Booktype: a free, open-source publishing solution for authors and companies

Booktype is web based, single-source publishing software for creating books, reports, manuals and more. It is an open source platform for editorial teams working on complex projects.

It is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any reader and book-viewer within minutes.

Booktype makes it easier and quicker for authors, companies, and organizations to edit and publish books.

It imports DOCX or EPUB files, converts them into single-source HTML for online editing and proofreading, and uses CSS Paged Media to produce good-looking output for print, the open web, and almost any e-book reader, in seconds.

Booktype facilitates collaborative, agile production across time zones and borders.


  1. A Fully multi-user collaborative web-based system
  2. An open-source software that does not require any payment
  3. Booktype is translated to dozens of languages
  4. A self-hosted system that anyone can install on his machine or server
  5. Easy automated publishing workflow for authors, editors, stakeholders, and book writers.
  6. It publishes books in EPUB format
  7. A large community of users, developers, and agencies
  8. It comes with a REST-API that eases integration to other system
  9. Easy to install using Docker
  10. Install on Ubuntu, Windows, macOS, Debian, and CentOS


  • Linux
  • Windows
  • macOS

Developer's note

Booktype is built on top of Django, the popular Python web framework.


Booktype is released under the AGPL-3.0 License