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A book is a written work typically longer than an article, on the indieweb, there are examples of publishing whole books on IndieWeb sites, and publishing lists of books.

IndieWeb Examples

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith publishes books on his own personal domains in addition to through publishers. E.g.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

In 2009, Kathleen Fitzpatrick released Planned Obsolescence in draft form for open peer review in fall 2009 (she was an editor on the site). It was later published in physical form by NYU Press in 2011, but the original with annotations is still available online.

James Shelley

James Shelley has posted two draft manuscripts on his own website which he's allowing people to annotate using


Main article: Pressbooks

Pressbooks is a book content management system which produces multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF, and various XML flavours.

Silo Examples


WattPad is a silo book writing/publishing platform that allows writers to create, edit, publish, and get feedback from fans.




The mobile app version of Pocket has a "page flip" functionality which allows readers to swipe left/right as if they were reading their articles in e-book format rather than the traditional up/down scrolling UI typical of most browsing experiences.

Library Examples

Below are some examples of people keeping lists online of books they own, see also personal library for more examples:

Christian Weiske

Christian Weiske uses h-cite to mark up books he has in his library -

Paul Munday

PaulMunday has a page on his site for each of his books marked up with microformats as documented here:

Erin Jo Richey

Has a page on her site with books she owns:

Sebastiaan Andeweg

Has a page with a few books he knows (either owns/owned or borrowed or read or want to read) on

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