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

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Written by Leanpub Support
Updated over a week ago

Yes! Leanpub authors can sell their books anywhere they want.

In particular, we encourage all Leanpub authors to also sell their books on Amazon KDP and Apple once the books are done. We think both those channels are too important to ignore.

In fact, publishing your book on Leanpub and selling it through our online bookstore isn't even a requirement.

It's possible for an author to make all their books using Leanpub, and sell them elsewhere, without publishing on Leanpub.

We want you to sell your books on our store because it's better, not because you're forced to.

If you're publishing your book on Leanpub chapter by chapter, as you write it, our hypothesis is that the experience of using our store while your book is in-progress will be enough to convince you to continue selling on Leanpub once your book is finished, regardless of what other storefronts you use.

Our 80% royalty rate and variable pricing model means we're pretty competitive with other self-publishing platforms, even if we don't get as many "eyeballs" as the self-publishing industry giants like Amazon do.

If you're looking for tips specific to self-publishing and selling ebooks on the Leanpub platform, please see this (long!) article.

OK, that's it!

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