You can use Leanpub to produce ebook files from a Word file!

Specifically, you can create PDF, EPUB, and MOBI ebook files from your Word file.

We'll explain how to do this below.

Formatting Your Word File for Leanpub

The first thing you'll need to do is format your Word file in accordance with our Word style guide template.

Please click here to download our Word style guide template.

Our Word style guide template is a working example of a Word file that is compatible with Leanpub. It has real, working examples of all the formatting options we support.

(If you're wondering why you need to format your Word file in accordance with our guidelines, please see this article.)

Please note that if you have already written a complete book in Word, especially if you have already formatted your book to have a Table of Contents and nice fonts and other formatting, you can potentially save a lot of time by just exporting your Word file as a PDF and uploading it to Leanpub, in just a few minutes! Please see this article for instructions.

Our "Getting Started" Tutorial

Once you have formatted your Word document in according with our style guide, to create a book on Leanpub and get started using our Word writing mode, please click here to follow our step-by-step tutorial, which should have a screenshot for everything you'll need to do!

Choosing a Leanpub Writing Mode

If you want to skip the tutorial and just dive in, after you have formatted your Word document in according with our style guide, you can just go ahead and create a Leanpub book here.

On that page, you will see the Word option in the "How do you want to write" section on that page:

Just complete the form and you'll be taken to a "Getting Started" page with some helpful instructions about what to do next!

Leanpub's Cloud Writing Modes

You can also use Leanpub's "Cloud" writing mode to write your book in Word.

Specifically, you can write your book using Dropbox or GitHub.

In these Cloud writing modes, you share your Word file or files with Leanpub. That way, you can write in Word files on your device and save the changes there, and sync the files with Leanpub, so you do not need to upload anything to Leanpub.

To follow the tutorial for creating a book in our Dropbox writing mode, please click here.

To follow the tutorial for creating a book in our GitHub writing mode, please click here.

OK, that's it!


If you have any questions or thoughts on writing and self-publishing with Leanpub, please join our global community of authors in our Authors Forum here!

Interested in creating your first Leanpub book? Here are some quick tutorials for our most popular writing modes: http://help.leanpub.com/en/articles/3088382-quick-walkthroughs-for-getting-started-on-a-leanpub-book

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