Wiki for Writing Books?
September 14, 2007 9:23 AM Subscribe
Is there wiki software that is specifically designed for writing books? By "book" I mean a long piece of writing designed to be read from start to finish, possibly broken up into chapters, and possibly with a TOC at the start and index at the end.
posted by alms to technology (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Every wiki tool I've seen is designed to allow authors to create websites i.e. non-linear and often relatively unstructured collections of pages. I want a tool that is specifically designed to allow multiple authors to work on a single linear text, possibly divided into sections and chapters. Of course, it should also support cross-references and other non-linear tools.
seems to accomplish this through a set of self-imposed style guidelines
. I guess that works, but I'd rather have a tool that actually supported writing structured documents. The closest I've found is DokuWiki
, which at least makes it natural to create a book, even if it doesn't enforce the structure. It would also be nice if this was an open source tool and if it supported standards (e.g. DocBook).
Does anything like this exist?
If it doesn't exist, I might write it. Think anyone else would want it?