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LuminousWebs is a community that loves books. We love them so much we're bringing them to the internet.
Learn how to edit LuminousWebs, then help us typeset any of the millions of public-domain works in the world. There is no limit to the number of versions that can be created, how they can be laid out or formatted, or what they might look like. Start from scratch and typeset a book of your own. Or find a project that's already begun. Books, poetry, verse, and lyrics are all welcome.
Create a book that can be cherished just like a real book. Leave an indelible mark.
Work with others to bring books to life. Add annotations, chapters, tooltips, and more. Link to other parts of the internet, other books, or Wikipedia.
Correct mistakes, or leave comments and feedback.
Don't start from scratch. Stand on the shoulders of giants. Build on the work of others. Borrow and share layouts, formats, and more. Nearly every page can be edited. Find a layout you like and use the same layout for another book.
Not sure where to start? Try perusing and helping to typeset any of the following popular books.
- Paradise Lost
- Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
- Les Misérables
- Grimms' Fairy Tales
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Experiment. Make books your own. Mash-up images, add music, write your own commentary, and more. Make it multi-column, non-linear, or choose-your-own adventure. Add illuminated type, new fonts, and new layouts.
The only limitation is what can be imagined. Imagination is the only limit.