Wiki E-Books

Proposing a new WikiProject for E-books publishing. E-books should evolve and embrace data such as pictures, videos, tables, graphs, linked data, in line references, (wikilinks/hyperlinks). Basically E-books written using the Wiki Markup Language using a new MediaWiki platform. Books are written and look like they did 150 years ago and a lot has changed since then.

This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Wiki E-Books
File:Wiki Books logo.webp
Status of the proposal
Statusprocedurally closed
Reasonnipping in the bud— all activity is from May 18th-20th, critical comments have made strong points. WikiBooks exists for user-made educational books. WikiSource exists for notable freely licensed 3rd-party works. Non-educational user-made books are out of project scope. Dronebogus (talk) 06:23, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionWiki E-Publishing
Is it a multilingual wiki?Other languages could adopt it as well
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Technical requirements
Development wikiDoes your project have a technical-development wiki (e.g., in Wikimedia Labs)?
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Wiki E-Books logo
Wiki Epublishing logo

Proposed byEdit

--Wikideas1 (talk) 08:00, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Alternative namesEdit

  • Wiki-E-Books
  • Wikipublishing
  • Wiki Epublishing

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That is more like text books. This proposal is for publishing books. --Wikideas1 (talk) 08:16, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
No! Already published textbooks go to Wikisource, much like a library. Wikibooks, on the other hand, allow anyone to publish material on their own, including original research, much like a publisher the proposer has proposed for. —‍CX Zoom (A/अ/অ) (let's talk|contribs) 10:58, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per CX Zoom. Faster than Thunder (talk) 20:33, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
  •   Comment Most of what is included in this proposal isn't possible on Wikibooks. Wikibooks explicitly states "Wikibooks is for textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals". According to What Wikibooks includes, anything that isn't instructional isn't allowed. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:45, 20 May 2022 (UTC)