Author Help

These are frequently asked questions by book and course authors. If you can't find an answer here, please email us at hello@leanpub.com.

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I don't like the URL for the forum for my book or course. Can I change it?

Keywords: forum, URL, truncate, shorten, change
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I'm using Leanpub's Bring Your Own Book writing mode, and I would like to have a Table of Contents appear on the book's landing page. How can I do that?

Keywords: upload, bring your own book, table of contents
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I'm writing a book using the In-Browser Text Editor writing mode, and I would like to update my images, with new versions of the image files. How can I do this?

Keywords: update, images, in-browser text editor
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I'm generating a book and it's stuck on the "Reticulating Splines" step. What should I do?

Keywords: stuck, reticulating splines
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I'm using the Bring Your Own Book writing mode. Do I need to upload a cover image to Leanpub?

Keywords: Bring Your Own Book, BYOB, cover
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How do I close a retired bundle?

Keywords: close, delete, bundle, retired
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A Brief Tour of the Leanpub Redesign for Authors

Keywords: navigating, website, redesign, author, book, course
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How do I remove a co-author from a book?

Keywords: co-author, remove
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There are limited "previews" and "publishes" when you have a Free plan. What does this mean?

Keywords: Free, preview, publish, previews, publishes
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I'm having an issue with Google Analytics. What can I do?

Keywords: Google Analytics, trouble, issue
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I have a successful Leanpub book. Does Leanpub offer translation services?

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I tried setting alt-caption and alt-title and it didn't work...

The old alt-caption described in older versions of the Markua spec is now in the Markua 0.29 spec as alt-title, but that doesn't work!?
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I opted in to the weekly sale or the monthly sale and I haven't seen my book or course in any of the sales yet. Why haven't I been included in a sale yet?

Keywords: weekly, monthly, sale, not included
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I want to distribute my book for free. Can I use Leanpub to sell books for free?

Keywords: free, book, distribute, no cost
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I want to see error reports when I generate a book. How can I do this?

Keywords: error, report
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How do I create a "frontmatter" section in my book?

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Leanpub Author FAQ

Keywords: author, FAQ
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How To Make and Sell Multiple-Copy "Team Edition"-Style Packages

Keywords: packages, multiple, multi-copy, copies
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I accepted a royalty payment from Leanpub, but I wish the payment had been sent to my other PayPal email address. Can you cancel the payment, and send it to my other email address?

Keywords: wrong address, wrong email, royalties, payment, cancel
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What is the difference between unpublishing and retiring a book?

Keywords: retire, retiring, unpublish, unpublishing, difference
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If I retire my book, will people who bought it in the past be able to still download it? Will this prevent new people from purchasing it?

Keywords: retire, prevent, download
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My book is not in English, but in the sample book, there is an English message in each of the chapters that is not included in the sample. What can I do?

Keywords: sample, language, chapters, English
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I am on a free plan and am permitted only 20 previews & publishes per month. Do failed preview & publish generation attempts count against this?

Keywords: free plan, failed, failing, count
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How to embed code blocks in lists

Keywords: embed, code, lists, list, list item
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How do I upload an ebook file from my device, when I'm writing in Leanpub's Bring Your Own Book writing mode?

Keywords: how, upload file, cloud, iPad, iPhone, device
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I'm using {sample: false} to exclude some chapters from my sample book, but the chapters are still appearing in the sample book! What is happening?

Keywords: sample, false, still appearing, still included
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How do I get Japanese characters to appear in a code block?

Keywords: code block, Japanese, characters
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Can I do text formatting inside code blocks?

Keywords: text formatting, code blocks
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In Markua, can I override the global code block line numbering setting

Keywords: override, code block, line numbering
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Does Leanpub have any support for widow/orphan control?

Keywords: widow, orphan
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I don't see the page number on the first page of a new chapter in my book. Why is that?

Keywords: no page number
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I've been added as a contributor on a book, but my profile image isn't showing up. What can I do?

Keywords: contributor, image not appearing, not showing up
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I want to add a Testimonial to my book. Where can I do that?

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I'm writing with manually line-wrapped paragraphs, and Leanpub is adding single line breaks for my line wrapping. How can I turn that off?

For line-wrapped Markdown books, we recommend Leanpub Flavoured Markdown (LFM) mode not Markua mode. LFM supports single newlines as spaces.
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How do I make my book available on the web for free, without someone having to make a purchase?

Keywords: online, free, without purchase
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How to ensure your images have proper file sizes

Keywords: images, too big, size, file size
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I'm a Leanpub author and I'm currently on a paid monthly plan. What happens if I downgrade my account to free?

Keywords: account, free, downgrade, what happens
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I can't download a book. Instead I see an error that says "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it." What can I do?

Keywords: can't download, error, XML file
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I would like to download a backup of my manuscript from Leanpub. How can I do that?

Keywords: backup, manuscript, version, download, manuscript versions
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How do Leanpub customers get access to my books or courses, after they buy them?

