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

Finally, when your book is done, you can also generate a print-ready PDF from your manuscript with one click, and sell this print book on Amazon KDP and Lulu. Or if you want more layout control, you can generate Adobe InDesign ICML files with one click...

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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 $8 on a $10 sale.

Authors have earned$10,891,199writing, 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, Bitbucket 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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Special Guest: Carol J. Michel, on How to Market Your Book Without Social Media

Special Guest: Carol J. Michel - Carol is a speaker and podcaster and author of award-winning self-published gardening books. In this interview, Carol talks about her background and career, how she got into gardening, blogging and self-publishing, and her recent popular post on How to Market Your Book Without Social Media.

Special Guest: Carol J. Michel - Carol is a speaker and podcaster and author of award-winning self-published gardening books. In this interview, Carol talks about her background and career, how she got into gardening, blogging and self-publishing, and her recent popular post on How to Market Your Book Without Social Media.

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Authors have earned$10,891,199writing, 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), EPUB (for phones and tablets) and MOBI (for 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, EPUB and/or MOBI files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

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