Leanpub Podcast #47

Mike driscoll   Mike Driscoll

Leanpub Podcasts

Len Epp and Peter Armstrong from Leanpub interview Leanpub authors about their careers, their books, and their experiences with the lean publishing process on Leanpub.

# Name Released
47 Mike driscoll   Mike Driscoll 3/9/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
46 Alex lancaster   Alex Lancaster 2/21/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
45 Gordon webster   Gordon Webster 2/17/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
44 Cal dpc11   Cal Evans 1/24/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
43 Thad mcilroy   Thad McIlroy 1/16/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
42 Hellofromtonya avatar   Tonya Mork 1/10/2017 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
41 Savkin   Victor Savkin 12/20/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
40 Peteryaworski   Peter Yaworski 11/29/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
39 Applegate   Patrick Applegate 11/23/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
38 Donjones   Don Jones 10/4/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
37 Benfrain   Ben Frain 9/27/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
36 Daniel dib   Daniel Dib and Russ White 9/20/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
35 Janelleklein   Janelle Klein 8/6/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
34 Nick professional square   Nicholas Russo 7/20/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
33 Amirrajan   Amir Rajan 7/7/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
32 Nicksutterer   Nick Sutterer 6/10/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
31 Antonioleiva   Antonio Leiva 6/8/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
30 Alanrichardson   Alan Richardson 4/18/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
29 David greenlees   David Greenlees 4/7/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
28 Philsturgeon   Phil Sturgeon 3/10/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
27 Clairebowern   Claire Bowern 2/24/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
26 Emmanuelnataf   Emmanuel Nataf 1/20/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
25 Jeff portrait square   Jeff Geerling 1/11/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
24 Obie   Obie Fernandez 1/6/2016 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
23 Patrick kua   Patrick Kua 12/22/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
22 Thomasdavis   Thomas Davis 12/2/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
21 Briancaffo   Brian Caffo 11/24/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
20 Paulmjones   Paul M. Jones 11/9/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
19 Jeff leek   Jeff Leek 9/28/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
18 Ryan   Ryan Bigg 8/5/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
17 Jason   W. Jason Gilmore 6/19/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
16 Roger   Roger D. Peng 6/11/2015 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
15 Sivers   Derek Sivers 1/22/2014 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
14 Matthias noback   Matthias Noback 1/22/2014 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
13 Taylorotwell   Taylor Otwell 9/19/2013 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
12 Luc p. beaudoin  cogsci apps cogzest sfu 2014 06 08 small   Luc Beaudoin 9/17/2013 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
11 Paulbradshaw amsterdam   Paul Bradshaw 9/4/2013 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
10 Chrishartjes   Chris Hartjes 8/26/2013 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
9 Johnhunter   John Hunter 1/22/2013 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
8 Caitlinmcdonald   Caitlin McDonald 7/2/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
7 Dubber   Andrew Dubber 5/29/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
6 Missing avatar   Amanda Taub 5/17/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
5 Manuel kiessling 640x640   Manuel Kiessling 4/13/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
4 Raganwald   Reg Braithwaite 4/5/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
3 Jr.72ppi   Johanna Rothman 3/22/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
2 Yveshanoulle2007   Yves Hanoulle 3/21/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog
1 Roy pic bw   Roy Osherove 3/20/2012 Listen in iTunes / Read on our Blog

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Amir
Amir Rajan

Indie game developer and author

“Leanpub let me write and publish incrementally, which lifted an immense weight off of my shoulders. With every iteration of my book, I found encouragement to keep going from my readers. I would have never finished my book if it weren't for Leanpub.”
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Matthew Guay

Content Marketer at Zapier

“While most eBook exporter apps today can generate PDF files and many support ePub, there's one tool we recommend above all after trying 8 of the most popular: Leanpub.”
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Paul Redmond

Author of Writing APIs With Lumen

“Leanpub forces you to focus on writing and gives you immediate feedback. Allowing Leanpub to take care of the curation and delivery helped me focus on shipping my book.”
Reg
Reg "Raganwald" Braithwaite

Author, JavaScript Allongé, the "Six" Edition

“Simple and lean, forces me to focus on writing and marketing, and pays excellent royalties.”
Geerling
Jeff Geerling

Author, Ansible for DevOps

“With Leanpub, the first person who purchased my book for $9.99 almost two years ago (and only received a preface, and two short intro chapters) has had access to almost every bit of knowledge I've gained in those two years, and *that's* the value.”
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Daniel Root

Author, Trello Dojo

“I love that Leanpub makes writing and publishing a beautiful book so simple. I no longer spin my wheels with layouts and formats - Leanpub gets out of the way when it's time to write, and then automates everything when it's time to publish.”
Simonbrown
Simon Brown

Author, Software Architecture for Developers

“Leanpub allows me focus on content, takes care everything else and offers an amazing author royalty. It’s a fantastic platform for writing and publishing books.”
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Paul Bradshaw

Paul runs the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University

“I earn more royalties from my books on Leanpub than I do with well established publishers or through Amazon (which I publish on thanks to Leanpub's mobi conversion).”
Karen
Karen Greaves

Growing Agile

“Leanpub makes publishing your own book super easy. The fact that you can release updates continually helps with the mindset of getting a minimum version out ASAP and then iterating to improve. ”
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Manuel Kiessling

Author, The Node Beginner Book

“Four years ago, I joined Leanpub to just give it a try. Today, over 28,000 book sales later, I cannot help but say that I'm the biggest Leanpub fan on this planet!”
Aaron
Aaron Sumner

Author, Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec

“Leanpub made it simple for me to run with my book idea and build my reputation in the Ruby community. I went from first draft to first sale in days, not months or years.”
Johanna
Johanna Rothman

Author of 8 Leanpub books and counting…

“Leanpub helps me see my books as I write them. Even better, I can find readers early, to read my books and offer suggestions. I can pivot, if I see the need.”
Phil
Phil Sturgeon

Author, Build APIs You Won't Hate

“Leanpub helped me gauge interest in my book, get payments early on when it was only a few chapters, and has got me a bunch of sales just from people browsing around the site.”
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Samantha Laing

Growing Agile

“Leanpub helped me achieve my goal of publishing a book. Its simple, easy to use interface got my book up and making money within weeks, I love Leanpub!”
Jason
W. Jason Gilmore

Author, Easy Laravel 5

“Leanpub is a game changer for independent authors, removing the hassles associated with formatting, book production, and electronic sales, freeing up the time to do what we do best: write.”
Taylo
Taylor Otwell

Creator Of Laravel

“I love using Leanpub because I can write my book using simple Markdown notation. Leanpub let's me focus on my content and they handle the rest.”
Ryan
Ryan Bigg

Author, Multitenancy with Rails

“Leanpub takes the pain out of publishing. They provide the tools, you provide the books and then magic happens.”
Chris
Chris Hartjes

The Grumpy Programmer

“Leanpub's book-creation tools allowed me to focus on creating the types of books I wanted to write instead of worrying how to create my own book publishing toolchain. I have never regretted using Leanpub to publish my ebooks.”
Roger
Roger D. Peng

Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“As an academic, I like Leanpub because it lets me write and get my ideas out there quickly. Leanpub is simply the best place for publishing my books. ”

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