A relative has written a novel and she decided to put it up online for free. The only hard requirement is that it has to be self-hosted. Is there some book publishing framework or a plugin on top of some generic framework? I looked briefly at pressbooks plugin for wordpress and I might have to go back to it, but it was kinda awkward to setup.
Edit: to answer the question posted in comments
- The idea is to make this book readable in a browser. No need to convert it into any eBook format. Mobile browser support would be nice. If we decide to provide the book in ePup, MOBI or other eBook format, we will deal with it at that time.
- The book is currently in Word, but it doesn't matter. We are prepared to reformat it manually into whatever publishing tool we decide on (i.e. copy/paste the book chapter by chapter and present it in a readable form in a browser). I was hoping to find a theme for wordpress for this, but I cannot seem to readily find one that will do exactly what I want.
- Currently she has access to a PHP based hosting, but again, it doesn't matter. If the best tool requires some specific hosting (rails, django, node, whatever) I will get her a hosting service.
We were also hoping for getting features like social network integration and comments and such.