This Week at Leanpub #1! Be a Leanpub CourseAI early adopter, check out new book launch videos, and a note about TranslateAI

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4 min readJul 8, 2023

We’re going to try doing a weekly update post every Friday, to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on at Leanpub!

We’ll be publishing the first version of these posts on the Leanpub Authors Forum, and then publishing another version on our blog, and we may even do short weekly update videos on our budding YouTube channel.

Speaking of our YouTube channel, if you haven’t done so already, please subscribe! It really does help improve our profile, and help Leanpub authors and their books get discovered by more people.

CourseAI Early Adopters

We’re looking for early adopters for our CourseAI service! You can read more about it on our CourseAI page here, in our Help Center, and on our AI Services page.

Basically, with CourseAI, we’ll turn your book into an online course for sale on Leanpub. Ideally all you need to do is click the button to buy the service, and then you’ll get a notification from us when the process is complete.

We’re really pleased with the results from our very first early adopter, Leanpub author Damiano Fusco, who used CourseAI to turn this book into this course:

Course: Large Scale Apps with Vue, Vite and TypeScript

Build, Scalable, Vue, Vite, apps, components, localization, reactive, TypeScript, react, reactjs, angular, web, development, hooks, composition, Tailwind, css

Damiano has kindly agreed to let us provide Leanpub authors who are interested in seeing the results of the CourseAI process with free single-use coupons for this course! So, if you’re interested in seeing what the course looks like, please email us at hello@leanpub.com with the subject line “CourseAI Early Adopters”.

If you’re interested in buying the CourseAI service for one or more of your Leanpub books, please go here.

You can also use unpaid Leanpub royalties to get the CourseAI service on the “AI Services” page for any book, which you can find a link to on your book’s “Overview” page:

New Book Launch Videos

You may have noticed we’ve started recording book launch videos! These are really fun and low-pressure. You just book a convenient time in the calendar link I send you, and then I record a brief conversation with you about yourself and your new, or newly updated, book. The videos are great for sharing on social media and for embedding on your Leanpub book’s landing page.

Here are some new ones from the last month:

026 Successful Independent Consulting: Relationships That Focus on Mutual Benefit by Johanna Rothman

027 Leanpub book LAUNCH! AI-Powered Data Products by Jarkko Moilanen and Venkata Pradeep Tatiraju

028 Leanpub book LAUNCH! Take a day off and other ideas about work by Rob Lambert

029 Leanpub book LAUNCH! Building Beautiful Websites with Statamic by John Koster feat. Jack McDade

030 Leanpub book LAUNCH! The Python Interview Handbook 2023 by Nezir Zahirovic

You can apply for your own Launch video here, and check out a brief explainer here.

A Note About TranslateAI

You may have heard that we have been hard at work on a TranslateAI service, where you click a button, and we translate your book for you.

Well, it’s true, and it’s going great! We’ve been working with a handful of early adopter authors and we’re getting pretty good at it. Leanpub authors can expect a big announcement of our first batch of translated books in the coming week or two.

If you’re interested in having us translate one or more of your Leanpub books into one or more of the available languages, please see the details on our AI Services page here, or on the AI Services page for your individual book.

OK, that’s it for this week! If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see covered in these weekly posts, please let me know at len@leanpub.com.

Len @lenepp

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