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by bodsham
Tue May 24, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Kindle can be read on a Kindle reader, a PC, a Mac, an iPhone, an iPad, any Android device and Blackberries too. The software's free. It's just about the most universal ereader format there is - and the best in my opinion. You can make notes, bookmarks, and if you use a Mac or PC keep a Kindle file ...
by bodsham
Mon May 23, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

As I've already explained... I would love to be able to release this book as an epub title. Sadly, since I'm not based in the US, this just isn't practical. DRM has got nothing to do with it. The current options are simply unfeasible from a practical point of view as I tried to explain below. http:/...
by bodsham
Sun May 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

There isn't a pdf version to buy and there never will be. Mobi and epub are much better formats for ebooks. They have flexible formatting and are easy to use. They also have publishing delivery mechanisms - Kindle, iBooks etc - set up to handle them and deliver books straight to the device which is ...
by bodsham
Sun May 15, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

If you have an iPad you don't need to convert it. You can read it on there already with Kindle. If you look at the date I joined this forum you can see where I've been since 2007. Given the amount of piracy around these days you shouldn't be surprised if people read a line like... [quote]It would he...
by bodsham
Sun May 15, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

I would like it to be in other formats too but as I've already said it's impossible, mainly because I'm not based in the US. http://www.davidhewson.com/blog/2011/5/8/why-the-scrivener-title-isnt-on-ibooks.html Kindle can be cracked by those sufficiently devious and I'm sure this will be at some stag...
by bodsham
Sun May 15, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Doesn’t take long to get ripped off does it? And to be told I'm 'making money off the back of Scrivener too.' Do you work for a living Lord Lightning? If you spent a few weeks working on something of value to others wouldn't you expect a small reward for it -- and it is small compared to the general...
by bodsham
Wed May 11, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Thanks for the interest, Nom. Sometimes these things turn up more quickly than one would expect. All depends on a few contractual issues for other projects now under discussion.
by bodsham
Tue May 10, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Thanks Hugh. I'd quite like to write something that's about the basic mechanics of fiction really. The fundamental stuff that so many students I used to meet at writing school simply didn't have on board. There's a lot of theory in fiction but there's a lot of craft too and it doesn't get talked abo...
by bodsham
Tue May 10, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Thanks Sean. Been an interesting little project. I'd like to write something much longer and broader on writing some day. That came in at 24,000 words and I think said all I needed to say for that particular purpose with Scrivener.
by bodsham
Tue May 10, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

I was amazed it didn't happen earlier!
by bodsham
Tue May 10, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

You're welcome. Glad it's useful. I wasn't trying to do an alternative version of the already=excellent manual. More to show how I work with it on my novels. Focus is essential it seems to me because Scrivener is an incredibly powerful tool. It's important to work out the parts you want and ignre th...
by bodsham
Mon May 09, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: e-book with or without DRM
Replies: 31
Views: 3679

Re: e-book with or without DRM

You mean a bit like cassette players and vinyl record both of which can be played today and the music has survived. Do you really think those paperbacks on your shelves will be around 50 years from now? For most people books are inexpensive disposable items. They're actually more robust as ebooks be...
by bodsham
Mon May 09, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: e-book with or without DRM
Replies: 31
Views: 3679

Re: e-book with or without DRM

Why not? Paper books from the dawn of the printing press era are still readable, after all. Very few. Most have disappeared, lost, burned, turned into pulp or otherwise destroyed. I don't have books I bought ten years ago because they're a pain to store when you have as many as I've got and have to...
by bodsham
Sun May 08, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Absolutely agree. I gather sales for individual authors through iBooks are low too. Amazon are winning that battle. Wish there was more competion myself...
by bodsham
Sun May 08, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook
Replies: 73
Views: 35923

Re: Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

Well I'm a dead newcomer to all this Franz. I'm sure others can do it a lot better than I can. Thanks for the sale!