Keywords: customers, how access, how get, how provide
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I want to stop selling my book on Leanpub, but it is not finished. What should I do about people who have bought my book on Leanpub?

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How can I contact someone who buys my Leanpub books?

Keyword: how contact, readers, customers
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My table of contents is showing up on my book web page. Is there a way to hide it?

Keywords: table of contents, hide, web page, landing page
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I'm publishing an in-progress book. How can I contact my readers when I publish a new version of my book, with a new chapter?

Keywords: new version, contact, readers
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Can I retire a book or course?

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I'm filling in the About the Book information and would like to know what the "Teaser Text" is, and how it will appear to people?

Keywords: About the Book, Teaser
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How do I make a published course visible on my author profile page?

Keywords: course, visible, profile
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How do I add an image to a book, if I'm using the in-browser text editor?

Keywords: image, how do I add, picture
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I selected "No web page" on the Generation Settings page and published a new version of my book, but I still see a "Web" version is available. Can you please explain this?

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I noticed a book has been put in the wrong category. What should I do?

Keywords: wrong category
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I'm being blocked from creating a book, and it says the URL I'm choosing is "restricted". What does that mean?

Keywords: can't create book, blocked, restricted
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Do you have two-factor authentication for Leanpub accounts?

Keywords: 2FA, two-factor authentication
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Is there any way to change the order of authors on a book?

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Can readers of my book or course share their email address with me? If they do, where can I find a list of shared email addresses?

Keywords: share, email, address
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I'm trying to create a new book or course and I can't. It shows me a message that says "Unable to process request." What can I do?

Keywords: can't create book, error, "Unable to process request."
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I'm using the Markua directive {sample: true} to try and make a sample book when I preview and publish, but no sample book is generated. What can I do?

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Is it possible to add a chapter and make it invisible/exclude it from the book published?

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I missed my royalty payment email, and the payment has expired! What should I do?

Keywords: missed email, missed payment, expired, junk folder, spam folder
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I have decided not to finish my book. What should I do?

Keywords: cancel, not finish, incomplete, refund
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How can I disable HTML publishing? I just want my book available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI.

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Where can I see all my published and unpublished courses?

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The sample directives aren't working in my book. Why?

Keywords: sample, book, not working
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What is the "landing page" for my book, bundle, course, or course set?

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I created a new book or course but I can't find the files in Dropbox. What can I do?

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I created a new book, or course, or bundle, and I can't find it! Where can I find a book, course, or bundle that I have created?

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Is there a page on Leanpub where potential customers can see all my published books and courses?

Keywords: page, customers, see, books, courses, published
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Is it possible to use two different email addresses, one for my Leanpub account, and another one to receive payments via PayPal?

Keywords: email, email addresses, different, two, PayPal
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Book generation is taking longer and longer, and the subset feature is not very convenient. Is there a way to disable the EPUB and MOBI generation? And only generate a PDF?

Keywords: book generation, longer, disable
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Eventually I want to sell my books on other platforms, like Amazon or IngramSpark. Should I use Leanpub?

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I want to add a version number that will appear near the beginning of my book. How can I do that?

Keywords: version number
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How do I get a shrug emoticon in Markua?

Keywords: shrug, shruggie, emoticon, emoji
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How do I insert an inline image in Markua?

Keywords: inline image, Markua
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I didn't setup my Leanpub account properly. I forgot to set the correct address for my PayPal account. Is there an easy way to redirect it to my PayPal account?

Keywords: PayPal, email address, change, payment
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How do I edit the About the Book section for my book? I can't find it!

Keywords: About the Book, can't find
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How can I create a bundle with other authors?

Keywords: bundle, create, how, other authors
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I tried adding my picture to my profile and it did not work. What can I do?

Keywords: profile, image, picture, did not work, nothing happened
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I have a Lifetime Standard Plan, and I want to upgrade to a Lifetime Pro Plan. What should I do?

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I'm a Leanpub author and I currently have a monthly paid plan, but I want to upgrade to a Lifetime Standard Plan or a Lifetime Pro Plan. What should I do?

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I want to pay for a Standard or Pro plan, but I want to be reimbursed for this by my company or university department. What should I do?

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I'm using the in-browser text editor. How do I add images to my book?

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How do I retire a bundle?

Keywords: retire, bundle
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I'm using the Dropbox writing mode, and some content is not appearing in my book. What can I do?

Keywords: Dropbox, images missing, content missing, changes not having any effect
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I want to upload and publish an incomplete ebook in PDF. What should I do?

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I would like to send an email to all my readers. How can I do that?

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I'm writing in the in-browser editor, and some chapters of my book are not showing up. What can I do?

Keywords: chapters not showing up in preview
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I'm having problems trying to float images. What can I do?

Keywords: float, floating, images
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My book or course is in "cold storage". What does this mean?

Keywords: cold storage, Dropbox
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I'm seeing an error message that says "Sorry, we encountered an error while processing this job". Help! What can I do?

