Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes.
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Booktype makes it easier for people and organisations to collate, organise, edit and publish books. Delivering frictionlessly to print, Amazon,, iBooks and almost any ereader, Booktype facilitates collaborative production processes. No more lost manuscripts, overwritten Word files, awkward wikis or cumbersome CMSes.

Booktype is built on top of the Django web framework.

More info


Straightforward instructions to get you started on your first dev install of Booktype can be found on the Digital Ocean community tutorials site and provide a clear path to getting an install running on a Debian 8 machine.

Extra information can be found on the online instructions and in the Booktype manual.

How to contribute

Only 4 steps:

  1. Fork the sourcefabric/Booktype repository. Help or direct link.
  2. Clone your fork
  3. Create new local feature branch.
  4. Create pull request with your feature/bugfix.


Booktype is licensed under the AGPL license.