I'm brand new to blogging and even more so to WordPress. What is the best way to set up my account to allow outsiders to post articles to my blog? I run an eCommerce website selling books and would like to allow customers, who choose to do so and pass our yet-to-be-determined screening process, write book reviews at their leisure on my blog (which is separate from the eCommerce site). With their permission I'd also like to add their mug shot, and/or their name as credit for the articles. I'd also like to allow other visitors to add comment on the books being reviewed by the reviewing author.
I assume all of this functionality is available through my account options, correct? Is there anything I should watch for (e.g. will they have complete and total access to my account or do I need to be sure and set them up a certain way to only have access to posting? Will I be able to review their post(s) prior to them going live?
Sorry for all the newbie questions. I just want to be sure I don't do something stupid :)
Thanks in advance!