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I'm getting an error when I'm trying to restore a book from cold storage. What can I do?

Keywords: cold storage; Sorry, we encountered an error while processing this job
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I want to help with Leanpub's language localization. How can I help?

Keywords: translate, translation, internationalization, i18n
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Is it possible to offer a volume discount for a book?

Is it possible to offer a volume discount?
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I would like to un-indent paragraphs sometimes. Is there a way to to that?

I would like to have a paragraph not indent sometimes. Is there a command to do that?
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I'm using "float" for an image, and text is wrapping around the image, but I want the image to be on a line on its own. What can I do?

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I want to add my own logo to my book. Is there a feature that lets me do this?

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I'm experiencing book generation failure. What can I do?

I'm getting a message that says book generation failed or PDF generation failed. Help!
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I want to generate a completely white-label ebook. I discovered I could export an un-branded book but it still has the title and copyright page. I'd like to remove those as well and just start with Contents. Is this possible?

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I'm seeing weird error messages that make no sense. What is happening, and what can I do?

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Why does Leanpub make books with a non-free minimum price have a $4.99 minimum price?

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Should I use Leanpub's global setting for the default code language in my programming book, or should I set the language on every code block in my book, or should I let Leanpub guess?

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I'm working in plain text on my computer, and I'm getting book generation failure. What can I do?

I'm seeing a message that book generation failed! Help!
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I want to embed a video on my book's landing page. How can I do this?

I've got a YouTube or Vimeo video introducing my book. What can I do with it on Leanpub?
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I'm using the Bring Your Own Book writing mode. Can I upload multiple PDFs, for use on different reading device sizes, for example?

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I'm writing in the In-Browser Editor, and I'm getting book generation failure. What can I do?

I'm experiencing book generation failure! Help!
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Do you have any plans to support GitLab, in addition to GitHub and Bitbucket?

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May I sell every book I have written on Leanpub on my own website?

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After I created my book in Leanpub, is it possible to switch from Leanpub editor to GitHub or Dropbox seamlessly?

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How should I track sales from my various channels, like my blog and my mailing lists or newsletters, or my podcast? Google Analytics, maybe?

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Leanpub Author Support Guidelines

I'm a Leanpub author and I'm having an issue with a book or course. What should I do to get the fastest solution?
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How can I remove syntax highlighting from my code blocks?

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I'm writing my book in the In-Browser Editor and I'm seeing the message "Please wait while we upgrade the plain text editor." What can I do?

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I've written a few chapters of a book. Should I send it to a literary agent?

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My Google Analytics sales chart doesn't match my sales chart in Leanpub. What is going on?

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What are the different features in the Free, Standard and Pro author plans?

Can you explain the features in the different author plans?
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What are the settings for each of the different Book Themes?

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How much does Leanpub cost for authors to use?

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How can I offer my bundles for sale in the Monthly Sale newsletter?

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Part of my plan is create training courses and using a platform like Thinkific or Teachable. Do you also offer the same service?

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My manuscript is ready, it has been fully professionally edited. I only have the cover design and formatting left. Should I use Leanpub?

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I thought I saw something on your site about authors and articles. I recently submitted a few articles on a site called Medium. Do you have a similar offering?

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Someone has contacted me with a request to distribute copies of my book to their conference. What should I do?

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I've published a book on Leanpub. Now, I want to approach a traditional publisher. What should I do?

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Do you have a way to create a bibliography in a Leanpub book?

Is there any specific way to cite books? Is there something like BibTeX or similar, or should I just create my bibliography manually?
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How do I get rid of the automatic indentation of new paragraphs?

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I want to email my readers to ask for feedback. How can I do this?

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Can I have nested folders for images?

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Images aren't showing full width when I look at the .mobi file for my book in Kindle. What can I do?

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How can I format my table of contents? I see some examples of Leanpub books which use numbering for the book parts, chapters, sections, etc., and I see that the table of contents can have dots or no dots...

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Walkthough: Creating a Print-Ready PDF Export from a Leanpub Book Manuscript to Use with Print-On-Demand Services

How can Leanpub help me get my book into print?
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I’d like to transfer my books from Dropbox writing mode to BitBucket/Git writing mode. Is that possible?

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How do I integrate my Leanpub book with MailChimp?

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I created a book for Free. How do I upgrade it to Standard or Pro?

(Hint: subscriptions are on accounts, not books or courses...)
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How To Create A Bundle of Leanpub Books

Keywords: bundle, create, how to
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How To Accept An Invitation To Include Your Book In A Proposed Leanpub Bundle

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I'm making a two column table with a short first column and a long second column, and your tables have terrible line spacing when there are multiple lines of word wrapping. Help!

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I purchased a book that came with extra files to download. Where can I find the link to download the .zip file with the "Extras"?

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My published book is not showing up in my Author page. Did I miss a setting to include it?

