Booksonic

How to use Booksonic

Installation and configuration

Windows:

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

 

Linux:

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

There is also a Google Docs document for installing on Ubuntu available here that was originally written by Luite but contains some comments by other people as well.

 

OpenMediaVault:

TechnoDadLife has a video tutorial for how to install the server on OpenMediaVault available here

 

Docker:

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 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