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These are frequently asked questions by book and course authors. If you can't find an answer here, please email us at hello@leanpub.com.

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I would like to customize or flag which headers to display in the generated Table of Contents. For example, only section and top-level, or something.

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What happened to Leanpub's GitHub Service? Why should I use Webhooks?

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Changing book title and web page

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How do I make a free sample book available to readers? I'm writing in Leanpub-Flavored Markdown.

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I have created a new book, but I would like to change it to use the GitHub rather than the in-browser editor. How can I do that?

How do I change writing modes?
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How do book forums work?

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I've written a book in LaTeX and produced a PDF for sale on Leanpub. Should I also make EPUB and MOBI versions of my book?

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I'm writing in Google Docs mode and an image is not showing up in my preview. What can I do?

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How do I create a sample book when I'm writing with the Visual Editor?

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What Google Docs features work in Leanpub's Google Docs writing mode?

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I just started a new book and my changes to the .txt files in the Dropbox folder on my computer aren't being picked up by Leanpub. What can I do?

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I can't upload an EPUB file using "Bring Your Own Book" mode. What is going wrong?

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Writing Leanpub Books in Word

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How to Add a New Chapter to a Plain Text Book

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New Writing Mode Coming Soon!

How many ways of writing a Leanpub book can I choose from?
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How do I add a link to Lulu or KDP print versions to my Leanpub book page?

Can I give Leanpub some of the revenue?
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Some Leanpub books don't show the "Author Earns" slider. Why?

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I am seeing blank pages inserted before pages with images. What can I do?

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Can you pay me my royalties in Euro using TransferWise? The exchange rate is better than PayPal's, and we're talking thousands of USD here...

You pay my royalties in USD, but my PayPal account is in Euro, and PayPal's exchange rate isn't as good as that of TransferWise.
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I put my Leanpub book up for sale through CreateSpace, and I just heard Amazon is merging CreateSpace into KDP Print. What can I do?

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One Leanpub Author's Approach to Creating an Index

Leanpub doesn't generate an index yet. How can I add an index myself?
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Can I publish a book in landscape orientation rather than portrait?

Can I publish a book in landscape mode instead of portrait mode?
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Resources for Learning How To Improve Your Ebook's Discoverability and Improve Your Self-Publishing Skills

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I’m thinking of “retiring” an older publication and trying KDP Select for a period. While retired, can existing book owners still download the book again if they wanted?

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My book isn't showing up in Google searches. What can I do?

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How to Improve Discoverability of Your Book Online Using Leanpub

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I've heard the Amazon Kindle has a cool feature called "X-Ray". Will the MOBI file of my book that Leanpub generates work with X-Ray?

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I think the connection between Leanpub and my GitHub or Bitbucket repo is not working. What can I do?

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Italics are not working when they are in square brackets

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I'm writing a book which is not a programming book. Will Leanpub publish it?

What types of books does Leanpub publish?
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Are the customers notified when the book is updated?

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What options do I get if I choose a Custom theme?

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What PDF book sizes do you offer under Custom Themes?

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Can I transfer primary control of a book from myself to someone else?

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How do I find my Book Tools menu?

​In Leanpub's instructions I'm being told to go to my Book Tools menu, but I don't know where to find it
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I want to update some misspellings in my book by uploading a new PDF file, could you show me how I may do this?

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Can readers pre-order my book?

Can I make my book available for pre-order?
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How do I set a file to have UTF-8 encoding, when I am converting the file into a Leanpub book?

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My book generation is stopping at Step 27, which has to do with Dropbox output. What can I do?

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I'm confused about image sizes!

What are all the warnings I'm getting about the image being too big and the resolution?
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If I sign up for a monthly Standard or Pro plan, is there any lock in like a 1 year contract?

Can I downgrade to a Free plan any time?
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Can I use Scrivener with Leanpub?

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If I create a translation of my book, how would I be able to sell that translation on my store front?

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leanpub-start-delete not working in MOBI?

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I am facing some issues on making images appear on my preview version. Is there any specification (maximum size or definition dpi) that images should follow?

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Can I initially publish an incomplete work for free and give it a price when it has reached a sufficient degree of completeness?

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I see a lot of translations of Leanpub books. How do I translate a book into my language?

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I have a weird issue trying to preview, and I'm using Dropbox. Have I gotten disconnected somehow?

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How do bundle updates work?

What happens if books are added or removed from a bundle? Which readers get updates?
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How do I share my book with reviewers before I publish?