Keywords: How do I get a book to show up on my Leanpub profile page? Why is that my book on sold is not displayed on my author's page?
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I was using Leanpub and some stuff went wrong. Then when I tried to access Leanpub, the page just spun and sat there. Help!

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Converting a Leanpub book from Markua to Word

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Can I grant access to an editor to my book? He or she would fix typos and wording, and be able to create a preview of the book.

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How do I get back to my book on Leanpub?

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The Leanpub Frontmatter Podcast

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Quick Walkthroughs for Getting Started on a Leanpub Book

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How can I change the title of my book?

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My books sales are down. Is there a seasonal pattern to book sales?

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What apps and devices should I test my book in?

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My book is in Dropbox writing mode. How do I update my book?

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I only want to do preview of a specific part of my book. How do I so a "Subset Preview"?

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Where do I set my book to be X percent complete?

How do I set my book to be X% Complete?
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I would like to restrict the distribution of my ebook to only my company and a few customers. Can I use Leanpub to do that?

Can I use Leanpub for confidential publications?
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I'm getting book generation failure at Step 15. What can I do?

I'm getting a PDF Generation Failure email from Leanpub. What should I do next?
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How Do I Add My Book, Bundle, or Course to the List of Products That Can Be Included In Leanpub's Weekly and Monthly Sales?

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Crosslinks to chapter headings aren't working in my Markua book. What should I be doing?

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I would like to update the payment information for my Leanpub Standard or Pro subscription plan. What can I do?

If my monthly Leanpub monthly subscription payment does not complete, what I can do to update my information?
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Leanpub Flavoured Markdown vs. Markua for writing in plain text

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I was trying to get the API and webhooks working, and now I've hit my preview and publish limit. Help!

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What's the difference between a new version and a new edition?

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Getting Started Using Bring Your Own Book Writing Mode

Keywords: getting started, upload, writing mode, walkthrough, how to
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Getting Started in In-Browser Plain Text Editor Writing Mode

Keywords: Keywords: getting started, in-browser, text editor, plain text, writing mode, walkthrough, how
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started Using Git and Bitbucket Writing Mode

Keywords: getting started, Bitbucket, writing mode, walkthrough, how to
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Written by Len Epp
Updated this week

How do I change the resolution of an image?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I want to help a parent write and publish a book on Leanpub. How do I do this, so that I can help with the manuscript but not show up as an author on the book?

Is this what the publisher program is for? Do you need editor roles and permissions? Is this what a collaborator is for? (Hint: No, no, no.)
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

My code samples are having a backslash added to them on long lines. Help!

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started Using Git and GitHub Writing Mode

Keywords: getting started, GitHub, writing mode, walkthrough, how to
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Written by Len Epp
Updated this week

I have a book that I'm thinking of making into a course. How does this work?

However, my book is in Leanpub Flavoured Markdown and courses are in Markua. How different is this?
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'm having a problem generating my book. What should I do?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started Using Dropbox Writing Mode

Keywords: getting started, Dropbox, writing mode, walkthrough, how to
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I've lost some files in Dropbox! What can I do?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Printing on demand a Leanpub book with Lulu.com

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

My book or course has been retired from sale on the Leanpub store due to a Notification of Infringement determination. What can I do?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

A Primary Author of a book revoked my co-author status and my royalty share. What are my options?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How to Get Your Leanpub Book Into Print: The Easy Way

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

The last line of a centered block of text is not centered. What can I do?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can I create and sell a bundle of books?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I'm about to publish my work in progress. Is there anything I need to know? Do I need to state that it is unfinished or is it assumed due to it being published with you?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

If I upload a PDF, will Leanpub generate an EPUB and a MOBI file for me?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Is it possible to make an HTML version as a preview of my book so that it shows up in Google?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'm an author and I can't find my book in Leanpub. What can I do?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Why does each ebook size only correspond to a subset of the print-ready PDF export sizes? Also, how can I make a 7" x 10" or a 7.5" x 9.25" print-ready PDF?

There are only a handful of choices of print book size available on the print-ready PDF export page. What to do?
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Floating images aren't working well in my book. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

What's the best way to request a new feature?

How do I request a new feature?
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Where do I set the price for my book?

Keywords: price, pricing, where, set, minimum, suggested
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Co-Authors / Contributors / Editors changing "metadata" or book descriptions?

Is it possible to add an editor that is allowed to make changes to the book descriptions?
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Is it possible to use a pen name or a pseudonym?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I upload a book?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I've written a book and I want to self-publish it. Can you advise me on the details of my project?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

What is the difference between Markua and Leanpub-Flavored Markdown, and which one should I choose for writing my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Why does Leanpub sometimes give away free copies of books and courses without asking the author?

Why do you give away desk and review copies of books?
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Should I include animated GIF files in my book?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I would like to send each person who buys my book a custom coupon code. How can I do this?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I make a sample book available when I'm writing in Markua?

