Booksonic

How to use Booksonic

Installation and configuration

 

Cloud (recommended):

I have a couple of guides for installing Booksonic Air in the cloud. Text Guide | Video Guide

 

Docker (recommended):

While not exactly a guide there is some information about how to install the LinuxServer.io docker image available here

 

Windows:

I have written a guide for installing it on windows that is available here

 

Want to install Booksonic in the cloud?

I recommend renting a Contabo VPS and installing booksonic there. It starts as low as 3.99 euro for 300GB storage and 4GB ram. If you got a huge library you can get as much as 1.4TB storage for 12.99 euro
 
Obs, if you click the contabo links and rent a server I will receive a small commision at no extra cost to you, this has not influenced my decision to recommend them in any way, they are what I use personally and what the Booksonic demo is hosted on.

 

If you have created a guide/tutorial about how to install Booksonic let me know at support@booksonic.org and I'll most likely add it to the page

Adding meta data for your books and authors

If your language has "special characters" I recommend using a text editor that let's you choose encoding and setting it to UTF-8. Personally I use Notepad++ for this.

Book / Author image: Put your image in the folder of your book / author and name it cover. I recommend using png or jpg files.

Book / Author description: Create a new file in the folder of the book / author that you want to add a description to. Call it "desc.txt". Anything you write in this file will be in the description.

Narrator: Create a new file in the folder of the book you want to add a narrator to. Call it "reader.txt". Anything you write in this file will shown as narrator.

More tips & trix

Can be found in the Booksonic category on my blog and on the Booksonic SubReddit