A Web Template for Independent Publishers!

25/06/2015 / Matthieu Joulin

Every publisher nowadays needs a website to enable them to publicise their backlist, increase their visibility, make contact with their readers and progress down the path of digital publishing. In a context in which many independent publishers still do not have a website set up, the Alliance’s Digital Lab is introducing AlliancePress, a web template specially designed for publishers.

Following a logic of interoperability and widespread use, the web template was developed based on WordPress (a free and open-source content management system) and is distributed under a GPL licence. The template will be able to be downloaded from the WordPress platform and improved by the community. The AlliancePress template is now available for download here.

This user’s manual (in French) may be helpful for installation purposes. There’s no longer any excuse for not having your own website!

Screen capture of the site belonging to Forough (an independent Iranian / German publisher),
put together using the AlliancePress template

Matthieu Joulin

About the author

Matthieu Joulin a d’abord obtenu un Master Langues, littératures et civilisations hispano-américaines à Bordeaux, et s’est ensuite dirigé vers l’édition, obtenant un Master Commercialisation du livre à Paris 13-Villetaneuse. Après une expérience en librairie et un long séjour dans une maison d’édition en Argentine, il a rejoint l’équipe de l'Alliance internationale des éditeurs indépendants en 2011 ; il y coordonne les projets numériques pour le Labo numérique et anime les réseaux hispanophone et lusophone de l’Alliance.

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