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Where are some simple sample Leanpub Flavoured Markdown or Markua books?

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I hit the 20 preview limit. Can I make previews offline or have the limit increased?

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I want to publish my book both in two languages simultaneously. Is there a special procedure available that can be helpful in keeping both versions connected? Or do I just have to publish both versions in isolation?

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I want to write in Markua. How do I switch?

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Why is Emailing a New Release Notification is Temporarily Disabled?

Does this have anything to do with GDPR?
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How can I upgrade an individual book from being part of my Free plan to the $99 Flat Fee?

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I have an organizational "author" account, can I change author name to my personal name?

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How do I find out if I have a free Pro subscription?

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Your refund system can be abused, as there is no security on your PDFs. Please investigate specific refunds for me.

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I just got a few refunds. Can I find out why they were requested?

I want to use the information to improve my book, not to bother the readers.
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Do you have an interest in publishing my book? (Manuscript draft attached.)

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Can I change the GitHub repo for my book?

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GitHub sharing is not working with Leanpub! Is two-factor authentication the problem?

Two-factor authentication, two factor authentication, 2 factor auth, 2FA - whatever you call it, it does not work with our bots
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How do I include videos in my course? What about security? Can these videos be private?

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How do I annotate my code samples for my own purposes?

I'm writing a parser which extracts the code from my book and executes it, and I want to skip some of the code samples.
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I'm producing a print book. Can Leanpub help me?

I'm happy to pay you to produce it for me.
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How can I support Leanpub?

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Can you share some success stories?

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Why are you called Leanpub?

Why "Leanpub"? Why "Lean Publishing"?
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How do I simulate console input in an example?

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I'm using Markua. How do I get rid of line numbers on a code sample?

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How do I change my PayPal email for royalties?

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What do you do to make an ebook when an author uploads a PDF?

I see you have a "Bring Your Own Book" workflow which supports PDF, EPUB and MOBI upload, but I don't understand how that makes a book.
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How do I format the Table of Contents?

The page breaks aren't where I'd like them to be...
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It's taking forever to sync with Dropbox!

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How can I create an index for my Leanpub book?

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What's The Shelf?

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Tips for Self-Publishing and Selling Books Using Leanpub

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I just published my book to see how Leanpub worked, and people are buying it! I'm concerned, since it's not 100% done yet...

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I'm having a problem generating my book. Help!

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How do I use Leanpub with iBooks and the iBookstore?

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Can I use Leanpub with KDP select?

I found a thread re "temporarily retiring" a Leanpub book so the KDP Select version doesn't violate Amazon's exclusivity. Is that possible?
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Do I use the Leanpub editor to make Markua? How do I get into the Markua beta?

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How do I write a book in Markua today? What's the current status of Markua?

Do I you my preferred markdown editor and just use Markua commands? Is there a cheatsheet of those commands somewhere?
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I'm writing in Word. How do I do fancy formatting?

What Word formatting does Leanpub support?
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How do I make a horizontal rule (line) in my book?

How do I add a horizontal rule?
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I'm using the Leanpub Visual Editor. How do I add an image?

Heck, I can't even figure out how to make my text bold. Where are the features?
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Why doesn't Leanpub use something more modern than PayPal? I hate PayPal!

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Can I use Leanpub to publish a year's worth of articles? What about other serial content?

Leanpub can be used to publish serial content, today.
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I'm from the EU, and I know you pay and remit EU VAT. But how does this work with royalties? Do I need to send you invoices?

All about EU, VAT and royalties...
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I like Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI files, but want to replace the Leanpub-generated PDF with one of my own.

If you use LaTeX or have a designer to make a custom PDF, but you want to use our book generation for EPUB and MOBI, read this!
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How do I know how many times my sample book has been downloaded?

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How do I know if the book has been bought by someone?

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I just finished writing a book in Word. What should I do to get it on Leanpub?

What are the options with a Word book?
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I have a business, and my accountant says that I need to collect and remit VAT on my ebook sales!

Does Leanpub do VAT for me?
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A Tip For Authors Using Dropbox and Git

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I'm developing a book or course. Do I own the copyright?

Does Leanpub have any claim to copyright on anything I write?
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Some language characters are not showing up correctly in my book, what can I do?

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Getting rid of Word bookmarks all at once

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Are there any licensing rules regarding code samples I include in my book?

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I am writing my book in Word and I am seeing weird things like <span> in my Leanpub previews. How can I fix this?

