What is the ePubChef?
EPubChef is an open source software tool for the efficient crafting of beautiful eBooks. It transforms standard text files and configuration into an EPUB eBook. Standard tools can then convert EPUB to Kindle and PDF.
EPubChef brings website practices to eBooks, hiding the complexity of EPUB.
- Efficient – Create an EPUB 3 eBook in record time. Amend, alter, change, re-generate the EPUB anytime.
- Flexible – ePubChef was born from a desire to create an eBook the way the author wants it to look, not how a software programmer expected it to look.
- Portable – ePubChef is open source code, you own it. The code wraps snugly around the words of your book and passed across operating systems, and into the future maintaining the ability to regenerate EPUB should alterations to your words or eBook standards change.
- Dexterous – The tool can fit workflows that other tools can’t reach. Create an eBook with a personal message from the author to the reader. Embed purchase details within links in each eBook copy. Last second EPUB generation at point of sale makes it possible.
EPubChef creates EPUB version 3. From the EPUB, standard tools can generate .mobi for Kindle or PDF.
EPubChef can be used by authors and technical specialists who can use its flexibility to the full. The specialist knowledge of EPUB creation is encapsulated software while leaving hooks for those with standard web design skills to enhance each book individually.
EPubChef files are plain text and amenable to standard version control and collaboration tools such as Dropbox, Draftin and GitHub. The tool is for those with a modicum of web development skills, or are willing to learn a little.
EPubChef is covered by the GNU Public license. The code is yours to alter as you wish and keep with your book forever.
EPubChef is not free to use, a small fee will be charged for each title made public.