Writing and Publishing Books with Markdown

In a post to the BookWorks blog Carla King discussed a Markdown-based book writing and publishing process and briefly reviewed a number of tools and platforms.

The tools she covered range from specialized Markdown and text editors to full platforms like Leanpub. Leanpub provides both a Markdown-based self-publishing toolchain for works in progress or finished books, and an online storefront for selling these and other works like courses. The storefront is pretty flexible as it supports options such as a variable pricing scheme, bundling, and selling additional digital content.

I use Leanpub to publish my book Space Apps for Android. I write the manuscript with Leanpub’s Markua Markdown flavor designed for formatting books and similar works.

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