Leanpub has a feature designed to make it easy to get your ebook into print.

If you've written a book using one of our book writing workflows, you can get what we call a "Print-Ready PDF" at the click of a button. You can then take this PDF to a print book service, like Amazon KDP or Lulu (these are links to tutorials created by authors in the Leanpub community).

Obviously, this feature doesn't let you do the fine-grained formatting you might want for certain print book projects. For projects where really precise formatting is important for the print version of your book, we've built an InDesign export feature.

In this article, we're going to provide you with a short walkthrough showing you how to create a Print-Ready PDF of your Leanpub book.


Here we are, signed into Len's real author account on Leanpub:

Click on "Store" at the top left to access the Leanpub menu:

Click on "Author" in the drop-down to go to your Author menu:

Click on "Metrics" to reveal the options in the Author menu:

Select "Books" to see your list of books:

Select your book:

Select "Export":

Select Print-Ready PDF:

You'll see a lot of options on this page! Once you've got them configured to your liking, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue button that says "Produce a Print-Ready PDF":

After you click that button, our book generators will get to work! When they're done, you'll see a download link for your Print-Ready PDF at the top of the page:

Click the link to get the PDF.

Best of luck with the rest of the process, whatever service you choose to use! If you run into any issues or have any wisdom to share, please check out our friendly forum for authors: https://community.leanpub.com/c/authors.

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