HTML books can be published online, see: https://bookdown.org/yihui/bookdown/publishing.html
By default, users will be directed to a 404 page if they try to access a webpage that cannot be found. If you’d like to customize your 404 page instead of using the default, you may add either a
_404.md file to your project root and use code and/or Markdown syntax.
Bookdown HTML books will provide HTML metadata for social sharing on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, using information you provide in the
index.Rmd YAML. To setup, set the
url for your book and the path to your
cover-image file. Your book’s
description are also used.
gitbook uses the same social sharing data across all chapters in your book- all links shared will look the same.
Specify your book’s source repository on GitHub using the
edit key under the configuration options in the
_output.yml file, which allows users to suggest an edit by linking to a chapter’s source file.
Read more about the features of this output format here: