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Opening a new chapter in book publishing with Booktype

by Theo Schwinke 5.02.2014

E-Short is the result of a long cooperation between Books on Demand and Sourcefabric. Tailor-made for BoD, the tool is powered by our free and open software. Sourcefabric believes open code means free speech. It also means smart business.

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Where in the world is Sourcefabric?

by Theo Schwinke 20.12.2013
Airtime live event radio | Photo credit Flickr Vaughan Nelson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Airtime live event radio | Photo credit Flickr Vaughan Nelson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

We threw together a little interactive map of a few of the places where Sourcefabric solutions are making a difference, thanks to input from our community. We couldn't have done it without you.

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Workshopping open source book publishing with Booktype

by Lisa Lang 31.05.2013
A Day at Supermarkt with Booktype, workshopping open source publishing
A Day at Supermarkt with Booktype, workshopping open source publishing

Last week, we ran a book publishing workshop at Supermarkt in Berlin, Germany and got a bunch of creative people together to publish an open source book.

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BookJS -- the Sourcefabric book rendering engine

by Johannes Wilm 18.04.2013
Photography Florian Oellers | www.florianoellers.de
Photography Florian Oellers | www.florianoellers.de(photo: Florian Oellers)

BookJS is still under heavy development, but over the past nine months it has achieved quite a lot of things that had been impossible until now. Here are some of the most outstanding features that BookJS currently has.

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Install your own Booktype server on Ubuntu or Debian

by Daniel James 3.12.2012

Managed Booktype hosting is available from Sourcefabric, with support for creating both public and private books. If you do not wish to collaborate on writing with authors outside your organization, then having your own Booktype server makes more sense. Also, if you don't have reliable access to the Internet, having your own Booktype server is a practical alternative to cloud-based services. For example, a school with laptops that can connect to each other on a network but not to the Internet may find a local Booktype server valuable.

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Launching Framed Horizons: Student Writing on Nordic Cinema

by Kristin Trethewey 14.11.2012
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Image 1190(photo: Kristin Trethewey)

Booktype took part in this years Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the largest industry and public events dedicated to the world of books. As part of the Digital Innovation Sparks Stage events, Booktype hosted the launch of "Framed Horizons: Student Writing on Nordic Cinema".

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How to 'bling' your Booktype

by Aleksandar Erkalović 12.11.2012
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Image 1191(photo: Aleksandar Erkalović)

In this blog post I will try to show how the web view can be customized with simple template modification. By default, Booktype comes with predefined templates but they can all be easily customized to fit your needs.

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