The Sausage Machine

Building a tool to facilitate hybrid publishing

Following up on the Hybrid Publishing Workflow, Gottfried Haider put together a small (but significant) piece of software for the PublishingLab, affectionately named The Sausage Machine.

You can try it here:

See the source on github, including a Readme file.

Building a tool to facilitate hybrid publishing

The Sausage Machine is an experimental system meant to facilitate hybrid text production. This means that you can upload your text files and choose multiple outputs for it whether that is ePub (for reading on your e-reader or mobile), icml (for InDesign print workflows) or html (for web). It builds upon the Hybrid Publishing Toolkit – an effort by a number of researchers and practitioners engaged in various forms of contemporary cross-media publishing.