Build leanpub books locally. Watch files and build a new pdf each time they change.
# leanpub cli
Build leanpub books locally from the command line.
> Note/Disclaimer: This is not an official Leanpub product, it simply uses > pandoc to build a pdf from markdown in a similar way to Leanpub. Currently > the output from leanpub is different in style (and this will probably > always be the case), however I find that it massively speeds up the iteration > process to be able to build a pdf which looks “similar enough” to Leanpub.
This implements a simple cli for building ebooks locally. Rather than having upload your new change-set to Dropbox and then trigger leanpub build on their site - do it all locally.
To build the Book (this requires a Book.txt):
`sh $ leanpub book `
To build the Sample (this requires a Sample.txt):
`sh $ leanpub sample `
To build both:
`sh $ leanpub all `
You can also “watch” for changes in any of the markdown files you are using to build the book i.e. when a markdown file is saved:
`sh $ leanpub watch `
You can get help via the command line with:
`sh $ leanpub --help `
Install via [pip](https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/installing.html):
`sh $ pip install leanpub `
Note: if you don’t have python installed I recommend [miniconda](http://conda.pydata.org/miniconda.html); no-admin access required.
This requires that pandoc is installed, if it’s not install it [here](http://pandoc.org/installing.html).
## Issues / troubleshooting / requests
Please post an [issue on github](https://github.com/hayd/leanpub).
### Going forward
I would like to improve the output to better match leanpub. Any help it that direction (e.g. css, or prepending the title page) would be great!
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