I've made a Sample.txt file and published a new version of my book, but there's no sample book available on my book's landing page
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I have a Sample.txt file but no sample book is being created. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I publish a book on Leanpub?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find information about my royalties?

Where can I see how much I'll be payed on the next 1st of the month? Where can I download records of royalties I have been paid?
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Is it possible to justify the text, so that the text is aligned on both the left and right margins?

I don't want a ragged right margin...
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I create a book on Leanpub and sell it on another platform?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Things to Do Before Publishing Your Leanpub Book

A "Pre-Flight" list of things you should do before publishing your Leanpub book to increase sales
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I set the completeness of a book I am writing?

I want that progress bar on my book landing page...
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'd like to become a Leanpub author. What should I do? What do I need to know?

How do I become a Leanpub author?
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I delete versions?

I did a bunch of previews, and now the Versions page has a lot of clutter.
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I’m brand new to authoring on Leanpub, but I’d like to take a “lean” approach and gauge interest in books, interact with interested readers early (before some content is written) and others. What’s a typical flow for this type of development?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I am interested in self publishing a book with Leanpub. I don't want to profit from the book - I want the profits to go to charity. Would it be possible to have it say 'Charity Gets' instead of 'Author Earns' when people go to purchase the book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I know how many people have signed up to be notified when this book is published?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I want to make a 7.0x9.1 inch print book, but the only ebook sizes are 6x9 inches and 8.5x11 inches. What do I do?

You offer a fairly limited number of ebook sizes, but there are lots of print book sizes. What to do?
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Is there landscape mode for screen reading?

I'd like my book to be shaped like a computer monitor. Can you help?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I am trying to do something in Markua, following the documentation, but it is not working. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How does copyright work?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I've published a new book, and would like to add it to an existing bundle. How can I do that? Will existing purchasers of the bundle get the new book?

Keywords: add book, bundle, new book
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Why can't the read online view support readers turning pages, like a book or magazine?

The "read online" thing on my landing page is one big scroll. A page turning experience would be nicer.
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I would like to customize or flag which headers to display in the generated Table of Contents. For example, only section and top-level, or something.

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

What happened to Leanpub's GitHub Service? Why should I use Webhooks?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I make a free sample book available to readers? I'm writing in Leanpub-Flavored Markdown.

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I have created a new book, but I would like to change it to use the GitHub rather than the in-browser editor. How can I do that?

How do I change writing modes?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do book forums work?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I've written a book in LaTeX and produced a PDF for sale on Leanpub. Should I also make EPUB and MOBI versions of my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I just started a new book and my changes to the .txt files in the Dropbox folder on my computer aren't being picked up by Leanpub. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I can't upload an EPUB file using "Bring Your Own Book" mode. What is going wrong?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How to Add a New Chapter to a Plain Text Book

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

New Writing Mode Coming Soon!

How many ways of writing a Leanpub book can I choose from?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I add a link to Lulu or KDP print versions to my Leanpub book page?

Can I give Leanpub some of the revenue?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Some Leanpub books don't show the "Author Earns" slider. Why?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I am seeing blank pages inserted before pages with images. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can you pay me my royalties in Euro using TransferWise? The exchange rate is better than PayPal's, and we're talking thousands of USD here...

You pay my royalties in USD, but my PayPal account is in Euro, and PayPal's exchange rate isn't as good as that of TransferWise.
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I put my Leanpub book up for sale through CreateSpace, and I just heard Amazon is merging CreateSpace into KDP Print. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

One Leanpub Author's Approach to Creating an Index

Leanpub doesn't generate an index yet. How can I add an index myself?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can I publish a book in landscape orientation rather than portrait?

Can I publish a book in landscape mode instead of portrait mode?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Resources for Learning How To Improve Your Ebook's Discoverability and Improve Your Self-Publishing Skills

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I’m thinking of “retiring” an older publication and trying KDP Select for a period. While retired, can existing book owners still download the book again if they wanted?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

My book isn't showing up in Google searches. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How to Improve Discoverability of Your Book Online Using Leanpub

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I've heard the Amazon Kindle has a cool feature called "X-Ray". Will the MOBI file of my book that Leanpub generates work with X-Ray?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Italics are not working when they are in square brackets

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I think the connection between Leanpub and my GitHub or Bitbucket repo is not working. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I'm writing a book which is not a programming book. Will Leanpub publish it?

What types of books does Leanpub publish?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Are the customers notified when the book is updated?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

What options do I get if I choose a Custom theme?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

What PDF book sizes do you offer under Custom Themes?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can I transfer primary control of a book from myself to someone else?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I want to update some misspellings in my book by uploading a new PDF file, could you show me how I may do this?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can readers pre-order my book?

Can I make my book available for pre-order?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I set a file to have UTF-8 encoding, when I am converting the file into a Leanpub book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

My book generation is stopping at Step 27, which has to do with Dropbox output. What can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I'm confused about image sizes!

