The Old Leanpub Manual
Last updated on 2019-06-22
About the Book
- About The Leanpub Manual
- Visual Editor Writing Mode
- Google Docs Writing Mode
- Dropbox Writing Mode
- Git and GitHub Writing Mode
- Git and Bitbucket Writing Mode
- Bring Your Own Book Writing Mode
- In-Browser Plain Text Editor Writing Mode
- The Five Steps To A Plain Text Leanpub Book
- Brief Instructions
- Setting Up Dropbox On Your Computer
- Your Book’s Content
- The Book.txt File
- Making a Sample Book for Readers to Browse for Free
- Adding Images or Pictures to Your Book
- Creating a Preview
- Publishing Your Book
Leanpub Book Tools
- The Book Tools
Markdown: The Easiest Way To Format Your Text For E-Publishing
- Leanpub Flavoured Markdown and Markua
- Why Should You Care?
- How Markdown is Used in Leanpub
Creating A New Book
- How To Create A New Book
- How To Set The Book’s Structure
- Technical Books
- Business Books
- Fiction Books
- Why Sample Books?
- Consequences for Manuscripts
- How To Insert An Image
- Image Format And Resolution
- Recommended Image Resolution
- Maximum Image Sizes
- Positioning An Image On The Page
- Basic Image Recommendations
- Maximum Image Sizes
- Questions About Images and Cover Pages
Your Profile, Dashboard and Account
- View Your Profile
- Edit Account
The Landing Page
- Table of Contents
- How To Publish Your Book On Leanpub
- Notifying Readers When You Publish
- Changing Your Title and URL
- Questions About Publishing on Leanpub
Languages and Letter Accents
- Setting the Main Language Used in the Book
- Overriding Leanpub Language Defaults
- Switching back and forth between language fonts
- A note about writing Leanpub books in Japanese, Korean and Chinese
- A note about writing Leanpub books in right-to-left (RTL) languages
Dedication, Parts, Chapters and Sections
- Chapters, Sections and Sub-sections
- Table of Contents
- Front Matter, Main Matter and Back Matter
- Bold, Emphasis/Italics, and Underlining
- Monospaced Text
- Non-Breaking Spaces
Blocks Of Text
- Centering Paragraphs Or Lines Of Text
- Numbered/Ordered Lists
- Unordered/Bulleted Lists
- Definition Lists
- More Text Block Types
- Generic Boxes
- Code Samples
- Code Sample Titles
- Marking lines as deleted or added to a code block
- Some Details About Line-Wrapping
- Questions About Code
- Poetry Stanzas in Regular Markdown
- Spacing Control for Poetry
- Line Lengths
- Formatting Links
- Long Hyperlinks
- Footnotes and Hyperlinks in PDF
Footnotes and Endnotes
- Remove Footnotes
- Quick Explanation
- Longer Explanation
- Crosslinking to something with an ID
- Some Crosslink Details
- Line Breaks
- Table Width
- Multi-line rows
- Alignment and footer rows
- Table Titles
- HTML Tables
- A note on combining attributes
Selling your book
- Library Purchasing
- Maximum Sale Price
- Selling Digital Extras
- Selling Multi-reader Licenses
- Buying Books on Leanpub
- Sales and Analytics
- Backing Up Your Files
- Escaping Markdown Syntax Characters
- How To Exclude Lines From Your Book
- Copyright Protection
- Moving Dropbox Folders
- Distributing Extra Files with Your Book
- Mathematical Equations
- Cover Designers and Editors
- Information About Your Readers / Customers
- Multimedia Content
- Does Leanpub Accept Authors From Anywhere (i.e. international authors, foreign authors)?
- Coupons for Other Leanpub Authors
- Curly Quotes
- Figure Captions and Labels
- Links In Footnotes
- Full Table of Contents in Sample Books?
- On the landing page, can we feature a channel instead of an individual video on the YouTube link?
- Why can’t I put section commands in Book.txt?
- Trouble With Accents? Forcing Text Editors To Save As UTF-8
- I don’t understand how things get added to a Table of Contents
- What encoding should I use to write files in Markdown? Should I write in ASCII or UTF-8?
- How Can I Add Blank Lines To My Text?
- Why Can’t I See My Profile When I Go To ‘Your Profile’?
- A General Note On Formatting
- GitHub Commits
- Downloading onto your iPad or iPhone
- Working with GitHub and Dropbox
- Adding a motto or epigraph to the beginning of a chapter
- Can I publish my book on Leanpub and KDP Select at the same time?
- Does Leanpub give me tools to help me build my own book landing page?
- Disabling Line Numbers While Nesting Code Blocks In Lists
- Can I write my Leanpub book in Markdown files, with the .md extension?
- Page Sizes and Maximum Image Sizes
- Hanging Indents
- How can I import a Microsoft Word document?
- Problems With Adobe Digital Editions
- Long strings of characters running off the right-hand side of the page / the right margin
- Time Zone
- How can I increase the space between paragraphs?
- Font Samples
- Using Dropbox and Git
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