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Opt In To Leanpub Discount Promotions To Let Leanpub Promote Your Book At A Discount And Help Increase Your Sales

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How can I upload a PDF of my book, but still use Leanpub to generate EPUB and MOBI versions of my book?

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Do you provide an embeddable widget so I can easily promote my book on other websites?

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How do I replace just my PDF?

I am using Dropbox mode, and I want to replace my PDF with one I've generated myself. But I want to keep Leanpub's generated EPUB and MOBI.
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I switched to Markua mode, and my Parts aren't working anymore!

Did Markua change part headings? (Hint: Yes.)
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How do I make a deep link to a chapter or section in my Read Online version?

I want to be able to send people to a specific part of my Read Online version of my book. How?
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I'm writing / I've written a book using Google Docs. What workflow should I use with Leanpub?

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What is the optimal size in pixels for my images?

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Can I sell a public domain book in the Leanpub store? What if I'm the original author?

Does the Leanpub store sell public domain books? What if I'm the original author?
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Can I Publish a Translation of a Public Domain Work on Leanpub?

I would plan to keep the copyright. Can I do this?
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Does Leanpub do any advertising for my book? Will Leanpub market my book?

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I want to use Leanpub to sell my book, but I have my own LaTeX-based writing and PDF ebook production workflow. What do I do?

Can I use Leanpub to sell only a PDF that I've generated from LaTeX? Do I have to also provide EPUB or MOBI?
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Can I create coupons for my books, to give them away for free or at a discount, as part of a promotion?

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How do I get my book featured on the Leanpub homepage?

There is a featured book on the Leanpub homepage. How do I have my book considered for inclusion? Why is a book featured?
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How do I turn off the read online version?

There's an option to display my book sample or even the full version online, but I can't find it!
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I'm from a country where you cannot receive PayPal payments. Can I use Leanpub? How would I get my royalties?

Can you use Leanpub if you can't accept royalties via PayPal?
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I want to use InDesign to make a PDF and sell it on Leanpub. Can I upload a PDF but use Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI?

I want to make a beautiful PDF when my book is done. Can I keep Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI, and sell all 3 on Leanpub?
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Can I sell videos and other digital content, like code samples or data files, for example, along with my book?

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How can I see what the different fonts look like, so I know which one to choose?

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How do I get feedback from readers?

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I am an author who wants to publish my book while it's still in progress. How early is it OK to publish the first version of my book?

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Are there any issues associated with using Ulysses to write a Leanpub book?

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Do I have to pay any fees when you pay my royalties via PayPal?

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Why are there so few layout options?

I understand your Lean Publishing idea, but you are imposing your layout preferences on me. I want control over layout, spacing, etc.
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Why don't I get all the reader email addresses?

On Leanpub, reader email address sharing is opt-in, not opt-out, even if I've enabled MailChimp integration. Why is that? Can I change it?
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Long content in backticks (making a code span) can lead to overflowing text in the right margin. Is there a workaround?

Code spans have issues with line breaks if they contain long text with no whitespace, like a chained object reference or a long URL...
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Why can't I invite a coauthor to my Leanpub book using their email address?

This works for some co-authors, but not others. What's happening?
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Does Leanpub issue 1099 forms for US Taxes?

I'm doing my US taxes, and I'm wondering if Leanpub issues a 1099 for US taxes. Does Leanpub do this?
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Is there a way for me to download and sort the data of the people who have bought my book?

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When I publish a new version of my book do the people who have already bought the book automatically get sent the new version?

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How can I add a Google Analytics or Clicky tracking code to my book's landing page?

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How do I add a Thank You note for people who buy my book?

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How do I change the URL for my book?

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How Complete is Leanpub's Markua Support?

I see that Leanpub books can be written in Leanpub Flavoured Markdown or Markua? How far along is Markua?
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I'm Writing My Book in Markua and My Code Resource Titles are Gone

My Markua code samples used to have titles, and now they don't. What happened?
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Can I make endnotes in a Leanpub book?

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PayPal does not support payments to people in my country or region. Is there some other way Leanpub can pay royalties to me?

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I live in Turkey. Can I get paid royalties, even though you only pay royalties through PayPal?

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Can I add an index to my book if I am writing in Markua?

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How do I resize images?

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Why do you let customers get refunds so easily under your "100% Happiness Guarantee" policy?

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Tips For Getting Started Using Word To Publish A Book On Leanpub

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Setting Up Google Analytics To Track Purchases Of Your Book

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How can I add an ISBN to my book?

