How to use Booksonic
Installation and configuration
I have written a guide for setting up the Windows version on my blog, that post also covers how to configure the client to use your new server.
You can find my guide here
Jared Smith of TheStable.info has written a great guide on how to install it on Debian based distros as well as on Red Hat / CentOS. You can find that guide here
TechnoDadLife has a video tutorial for how to install the server on OpenMediaVault available here
While not exactly a guide there is some information about how to install the LinuxServer.io docker image available here
If you have created a guide/tutorial about how to install Booksonic let me know at firstname.lastname@example.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.