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This article is about the book publishing software. For the Book Type Field of a DVD, see Book type.
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Developer(s) Sourcefabric
Initial release 14 February 2012 (2012-02-14)
Stable release
2.1 / 9 August 2016; 6 months ago (2016-08-09)
Written in Python
Operating system Linux, OS X
Available in Albanian, Catalan, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish; 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, 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]

In March 2015 it was announced that Amnesty International was using a pre-release version of Booktype 2.0 to publish its Annual Report on the state of human rights, in multiple languages.[6]

Booktype interface localizations are crowd-sourced from volunteers in a Transifex project.[7]

Organisations using Booktype[edit]

Amnesty International has been using Booktype for their annual reports in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.[8] Books on Demand (de)), the European market and technology leader for digital book publications use Booktype branded as easyEditor for their self-publishing service.[9] The Berlin-based publisher mikrotext uses Booktype for their entire catalogue.[10]