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Authors and publishers use Leanpub to publish amazing in-progress and completed books.

Leanpub empowers authors and publishers with the Lean Publishing process.

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We pay authors or publishers 90% royalties minus 50¢ per sale.

Leanpub authors have earned:

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  • Authors

    Leanpub is the best way in the world to write a book. This is especially true if you're publishing an in-progress computer programming book, but you'll find all kinds of books here.

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Introduction to Lean Publishing

In this video from TOC 2013 in New York, Leanpub cofounder Peter Armstrong explains the definition, origins and practice of Lean Publishing, which is the idea behind Leanpub

Introduction to Markdown and Markua

In this video from Books in Browsers 2014, Peter Armstrong explains why Markdown is a great way to write ebooks and why Leanpub is specifying Markua, its Markdown dialect.