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help deciding to publish a LaTeX book

Postby ebookcapital » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:41 pm


I work in the digital department of a small press and my acquisitions editors have been considering publishing a book from an author who has submitted a LaTeX manuscript. The book contains many mathematical formulas.

I don't have experience with LaTeX and don't know what the process is for commissioning a publication starting with this format. Will a normal book designer accept the Latex and create InDesign files from this?

I work with the InDesign files to convert books into ePUB, ePDF, and mobi formats, but I need to know how best to get from LaTeX to InDesign and who could do this for me.

Any information would be helpful! Thank you


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Postby GerlofVito » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:26 pm

When you typeset a LaTeX document you get a pdf as output. You're probably best off to typeset the document and work off the resulting PDF in inDesign if that's what you need to do.

You may also benefit from a command line tool called 'pandoc' that can convert between different document formats, including LaTeX, plain text files, and mobi (I think).

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