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Make your own book out of Wikipedia articles

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This has some interesting possibilities. Seems you can gather up Wikipedia articles and make your own custom book out of them. First I’ve heard of it, and I’m intrigued.

You can have the book prepared as a PDF file, or, if you want to pay a few bucks, you can have a paperback made and shipped to you.

I haven’t read the fine print, but I’m sure these books aren’t to be resold in any way, e.g., via self-publishing on Amazon. No doubt you’ll have to sign off on a dense Terms of Service contract. But if you’re interested in compiling your own book on Humorous Fijian Fungi or something like that, this sounds like just the ticket. Illustrated too!

If someone gives this a try, report back and let us know how it went.

Click the link below to see a sample PDF book made with this tool.


8 comments on “Make your own book out of Wikipedia articles

  1. Charles Yallowitz
    May 12, 2014

    That is an interesting idea. At first I thought you meant that you can make and sell a book composed entirely of Wikipedia articles. The truth makes a lot more sense.

    • Kevin Brennan
      May 12, 2014

      It’d be quite a racket if you could just compile other peoples’ writing and peddle it for dollars! You can’t lose!

      Still, I like the idea of putting together something for yourself on favorite topics…

  2. ericjbaker
    May 12, 2014

    I need more articles on disposing of bodies. I can’t seem to find a whole book. Any tips?

    • Kevin Brennan
      May 12, 2014

      Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time…

      • ericjbaker
        May 12, 2014

        And keep your eye on the sparrow.

      • Kevin Brennan
        May 12, 2014

        When the going gets narrow — SNAP!

  3. John W. Howell
    May 12, 2014

    Would make for heavy reading alright.

    Sent from my iPhone


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