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We need people who are passionate about books, literary works, and oral stories to contribute to the Wikimedia projects. Whether you’re a librarian, a publisher, an author, or you just like books: your contributions to this campaign will help support books, authors, storytellers, and readers. There are many ways to engage with the #EveryBookItsReader campaign. From the simple to the more complex.
You can work alone, or with a group. Organize an event or attend an event.
If you organize an event, please add it to our campaign tracking dashboard. Tag all Wikimedia activities related to this campaign, #EveryBookItsReader (English Wikipedia example).
- Add bluelinks to and from book and author articles.
- Correct typos and misspellings in book articles.
- Add a reference.
- Create a section for any literary awards the book has won.
- When you are logged into your Wikipedia account “Star” book pages so that you can follow edits over time (updates will be emailed).
- Link to books that are in the public domain. For example link to digitized copies on Wikisource/ Internet Archive/ Project Gutenberg.
- Create an article for a book
- Edit an existing book article
- Add sections for:
- Synopsis / Summary / Plot
- Controversies / Censorship
- Reception: Critical, Academic, Public
- Awards and Nominations
- Add an infobox
- Add sections for:
- Add data to Wikidata
- Translate a book article from one language Wikipedia to another
- Add a photo of the book cover to WikiCommons to illustrate the article on Wikipedia.
- Add a digitized book to Wikisource or complete the transcription or translation of a book on Wikisource.
- Identify award-winning books and make sure they have Wikipedia articles.
- Make lists of literary awards in Wikipedia.
- Identify challenged or censored authors and/or stories and make sure they have Wikipedia articles.
- Upload oral stories (audio or video) to WikiCommons.