Frequent pricing questions

What pricing plans does GitBook offer?

The Team plan offers the best of GitBook for all teams: create unlimited public or private content, collaborate with your team, customize custom fonts, header and share your content privately. This plan starts at $8/user/month (starting with 5 users).

The Enterprise plan offers more advanced security such as SAML Single-Sign-On and advanced auditing. (custom plan for large organizations).

The Personal plan offers 10 public or private spaces to host your notes and personal projects on GitBook. This will allow single users to access to more spaces and create multiple projects.

What is the 14-day trial?

You can try out GitBook for free with a 14-day trial.

The trial provides you the opportunity to test all GitBook features, start onboarding your team and create your content. During this period we will stay available for any product questions you may have.

At the end of your trial (similar to other softwares) you will be required to upgrade your organization to continue editing and collaborating.

I'm a legacy (v1) customer, what's my plan?

All paid org accounts from GitBook legacy (v1) keep their old plan unless explicitly changed by one of the org admins.

I'm a non-profit or open-source orgs, do I need to upgrade?

No, valid non-profits and (non-commercial) open-source teams will always have access to GitBook for free, it's our way of giving back to the community.

If you've already asked for a discount and see the upgrade banner, don't worry about it, we will apply this discount gradually to all the appropriate orgs.

All organizations must fill in the form (also available from our pricing page), we’ll verify your application and apply the discount if you are eligible.

Fair billing

GitBook tries to offer the fairest billing policy by adapting the billing to your usage. In short:

  • You’ll only be charged for members in your organization on the day that you upgrade to a paid plan.

  • Any changes to the number of members will be reflected in your monthly statement, either as extra prorated charges or payback.

Credit card charges

The day you upgrade to a paid plan defines the start of your billing period. From here, there are only three different times you will see charges from GitBook:

  • On the day you upgraded to a paid plan.

  • On the monthly renewal date of your billing period.

  • Anytime your balance exceeds a certain amount for annual plans from adding new members:

    • $300 for Team (previously start up) yearly plan

    • $1000 for Business (former plan) yearly plan


The day you upgrade to a paid plan, you will be charged the price of your plan for the month to come on that day.

For example, if you upgrade to the Startup plan on October 11th, with 6 users, you will be charged on that day by $48 (6 times $8) for the month to come.

Any changes to your usage during the billing period will be reflected on your statement at the end of the billing period, at the same time that you will be charged for the next billing period.

Continuing on the previous example, if you add a member on 10 days into the billing period, a prorated charge of $5.33 for this user will be applied at the start of the next billing period, on November 11th. If you had removed a member instead, you would have received a payback of $5.33.

The prorated subscription cost is calculated by dividing the cost per member ($8) by the number of days in the month (30) and multiplying it by the number of days remaining (20), which gives us the prorated subscription cost for the remainder of that billing period: $5.33