When signed into Bookvoid you can create your own books from the books tab ( ). These books will have additional edit buttons
at the bottom of every sections. This button toggles edit mode. Using it a second time will save and return to reading mode.
All Bookvoid books are public and accessible to anyone. However, if you have not shared the link, it will be difficult to find your book as it will not be automatically listed or searchable anywhere. Other Bookvoid book users may include sections of your books in their book (see terms of service
) and you can include sections you find in other bookvoid books in your own books.
Bookvoid uses a "textile":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile_(markup_language) like markup. Most markup needs to be put immediately at the beginning of a line. When editing a section there is a quick reference to the markup available through the help button (
) located at the top right of sections in edit mode.
_click on triangle for more details:_
To insert a subsection in a section use the 's().' markup at the beginning of a line. There are two variants. The first inserts the section on its own line.
The second inserts it within the text.
The paragraph continues.
To insert a new section use the empty versions of this markup.
for an inline section, add an 'i'.
A new section will automatically be created and the markup updated when going out of edit mode.
You may also insert sections that default to displaying open by used the s(o). markup for example:
One of the most powerful feature of Bookvoid is the ability to insert sections written by other users in your books. This enable you to create mashups with other people's content.
To insert an existing section from the current book or another Bookvoid book, find its section ID available through the info button (
) in its bottom toolbar.
Collaborative works can be created by having multiple users each make their own incomplete Bookvoid book containing sections made to be inserted in a common larger book. One user should be responsible for managing the aggregate book and inserting the various sections in it. When users modify their partial book, the changes will be visible in the aggregate book.
You may also copy and paste the text from other books if you would like to take control of the text or you don't trust that the original creator will maintain quality. Please give attribution by linking back to the original book in the 'About Content' pane of your section (in the info pane of your section).
Upload images to bookvoid using the image button ( ).
The last few images uploaded will be displayed and you may click on one to insert the correct markup at the cursor.
The markup for images consist of putting the image url between exclamation points.
Most images will only be available while readers are online.
You can also copy the url from other images found in Bookvoid books. Please don't upload duplicate images.
Make sure you have the rights to the images you upload (see Terms of Service
The yt(). markup allows the embeding of Youtube videos. For example, if the Youtube link is written as _http://youtu.be/B8WHKRzkCOY_ or _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY_ , you can write:
Which will result in
In Bookvoid books, short sections are better than long sections. If a section is too long, consider adding one or two sentences summarizing details and hiding the rest in a subsection. While writing your book, be mindful of the hierarchy of information you are creating. Make it easy for your readers to navigate your thoughts by moving paragraphs and sections around until you achieve optimal organisation. If you haven't done so already, you can read the section on Bookvoid books' optimal structure