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Better eBook tools
and processes
EPUBCHEF
What if you could:
• proceed from basic text to a published eBook using one
simple to use tool
• retain full control over ...
Create a new book project
From http://epubchef.com
Here’s how
The resulting ePubChef project
from https://github.com
Includes:
• Skeleton files for your book
• Recipe file to personali...
Write your book
• Start with the “recipe”
• Add scenes, chapters and revise
the layout as you go
Edit the Recipe
Recipe:
• The recipe can be added to and
revised over the life of the book
Keep writing…
• Zen writing mode is available
• Write online or offline
• Create branches and merge to
main book when done.
Invite collaborators
Editors, publishers, eBook architects,
agents can be invited to view and
contribute.
All edits are fu...
Generate an eBook at any time
Any collaborator or anyone given a voucher can have an
EPUB or .mobi mailed to them – anytim...
Retain full control over the look,
and the book.
CSS and layout templates are under full control of
authors and collaborat...
A complete eBook could look like this:
Created from these:
Text files
Recipe
Selling eBooks
• eBooks created with ePubChef can be sold by Amazon,
Apple and other retailers – just like any other EPUB
...
Project Status
• Proof of Concept code completed and proven
• In search of a partner to drive ePubChef forward.
Contact
• John Cobo
• http://cobobook.com
• info@epubchef.org
Further reading
http://cobobook.com/whitepaper/
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Introducing ePubChef

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Create EPUB and Kindle eBooks with ease, while retaining full control of the publishing process and tools.

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Introducing ePubChef

  1. 1. Better eBook tools and processes EPUBCHEF
  2. 2. What if you could: • proceed from basic text to a published eBook using one simple to use tool • retain full control over the process
  3. 3. Create a new book project From http://epubchef.com Here’s how
  4. 4. The resulting ePubChef project from https://github.com Includes: • Skeleton files for your book • Recipe file to personalise • eBook templates and styles • Code to produce a fully validated EPUB and .mobi
  5. 5. Write your book • Start with the “recipe” • Add scenes, chapters and revise the layout as you go
  6. 6. Edit the Recipe Recipe: • The recipe can be added to and revised over the life of the book
  7. 7. Keep writing… • Zen writing mode is available • Write online or offline • Create branches and merge to main book when done.
  8. 8. Invite collaborators Editors, publishers, eBook architects, agents can be invited to view and contribute. All edits are fully controlled and reversible. Book projects can be public or private.
  9. 9. Generate an eBook at any time Any collaborator or anyone given a voucher can have an EPUB or .mobi mailed to them – anytime. ePubChef: • Works with Markup or HTML snippets • Creates smart quotes • Multi-level table of contents • Cleans text (eg. Removes double spaces) • Creates drop Capitals • And much more. Generate eBook via web form or GitHub pull request.
  10. 10. Retain full control over the look, and the book. CSS and layout templates are under full control of authors and collaborators to the project. The code to generate the book is yours to keep – forever, and can be run on your computer.
  11. 11. A complete eBook could look like this:
  12. 12. Created from these: Text files Recipe
  13. 13. Selling eBooks • eBooks created with ePubChef can be sold by Amazon, Apple and other retailers – just like any other EPUB • Additionally, you can create vouchers to be redeemed for books. Redemption can be direct on epubchef.com or through 3rd party distributers. • Books sold via epubchef.com can have embedded purchaser data in the eBook.
  14. 14. Project Status • Proof of Concept code completed and proven • In search of a partner to drive ePubChef forward.
  15. 15. Contact • John Cobo • http://cobobook.com • info@epubchef.org Further reading http://cobobook.com/whitepaper/

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