Leanpub used to offer a few things, which are not currently offered via our storefront:

  1. A $99 Flat Fee option for an individual book or course to have the Pro features.
  2. A $249 Lifetime Standard Plan
  3. A $349 Lifetime Pro Plan

We're still selling the $349 Lifetime Pro Plan via a secret process, documented only on this Help Center article!  Here's how it works:

  1. Send $349 USD via PayPal to orders@ruboss.com (not @leanpub.com).  (Ruboss is the company that created, owns and operates Leanpub.)
  2. Forward the PayPal receipt to hello@leanpub.com with a subject of Lifetime Pro Plan.
  3. We'll change your account to a Lifetime Pro Account, which is good for all the Pro features for 100 books or courses.

We do not sell the $99 flat fee option or the $249 Lifetime Standard Plan any more.

There are separate reasons for this:

  1. If you're going to be getting a Lifetime plan, we want you to have all the Pro features!
  2. If we sold Lifetime Standard Plans, we'd also have to have some upgrade process, and that would be a pain.
  3. We don't want to sell the $99 flat fee books and courses since we want to encourage authors to create lots of books and courses. The monthly plans and lifetime plans do this a lot better than a flat fee option does.
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