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Books on Scrivener

Learning Guides

Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide

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By Jennifer Ackerman Kettell

Written by working novelist and experienced computer book author Jennifer Kettell, this guide doesn’t just present features and menus: it presents Scrivener in the context of your creative workflow, so you can make the most of this amazing software. Kettell draws on years of Scrivener experience and private tutoring to help you use Scrivener in both fiction and non-fiction projects, including screenwriting and academic writing. Buy from Amazon.com (Kindle, Paperback)


Scrivener for Dummies

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By Gwen Hernandez

Scrivener is the first and only word processing program designed specifically for the messy, non-linear way writers really work. Scrivener For Dummies is the easiest way to master this powerful writing software. Written by veteran Scrivener trainer and novelist Gwen Hernandez, you’ll learn to set up a new project, organize your research, track scene elements, create custom layouts, and more with this friendly Scrivener guide. Buy from Wiley


Take Control of Scrivener 2

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By Kirk McElhearn

In Take Control of Scrivener 2, an eBook from TidBITS Publishing, experienced author and senior Macworld contributor Kirk McElhearn walks the reader through using all of Scrivener’s main features for a real-world writing project. Note that this book currently covers only the Mac version of Scrivener. Available in ePub, PDF and MOBI. Buy now ($10)


Writing a Novel with Scrivener

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By David Hewson

Excerpt from Amazon.com: Bestselling author David Hewson, creator of the successful Nic Costa series, offers a personal, highly-focussed guide to using this powerful application to create a novel, now newly-updated to cover the brand new release version for Windows.

Hewson, a Scrivener user for years who’s written five of his popular novels in the application, takes users through the basic processes of structuring a full-length novel, writing and developing the story, then delivering it either as a manuscript for an agent or publisher or as an ebook direct to Kindle or iBook.

Alongside the practical advice, he offers a working novelist’s insight into the process of writing popular fiction. And this book is, of course, created entirely within Scrivener itself, from development through to publication on Kindle, a process followed in detail in the book. Available in Kindle format. Buy at Amazon.com ($5.99)


Scrivener for Writers

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By Ivan Pope

Excerpt from Amazon.com: They say everyone has a book in them, but writing any long piece is a complicated process, from the original idea, marshalling of sources, research, filing of texts, creation of structure, rough drafting, editing and production of final document.

From outlining ideas through to output of a formatted hard copy for an agent or publisher; from organisation of research through to the automatic generation of a Kindle ready copy, Scrivener for Writers helps you maket he best of this superb and economic piece of software.

Over 300 pages of content and illustrations include How to Write a Book; Getting Started; Get to grips with Projects; Getting Set Up; Finding Your Way around; Planning your Project; Writing and Editing; Managing Your Writing; Backup and Saving; Output and Printing

There are two versions of this book, one for Mac OS X and another for Windows. Available in Kindle format.

Buy the Mac version at Amazon.com ($4.99)

Buy the Windows version at Amazon.com ($4.99)


Your Guide To Scrivener: The Ultimate Tool For Writers

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By Nicole Dionisio

Excerpt from Amazon.com: Learn to use the ultimate writing software: Scrivener. Allowing you to combine the various elements that make up your writing project, from outlines to research to note, Scrivener helped author Nicole Dionisio write two novels in a single year.

Our manual outlines how to use Scrivener to make your writing better, and is useful for writers of all stripes – which includes you. Available in Kindle format. Buy at Amazon.com ($1.99)


eBook and Self-Pub Guides

How to Format Your Novel for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, Smashwords, and CreateSpace… in One Afternoon (for Mac)

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By Ed Ditto

Ed Ditto comes to the rescue - by focusing purely on Scrivener’s powerful Compile feature and the most popular self-publishing formats, his guide takes the pain out of self-publishing by providing a complete solution for independent authors hoping to end their formatting woes and get back to what they love most: writing. For Mac OS X. Available in Kindle format. Buy at Amazon.com ($4.99)


How to Create an Ebook With Scrivener

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By James Gill

Excerpt from Amazon.com: [This] is an inexpensive, focused, right-to-the-point guide that tells you step-by-step how to use Scrivener’s powerful exporting features to customize and create a good-looking, error-free ebook--fast.

How to Create an Ebook With Scrivener also includes a brief guide to publishing your ebook on Amazon and Apple’s iBookstore, and several useful resources for learning and sharpening your Scrivener skills. For Mac OS X. Available in Kindle format. Buy at Amazon.com ($2.99)


Beautiful eBooks with Scrivener

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By N.R. Wick

Excerpt from Amazon.com: If you want a quick and easy way to produce beautiful custom eBooks straight from your Scrivener project in a matter of minutes, then this guide can help. Don’t struggle to make the Compile options work for you. This short, but precise, ebook will teach you how to use Scrivener’s compile function like a pro! Learn what each option means and how to use them. There are images and project examples included to provide you with clear, understandable instructions. This guide reviews Scrivener’s compile function ONLY. For Mac OS X. Available in Kindle format. Buy at Amazon.com ($2.99)


Deutsch

Scrivener: Das ultimative Autoren-Tool!

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By Marlon Baker

Exerpt from Amazon.de: Scrivener ist ein leistungsstarkes Werkzeug zur Erstellung von Inhalten für Schriftsteller und Autoren mit dem Sie sich voll auf das Verfassen und Strukturieren langer und schwieriger Dokumente konzentrieren können. Sie haben mit Scrivener nicht nur die vollständige Kontrolle über die Formatierung, sondern vor allem auch einen großartigen Helfer an Ihrer Seite, wenn es darum geht den wichtigen ersten Entwurf zum Abschluss zu bringen. Buy at Amazon.de (€4,00)