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Welcome to the Projects reading room. On this page, Wikibookians can talk about subjects related to books, book projects, and other tasks here on Wikibooks that require discussion and organization.

Book proposal on Dutch digital arts - does this fit here?[edit]

Hi everyone! I'm starting work on a publication about digital art in the Netherlands, which, according to plan, should become an 'open' publication as much as possible. I'm not affiliated with any formal organisation in the Netherlands but did receive a startup grant for the project and expect to receive more funding for it. I'd like to write the book here on Wikibooks. A first outline is here in my user space: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/User:Spinster/Dutch_Digital_Arts. My question: is everyone OK with us working on this book here in the upcoming years? Can I move this project to mainspace? Any comments, questions or input? Thanks, Spinster (discusscontribs) 11:03, 22 December 2015 (UTC) (mainly active on Wikidata, Commons, nlwiki, enwiki)

A Wikibook towards a Nobel prize in literature[edit]

Aggrandisement set aside, if many authors come towards a common goal, a grand topic of high impact could be selected and a Wikibook could be authored by all of us, interested authors. The aim of such a Wikibook is to be of so high quality that it should get nominated to the Nobel prize in literature, as the first ever Wikibook to have done so! I am sure there is great talent in here. Comments welcome Balaji.md au (discusscontribs) 05:01, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikibooks is for educational textbooks which I don't believe would be in scope for the Nobel Prize for Literature. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 13:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I'm looking for a space to recreate and expand the Good and Cheap cookbook in a wiki format.[edit]

I'd like to post and expand this cookbook:

http://www.leannebrown.com/good-and-cheap.pdf

Is this a viable project on your site?

No it isn't I'm afraid. That book is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA which is not compatible with the Wikibooks license. Specifically, we require commercial derivatives to be allowed and the Leanne Brown license does not. You cannot adapt the book and change the license. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 13:49, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, I will let the author know, and find another host.