PediaPress

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PediaPress
Headquarters
Mainz
,
Germany
Websitepediapress.com

PediaPress GmbH is a software development and print-on-demand company located in Mainz, Germany. The company is a spin-off of Brainbot Technologies AG.[1]

It allows users to create customized books from wiki content using an automated PDF file builder and print-on-demand (PoD) technology. Users can add their own cover details and limited content, such as a foreword.

PediaPress maintains that it is not a publisher and does not review the content of any printed books or other works offered through its tools, however it may remove content it deems to be illegal or inappropriate.[2]

PediaPress and the Wikimedia Foundation became partners in December 2007, and a proportion of the sales income of each book is donated to the Foundation.

Origins[edit]

PediaPress was established to provide an online service that enabled Web users to create customized books from wiki content using direct web-to-print technology.

Users were able to use the Wikipedia Book Creator tool to arrange the order of the articles and specify the cover details. The price of each unique book depended on the number of pages. Books were ready for shipment within a few working days. [3][4]

PediaPress and the Wikimedia Foundation became partners in December 2007.[5][6][7] PediaPress's software was initially integrated into Wikipedia, and made accessible in the navigation sidebar of every page via a "create a book" button.[8] PediaPress had contracted with Lightning Source, a subsidiary of Ingram Industries, to print the books.[9] PediaPress established a long-term partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of each book was donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.[3][10]

Initially, the ability to create books from the English version of Wikipedia was exclusive to signed in users, because of scalability issues. But later, anyone could create books from any of the millions of articles on Wikipedia in English alone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikipedia Goes POD With Book Creation Tool From PediaPress | The Independent Publishing Magazine". The Independent Publishing Magazine. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2019. PediaPress was founded in July 2007 as a spin-off from brainbot technologies AG and is located in Mainz, Germany.
  2. ^ "PediaPress – Frequently Asked Questions".
  3. ^ a b Hans-Christian Dirscherl (10 February 2009). "Print-on-Demand: Eigenes Buch aus Wikipedia-Artikeln machen". PC Welt. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2009. Users were then able to arrange the order of the articles, choose a cover photo/color and give the book its title and an editor's name. The price of the unique books depended on the number of pages and started at $8.90. Books were ready for shipment within two working days. PediaPress offered paperbacks and hard-covers with color images. Users could add own content, such as forewords.
  4. ^ "Das Lexikon zum Selberbasteln". Berner Zeitung. 11 February 2009. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Wikipedia offers print-on-demand". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Wikis Go Printable". Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  7. ^ "[Wikitech-l] Deprecating print-on-demand functionality". 10 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Frequently asked questions", It's localised on translatewiki.net. PediaPress, accessed 13 November 2010.
  9. ^ Gallagher, Victoria (24 February 2009). "Print your own Wikipedia launched". TheBookseller.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  10. ^ "PediaPress – Home". pediapress.com.

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