Support » Plugin: BookPress - For Book Authors » Excellent Layout Capability – Guiding Book Format Well

  • cheathampatrick

    (@cheathampatrick)


    BookPress has a very satisfying way of defining books, pages, TOC, index, numbering, into customizable sections full of flexibility. The main reason I value this is to guide and prepare me for book format as I port over independent standalone essays and articles that were not formerly organized into chapters. This keys me to write differently and apply consistency. My plan is to eventually also offer my final several books for hardback and epub purchase as self-publisher using a popular online service for copy, print, and on-demand distribution. Nearly surely, I will in the end export all BookPress work sections and pages to Microsoft Word, and do final formatting there, with very refined and customized detailed touch, to render .PDF Acrobat files for hardback and epub master. Improvements maybe? The page number buttons are bit slow to appear, upon reading the book in player. When dragging pages left or right, text is drag-selected also, and it would be neat if that didn’t happen with inverse coloring of selected text. This also better prevents plagiarized copy, possibly. I miss being able to read my book projects in larger screen full page width, per only one page. If BookPress could have a selectable “Output Frame Style” option feature in the Settings, it would be great to have full page version looking very much like a normal WordPress Page, but with larger text size, and page numbers for navigation. Also, that feature could offer a one-page full screen or large screen option of wider page and a bit taller, as a third way of viewing. All in all, BookPress is well designed and thoughtfully featured. I feel the plugin is still ripe for even greater shining at what it aims to do. A PDF or HTML complete list of [] short codes that covers *everything* in one long list, with ample examples, would be better than having to wait through many repeat how-to videos. Cheers book writers! Go Team BookPress!

    • This topic was modified 3 months ago by cheathampatrick. Reason: Failed to add Review Tags
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