What are all the warnings I'm getting about the image being too big and the resolution?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Scrivener with Leanpub?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

If I sign up for a monthly Standard or Pro plan, is there any lock in like a 1 year contract?

Can I downgrade to a Free plan any time?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

If I create a translation of my book, how would I be able to sell that translation on my store front?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

leanpub-start-delete not working in MOBI?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I am facing some issues on making images appear on my preview version. Is there any specification (maximum size or definition dpi) that images should follow?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can I initially publish an incomplete work for free and give it a price when it has reached a sufficient degree of completeness?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I see a lot of translations of Leanpub books. How do I translate a book into my language?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I have a weird issue trying to preview, and I'm using Dropbox. Have I gotten disconnected somehow?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated this week

How do bundle updates work?

What happens if books are added or removed from a bundle? Which readers get updates?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I share my book with reviewers before I publish?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Where are some simple sample Leanpub Flavoured Markdown or Markua books?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I hit the 20 preview limit. Can I make previews offline or have the limit increased?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I want to publish my book both in two languages simultaneously. Is there a special procedure available that can be helpful in keeping both versions connected? Or do I just have to publish both versions in isolation?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I want to write in Markua. How do I switch?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

What happened to the flat fee books? What happened to the Lifetime Pro Plan and the Lifetime Standard Plan?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I have an organizational "author" account, can I change author name to my personal name?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I find out if I have a free Pro subscription?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Your refund system can be abused. Is there a way to block refunds, or dispute individual cases?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I just got a few refunds. Can I find out why they were requested?

I want to use the information to improve my book, not to bother the readers.
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Do you have an interest in publishing my book? (Manuscript draft attached.)

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I change the GitHub repo for my book?

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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

GitHub sharing is not working with Leanpub! Is two-factor authentication the problem?

Two-factor authentication, two factor authentication, 2 factor auth, 2FA - whatever you call it, it does not work with our bots
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I include videos in my course? What about security? Can these videos be private?

Keywords: course, courses, video, videos, upload, resources
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I annotate my code samples for my own purposes?

I'm writing a parser which extracts the code from my book and executes it, and I want to skip some of the code samples.
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'm producing a print book. Can Leanpub help me?

I'm happy to pay you to produce it for me.
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How can I support Leanpub?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can you share some success stories?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Why are you called Leanpub?

Why "Leanpub"? Why "Lean Publishing"?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I simulate console input in an example?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I change my PayPal email for royalties?

Is there a way to keep my current email with Leanpub, but have a different PayPal email address?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

What do you do to make an ebook when an author uploads a PDF?

I see you have a "Bring Your Own Book" workflow which supports PDF, EPUB and MOBI upload, but I don't understand how that makes a book.
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I format the Table of Contents?

The page breaks aren't where I'd like them to be...
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

It's taking forever to sync with Dropbox!

Keywords: Dropbox, sync, syncing, slow
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How can I create an index for my Leanpub book?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

What's The Shelf?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Tips for Self-Publishing and Selling Books Using Leanpub

Keywords: tips, advice, suggestions, sales
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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I just published my book to see how Leanpub worked, and people are buying it! I'm concerned, since it's not 100% done yet...

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Leanpub to generate the EPUB file I need to publish on Apple's iBooks and the iBookstore?

Keywords: iPad, iOS, iPhone, Apple Books, iBooks
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Leanpub with KDP select?

I found a thread re "temporarily retiring" a Leanpub book so the KDP Select version doesn't violate Amazon's exclusivity. Is that possible?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Do I use the Leanpub editor to make Markua? How do I get into the Markua beta?

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I write a book in Markua today? What's the current status of Markua?

Do I you my preferred markdown editor and just use Markua commands? Is there a cheatsheet of those commands somewhere?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I make a horizontal rule (line) in my book?

How do I add a horizontal rule?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Why doesn't Leanpub use something more modern than PayPal? I hate PayPal!

Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Leanpub to publish a year's worth of articles? What about other serial content?

Leanpub can be used to publish serial content, today.
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'm from the EU, and I know you pay and remit EU VAT. But how does this work with royalties? Do I need to send you invoices?

All about EU, VAT and royalties...
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I like Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI files, but want to replace the Leanpub-generated PDF with one of my own.

If you use LaTeX or have a designer to make a custom PDF, but you want to use our book generation for EPUB and MOBI, read this!
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I know how many times my sample book has been downloaded?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I know if the book has been bought by someone?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I just finished writing a book in Word. What should I do to get it on Leanpub?

What are the options with a Word book?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I have a business, and my accountant says that I need to collect and remit VAT on my ebook sales!

Does Leanpub do VAT for me?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

A Tip For Authors Using Dropbox and Git

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I'm developing a book or course. Do I own the copyright?

