How to Create a Book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>
You can easily group related notes into a book, like this [tutorial book](https://hackmd.io/c/tutorials/).
Grouping notes into a book makes sharing and managing knowledge much easier.
Notes within a book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> can be further grouped into different sections, like "chapters" in a book. This gives readers context of your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>.
Like all our [features](https://hackmd.io/features), making a book can be easily done with Markdown syntax.
### 1. Create a new note, this note would become your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> when you're done.
### 2. Create the title for your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>, like how you create title for any note.
- Type the title at the top of your note
- Add 3 equals `===` **right below it**
### 3. (optional) Create Section Title(s):
- Type section title(s) in your note, below the book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> title.
- Right below your section title(s), add 3 dashes `---`
### 4. Add links to notes you want in the book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>.
- Type 1 dash `-` followed by 1 space ` ` to make an unordered list (or bullet points).
- Right after the space, create a link to your note, using [Link Exploder](/8jYSvSXGScen-m8-qIFT4A).
### 5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 until you are happy with your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>.
### 6. **Publish!**
### Go to the drop down menu at the top right corner and click <i class="fa fa-book"></i> Book Mode!
### 7. **Share!**
- Now your book is published, you can share it!
- Your very first note would be the landing page of the book, and it would appended at the end of the URL.
- You can ignore the appended url for simplicity, or change your landing page as you pleased by changing the appended URL part.
## Frequently Neglected Points:
- All links to notes should have a dash and space `-` in front of it (so it would look like it's listed in an unordered list in your *View pane*).
## External Link
You could also add `[target=_blank]` to force the link open in new tab, like this:
- [Release Notes](/s/release-notes) [target=_blank]
**If you add a link starts with http (non-SSL), we'll also make it open in new tab.**
###### tags: `tutorial`