When you publish a new version of your book, we provide you with an option to email your readers.

If you use this feature, any of your readers whose account is set to receive new version emails from you will get an email from Leanpub, with the message you provide.

Most readers love this feature, especially for in-progress books that they buy, because they want to know when there is new content for them to read!

(Please note: you are not permitted to use this feature to spam readers with product offers etc. You should only use it when you are publishing significant new content.)

To notify your readers that you have published a new version of your book, you need to go to the "Publish" page for your book here:


...making sure to replace YOUR_BOOK with your book's unique web address.

You can also find the "Publish" page on your book's "Overview" page:

If you are using our Upload writing mode, it will look like this:

On the Publish page, scroll down until you see this section:

(If your book is using our Upload writing mode, you will see the "Release Notes" section explained below will already be displayed! Please read the rest of this article to see how it works.)

Tick the box to "Notify your readers...", and you will see a new "Release Notes" section on the page:

You can now enter a message in the "Release Notes" section:

We recommend you invite feedback from your readers, either by email or social media. You can also use this message to ask readers to sign up for your email newsletter if you have one, for example. Readers love to interact with authors!

When your message is ready, click the blue "Publish Book" button

If you're using one of our plain text writing modes (writing in your web browser, or in GitHub or Dropbox), clicking this button his will both publish a new version of your book, and send a notification to all your readers who have opted in to this feature.

If you're using our Upload writing mode, this will only send the message. To learn how to publish a new version of a book in the Upload writing mode, please see this article.

OK, that's it!

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