What's the difference between user and organization accounts?

Your user account is your identity on GitBook. Your user account can be a member of any number of organizations, regardless of whether the account is on a free or paid plan.

Personal user accounts

Every person who uses GitBook has their own user account. These accounts include:

  • Unlimited public books and collaborators on all plans
  • Personal plans for private books and distribution Ability to add unlimited repository collaborators


Organizations are great for businesses and large projects that need multiple owners and admins. They include:

  • Business plans for private books and distribution
  • Collaborators-based access permissions
  • Unlimited administrators and collaborators using teams
  • Billing receipts that can be sent to a second email address