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Create an epub Book from Markdown Files

🌱 This post is in the growth phase. It may still be useful as it grows up.

  • Put all your markdown files in a in single directory.
    • Not required but it makes everything a lot easier.
  • Run the pandoc command over all the files, and use -o to set output path with preferred file extension:
    • pandoc -o my-book.epub
  • Metadata is effectively ignored by virtue of being completely overridden by the metadata in the last file. So,
    • Create a single file with metadata, defined with yaml.
    • Know that you need to use a .txt extension, as yaml is not supported.
  • Include metadata as last file.
    • pandoc metadata.txt -o my-book.epub.
  • This command can be added to a bash script: