|“Novelnook – It’s a no-brainer, we’re free and it takes just 10 minutes.” Yet, another challenging project developed by our team here at Web3Box Software. An interesting concept based on a prolific cooperation between Web3Box Software and our customer, Novelnook.Based on Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart features as well as on a specific custom coding made by Web3Box development team, Novelnook is a platform for authors and writers to publish their eBooks free of charge.
Design and Concept
Authors are able to publish their books, by chapters or entirely, at desired price. Each author can edit its own page in order to add social media links, advertise to their blogs or websites, track visitor traffic, monitor purchases, add a biography, view their points, message other users, browse various features that are unlocked with points, and more! And, all these through the Author Module developed by Web3Box Software.
Right from the home page you will be able to easily access the module you’re interested in. Once you’re logged in, both as author or reader, you can check the unread messages from your inbox or to simply search for the Genre, Author or Title you’re interested in.
Another interesting module, developed with PHP and jQuery, is the slider you’ll notice right from the first visit. Here you will find newest books, featured books, featured authors or the best sellers, all in such an easy manner to look for.
The featured authors can also be found in the front page in a custom developed section. This module lists up to 8 authors and provides the preferred genre of the author based on the number of the books he wrote in a specific genre. It also provides the rating the author received.
Most websites view readers as customers. One of the main concepts was to involve the readers being a part of Novelnook community through a ranking system. If they want to place the ratings for the books they purchased, the readers should enter their profile, in the purchased books section, choose the book they want to rate and place any comments to the author, reviews or ratings.
Another Web3Box Software custom developed section you can find in the front page is the “New to Novelnook” module which lists the new members of the Novelnook community, both authors and readers. They can be easily identified by the “glasses” or “pencil” signs placed in front of their names.
One of the selling points of this project is “the points system”, is a 100% PHP solution developed by Web3Box team which allows the authors and the readers to accumulate points based on their activity within the website like the ratings (placed or received), comments (placed or received), the books they buy and read or the books they publish.
What do points do? They unlock a variety of features used to help authors promote and market their eBooks, you can take the benefits of having followers or so called “bookworms”, an interview on the Novelnook blog or you will receive a Novelnook social media marketing campaign. The points each reader or author collected can be seen in their private profile.
Another selling point of the project is the “one move payment”. This means that a reader can buy several books at once from different authors with one payment only. Each author receives its related amount via PayPal.
Earlier we have mentioned the so called “bookworms”! What is all about? It is a custom coded module which allows the subscribers to closely follow-up all the moves of their preferred authors such as new published books or activity of the author within the site.
Web3Box Software web design and development team invites you to check the functionalities of the project we’ve developed together with our customer in order to have a clear view of the all custom components we created for this interesting and challenging project.
And remember, it takes roughly 10 minutes to sign up, submit an author application, and start uploading eBooks at Novelnook!