The Ebook Machine is a set of HTML-based templates that lets you reuse common components in your ebooks and automate changes across your back catalog. The files are free forever. The basics are available online. And the complete guide is just $4.
The Ebook Machine lets you reuse components of your ebook, like a title page template or blurbs for your other titles, across your entire back category. When you make additions or changes in one place, it get's updated in all of the right HTML files at once.
The Ebook Machine is a series of files written in the Kit language, an open source extension of HTML. If you know HTML, Kit is fast and easy to learn. In fact, all of its documentation fits on a single page.)
The Ebook Machine by J. Zachary Pike, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To clarify, you do not need to attribute or acknowledge J. Zachary Pike in ebooks created from your use of the ebook machine. You must attribute the work to J. Zachary Pike if you distribute the .kit files in the Ebook Machine or derivations thereof.
The Kit language is open source, and can be compiled with commercial and free HTML compiling methods (though I wholeheartedly recommend Codekit.) In short, once you have the Ebook Machine set up, there are no ongoing costs associated with using it.
If you want to save even more time, get the companion book to the Ebook Machine. You'll get step-by-step instructions for setting up your ebooks and publishing new titles faster than ever. You'll also get a deeper understanding of how the Ebook Machine is structured and helpful tips on tweaking it to meet your needs. All for $4.
If you’ve worked with HTML before, you can learn to use the ebook machine. It takes a bit to set up, but once you do you’ll be formatting and publishing ebooks faster than ever before. It’s worth it. You can do it.