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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.

Robin Goods insight:



Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.


Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.


There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.


Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.


PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.


N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions 


Free to use.


Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books 


Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv 






'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:08 AM

For those of us marketing High value products online this great little tool can help us gather and organize the necessary information we need to help others learn about a specific subject - Chk out what Robin says abou this tool:

 

"Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify."

(Robin Good)

 

For thosse of us marketing online this tolol is worth checking out

Tim

Anake Goodall's curator insight, January 24, 2014 4:52 PM

I just love this democratisation of everything; here's self publishing delivered to a keyboard near you courtesy of Wikipedia ...

aufaitLibrarian's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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Curate Great Resources and Articles Into an eBook with Readlists

Curate Great Resources and Articles Into an eBook with Readlists | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Readlists is a simple web app which allows you to easily create curated lists of web resources, articles and links and bundle them to a downloadable eBook.

"A Readlist is a group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone."


To create a "Readlist" you simply click on the Create a Readlist button and add one url at a time. The system gently grabs metadata info like title and author and elegatly lays it out in an ebook formatted reading index ready to be published.


The service is free to use.


Try it out now: http://readlists.com/ 


Ken Morrison's comment, May 27, 2012 12:39 AM
Thank you. THis was helpful. I really enjoyed the great commencement speech one!
Ken
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:53 PM

Create an e-book from your reading list. Very cool!

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:13 AM

now this looks interestingeading .. I just started using my Andoid tablet for eBook reading rather than physical books ..