Friday, May 7, 2010

Wikipedia Now Lets You Order Printed Books

Via Mashable

Wikipedia’s launching a new feature for English readers: The ability to create custom books from Wikipedia’s huge bank of free content. Because of the way Wikipedia’s images and copy are licensed, they’re free for anyone to access, use and share in this way.

PediaPress is a book publisher for wiki content; it’s in a long-term business relationship with Wikipedia to print these books. PediaPress now offers paperbacks and will soon add hardcover books to its catalog, as well.

The price of each book varies, depending on the number of pages; paperbacks start at $8.90. Users can also simply download a PDF of the “books” they create.

The book-creating tools are built into the website. Starting today, users will see a “create a book” button in the print/export section of the left sidebar. Here’s a short demo video explaining how the book creator works:




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