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The Project Gutenberg tool to generate EPUBs and other ebook formats.

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# EbookMaker

EbookMaker is the tool used for format conversion at Project Gutenberg. It builds EPUB2 and Kindle files from HTML. Also it builds HTML4, EPUB2, Kindle, and PDF files from reST sources.

## Prerequisites

  • Python2 >= 2.7 or Python3 >= 3.3
  • HTMLTidy,
  • Kindlegen,
  • TexLive, and
  • groff.

Tested with Python 3.6

## Install

(dev branch, editable install) pipenv install ebookmaker

Use the ebookmaker.conf file to pass a path to your kindlegen, tex, and groff programs if they’re not in your PATH

## Sample invocation

ebookmaker -v -v –make=epub.images –output-dir=/Documents/pg /Documents/library/58669/58669-h/58669-h.htm

## Test

Use python setup.py test

Travis-CI will run tests on branches committed in the gutenbergtools org

## new to pipenv?

Install pipenv (might be pip install –user pipenv, depending on your default python)

$ pip3 install –user pipenv

Change directories to where you want to have your ebookmaker environment. Then, to initialize a python 3 virtual environment, do

$ pipenv –three

Whenever you want to enter this environment, move to this directory and do:

$ pipenv shell

Install the gutenberg modules:

$ pipenv install ebookmaker

Check your install:

$ ebookmaker –version EbookMaker 0.6.0

Since you’re in the shell, you can navigate to a book’s directory and convert it:

$ ebookmaker -v -v –make=epub.images –ebook 10001 –title “The Luck of the Kid” –author “Ridgwell Cullum” luck-kid.html

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