Does Leanpub have any claim to copyright on anything I write?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Some language characters are not showing up correctly in my book, what can I do?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Are there any licensing rules regarding code samples I include in my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Opt In To Leanpub Discount Promotions To Let Leanpub Promote Your Book At A Discount And Help Increase Your Sales

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How can I upload a PDF of my book, but still use Leanpub to generate EPUB and MOBI versions of my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Do you provide an embeddable widget so I can easily promote my book on other websites?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I replace just my PDF?

I am using Dropbox mode, and I want to replace my PDF with one I've generated myself. But I want to keep Leanpub's generated EPUB and MOBI.
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I switched to Markua mode, and my Parts aren't working anymore!

Did Markua change part headings? (Hint: Yes.)
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I make a deep link to a chapter or section in my Read Online version?

I want to be able to send people to a specific part of my Read Online version of my book. How?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

What is the optimal size in pixels for my images?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Can I sell a public domain book in the Leanpub store? What if I'm the original author?

Does the Leanpub store sell public domain books? What if I'm the original author?
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I Publish a Translation of a Public Domain Work on Leanpub?

I would plan to keep the copyright. Can I do this?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Does Leanpub do any advertising for my book? Will Leanpub market my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I want to use Leanpub to sell my book, but I have my own LaTeX-based writing and PDF ebook production workflow. What do I do?

Can I use Leanpub to sell only a PDF that I've generated from LaTeX? Do I have to also provide EPUB or MOBI?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I create coupons for my books, to give them away for free or at a discount, as part of a promotion?

How do I create a coupon?
Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I get my book featured on the Leanpub homepage?

There is a featured book on the Leanpub homepage. How do I have my book considered for inclusion? Why is a book featured?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

How do I turn off the read online version?

There's an option to display my book sample or even the full version online, but I can't find it!
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I'm from a country where you cannot receive PayPal payments. Can I use Leanpub? How would I get my royalties?

Can you use Leanpub if you can't accept royalties via PayPal?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

I want to use InDesign to make a PDF and sell it on Leanpub. Can I upload a PDF but use Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI?

I want to make a beautiful PDF when my book is done. Can I keep Leanpub's EPUB and MOBI, and sell all 3 on Leanpub?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Can I sell videos and other digital content, like code samples or data files, for example, along with my Leanpub book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How can I see what the different fonts look like, so I know which one to choose?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I get feedback from readers?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

I am an author who wants to publish my book while it's still in progress. How early is it OK to publish the first version of my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Are there any issues associated with using Ulysses to write a Leanpub book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to pay any fees when you pay my royalties via PayPal?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

Why are there so few layout options?

I understand your Lean Publishing idea, but you are imposing your layout preferences on me. I want control over layout, spacing, etc.
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Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Why don't I get all the reader email addresses? Is it possible to see the details of the readers who purchase one's book?

On Leanpub, reader email address sharing is opt-in, not opt-out, even if I've enabled MailChimp integration. Why is that? Can I change it?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Long content in backticks (making a code span) can lead to overflowing text in the right margin. Is there a workaround?

Code spans have issues with line breaks if they contain long text with no whitespace, like a chained object reference or a long URL...
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Why can't I invite a coauthor to my Leanpub book using their email address?

This works for some co-authors, but not others. What's happening?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Does Leanpub issue 1099 forms for US Taxes?

I'm doing my US taxes, and I'm wondering if Leanpub issues a 1099 for US taxes. Does Leanpub do this?
Peter Armstrong avatar
Written by Peter Armstrong
Updated over a week ago

Is there a way for me to download and sort the data of the people who have bought my book?

Len Epp avatar
Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

When I publish a new version of my book do the people who have already bought the book automatically get sent the new version?

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How can I add a Google Analytics or Clicky tracking code to my book's landing page?

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How do I add a Thank You note for people who buy my book?

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How Complete is Leanpub's Markua Support?

I see that Leanpub books can be written in Leanpub Flavoured Markdown or Markua? How far along is Markua?
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How do I change the URL for my book?

How do I change the web page for my book?
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I'm Writing My Book in Markua and My Code Resource Titles are Gone

My Markua code samples used to have titles, and now they don't. What happened?
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Can I make endnotes in a Leanpub book?

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PayPal does not support payments to people in my country or region. Is there some other way Leanpub can pay royalties to me?

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I live in Turkey. Can I get paid royalties, even though you only pay royalties through PayPal?

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Can I add an index to my book if I am writing in Markua?

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How do I resize images?

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Why do you let customers get refunds so easily under your "100% Happiness Guarantee" policy?

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Updated over a week ago

Setting Up Google Analytics To Track Purchases Of Your Book

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How can I add an ISBN to my book?

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Do you suspend the accounts of authors if there are chargebacks on purchases of their books, like some other services do?

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I've switched to Markua mode and my images and code resources are not working any more! How do resources work?

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How do I turn off line numbers on code samples?

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Leanpub looks interesting, but why is there a 45-day royalty hold?

Do you really hold royalties for 45 days? This seems risky to me.
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Is there a way to connect an external domain to the book landing page?

Domains, DNS and book landing pages
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I would like to translate a Leanpub book. What should I do?

