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A Brief Tour of Leanpub (for Authors!)
A Brief Tour of Leanpub (for Authors!)

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A Brief Tour of Leanpub (for Authors!)

A while ago we released huge redesign of Leanpub that we're really proud of, and that we hope will make Leanpub easier to use for all of our authors and readers!

In this article, our goal is to help introduce Leanpub authors to navigating around Leanpub, and explain where they can go to find their books, courses, and bundles, and all the other pages they'll use to using to help write, publish, and sell their content on Leanpub.

TL;DR Direct Links to Your Books, Bundles, and Courses

If you're looking for quick links to your Leanpub books, bundles, and courses, here they are!

There's also a video you can watch here:

OK, let's go!

Finding the "Overview" Page for your Book or Course

The main way authors typically navigate to where they work on their book or course was not changed in our redesign.

Just go to the landing page for any of your books or courses, and click the blue "Edit" button, which you will see if you are signed in to your Leanpub account:

This will take you to the Overview page for your book, which we will discuss in more detail later in this article (courses have a similar layout):

We recommend you bookmark this page in your browser. It shows you all the features and settings pages for your book, along with links to a new Help section.

Using the Leanpub Website as an Author

On the subject of navigating around the Leanpub website, the main difference we introduced in our 2020 redesign the use of a single main menu, accessible at the top right of every Leanpub page:

You can think of this menu as an "escape hatch". If you get lost navigating around Leanpub, you can use this menu to get to wherever you're trying to go.

Here's what the menu looks like:

On the right is a set of "Useful Links" that should help you get to some popular pages quickly:

On the left is a set of menu sections. The main ones are "Account", "Author", "Library", "Purchases", "Store", and "Support". (Most authors won't see the "Company" or "University" options.)

To navigate to your books and courses, click on "Author":

This will display the Author sections of Leanpub:

Now, select the the option you're looking for. For example, if you want to see your books, select "Books":

This will take you to a dashboard where you can find all of your books:

By default, your Published books are selected, but you can select other books in the vertical menu at the left:

You can also use the horizontal menu at the top to navigate to other parts of the Author section on Leanpub:

You can navigate to your book's administrative features and settings section by clicking on it:

Clicking on the book will take you to the Overview page we mentioned earlier in this article, with links to all the things:

The pages are been grouped under different categories.

For example, the pages where you go to preview and publish new versions of your book are now under the "Versions" category, which you can select from the menu at the top:

The "Settings" category groups a lot of different options in one place:

To do storefront-related things, like setting your book's minimum and suggested prices, go to the "Store" category, and select "Pricing" in the menu on the left:

Ok, that's it for this short introduction to navigating Leanpub for authors! Please search this Help Center to find articles answering hundreds of questioned Leanpub authors have asked us over time. And if you can't find any answers here, please join our Authors Forum or email the Leanpub Support team at

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