Hey is it alright if I become a Wikia Volunteer on here so that I can be a trainee because I seriously want to work from Australia for wikia and I just want to start from the beginning and make my way up to a working employee of Wikia. Because I think it would be cool working for you's. You get to meet cast and crew of movie franchises and question them on the movies, plus loads more.
I had some further extensions to my ideas on a Wikia Books app. Perhaps Wikia could partner with some book publishers that publish a large amount of the YA books and specific publishers for specific books in order to obtain copies of them. To obtain an online-accessible version of the book on wikia that includes built in wiki-linking as well as somehow links to forum discussions etc. Then in order to generate profit as well as handle licensing costs advertisements can be placed and links to ordering a real-life copy of the book and/or the publisher's book store. This can be done in a wiki format where users can add in links (and the links on hover can show a paragraph or so from the wiki article it's linking to and then open it up to read more about the character). This could be made into an app and be on Wikia and would be an excellent start for a comprehensive book platform. Also it can functions as in actual book such as bookmarks etc and for those leading a book club people can add in markers that say where it needs to be read to. Annotations can even be added to the side. I know this might be a resource consuming but I think it would be worth it for Wikia. Similar to LyricWiki it takes a lot of copyright and licensing but Wikia could still profit off it. This can be a staff-only tool to create such a wiki and users can request these wikis to be made. If deals are obtained with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Penguin Publisher, Scholastic this can provide a large amount of books to be in that format or a series. I would reccomend perhaps reviewing over books upon user request and popularity to see whether or not specific books would be worth licensing. I would love to help out with the idea, but of course I wouldn't be able to do any of the legal things etc but I can create documentation on the idea and help develop it. Let me know about your thoughts.
Also in general i think a classic book sort of "program" should be started similair to YA. And in my idea about this book platform classics would be much more easy to license due to the nature of many of them being in public domain (of course you would most liekly want re-written versions for modern reading).
What a well thought out idea!! I love the idea of it. We do partner with publishers for our Y.A. Society, but unfortunately in general it's very difficult to cut deals like that-- but hey, you never know!
I'm actually not involved with most of the apps-- the person you should try messaging is Hotsoup.6891 because he is in charge of most of our community apps and might know if there is a Books App in the works (for now I don't think there is one).
Maybe that's something we can consider for the future! Right now, Y.A. is still our main focus and takes a lot of time to run-- but this is why we have things like Mini Book Clubs in place. Users can run their own for any book!
Okay. I really do hope to get started back up on the Bible book club, but I have a review process that I hope to happen soon where we review the wiki's content and programs including the Bible Book Club. The problem is finding an Administrator to help with this process, primairly the concern of them being theologically and religiously veriafiable (hence I am working with my church on this) and one who is infact a bit deeper in the faith than I or has an even deeper knowledge of biblical history and theology (a study a may pursue as a degree eventually).
Thanks for checking in. We submitted the questions to Sarah and we're still waiting to hear back from her publisher. I think within the next week it should be posted. I'll send you a message when it's live to let you know!
I recently adopted The Mortality Doctrine Wiki, its a wiki about James Dashner's new book series of the same name. I was wondering if there was any way the wiki would gain contributors through the Books Hub? I'm sure that there are people here who've read the series (since The Maze Runner is very popular), and we need all the contributors we can get (I'm currently just one out of 2 active contributors).
Maybe a spot on the Books template?
I'm new to editing on Book wikis so I'm not all that familiar with how things go here. Thanks!
A few things you can do--
1. If you are interested, you can write a review of the book on the Books Hub (and tag it Book Reviews)- this is a project we want to start soon where users write critiques.
2. Write a blog post about news on YOUR wiki, then message me the link and I can put it in the "From the Community section" on the main Books Hub page.
3. Create a page for The Mortality Doctrine on the Books Hub, then link to it. This will allow users to browse the books here and find your wiki!
Hope that helps! Let me know if you have ANY questions :)
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 18:47, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
For the blog part, if there is a piece of news (maybe a new trailer for the book, a teaser section, or some news about the plot or author) you can write a blog. One example is on the Fifty Shades of Grey wiki, this user wrote a new blog because the soundtrack was released.
Maybe you could write about this excerpt that Dashner published here?
Hi, just wondering have wikia got any spare copies of the divergent movie companion as all the book stores I have gone to say they are out or don't sell it. I have been looking for seven months and I am just about to give up the search. So I was wondering if I could have a copy because I have been hunting on for ages and I am about to give up in the search.
Plus to make things worse, one of the books have made a mistake in it, like the Divergent Initiates guide it says that Al is from Amity and in which he is from Candor, is there anyway that I could notify the writer of this book. Because us fans want to have the correct knowlegde, like it has annoyed me, why can't they get the right information to us.
As you know, I really love the Paper Gods trilogy by Amanda Sun! You may not know, however, that the final book comes out this summer! I haven't been very active on the Paper Gods wiki, but I plan on re-reading the first book (and finally picking up Rain, book 2) this year around April (and May, respectively).
So, my question, what do you think about having Ink (book 1) as the April (or March/May/June even) Y.A. Society Reads book of the month? I think it would be a really cool choice, as it takes the reader to a (possibly) new environment, as well as being a fun and quick read! I also think it might help bring some other user activity to the wiki!
I understand if you can, but I figured I should at least ask! Thanks for your time!
I love that idea- thanks so much for reaching out! Unfortunately-- the books of the months are planned out a year in advance (so we can get authors on board, etc.) by our Marketing team BUT we've had a few users ask about creating their own, which is why we have something called Mini Book Club.
I'd love it if you started a mini book club- I could help promote it on the hub and on our social media platforms to help spread the word. If you want, you can even host it on the Paper Gods wiki and just send me links from there to promote.
Thanks again for reaching out! Hope this helps a bit and let me know if you need brainstorming or help spreading the word :)