Who are Leanpub’s competitors?

Is Hyperink a Leanpub competitor?

Well, their blog-to-book service certainly seems to compete with Leanpub! This is a good thing, but it’s only partially true.

  1. Write in Markdown.
  2. Sync with Dropbox.
  3. Click a button on the Leanpub website.

So, who are Leanpub’s primary competitors?

  1. DIY approach with a generic digital storefront (E-junkie, Gumroad, etc) — you would create the PDF, EPUB and MOBI files yourself.
  2. Print book self-publishing companies adding ebooks (Lulu, etc) — we’re not in the print book business, but these places are now in the ebook business.
  3. Amazon and Apple — these will obviously dominate the market for selling finished ebooks; we’re trying to resegment it and win the market for in-progress ebooks
  4. Other ebook startups (BookBaby, Hyperink, etc) — these are all focused on selling finished ebooks, and they seem to do more work for you than Leanpub. Yes, we do provide a premium feature where we export to Amazon and Apple for the author, but that’s just a bonus feature at the end of the Leanpub writing process once the book is done. Authors are free to just do that themselves; it’s not our core business model.

What’s next?

Leanpub exists to be the best way in the world to write, self-publish and sell an in-progress ebook. We call this process Lean Publishing. Everything we do is focused on that goal.

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Leanpub is the best way in the world to write, publish, and sell ebooks. Publish in-progress, serial and complete ebooks in PDF, EPUB and MOBI.