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A sequel of sorts to the book stub articles project, Quality book articles would expand, improve, and maintain all book articles. Here's the basic guidelines, I have in mind:

A good article must:

  • Include book cover art.
  • List all known ISBN numbers.
  • Include a back cover/internal summary (if possible), and a full plot summary, with ending details.
  • Include a full "Appearances" list for every character, location, business, and organization mentioned in the book. Additionally, other subjects such as cars and animals can be included under the "Other" header.
  • Cite a reliable source for questionable information, such as ghostwriter credits.
  • Follow all The Hardy Boys Wiki's polices and guidelines, including the Manual of Style, and specifically The Hardy Boys Wiki:Manual of Style/Book articles.

The project page would list all the book articles, with a check list. Sort of like the one here. Like this:

No. Title Cover art ISBN numbers Back cover summary Plot summary Appearances References
#1 The Tower Treasure Yes No N/A No Yes Yes
#2 The House on the Cliff Yes No No No No Yes
#3 The Secret of the Old Mill Yes No Yes No No Yes
#4 The Missing Chums Yes No No No No Yes

Also, each article will have a template on their talk page, that says something along the lines of "this article is within the scope of Project Quality book articles." The template will also include a check list.

Another idea I had for this project, is that we could have spotlighted book each month, so anyone that wants to can read it, and than we can all collaborate on it.

What do you think? Suggestions? Comments?

WHLfan (talk to me!) 07:56, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

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