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From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

... impatiently waiting for Wikipedia-Books to arrive
Title of the submission
Publishing Wikipedia Books: Implementing a community driven process to get Wikipedia into book stores
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Heiko Hees
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
30-word contribution & benefits statement

Let's develop a viable community driven process to get WP content published offline (Amazon, etc. & local bookstores) with the help of the book tool.

Proposed time frame (1h or 2h or 4h)

1h + 2h (basics + work on detailed plans for the various regions)

Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

The goal of this workshop is to draft a viable community driven process that utilizes the Book Tool to publish Wikipedia-Books. The basic idea is to provide the necessary tools that allow the community to independently create, assess and publish books based on wiki content.

In the past there have been several efforts to publish printed books with selected parts of Wikipedia. Local communities - often backed by their chapters - from various countries (e.g. Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Israel, Swiss, ...) expressed their desire to have an easier way to get their content into the book stores. Major challenges have been: content selection, quality assessment, exporting & typesetting and finally the actual publishing and promotion of derived books.

The combination of various new techniques and projects like Flagged revisions, Version 1.0, WikiTrust the Book Tool combined with the pediapress.com service can drastically cut the necessary community efforts to get books published.

The workshop aims to give an overview over the available and upcoming tools and how the community can utilize them to implement an efficient book publishing workflow.

Note: I'll add more words if requested.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
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