Just Enough Co-Authoring in Leanpub
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Just Enough Co-Authoring in Leanpub

Quick guide to being a Leanpub co-author

About the Book

Just Enough Co-Authoring in Leanpub...

... to be dangerous.

You've been asked if you're interested in co-authoring a book in Leanpub and you'd like to know a bit about how it all works and how to make a good contribution. You've come to the right place.

How will it help me?

The idea is to get you started on the process of using Leanpub and to what to expect as a co-author. After reading this you should;

  • Have a Leanpub account
  • Understand some of the responsibilities about writing in general and writing as a team member.
  • Have a basic understanding about using Markdown in Leanpub.

Is this book for you?

It's not written for people who are aready authors, although it might help out those who are thinking about asking someone to assist as a co-author. It's put together as a guide to get you started if you're unsure about how to make the first move. It's short and lacks depth. That's intentional. It's not called 'Just enough' for nothing :-).

Read the whole book online just to try it out!

I'm making the book content available for free because I think it's a great way to give something back to the Leanpub community as a whole, but if you want to download a copy of the PDF, ePub or Mobi version, I'm happy to accept a donation for beer money :-).


So I hope you get something out of the book, please excuse the sometimes light-hearted conversational manner in which I approach the topic and enjoy being a co-author in Leanpub!

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About the Author

Malcolm Maclean
Sam King

I enjoy writing and I think that Leanpub has hit the mark in providing an awesome service. I am keen to work with co-authors on projects, so this short book is my way of providing some form of guidance to others.

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Table of Contents

  • Just Enough: Co-Authoring in Leanpub
    • Getting Started as a Co-Author
      • Create a Leanpub Account
      • Create a Dropbox account
      • Getting Invited to Co-Author
    • Being a Good Co-Author
      • Everybody Writes
      • Respect Others Work
      • Humility is Important
      • The Purpose of the Book is Your Guide
      • The Responsibilities of Being the Primary Author
        • Editing
        • Guidance
        • Administration
    • How to Add Content
      • The Book.txt File
      • Avoiding Conflict
      • Markdown
        • Headers
        • Paragraphs
        • Bold
        • Italics (Emphasis)
        • Links
        • Images
        • Blockquotes
        • Lists (numbers and bullets)
        • Code blocks
        • Escaping characters and Excluding lines a book
        • Pagebreaks
  • Values of Co-Authorship

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