Options for creating the package file on a Mac

So, when I need to create an epub by hand, I’ll put everything I need in a folder, and then use the Terminal & zip it up by hand.

Like so:

  1. Navigate to the folder.
  2. zip -Xr9D book.epub mimetype *

Ok, so I realize not every one is comfortable working at the command line.

That’s where MakePackage.scpt comes in. It’s an Applescript script that will take a folder and turn it into an EPUB. It expects the folder to be the same layout as the EPUB should be. So, just as if you had renamed a file to .zip and then extracted the contents.

Anyway, it’s here if you find it useful, if not, there’s always the command line.