Medusa Automations as we use to call it, is a service that allow us to publish your content automatically depending on certain configurations and your needs.
The service search and retrieves files from an specific path in an AWS S3 bucket, process them and creates publications automatically according to a predefined scheadule. If triggered manually it can also update publications that have been already published.
This is a simple view about How it Works:
So far, we can only create and update PDF publications. EPUBs and Audiobooks are not supported.
You can configure the system to publish your content automatically in three simple steps
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for access to the AWS S3 Bucket.
- Upload your files following the naming convention(see below)
- Fill the following FORM with information about your configuration (more details below)
When uploading your files they should be compliant with the following naming convention:
- prefix: Is the short name of a some edition or short name to identify a group of the publications. Example: LT.
- yymmdd: Is the date of the file, it means,
yytwo digits of the year,
mmtwo digits of the month and
ddtwo digits of the day. Example: 200309.
- xxx: If a publication comprises multiple files you must add here the page number. In the case the file is a complete publication you just need to add 000
For a publication with multiple pages:
If there is one file that contains all the pages, it should be something like this:
To setup your automation, we need you to upload a file in the LINK. The file must be in the format
.csv and contain the following columns:
|Filename||Name of the file as present in the FTP|
|Publication name||Name of the publication|
|Folder||Name of the folder where the files are grouped|
|Prefix||Prefix of the file|
|Edition||Name of the edition|
|Publishing time||Hour when the publication must be done|
|Publish Days||Days when the publication must be done|
|Early Access from||Start of the early access time window|
|Early Access to||Finish of the early access time window|