September 24, 2016

Turn Wikipedia Articles into Ebooks | Screencast Tutorial


Wikipedia users can now create ebooks using articles from the English edition of the crowd-sourced reference. The feature, launched September 17, allows anyone to generate free ebooks in PDF, EPUB, and OpenOffice formats for reading on a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and E Ink readers, such as the Kindle. Users can also order a printed book via PediaPress, Wikipedia’s print-on-demand vendor.

Linda W. Braun, a library consultant with LEO and regular contributor to School Library Journal, demonstrates how this works in the following screencast:


Turn Wikipedia Articles into Ebooks | Screencast Tutorial from School Library Journal on Vimeo.


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On October 14, 2015 Library Journal, School Library Journal, and thousands of library professionals from around the world gathered for the 6th annual Digital Shift virtual conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries, their communities, and partners. Now available on-demand, this year’s program provides actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public and features thought-provoking keynotes from John Palfrey, author of BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, and Denise Jacobs, tech leader, author, and creativity evangelist.
Linda W. Braun About Linda W. Braun

Linda W. Braun ( is the Youth Services Manager at Seattle Public Library, an educational technology consultant, a past president of YALSA, and adjunct faculty at Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science.


  1. Or you could keep using InstaPaper which will format your clippings for your device. By the way, Kindles don’t read Epub.

  2. That was really good. Thank you, Linda & SLJ.