An itch scratched: md2epub, a Python script for making an EPUB out of Markdown files.
All it takes is a simple book file, which gives the script some basic metadata about the book and then lists the files that need to be included. The script runs Markdown on the files and makes an EPUB.
# Sample book file for md2epub # 9 Jun 2010 Title: My Sample Book Author: John Doe Language: en-US URL: /books/my-sample-book/ CSS: content/style.css # Chapters Foreword | content/foreword.text Chapter 1 | content/chapter_1.text Chapter 2 | content/chapter_2.text Chapter 3 | content/chapter_3.text # Images to be included Images: images/illustration1.jpg, images/illustration2.jpg Image: images/illustration4.jpg
And then you just run “md2epub myfile.book” and voila, instant EPUB. I’ve already used it on my Pearl of Great Price reader’s edition (which I’ll be releasing shortly) and it works like a charm.
Last but not least, the code is based on my friend Matt’s script GetBook.py. (And, in fact, that’s where I got the idea for this script.)