Imagine a world where authors can earn money writing books...
can use Leanpub to
write, publish and sell
That's not a typo: you
earn $16 on a $20 sale.
If we sell
5000 non-refunded copies of your book for $20,
Authors have earned
over $13 million USD
writing, publishing and selling on Leanpub.
There are two ways to use Leanpub as an author:
- You can write your book or course in plain text formatted in Markdown.
- You can upload PDF and EPUB ebook files to sell in our store.
If you are writing in
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
You can publish your book while you're writing it, or wait until it is done: it's up to you.
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.
Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors.
This platform is the combination of two things: a
Leanpub is more than the sum of its parts, however – by combining a
simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on
it’s something different.
Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors:
just write in
and to publish your ebook, just
click a button.
(You can click a Preview button first if you want!)
Once you’ve clicked the Publish button, anyone in the world can
instantly buy your ebook from Leanpub, and read it on their computer,
tablet, phone or ebook reader. Whenever you want to distribute an
update to all your readers, just click the Publish button again.
It really is that easy.