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4 Easy Steps to Create an eBook using Wikipedia Articles

Through ebook it is now more convenient to read articles. You can bundle numerous articles and format them as ebook which you can read offline. Internet sources such as Wikipedia have made it more convenient to bundle numerous articles. The website has tools that can help you create formatted ebooks. Specifically, you can use the EPUB format when you bundle content from one or several Wikipedia pages.

What is EPUB?

EPUB or electronic publication is a standard format of ebook files. It is supported by popular ebook reading devices such as the BeBook, iPhone, IREX Reader, Nook from Barnes & Noble’s, and the Sony Reader. Compared to PDF, EPUB is much better for reading articles offline on ebook readers, mobile phones and tablets. However, it is still more appropriate to use the PDF format when creating print-ready books.

How to bundle Wikipedia articles to create an eBook?

You can convert your favorite Wikipedia pages into an ebook in just one minute. Follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Step 1: The first step is to open any Wikipedia page. From the toolbox menu, choose Book creator. It is located in the right sidebar.
  • Step 2: The next step is to browse any Wikipedia page. It can be about your favorite music artist or sci-fi book author. Then, queue the article you chose into your ebook. Do this by clicking the “Add this page to your book” link.
  • Step 3: Alternatively, you have the option to add the linked page to the ebook you are creating without the need to open the page. Do this by hovering the mouse over the internal Wikipedia link. This step allows you to save more time.
  • After clicking on the Wikipedia pages that you like, the last step is to give the ebook a title. Do this by clicking the “Show Book” link. When you are done you can instantly download your newly created ebook in the EPUB format.

    There are many ways to read Wikipedia ebooks. You can use iBooks on your iPad or iPhone. If you are using an Android device, you can read EPUB files by using the free Aldiko Book Reader app. On the other hand, the Amazon Kindle reader cannot read ebooks in EPUB format. There are free tools though that you can use to convert EPUB files into MOBI or PDF format. These are the formats that the Kindle can read.

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