi instance yet, though.

But it looks like this is exactly the kind of thing that could make editing a big book together easier. If I manage to set up Objavi next to Booktype, I can give any interested parties from the Council their own accounts to give the thing a spin.

If it turns out to be too much of a hassle to admin Objavi and Booktype, I'd be willing to sponsor a paid account for Booktype Pro, their hosted service. But both Objavi and Booktype are Free Software and you can always export books

The software itself is here:
http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/

There's a demo here:
http://booktype-demo.sourcefabric.org/

And my instance is here, but it's no good until I install Objavi. Ignore the CAcert certificate, I don't have any better for the moment:
https://books.psy-q.ch/the-loose-canon

What do you think?
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Re: Collaborative book editing thingy for the Loose Canon?

Postby Dechujoh64 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:37 am

Lasanius wrote:Have you ever considered using some collaborative book authoring/publishing system? I've found Booktype and have installed an instance, now I'm copying the Loose Canon first edition into it to see how it looks. The thing needs Objavi to do the actual publishing, I didn't have time to set up an Objavi instance yet, though.

But it looks like this is exactly the kind of thing that could make editing a big book together easier. If I manage to set up Objavi next to Booktype, I can give any interested parties from the Council their own accounts to give the thing a spin.

If it turns out to be too much of a hassle to admin Objavi and Booktype, I'd be willing to sponsor a paid account for Booktype Pro, their hosted service. But both Objavi and Booktype are Free Software and you can always export books

The software itself is here:
http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/

There's a demo here:
http://booktype-demo.sourcefabric.org/

And my instance is here, but it's no good until I install Objavi. Ignore the CAcert certificate, I don't have any better for the moment:
https://books.psy-q.ch/the-loose-canon

What do you think?


Could be good, but right now, We the 3rd Council are going to hold off on creating some kind of book version of the Loose Canon because of some recent events.Fake 2nd edition
and when it settles down. Maybe we might think about it again.

Since I have access to all of the texts that might be in the second edition. I will try and use booktype from my end.

If the 3rd Council comes to the conclusion that we do not want to try and make a book version of the Loose Canon. Then that is how it will be.

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Oh, here is a list of things that I have writin:
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Letter to the Risians. (14 Chapters.) has been writin
Letter to the Udonites. (2 Chpts.) has been writin
Letters between D and M the Udonite. (6 Chpts)has been writin
Letters to the Fiorites is next. Started on.
Revelations 3: The Scroll of the 7 Sealed Pastas(17 Chpts)has been writin
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Re: Collaborative book editing thingy for the Loose Canon?

Postby Lasanius on Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:53 am

Oh, by "book" I meant more in the sense of "single-source publishing", not a physical book per se. Booktype can publish to PDF, ePub, HTML, etc. I'm sure there are other similar systems. If the Council ever decides to use something like this and it's something I could host or help maintain, I'd be happy to!
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