Generate EPUB Ebooks with ePub-Boilerplate

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jan 21, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

If you plan to publish your next opus magnum as an EPUB ebook, you don't have to start from scratch. Instead, you can use ePub-Boilerplate. This bundle comes with a ready-made ebook template and a script that generates an EPUB file and validates it. Using ePub-Boilerplate is easy. Grab its latest version from the project's repository using the git clone git@github.com:javierarce/epub-boilerplate.git command. You'll find the ebook template in the book directory, and you can edit template files to your heart's content. Once you're done editing, use the ./publish book command to generate an ebook in the EPUB format. It's that simple.

While using ePub-Boilerplate requires some manual work, this approach has several advantages. You can use any text editor to work with the template, and you are not tied to a specific authoring tool. More importantly, the ePub-Boilerplate generates clean EPUB files without any cruft that other EPUB authoring tools tend to add during the conversion process.

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