A Sneak Peek At My Typical Workflow For eBook Conversion

I occasionally have people ask exactly how I’m working when I am converting eBooks, so I thought I’d take a stab at answering.

My box runs a highly stripped down version of Ubuntu with OpenBox as the window manager (really, I ended up re-creating CrunchBang linux, but hey).  I typically use Geany for most of the heavy lifting, and GEdit for the rest.  (Windows folks, you’d probably use Notepad++ here instead.)  I use Leafpad for simple cut-and-paste jobs, and XPad for sticky notes for per-project things.

If I have to reference a PDF, I have that up in the other monitor.  Otherwise I’m mostly working with one monitor, but multiple desktops.

You can see what this typically looks like here:

Mostly because I built this up from scratch, it’s not as confusing for me as it might look for you.  I know what each bit is, where it goes, and what it does, because I put it there.  Which is hugely liberating.

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