Platform to write and publish books in Markdown format.
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Pro Ability to accept donations for books
If donations are set up, users have the ability to choose if and how much they want to spend on a book. It's limited to $100 per donation.
Pro (planned) Ability to automatically distribute books to online retailers
Gitbook plans to soon release a feature that allows easily distributing your books to Amazon, Apple's App Store, Google Play, Kobo Store.
Pro Includes good analytics
Pro All authors keep rights to their books
Pro Includes promotion tools
Pro Versioning with Git
Version control is based on GIT scm.
Pro Free support for custom domain names
Con Web-based editor is awful
Slow, unpredictable, slow, painful UI, also, slow.
Con Wire transfers are US only
Ability to automatically deposit revenue in your bank account is limited to United States. PayPal deposits work internationally.
Con Donations are buggy
The form for donations automatically changes to a credit card information form as soon as any amount of money is entered in the form field for donation amount. In addition to the process being jarring, it also does not allow you to finish entering the amount and there's no way to change the amount after the form has changed. Also, the site says they limit donations to $100 USD, but higher amounts can be entered with no indication that they wouldn't go through.