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Klingsor's Last Summer first edition image potential deletion[edit]

Please can someone help rescue ? Thanks, GrahamHardy (talk) 13:27, 10 April 2015 (UTC)


I have a question regarding WP:NBOOK. Point 1 for notability indicates: 'The book has been the subject of two or more non-trivial published works appearing in sources that are independent of the book itself. This includes published works in all forms, such as newspaper articles, other books, television documentaries and reviews. This excludes media re-prints of press releases, flap copy, or other publications where the author, its publisher, agent, or other self-interested parties advertise or speak about the book' Does this refer to book reviews? AusLondonder (talk) 17:01, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Published book reviews help establish notability. I can better help if you provide more specifics of what you are looking at. maclean (talk) 19:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I think one point may be published book reviews rather than blurbs. I don't mean that multiple books cannot be reviewed in one article but do mean to exclude some columns that are strings of blurbs. I've checked a few reviews in monthly magazines, which are catalogued by ISFDB, and found some book review columns that comprise mainly (what I call) blurbs.
out of time before i can link an illustration --P64 (talk) 23:59, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

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]

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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)

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