Hybrid Publishing Workflow

Inte Gloerich and Léna Robin

Hybrid publishing refers to the concept of creating materials one wishes to publish in one or many ways, and being able to, as desired, produce HTML, PDF, ePub, iBooks which can be used on whatever devices one might have, or even printed as a book. Previously, one had to use different workflows using different programs for each intended result, since directly converting between these final formats was either difficult or impossible. A group from the  Netherlands has managed to come up with a system in which a master source file is used to generate a markdown (.md) file, which can then be used with pandoc to create whichever formats you wish.