mdbook-pandoc to be a high-quality, full-featured mdBook backend for rendering LaTeX-based PDFs. Quoting the README:
mdbook-pandocwas initially written, existing
mdbookLaTeX backends (
mdbook-tectonic) were not mature enough to render much besides the simplest books due to hand-rolling the markdown->LaTeX conversion step.
mdbook-pandoc, on the other hand, outsources this difficult step to pandoc, inheriting its maturity and configurability.
- "Print to PDF"-based backends like
mdbook-pdfare more mature, but produce less aesthetically-pleasing PDFs. Additionally,
mdbook-pdfdoes not support intra-document links or generating a table of contents without using a forked version of mdbook.
By building on Pandoc,
mdbook-pandoc can render high quality PDFs, and should also be able to target all of the other formats Pandoc supports. I haven't tested non-PDF formats, so feedback on how
mdbook-pandoc performs on them is very welcome.