Wikipedia has introduced a cool new feature that will allow anyone to create a new ebook out of any of the articles. That’s an exciting development, but keep in mind that not all of Wikipedia’s articles are known to be error free. That said, the feature is still a lot of fun to use and the entire process is simple. Mentioned below is the step-by-step guide to your e-Pub file.
The process begins with the obvious first step of selecting the article that you would like to transform into an ebook. Click on the “Create an eBook” link on the left column to start the process. You will be provided with several options of adding more content from other articles or creating chapters and such. Clicking on the “Create an eBook” link will activate a ‘”Book Creator” feature which will be added at the top of every Wiki page you visit and will allow you to add the particular page or skip it along with a few other self-explanatory options.
When you have gathered enough content for your ebook, click on the “Show Book” link under “Book Creator” and you will be greeted by a page where you will furnish a few more details like title and sub title of the book, creating chapters, or the format options. Available ebook format options include e-pub, PDF, OpenZIM, and OpenDocument.
Once you are done with this, click on the Download link and you will be directed to a page that will show the ebook being created that will eventually end up with the option to download it onto your computer. Another options is to order a printed copy of the ebook from PediaPress. The default settings here are black and white ink and soft covers. Pay an extra $7 if you’d like a hard cover bound book, while $5 extra will add color to it.
This is a great way to condense research articles all into one place or just for a lark!
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