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Would this project by OK hosting a WP:PCW (Publishers cited by Wikipedia) compilation, similar to WP:JCW/WP:MCW?[edit]

The idea of a compilation of publishers similar to WP:JCW/WP:MCW has been floating around for a while, but where exactly to host it it somewhat up in the air. The natural place to host it would be at Wikipedia:WikiProject Publishers, but we have no such project. While we could create one, I don't know that there would be a high enough demand for this.

But since the vast majority of the compilation's information would come from {{cite book}}, I feel it makes sense to host it on WikiProject Books, even though you can publish things other than books. Any concerns or objections to this? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:22, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

I'm not that experienced here, but this sounds like a good idea. I'm interested in the history of publishers and publishing so I could see this as being useful. --Jaldous1 (talk) 19:42, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom[edit]

Hello. Could someone please upload a fair-use picture of the cover? Not sure if that's possible. I will expand the article in the next few days. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 06:50, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Done. It's pretty straightforward. Use the Upload Wizard for English Wikipedia rather than uploading to Commons, and select the options for a Copyright work believed to be fair use, Cover art, Cover of a book (or something like that, from memory!). Copy image from anywhere eg Amazon. Others may have more precise advice, or perhaps tell me I'm doing it wrong! PamD 07:08, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:11, 10 May 2018 (UTC)


I created Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman) but was unsure about the title. Today I found Smoke and Mirrors (Gaiman book), is that better? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:17, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

I've not seen the use of the author's name added. I've usually seen something like Neverwhere (novel). For Norse Mythology--maybe Norse Mythology (book). For Smoke and mirrors, I would suggest Smoke and Mirrors (short-story collection). --Jaldous1 (talk) 23:44, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
Per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (books), you'd use Norse Mythology (book) first, and if that is too ambiguous—i.e., if there are other major books called Norse Mythology with potential articles—you'd go to Norse Mythology (Gaiman book). Is it a novel? If so, use that as the disambiguator. czar 10:42, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Czar. It's not a novel, and though it's a collection of stories that are short, it's not exactly a short story collection either. I think Norse Mythology (book), though WP-logical, is unhelpful[1], so I'll probably go with Norse Mythology (Gaiman book). Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 21:15, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Norse Mythology (book) will redirect to Norse Mythology (Gaiman book) anyway until there are other claims on the title, so there's no harm in using it as the primary topic czar 21:17, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Cover request[edit]

Hello. Could someone please add the cover of The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America to its infobox? Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 18:30, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Is there any reason for you not to learn how to do it yourself? See a couple of posts higher up for a brief note on how to do it. PamD 19:16, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
I don't upload pictures I've not taken. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 19:40, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Book covers are covered under fair use so using a publisher's image of a cover is acceptable. No need to take a photo. --Jaldous1 (talk) 20:33, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
As I said above, copy the image from Amazon or anywhere else you can find it. PamD 22:58, 20 May 2018 (UTC)