Next LibraryA complete online fiction site. Present the works of multiple authors in book & chapter format. Also public forums, author journals, author biographies, link library, article library for tutorials, etc, newsletter with automail, and guestbook.
All these features may be switched on or off, so unused features disappear, meaning no dead links, empty features, or under construction pages. All features are managed through an extensive administrative section, so no programming is required to operate and maintain the site.
The appearance of the site is controlled with the style sheet and configuration file. This allows you to easily customize the appearance of your site.
Stories are presented in chapters, with a chapter index and links to the next and last chapter. Each story can be reviewed by the public, and the public can e-mail authors without divulging the author's email address. Authors upload and manage their own works. Latest works are presented on front page. All works listed in main library, with full search available.
The Biography section allows authors to put their complete biography on your site. A bio brings writers closer to their readers. It allows writers to explain who they are and why they write.
The author journal is a way for authors to present their thoughts on line and get comments from their readers.
The newsletter allows you to keep your fans up to date on what is happening at the site and what projects might be in store for the future. You can post it on the site, you can batch e-mail it to subscribers, or both. The system keeps track of what was mailed to whom, when. An easy to use subscription system is part of the newsletter.
The article library allows you to publish tutorials about publishing or anything else you think your visitors might enjoy. This separates the published content from support material. A topic cross-reference system makes it easy for people to find relevant articles.
The Link Library allows you to share your favorite web sites with your visitors in an organized and easy to use manner. A topic cross-reference system makes it easy for people to find relevant links.
The Guest Book allows visitors to record their visit and leave comments regarding your site. A rate this site feature is available if you wish. Ratings are visible to you, but not the public. You can edit or delete individual posts that are inappropriate. There is an anti spam-bot validation code built in, which greatly reduces useless clutter.
The Contact page allows you to have a public list of site managers and a blind method of contacting them. This hides their addresses from spammers.
The password protected administrative section gives you full control over the site. Furthermore, additional administrators may have their access limited to those portions of the site’s controls that they are authorized to use. This allows you to have helpers who can only access those sections of the site they need to, while keeping other parts private and safe.
Among the many administrative features of the gallery are; e-mail notification when someone subscribes to the newsletter, leaves a guest book comment, or reports a dead link. Other features include, a built in file uploader, configuration file editor, and IP number tracking system.