[NTLK] [ANN] Kirby Paperback Export

Grant Hutchinson grant at splorp.com
Thu Aug 4 20:55:30 PDT 2022

I’m pleased to announce my very first plugin for Kirby, a popular website content management system that uses simple text files.

The Kirby Paperback Export [1] plugin generates a lightly formatted text file based on your site content, which can be used to create a “book” viewable on a Newton OS device.

What is a Paperback book, you ask?

Paperback is a simple cross-platform utility created by David Fedor [1] that takes plain text files and quickly packages them for viewing on a Newton OS device. Since the Paperback utility only runs under classic Mac OS and Windows, an online Paperback Book Maker [2] was developed by Victor Rehorst [3] for all your cross-platform needs.

If you ask me, this is a perfect solution for the three (or four) people on the planet that use Kirby and own a Newton.

For example, to generate a Paperback file of the Newton Glossary, simple point your browser at:



[1] https://github.com/splorp/kirby-paperback-export
[2] https://web.archive.org/web/20171018055006/https://thefedors.com/pobox/
[3] https://ritsuko.chuma.org/paperback/
[4] https://github.com/chuma


Grant Hutchinson
NewtonTalk List Dad & Interweb Custodian

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