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Google SRE Book/s

Generates a EPUB/MOBI/PDF for the Google SRE Book/s.

Original sources are downloaded from https://landing.google.com/sre/books

Visit the Releases page to download the latest release.


Site Reliability Engineering (2016) The Site Reliability Workbook (2018)
site reliability engineering cover the site reliability workbook cover


Docker (Preferred)


  • Docker

You can generate either of books using BOOK_SLUG variable.

Available values for BOOK_SLUG:

  • sre_book Site Reliability Engineering.
  • srw_book The Site Reliability Workbook.
$ docker run --rm --volume "$(pwd):/output" -e BOOK_SLUG='srw_book' captn3m0/google-sre-ebook:latest
  • You should see the final EPUB/MOBI/PDF files in the current directory after the above runs.
  • The file may be owned by the root user.

NOTE: You'll have to allow docker access to a directory that's local to your system. The safest way to do this is as follows:

$ mkdir /tmp/sreoutput
$ chcon -Rt svirt_sandbox_file_t /tmp/sreoutput
$ docker run --rm --volume "/tmp/sreoutput:/output" -e BOOK_SLUG='srw_book' captn3m0/google-sre-ebook:latest

The build for the above Docker image can be audited at https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/captn3m0/google-sre-ebook/builds.


Review and run the generate.sh script to generate the EPUB, MOBI, and PDF files


  • Ruby
  • gem install bundler
  • bundle install
  • brew install pandoc
  • brew cask install calibre
  • brew install wget

Known Issues

  • metadata is not complete. There are just too many authors
  • Foreword/Preface is not part of the index
  • The typesetting is not great and does not match the original. See #22 for a list


This is licensed under WTFPL. See COPYING file for the full text.


I have a list of my E-book publishing related projects at https://captnemo.in/ebooks/.