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AfC submission[edit]

Hello there! Could I get a hand with this draft? Draft:Pinus Rubinstein. Let me know what you think. Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk)

Publisher articles[edit]

I can't tell from the project page, should this project take an interest in articles on publishers, imprints, and editors? Things like Oxford University Press, Penguin Books, John Wiley & Sons or Addison Wesley come to mind. If so, perhaps some guidance would be helpful.LeadSongDog come howl! 19:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

  • It is ambiguous. Lots of non-book articles have been tagged as belonging to this project because they are topically linked in some way (like publishers, imprints, and editors). But other wikiprojects provide much better guidance on those types of articles. Any article on people should definitely follow the conventions of WikiProject Biography. Likewise publisher-articles should follow the conventions and guidelines of WikiProject Companies. All this wikiproject can offer for those other types of articles is an audience that may have over-lapping interests or expertise. maclean (talk) 20:07, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that seems sensible. Care to tweak the project page accordingly? Most project pages put such things in the "Scope" section. LeadSongDog come howl! 20:33, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
I too feel that this should be addressed. There are many publishers on the Wiki which have little information on their respective articles, even the more notable, or at least the ones less known but have a great legacy, are neglected. I propose maybe a sub project, unless if similar has been created elsewhere, for this to be taken care of. Uamaol (talk) 21:55, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Locke's A Letter Concerning Toleration[edit]

Eyes are needed here, in regard to NPOV, OR and appropriate sourcing. This has been the subject of a recent Arbitration Request, where ArbCom remanded the issue to the community. BMK (talk) 18:46, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

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Ace Books FAR[edit]

I have nominated Ace Books for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Crispulop (talk) 08:40, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Battle for Bittora: Anuja Chauhan listed at Requested moves[edit]


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CfD: Science books[edit]

Please weigh in here: Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_June_24#Category:Science_books. Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 00:49, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Template:Book not obsolete[edit]

There are many articles about published books with quality rating Stub. We could clean them up fast if we update Template:Book.

Moved to Template talk:Book: Gpeja (talk) 19:38, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

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New York Times Bestsellers Suggestion[edit]

Hi all,
I need someone to help me fill out the tables on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2011 and The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2012. I just created these two pages today using the formatting and content from the 2013 page. It seems odd to me how 2011 and 2012 and missing pages on Wikipedia, so I started creating them.

Thanks. KevinLiu (talk) 18:30, 7 July 2015 (UTC)


There is an RfC on the subject of whether Wikipedia:Notability (publishing) should become a guideline, which is taking place at Wikipedia talk:Notability (publishing)#Should this become a guideline?. James500 (talk) 18:56, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Distributed Proofreaders Adding Links to Project Gutenberg Books[edit]


I'm the General Manager of Distributed Proofreaders ( ), the entirely-volunteer-run crowdsourced non-profit that digitizes the majority of the out-of-copyright books that are distributed for free via Project Gutenberg (we recently digitized our 30,000th e-book and have more than 100,000 registered volunteers).

Although we have no gain from digitizing e-books, we naturally care about making free books available to anybody who would like to read them.

To that end, I've been thinking that it might be worth while to encourage our Distributed Proofreader volunteers to add links to the Project Gutenberg books that we produce in appropriate areas of the External Links sections of related Wikipedia articles (for example, a link to "Pride and Prejudice available through Project Gutenberg" added in the External Links section of the Wikipedia article on Pride and Prejudice).

However, just in case this might violate your Conflict of Interest guidelines (since the people who would be doing this would be unpaid volunteers of Distributed Proofreaders), I thought I should check with you first before suggesting this to our volunteers.


Lhamilton1 (talk) 04:18, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Lhamilton1, are you talking about adding links to Project Gutenberg (the site)? If so, then those can be added without worry. There's a template here on Wikipedia for PG links, which you could use. (Template:Gutenberg) I have to say, I'm very pleased that you asked before adding the links - that shows a huge amount of integrity on your part! (Plus it's insanely smart, considering that a lot of people don't think to ask.) The only thing I'd say is that the volunteers should read over WP:COI and disclose that they're here to add links to PG because they're volunteering with your site. Also, make sure that you tell them to be careful with their usernames as far as the WP:U policies go. They can create an account that refers to the site, but they have to make sure that it represents them as a person, so in other words something like "PGDPSuzie" or something like that. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 18:45, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Expanding WP:NOTPLOT[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not#Expanding NOTPLOT. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 (talk) 12:16, 25 July 2015 (UTC)