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Is Markdown a viable source format for writing ebooks?

Markdown is an excellent shortcut to HTML, especially for non-technical writers and editors. Some publishing services (Leanpub, Gitbook, PenFlip and others) make the most of this. The drawback with ...
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Is Markdown a viable source format for writing ebooks?

I have used Markdown to create content, then used Pandoc to convert that content into ePub format for reading on iBooks. Markdown does not have a lot of layout features compared to LaTeX. If you ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

Pandoc is your friend here. Pandoc can take your input file (LaTeX, markdown, other) and transform it to PDF, EPUB, HTML (and many more). Pandoc is cross-platform and free under the GPL, although ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

I say this as something who doesn't normally use the product, but Adobe InDesign allows for an easy export into PDF and epub. I don't know about formatting code blocks though. Adobe ID has a monthly ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

If you don't want the hassle of setting up the full LaTeX stack, as needed with the, in this respect, unfriendly pandoc, you can have a look at reStructured text and Sphinx. For these tools exists to ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

Some time ago I created a GitHub repository of eBook Writing Resources. Specifically, this is the current list (as of the time of writing this answer - visit the link above for an up-to-date list as ...
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Is Markdown a viable source format for writing ebooks?

(While the original question is older, my answer is relevant to show that Markdown continues to have value in more cases than you think, even as Markdown evolves.) Yes. I've converted several PDFs ...
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