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Updated over a week ago

How do I import from a WordPress blog?

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I'm trying to upload my own EPUB file and it's failing epubcheck. What can I do?

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How do I set my book to save with UTF-8 character encoding on Windows in Notepad?

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How do I hide any information about my Leanpub book or course from the public? I don't want my book to appear on Leanpub's website yet.

Keywords: hide, stealth mode
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Updated over a week ago

Someone got a refund for my book but did not leave an explanation. What can I do?

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Updated over a week ago

Can I sell my book on Leanpub and on Amazon at the same time?

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Should I worry about piracy? Does Leanpub do anything to protect me from piracy?

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Updated over a week ago

I see strange characters in my book. How do I switch on UTF-8 character encoding?

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I know how much I earned in royalties last month, but this month's payment was for a different amount. Why are the two amounts different?

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General

What time zone is Leanpub in?

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Why does Leanpub charge authors money to create books?

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Leanpub mostly sells technical books. Do you also want to attract fiction authors and readers?

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Where's the manual?

I'm looking for the Leanpub manual, where can I find it?
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Where do I start? How do I create a new Leanpub book?

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Updated over a week ago

What is Leanpub? I'm asking as an author or aspiring author.

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I'm a Leanpub author, and even after searching this Help Center I'm still stuck! Can you help?

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Updated over a week ago

What should I do if I can't find an answer to my question in this Help Center?

If you can't find an answer to your question here, there are other ways to get help!
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Updated over a week ago

Do I need an ISBN to publish my book on Leanpub?

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Updated over a week ago

Can you convert my book to other formats if I supply you with a PDF?

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Updated over a week ago

How do I add a co-author to a Leanpub book?

Keywords: co-author, how to add co-authors
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Updated over a week ago

I'd like to use Leanpub to help an elderly parent create a book, but he's not computer savvy. Is this a good use of Leanpub? Is there anything you can do to help?

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Selling and Royalties

I'm in the UK or EU, and I'm concerned that I won't get very much in royalties after PayPal fees and exchange rates on currency conversion. How does this work?

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Updated over a week ago

How and when do you pay royalties?

As an author, how and when do I get paid?
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Updated over a week ago

Can I sell my book on Leanpub and other sites at the same time?

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Updated over a week ago

Can I receive royalties by some other means than PayPal?

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Can a book have multiple authors who split the royalties?

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Can I use Leanpub to create print-ready PDFs for third-party print-on-demand sites like Lulu and Amazon?

This article explains how you can use files provided by Leanpub to create print books using third-party services
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Updated over a week ago

Can I change the price of my book after creating it? For example, start cheap, grow the book based on feedback from readers, and increase its price as it's getting more valuable?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

OK, Leanpub doesn't require I get an ISBN for my book, but should I get an ISBN anyway? Do I need more than one ISBN, for example do I need separate ISBNs for EPUB, MOBI and PDF versions of my book?

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Updated over a week ago

What happens if a library wants to buy my book?

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Updated over a week ago

What if a traditional publisher is interested in publishing my Leanpub book? What if I want to remove my book from Leanpub and publish it elsewhere, like on Amazon, for example?

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Updated over a week ago

Is it possible and permissible to take the .mobi file and directly upload it to the Kindle Store under our own name?

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Updated over a week ago

Can I pay Leanpub to publish my book(s) to the Apple iBookstore and the Amazon Kindle Store?

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Updated over a week ago

If I signed up with you, would I be free to have my finished book printed and sold, separately? I'd get my own ISBN as well as copyright.

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Updated over a week ago

What do you guys think about Amazon and Apple's bookstores? And what do you think about competitors that either charge a flat fee or take a cut to help to put books on the Amazon and Apple stores?

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Updated over a week ago
Markdown and Markua

Do I put all the posts I want into one file can call that chapter1.txt? Do I have to create the Book.txt file in the order I want them to appear?

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Updated over a week ago

I'm writing in plain text and I'm still a bit confused in terms of how to actually go about the layout, formatting and editing part. Can you help?

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Updated over a week ago

Can I use files that have extensions besides .txt, such as .md?

Can I save files with the .md extension?
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Updated over a week ago

What program should I use to edit Markdown files?

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Updated over a week ago

I don't like any of those text editing options. Can you suggest others?

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Updated over a week ago

I don't actually want to write Markdown by hand; I want a WYSIWYG editor for Markdown! Does such a tool exist?

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Updated over a week ago

I created an account and a book, found it in my Dropbox and I edited the Book.txt file. I then returned to the Leanpub website and generated a preview. However, the preview didn't have the contents of Book.txt that I just updated. What's up?

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Updated over a week ago

Can I use AsciiDoc / Asciidoctor instead of Markdown?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago

How do I switch between different languages, in the same book?

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Updated over a week ago

I am using Vim to write my Leanpub book and I'm having issues with code snippet markup. Can you help?

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Written by Len Epp
Updated over a week ago