Quick new-book setup

This quick setup assumes you already have Jekyll and Prince (if you want PDFs) installed and working on your computer. (Detailed installation guidance here.)

  1. Download the Jekyll template.
  2. Open _data/meta.yml and replace the sample book information there with your project and book information.
  3. In the book folder edit the template files, and add your book’s content.
  4. To modify the design, edit the .scss files for each output format in book/styles.
  5. Run the run- script for your operating system. (On OSX and Linux, you need to give it permission.)
  6. The first time you run it, start with the ‘Install or update dependencies’ option.

There is much more detail in the docs.