- This page is about Wikipedia Books – books built from Wikipedia articles. You may be looking for Help:Books, WikiProject Wikipedia-Books, WikiProject Books, Wikipedia:Notability (books), Print Wikipedia, or Wikibooks.
|WARNING: Part or all of the Book Creator software may currently be disabled while a completely rewritten version is being installed. For the latest information, see here.|
|At the time of writing, you can create a book design and upload it to Pedia Press for final tidying and print-on-demand ordering in (approximately) A5 format.
Pedia Press have agreed to help us out with a new eBook (softcopy) builder. Softcopies may also be built using the independent open source tool, MediaWiki2LaTeX, which may be used online or installed locally.For help with downloading a single Wikipedia page as a PDF, see Help:Download as PDF.
|Some information in this page may relate to an earlier version, which has now been disabled.|
A Wikipedia Book is an organized collection of Wikipedia articles that can be
rendered electronically in PDF format, or ordered from an associate publisher as a printed book. The book is compiled afresh each time it is downloaded or ordered, so will always reflect the latest versions of the articles. (Some content temporarily struck out).
Each book has its own Wikipedia page, which contains a Contents list of the articles included in it together with formatting metadata. You can create a book as a sub-page in your own user space, or as a community book in the Book: namespace. Once completed, a book can be uploaded to the independent company PediaPress, where print-on-demand copies can be ordered.
At one time e-books were available in several formats. However the Offline Content Generator software became unmaintainable and buggy and was withdrawn in late 2017. A candidate replacement, called Proton, was based on the Chrome HTML-to-PDF rendering engine but proved unsuitable. In April 2018 PediaPress stepped forward to develop a viable replacement, based on a previous project of theirs. It is expected to provide limited initial functionality, with incremental improvements over time. Meanwhile the Book Creator design tool and PediaPress print service remain available.
The Bookshelf lets you browse, search and view the Wikipedia Books created to date.
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Some topics may have a dedicated book linked in the upper-left corners of the topic boxes.