Publish Your eBook Using Linux and Open Source Software
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Publish Your eBook Using Linux and Open Source Software

A Step-by-Step Guide By Vimalkumar Velayudhan

About the Book

In this 5-step guide, I will show you how to create an eBook using Linux and open source software and publish it on book stores like Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo etc.,

You will use open source software including Python Sphinx, Calibre, Epubcheck, and Inkscape (optional)

and learn the basics of reStructuredText.

Quick-start template

When you buy the eBook, you will get a quick-start Sphinx project template (Leanbook) with the download. Leanbook is configured with live-preview, 3 font themes, and a book cover template. It is tested on Linux Mint 21.1, Debian 11.6, Ubuntu 22.04, and Fedora 38.

Note: This eBook is currently in "Early Access" mode. New chapters will be available as and when they're published.

About the Author

Vimalkumar Velayudhan
Vimalkumar Velayudhan

I write step-by-step guides for using Linux and open source software

Table of Contents

    • About this guide
    • Step 1: Get software
    • Step 2: Create book
    • Step 3: Write content
    • Step 4: Build EPUB
    • Step 5: Publish eBook
    • Appendix

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