Builds and History

After you pushed content using git or the editor, GitBook.com will start different builds:

  • website: it will generate the website
  • json: it will extract metadata about the book (summary, introduction, etc)
  • epub: it will generate the epub download
  • pdf: it will generate the pdf download

These builds are listed and detailed on the History tab of your book.

Builds not triggered

If your book is linked to GitHub, it may happen that GitHub doesn't signal changes to GitBook (for example: if authorizations are reset). Information on how to fix this issue is available on the GitHub integration section.

Fixing build errors

If your build failed, you can use the logs to debug the issue and publish a fixed content.

Read more about common build errors