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Do you suspend the accounts of authors if there are chargebacks on purchases of their books, like some other services do?

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How do I turn off line numbers on code samples?

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I'm using Markua and my images are not working any more!

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Leanpub looks interesting, but why is there a 45-day royalty hold?

Do you really hold royalties for 45 days? This seems risky to me.
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Is there a way to connect an external domain to the book landing page?

Domains, DNS and book landing pages
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I would like to translate a Leanpub book. What should I do?

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How do I import from a WordPress blog?

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I'm trying to upload my own EPUB file and it's failing epubcheck. What can I do?

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How do I set my book to save with UTF-8 character encoding on Windows in Notepad?

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How do I hide any information about my book from the public? I don't want my book to appear on Leanpub's website yet.

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Someone got a refund for my book but did not leave an explanation. What can I do?

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Can I sell my book on Leanpub and on Amazon at the same time?

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Should I worry about piracy? Does Leanpub do anything to protect me from piracy?

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I see strange characters in my book. How do I switch on UTF-8 character encoding?

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I know how much I earned in royalties last month, but this month's payment was for a different amount. Why are the two amounts different?

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General

What time zone is Leanpub in?

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Why does Leanpub charge authors money to create books?

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Leanpub mostly sells technical books. Do you also want to attract fiction authors and readers?

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FAQs are OK but where's the manual?

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Where do I start? How do I create a new Leanpub book?

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What is Leanpub? I'm asking as an author or aspiring author.

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I'm a Leanpub author, and even after reading all these FAQs I'm still stuck! Can you help?

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What should I do if I can't find an answer to my question in this FAQ?

If you can't find an answer to your question here, there are other ways to get help!
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Do I need an ISBN to publish my book on Leanpub?

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Can you convert my book to other formats if I supply you with a PDF?

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Does Leanpub accept Erotica and Fan Fiction?

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I have co-authors. Do you support having multiple authors for a book?

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I'd like to use Leanpub to help an elderly parent create a book, but he's not computer savvy. Is this a good use of Leanpub? Is there anything you can do to help?

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Selling and Royalties

How and when do you pay royalties?

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Can I sell my book on Leanpub and other sites at the same time?

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Can I receive royalties by some other means than PayPal?

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Can a book have multiple authors who split the royalties?

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Can I use Leanpub to create print-ready PDFs for third-party print-on-demand sites like Lulu and CreateSpace?

This article explains how you can use files provided by Leanpub to create print books using third-party services
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Can I change the price of my book after creating it? For example, start cheap, grow the book based on feedback from readers, and increase its price as it's getting more valuable?

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OK, Leanpub doesn't require I get an ISBN for my book, but should I get an ISBN anyway? Do I need more than one ISBN, for example do I need separate ISBNs for EPUB, MOBI and PDF versions of my book?

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Can libraries buy Leanpub books? What is your policy for library purchases?

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What happens if a library wants to buy my book?

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What if a traditional publisher is interested in publishing my Leanpub book? What if I want to remove my book from Leanpub and publish it elsewhere, like on Amazon, for example?

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Is it possible and permissible to take the .mobi file and directly upload it to the Kindle Store under our own name?

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Can I pay Leanpub to publish my book(s) to the Apple iBookstore and the Amazon Kindle Store?

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If I signed up with you, would I be free to have my finished book printed and sold, separately? I'd get my own ISBN as well as copyright.

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What do you guys think about Amazon and Apple's bookstores? And what do you think about competitors that either charge a flat fee or take a cut to help to put books on the Amazon and Apple stores?

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Markdown and Markua

Do I put all the posts I want into one file can call that chapter1.txt? Do I have to create the Book.txt file in the order I want them to appear?

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I'm writing in plain text and I'm still a bit confused in terms of how to actually go about the layout, formatting and editing part. Can you help?

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Can I use files that have extensions besides .txt, such as .md?

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What program should I use to edit Markdown files?

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I don't like any of those text editing options. Can you suggest others?

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I don't actually want to write Markdown by hand; I want a WYSIWYG editor for Markdown! Does such a tool exist?

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I created an account and a book, found it in my Dropbox and I edited the Book.txt file. I then returned to the Leanpub website and generated a preview. However, the preview didn't have the contents of Book.txt that I just updated. What's up?

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Can I use AsciiDoc / Asciidoctor instead of Markdown?

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How do I switch between different languages, in the same book?

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I am using Vim to write my Leanpub book and I'm having issues with code snippet markup. Can you help?

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