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From: "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>
To: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org as a book publisher
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:46:44 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87o8fug8l7.fsf@web.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87r1ksxehv.fsf@posteo.net>

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Hi Juan,

I’ve been going that route for a few years now, and I setup an autotools
pipeline with all the little tweaks and hacks I needed to make
everything work well together.

I’m using LaTeX (pdflatex), scribus, calibre and imagemagick to publish
a roleplaying book with charactersheet, 

Maybe some of it can help you. The entrypoints are the Makefile, the
setup, and the configure.ac (for the hacks):

The main document is

I also have some derived documents that use the included tables as data.
Most complex example:

Best wishes,

> Hi,
> I would like to share here two samples of one of the most intense uses
> that I give Org Mode: for typesetting, layout and editorial design. In
> other words, I use Org (and Org-Publish) where publishers today use DTP
> proprietary software like InDesign or QuarkXpress (a type of software,
> on the other hand, that was never intended to compose books but rather
> magazines, posters, brochures and so on). The samples are from a book
> on classical philology, recently published here in Spain, and from a
> fairly extensive dictionary, still work in progress:
> https://imgur.com/gallery/yxAVkrY
> Naturally, what acts in the background here is TeX and LaTeX
> (specifically Lua(La)TeX), so what I really do is use Org and
> Org-Publish as a sort of high-level interface for LaTeX. But I don't
> mean to avoid LaTeX: in fact, I've been working with LaTeX for a long
> time. I like LaTeX and behind these jobs there is a lot of LaTeX code.
> But Org gives me a much more light and productive workflow, allowing me
> to work at two levels.
> The main advantages that I see for this workflow with Org/Org-Publish
> are:
> 1. Lightness: LaTeX is too verbose.
> 2. Control of the composition process at various points. One of the
>    qualities of LuaTeX is the possibility to control TeX primitives
>    through scripts in Lua, and to act at various points in the pre- or
>    post-process. But I have realized that with the happy fusion of Elisp
>    and Org we can be much more precise and "surgical" ;-). Here,
>    Org/LaTeX is much more powerful than LuaLaTeX.
> 3. Org's synaptic and org-anizational ability to control and manage the
>    entire process of the creation of a book, from when the originals are
>    received until everything is prepared to send to the printer.
> 4. An unique origin. The book can be produced on paper from a single
>    source, but you can also export, from that source consistently, to
>    other formats (HTML or Epub).
> Best regards,
> Juan Manuel 

Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-07 17:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-06 19:34 Org as a book publisher Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-07  9:17 ` M. ‘quintus’ Gülker
2021-03-07 15:57   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-07 12:08 ` Diego Zamboni
2021-03-07 13:15   ` Vikas Rawal
2021-03-07 14:35     ` Colin Baxter
2021-03-07 16:03   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-08 10:46     ` Jonathan McHugh
2021-03-07 17:46 ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide [this message]
2021-03-07 18:30   ` Juan Manuel Macías
     [not found] ` <87ft16hn62.fsf@emailmessageidheader.nil>
2021-03-07 20:20   ` Juan Manuel Macías

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