Whilst reading a complete book on Wikisource is possible, a lot of people like to be able to download a book in order to read it on an ebook reader such as a Kindle, smartphone or other device.
Wikisource as a built-in export tool that is available on every page as a button marked "download".
- Navigate to the page you want to download. For a multi-page work, this should be the top-level page of the work.
- Select "Download" from the top right of the page. In the mobile interface, there is an EPUB icon () at the top right of the page.
- Select the format you would like:
- EPUB: most suitable for most readers (except Kindles)
- MOBI: for Kindles
- PDF: for large-screen devices and printing
- Copy the downloaded file to your ebook reader as normal
The "more formats" option in the download dialog takes you to the WS-WsExport tool. There, you can set more options, inclusing:
- additional formats (e.g. RTF)
- paper size (for PDFs)
- alternative fonts
- exclude images (for smaller results)
All Wikisource works have the download button. However, some works are incomplete, some have formatting that doesn't translate well to the ebook format.
Works that have been checked over for good export results are collected at Ready for export (638).
See Help:Preparing for export for guidance on preparing Wikisource works for export.