The Leanpub Manual by Len Epp et al. [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
The Leanpub Manual
The Leanpub Manual
The Leanpub Manual

Last updated on 2017-04-21

About the Book

This is the text version of the Leanpub Manual! You can see the online version at

The manual is free to download and you will always be able to get the latest version.

Our manual is based in part on the questions asked and answered by our Google Group.

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NOTE 2 Jan 2013: We are currently updating our manual. Parts of this version may be a bit out of date, as we are always trying to improve Leanpub! Our Google Group really is friendly and you can also check out our FAQs at

About the Authors

Len Epp
Len Epp

Leanpub co-founder. The books you see here are mostly documentation and test books. If you're interested in my novel, you can find it here.

Scott Patten
Scott Patten

Scott Patten is a programmer, web developer and recovering physicist based in Vancouver.

He's the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of The S3 Cookbook. He blogs at

You can email him at

His code is all hosted on GitHub at

Peter Armstrong
Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 5 books: The Markua Specification, Programming for KidsLean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups.

Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub was created based on the principles in this manifesto.

Peter is a frequent speaker about lean publishing and startup entrepreneurship. He lives in the Victoria, BC area with his wife and son. Besides writing, he enjoys snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding and playing Civ 5 and StarCraft 2.


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