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This article is about the book publishing software. For the Book Type Field of a DVD, see Book type.
Developer(s) Sourcefabric
Initial release 14 February 2012 (2012-02-14)
Stable release 1.6.1 / 2 July 2013; 19 months ago (2013-07-02)
Written in Python
Operating system Linux, OS X
Available in English, Russian, Spanish; translatable
Type Bookmaking software
License GNU Affero General Public License v3

Booktype is a free and open source[1] software for authoring, collaborating, editing, and publishing books to PDF, ePub, .mobi, ODT and HTML formats.[2][3] It was launched by Sourcefabric in February 2012 when Booktype evolved from the Booki software, which powers FLOSS Manuals.[4] [5]


  1. ^ "Booktype Overview". 
  2. ^ "Who’s the Patron of eBooks? (FOSOTNTT)". 
  3. ^ "Meet Open-Source eBook Editing/Publishing App ‘BookType’". 
  4. ^ Booktype is licensed under the AGPL and has a companion free software Objavi for converting HTML into book formats. "Booktype Launches Crowd-Sourced eBook Tools". 
  5. ^ Charman-Anderson, Suw (14 February 2012). "Booktype: Book collaboration made easy". Forbes.