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I'm generating a Leanpub book and it's stuck on a step. What should I do?
I'm generating a Leanpub book and it's stuck on a step. What should I do?

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I'm generating a Leanpub book and it's stuck on a step. What should I do?

We're sorry to hear a process is stuck!

You have a few options for resolving this issue.

Reload the Page to Double-Check the Process is Really Stuck

If you are generating a Leanpub book (or a course) and you get stuck, please try reloading the page in your web browser, or navigating back to the Preview or Publish page (or any other page where you clicked a button to start a process).

Usually when a process it gets stuck, it’s “just” that the progress bar is not properly updating itself.

To double-check that a process has completed on the Preview or Publish page, note the time and date stamp you will see on the page, that shows the last time a process completed successfully.

We are working to improve this, we know it's annoying!

Also, if you really are stuck on a step, this article may help:

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

Start a "Create Archive" process on your Manuscript versions page

Starting a "Create Archive" process has been known to get previews un-stuck.

There are instructions for starting this process here:

If that article doesn't address your issue, please contact the team at with a link to your book and as many details as you can recall about the issue, which will help us resolve the issue as quickly as we can.

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