Talk:List of Booknotes interviews

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Splitting into pages by year?[edit]

My thought is to split this one huge page into 16 pages, one for each year. Any comment? KConWiki (talk) 02:35, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

  • OK, seeing no objections, I am going to leave this as a page with the links to the individual pages by year. That will help preserve some of the page history, too. KConWiki (talk) 01:56, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
    • After further thought - I am going to redirect this page to the main Booknotes article. However, I am also going to copy the contents of this page on to the discussion page for that article, and leave links to both the main page history and this discussion page.

Links need fixing[edit]

Also, the official Booknotes sites has changed the addresses of individual pages. This will need to be fixed here. KConWiki (talk) 02:36, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Work in progress[edit]

This is a work in progress. KConWiki (talk) 14:02, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

To-do list[edit]

  • Do we want links to each interview on this page? -- YES! - DONE
  • Put whole article into approp. categories. - DONE
  • Go through author names in red, link or redirect if needed (i.e. Col. David Hackworth) DONE (First pass)
  • Review each author name in blue for any names leading to someone other than the author (incl. disambig pages) and fix. DONE
  • Check titles with colon, spacing, and capitalization issues (i.e., Clever title:Clever subtitle -- No space after colon) DONE
  • Check for ampersands that should be "and" DONE
  • Standardize width of table columns - (Can't find the formatting to do this. What is it?) - Copying from List of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes
  • Do we want to add another column w/ links to the subject matter? Example: Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World -- Link to Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, George Westinghouse, History of electromagnetism. - YES
    • Figure out at least one linkable article related to the content of the book.
    • Scan for memoirs/autobiographies and include links shown below.
  • Look at all book titles
    • Scan book titles for likely candidates for books w/ existing Wiki articles and link them. DONE
    • If appropriate, add a link to the pertinent transcript or interview.
    • Example: *[ ''Booknotes'' interview with Brzezinski on ''The Grand Failure'', April 2, 1989.]
      • [ ''Booknotes'' interview with XXX on ''XXX'', MONTH DATE, YEAR.]
        • Doing book articles first - DONE
        • Then, do author articles and/or subject articles
          • Linked interviews to author pages through Shelby Foote, for those authors whose books already have a page (and thus, already had a link made that could be copied and pasted).
    • Redirect those books that do not deserve their own pages to the pages of their authors; However, do not wikilink those book titles on this page. (MAYBE - Low priority)
  • Add deserving wiki pages (or categories)? Example: Stevenson political family
  • Scan author names in red for worthy candidates for article creation. Examples: Annette Gordon-Reed, Haynes Johnson (Somebody beat me to both of these!)
  • Scan book titles for candidates for books that should have Wiki articles and create them. Examples: No Ordinary Time, Gilbert biography of Churchill


For memoirs and autobiographies, I am including the phrase Memoir/Autobiography along with a link to one or two articles that are commonly associated with the author. (Such as The Vietnam War for David Hackworth.)