After setting your book in either as an online book using Joomla or as a downloadable pdf in LibreOffice Writer, the final step is to have the work published and distributed

Publishing your work in Joomla is extremely easy. In the same screen where you write your material you will see a green entry in a drop down box that says "Published". In addition you will see the category the work is published to and whether it is going to be featured on the front page of your site or not.

If it is not to be included on the front page you will have to create a menu item so visitors to you site can find the work. Below the featured/not featured selection you will see an access selector which will allow you to determine if the work is available to the general public or restricted to certain registered users of the site. Below that you will see a language selector and a box where you can enter tags or keywords. When you save your work in Joomla, it is automatically published unless you have made another selection in the drop down box.

To add the menu link for your article, go to Menus, select Main Menu from the drop down and then select Add New Menu Item. You will have to enter a title for the link and then you will need to select the Menu Item Type. Generally for this kind of work you will want to select Article and then Single Article. After browsing to and selecting the article from the list, accept the rest of the defaults and click save. The item will appear in the menu.

Search engines like Bing and Google will index your work but this can be slow process so you might also want to send emails to family, friends, colleagues, etc., with the URL for your work!

For books set in pdf format, the process is a bit more complicated but using a combination of Google Drive and Google Sites, it’s time to share your work with the world!

You can use Google Sites to create a “landing page” that can be spidered by internet search engines and offers links to your .pdf book files stored on your Google Drive. You can offer links to the full-sized files, the download-friendly modified files or both.