Publishing and selling your first technical book with Leanpub: An opinionated guide
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Publishing and selling your first technical book with Leanpub: An opinionated guide

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An easy, step by step guide to get your Technical Book published on the Leanpup store. In this guide, we have chosen a specifically simple route to get your book published as soon as possible with the basics covered. The rest is up to you.

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Table of Contents

  • Publishing and selling your first technical book with Leanpub: an opinionated guide
  • Part 1 - Getting started with Leanpub
    • What is Leanpub?
    • Creating your first ebook
  • Part 2 - Writing your first chapter with Markdown
    • Opening the Leanpub In-Browser Editor
    • The Leanpub In-Browser Editor
    • Create your First Chapter
    • What is Markdown
    • Start Writing
    • Preview your book
  • Part 3 - Creating a Book Cover and Publishing
    • Creating a Canva account
    • Designing and Uploading your Book Cover
    • Publishing your book on the Leanpub Book Store
    • Preview your Book in the Leanpub Store

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