For books & documents

Markua is a superset of almost all of Markdown that has a strictly defined mapping to book and documentation concepts and that generates PDF, EPUB, MOBI and HTML.


If you love writing in Markdown to make web pages, you'll love writing in Markua to make books and documents. Thousands of authors have written Markua books on Leanpub and earned millions of dollars in royalties using it.

Collaborate in Style

Since Markua documents are plain text, you can collaborate on them using the same types of powerful workflows and tooling that coders use to work on software. You can't do that with binary documents like Word files.

Open Specification Process

We're working hard to specify Markua. Thankfully, we are standing on the shoulders of giants. First and foremost, John Gruber and Aaron Swartz, for creating Markdown.

An early draft of the Markua specification is available for free download here, or can be read freely online here.

You can play with Markua here.

If you have any questions about Markua, please tweet at @markuadoc or @peterarmstrong on Twitter, or email Peter Armstrong at Markua is being specified by the fine people at Leanpub.

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