At Leanpub you hold the copyright: you can publish your book on Leanpub while you are shopping it around. Getting traction on Leanpub can help you build buzz and strengthen your negotiating hand with publishers. For example, you can ask to keep the ebook rights, since Leanpub offers better royalty rates than what most publishers offer.
To 'retire' your book from Leanpub, go to the Book Tools menu for your book, select
Admin , and the click on
Retire Book . Then, click the red "Retire my book" button to retire your book.
You can unretire your book later, if you decide to start selling your book on Leanpub again.
After you retire your book, anyone who has already bought it will still be able to access the book from their Leanpub library.