on 26 Jan, 2017 10:46 AM
many years later, how's the Leanpub support like?
I mean asides with custom icons from Font Awesome, images with parameters such as width and float, code highlighting, etc.
They're pushing a lot with Markua, also.
It would be *super* useful, and also pretty unique.
on 26 Jan, 2017 03:02 PM
> Aside blocks are implemented. The rendering engine isn't publicly
> available (at least not in full) that I've found, and rewriting the
> whole parser isn't something I have time for.
Thank you for the prompt answer Brett.
When I mentioned Markua (which specs, instead, should definitely be open source) it was because there is no markdown app on the market, to date, supporting that standard.
I've been getting in touch with few MD app developers, logging this one as a feat. request – in the Leanpub community people asking for a dedicated app are regularly seen in the forum stream, and I'm biased to think that the first one who's going to implement Markua (or, for that matter, the Leanpub flavoured MD) has good chances to get a consistent market share.
If only because they've recently, and substantially, changed their pricing policy (99$ per book), and if an author is not interested in using Leanpub as an ecommerce platform but only as PDF generator, the amount of money he's willing to pay for an unlimited app license is going to be quite high, compared to the standard price tag of such software.
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Have a nice day,