I’ve had some people asking about creating eBooks using Scrivener. Personally, I find Scrivener’s eBook and ePub Compile to be quite useful, but you have to dig into the settings to truly pull out a quality eBook. Can you use the defaults? Yes. But if you spend a little time playing with the settings, your eBook will benefit and your readers will appreciate the effort as they receive something on par with what publishers are producing.
Since this is something more in-depth than what I normally cover, I’m going to do so in multiple parts over the next few weeks. This will also keep me from overwhelming you (hopefully) with a massive infodump. For this series of Quick Tips, I’m going to focus on Fiction. If you have a Non-Fiction Project, much of this will still apply.
more here - Scrivener Quick Tip: Building an eBook Part 1 | All Things From My Brain.
So far in our Kindle Publishing Series we have looked at offline writing tools, different niches to explore, and in our last post, a few popular computer based eBook creation tools.
For the rest of our series, we’ll use a popular writing tool called Scrivener, to create, edit and publish our eBook. This one program allows us to complete the whole project with one tool, to make it easier to follow along. Let’s get started.
via Kindle Publishing: Scrivener Install – Personal Success Today.
So you want to write and publish an ebook? Good for you! With the writing tools and online publishing platforms available today, there’s never been a better time to write a book.
Whatever kind of freelancer you are, publishing an ebook can only be good for your business. It shows you’re a thought-leader in your field. You wrote the book, clients will reason, so you must know what you’re doing. It boosts the visibility of your business, making every reader a potential lead. Finally, it provides a source of passive income. Once it’s written, the work is done.
Knowing how to write a book can be intimidating. Of course, if you feel unsure about your writing skills, you can work with a ghostwriter or editor to make sure your book reflects the high quality of work you do for your clients.
That said, I highly recommend giving writing a go yourself. You’ll find it hard to go wrong if you give Scrivener a try.
What’s so great about Scrivener? Scrivener makes writing a breeze. As well as providing one of the best writing experiences, it helps with the heavy lifting of giving your ebook a solid structure, and it will format your ebook ready for self-publishing.
via Using Scrivener to Write and Publish an eBook.
One of the greatest benefits [of Scrivener] … is the ability to compile the book into an ebook without having to export to another program. I’ve read enough horror stories to know people have a hell of a time changing a writing document into the ebook format (.mobi, .epub, etc.), and was really glad I didn’t have to go through all that trouble when I bought Scrivener.
via Scrivener Is Your Friend | Heidi Willard | Young Adult Fiction Author.
I recently mentioned how easy it was to use Scrivener to create the ebook files for The Demon You Know, and several folks asked me to go into more detail.
I am nothing if not cooperative
via Using Scrivener to make .mobi and ePub files (for Kindle and Nook etc.) – Julie Kenner/J.K. BeckJulie Kenner/J.K. Beck.
Literature & Latte’s Scrivener is a complete workflow software for writers. You start with notes, move into outline, fill in that outline, draft the text, complete the piece, and ultimately print or make a digital document. More than word processing, it helps organize your materials and created content. You end up with a rich text file (RTF), PDF, HTML, ePub and Kindle formats. Scrivener is reasonably priced at $40 with a support structure of fellow users contributing to public forums as well as product programmers. Scrivener has both Mac and PC versions.
via Publish Your Own eBook – Mount Vernon, VA Patch.
You all know how I feel about Scrivener, but it is truly the best program for novelists out there. For $49 it’s a steal and it is really not that complicated to use. Today I thought I would show you how to format a Kindle .mobi file and an .epub file that is used on most other digital readers.
via How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook | writingishardwork.
This episode is all about Scrivener, that popular software authors swear by. Tee and Pip share their likes, dislikes, and future possibilities for the application
via The Shared Desk — Episode #014: All About Scrivener…Almost. | The Shared Desk.
Two weeks ago friend and fellow ghostwriter, Grant McDuling, suggested I look into an extremely robust wordprocessor for fiction and non-fiction writers. Always up for a book writing related adventure I jumped in and found Scrivener authoring software immensely worth my time. There is a learning curve involved with Scrivener, but an hour or two will have you writing and formatting all kinds of manuscripts and book projects like a pro, which presumably you are or want to be.
via Scrivener Software Is Complicated but Worth the Effort for Writing eBooks |.
In January, Apple released a new OS X app called iBooks Author. It’s designed to assist authors and publishers with the compilation of books, especially textbooks for Apple’s iBooks 2.0 iOS app. But how does it stack up as an author’s tool? Can it replace other writing tools for authors? TMO asked two developers of major writing tools to size up iBooks Author from a competitive perspective.
Apple’s new app, iBooks Author (iBA) is primarily designed to prepare content for publication in Apple’s iBookstore. Think of it as a design and layout tool. The focus during Apple’s roll out was on textbooks, but one could publish just about any kind of book with it, say, a cookbook or a travel guide.
Therein lies the key word: publish. Content has to be created first. iBooks Author, however, is primarily a publishing tool designed to bring together various components of a modern, interactive digital book after they’ve been created.
During the January 19 presentation, Apple’s Roger Rosner, Apple’s VP of Productivity Software showed off the new tool. While Mr. Rosner pointed out that one could start writing the text of the book within iBA, the focus was on a publisher starting with pre-prepared content: dragging, say, MS Word documents or movies into iBooks Author — and starting with Apple designed templates. The output of the EPUB file is, by the EULA, restricted to Apple’s iBookstore.
via Competitors Size up Apple’s iBooks Author | Analysis | The Mac Observer.