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How do I create a "Preview" of my Leanpub book, that only I can see?
How do I create a "Preview" of my Leanpub book, that only I can see?

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How do I create a "Preview" of my Leanpub book, that only I can see?

While you're working a Leanpub book, you'll want to generate "previews" of your book.

This creates ebook files from your manuscript without publishing them on our bookstore. Only you can see the "preview" ebook files, unless you choose to share them with other people, for example people you want to share drafts with for comments or feedback.

Finding Your Book's "Preview" Page

To create a "preview" copy of your book that only you can see, go to the "Preview" page for your book here:

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

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

What a Book's Preview Page Looks Like

Your book's Preview page will look like this:

Note the really helpful date and time stamps that show when you created the preview:

Downloading Your Ebook Preview Files

Below the timestamps are the download and browser links:

Downloading Your Sample Ebook Preview Files

If you're creating a sample book (recommended!), you'll see the links for the sample ebook below the main ebook links:

Generating a New Preview

To generate a new preview of your book, scroll down and click the "Create Preview" button:

While Leanpub's book generators are creating the preview, you'll see a progress bar at the top of the page:

When the preview generation process completes, you'll see the timestamps have been updated:

OK, that's it!

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