GitBook · Write & Publish Books
Writing is one of the oldest ways of sharing knowledge and programmers love to share their knowledge, either because they have giant egos or because their work includes writing a lot of documentation.
The most popular writing tools are focused on short posts, sometimes we call them articles, sometimes they span a few pages, but still the workflow is based on short essays, they are simply not good enough when things become bigger.
Gitbook is different: Gitbook helps you to write a complete book, from start to finish, using de facto standard technologies, very well known across programmer’s community (GIT for storing, Markdown for writing).
Gitbook is targetted to those writing documentation for APIs or a reactive framework, but also scientists, teachers and writers in general.
The online editor is simply great, but if you prefer, there is also a multi platform desktop application.
Gitbook pricing includes a free plan, that allows you to use all the features of the platform: reviews, convertion engine (PDF, ePub, Mob) and publishing (free or paid) on Gitbook catalogue.
If you’re willing to pay, you can publish on commercial platforms too, such as Amazon, Google Play Store and iBooks Store.
As Giovanni would say «You must have something to write, first», but if you got it (or need it), give Gitbook a try.