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Leanpub now has Monthly, Annual and Lifetime Reader Memberships!

A Reader Membership is a great deal, giving you free access to about 2000 books on Leanpub that are free with membership. Besides being a great deal, Reader Memberships support Leanpub authors! Specifically, 50% of the money from Reader Memberships is paid as royalties to Leanpub authors.

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Jonathan Kohl

Jonathan Kohl, Author of Tap Into Mobile Application Design

Jonathan Kohl - Jonathan is the author of the Leanpub book Tap Into Mobile Application Design. In this interview, Jonathan talks about his background, how he got into Computer Science, how publishing his first book changed his career, ethics in app development, his latest book, and his experience writing and self-publishing.

Jonathan Kohl - Jonathan is the author of the Leanpub book Tap Into Mobile Application Design. In this interview, Jonathan talks about his background, how he got into Computer Science, how publishing his first book changed his career, ethics in app development, his latest book, and his experience writing and self-publishing.

Earn 80% royalties self-publishing on Leanpub!

Write in Markdown or in Word and generate your ebook on Leanpub with one click, or upload your own PDF or EPUB files.

Either way, Leanpub is the best place to write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and courses, with coupons, bundles, variable pricing and more...

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Imagine a world where authors can earn money writing books...

You can use Leanpub to write, publish and sell an ebook or online course.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

Authors have earned$11,952,850writing, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

You can either write your book in Markdown or you can upload PDF, EPUB and MOBI files to sell in our store.

If you are writing in Markdown, you can use our simple in-browser text editor, or you can write on your computer and sync with GitHub or Dropbox. Either way, you can publish your Leanpub ebook with one click. You can publish your book while you're writing it, or wait until it is done: it's up to you.

You can create a Leanpub course in Markdown as well. Leanpub courses are like Leanpub books (and a great way to create them is to use your Leanpub book as a starting point or companion to the course), but learners read them and do the quizzes and exercises on the Leanpub website. To learn more about how to create a Leanpub course, you can watch this video on YouTube which shows the entire process from signup to publish!

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Authors have earned$11,952,850writing, publishing and selling on Leanpub, earning 80% royalties while saving up to 25 million pounds of CO2 and up to 46,000 trees.

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If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

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Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

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