On Thu, 15 Nov 2012, Bill Meahan wrote:
On 11/15/2012 07:13 PM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
Have you considered using pandoc to generate epub?
If your text is relatively simple (no multiline math, no fancy image
scaling, no complicated tables, etc.), then Markdown is a reasonable input
format. You can use pandoc to translate the text to multiple output formats
In general, I have found pandoc's XHTML export to be more predictable than
that of ConTeXt. I have used pandoc's epub export only for short articles,
but from what I remember, it does handle cover images and toc correctly.
Nice idea Aditya but in this particular case it won't suffice.
I'm working on a rather long novel, not a technical document, and my
/primary/ target electronic format is PDF. That PDF can be distributed
electronically or submitted directly to a printer. In the current market,
however, so many people want to read books on their smartphone, dedicated
ebook reader or tablet an author really limits their market if they don't
distribute an ebook version.
Of course, the two primary ebook formats (in terms of market) are epub and
Kindle which is easy to generate from an epub. Sticking to ConTeXt allows me
to generate PDF, Process PDF and epub from a single source. I can easily
touch up the epub in Sigil if I need to.
For this kind of "document," typography and excellent typesetting are
extremely important (in the printed/PDF version, anyway). ConTeXt gives me
Pandoc does generate ConTeXt output as well, which you can then process
the usual way to generate pdf.
The advantage of pandoc is that **in addition** to latex/context output,
you can generate docbook/epub/html/doc/troff/ and other output formats as
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