Leanpub helps you connect with readers and sell your ebook, while you’re writing it and after it’s done.
Leanpub is part of a movement called Lean Publishing. If you’re curious about what the big idea is, read our manifesto.
You can write a Leanpub book using either Markdown or simple HTML for your formatting. Markdown is nice if you are using a text editor; HTML is a good choice if you want to use a simple visual HTML editor (not Word!) for writing.
When you sign up to write a book on Leanpub, we create a Dropbox folder for the book and we email you a sharing request. If you already have a Dropbox account, you get the new folder in your existing Dropbox account. If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, you need to create one. (Dropbox is a fantastic free private file sharing service used by hundreds of thousands of people.)