When I started out I had like 5 lines of front matter in my files. Since then, I had to add more to do things like navigation, SEO etc. There were times, where 40 lines of front matter for each file was normal. All that would be a real pain to manage and check, if I didn’t have a tool that goes with it. Jekyll
Jekyll takes my markdown files and builds this website. Usually, GitHub Pages does that for me, but when I need to test something I need to run it on my computer testing it before I release changes to the wild. ProWritingAid
while I have some people that read over my chapters, it’d be rude not to run it through automated tools before having a human look at them.
So far, it works better than I expected! pandoc
While I could just try and use some plugin for jekyll for creating eBook versions those plugins just don’t work with my setup. So instead, I just wrote a script that creates an ebook using kramdown and pandoc. Calibre
A must-have tool for eBook lovers. I use it to convert my ePUB to PDF. In 90% of all cases, it works without further intervention. Hagsten/Talkify
Used for the Text-To-Speech function. I don’t use their fancy voices, since these seem to have trouble with hyphenation.