Scrivener comes with a tutorial project and a comprehensive manual, and we provide a range of video tutorials right here on our site. If you're looking for a different perspective, though, here is a selection of books on Scrivener written by other people.
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Experienced author and senior Macworld contributor Kirk McElhearn walks you through using Scrivener to create and manage a writing project. You’ll learn how to use Scrivener’s Binder, Outliner, and Corkboard to develop characters and settings, collect and organise research materials, and arrange your scenes. Kirk also explains how to keep on track by using Compose Mode and setting daily progress targets, all helping you produce a polished, submission-ready manuscript. (Scrivener 3 for macOS, chapter on iOS. To be updated with Windows when Scrivener 3 for Windows is released. Ebook.)
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, organise your research, track scene elements, create custom layouts, and more with this friendly Scrivener guide. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows.)BUY NOW
Discover amazing features of Scrivener you have never used. Much content about Scrivener on the web is obsolete now Literature and Latte released version 3 for macOS and Windows computers.
This book devotes an entire chapter to Compiling and provides several scenario’s for getting exactly the results that you want.
Mastering Scrivener contains invaluable information for the price of a lunch break meal, filled to the brink with professional information worth the investment of every experienced writer using Scrivener.BUY NOW
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. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows.)BUY NOW
Learn how to use Scrivener like a seasoned professional with these visual quick start visual guides. Get familiar with the toolbar and keyboard shortcuts so that you can fly through the application to create an amazing story without having to look up what features do. Contains plenty of pictures annotated with instructions and arrows. (Available for Scrivener 2 for macOS or Scrivener 1 for Windows. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
Bestselling author David Hewson offers a personal, highly-focussed guide to using Scrivener to create a novel. Hewson takes users through structuring, writing and developing the story, then delivering it either as a manuscript for an agent or publisher or as an ebook. Alongside practical advice, he offers a working novelist’s insight into the process of writing popular fiction. The book was of course written in Scrivener. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows. Ebook.)BUY NOW
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 make the best of this superb and economic piece of software. (Available for Scrivener 2 for macOS or Scrivener 1 for Windows. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
The Unofficial Scrivener Workbook is intended to complement the Scrivener manual and the interactive tutorial that comes with Scrivener. Written by veteran Scrivener user and author M.J. Carlson, you'll learn how to set up a new project, import and organise your research, track scene elements, create custom layouts, and more. The workbook is organized into twenty-six step-by-step exercises and illustrated with over fifty illustrations to aid the learning process. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows.)BUY NOW
Ryan van Konsgaard’s book aims to help you become a better writer tand save time by using Scrivener. Complete with screenshots, it explains everything you need to know to write, organise and produce a paperback or ebook using Scrivener 3.
The author has a background in education, policy-making and academic research, and has designed this guide for both novices and advanced users, with a handy summary at the end of each chapter.BUY NOW
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 notes, Scrivener helped author Nicole Dionisio write two novels in a single year. Your Guide To Scrivener: The Ultimate Tool For Writers outlines how to use Scrivener to make your writing better, and is useful for writers of all stripes—which includes you. (Scrivener 2 for macOS. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
A practical guide on self-publishing a book, the author takes you by the hand and leads you through the entire process, step-by-step. If you’re a beginner to self-publishing and you’re looking for a one-stop manual on how to do it, then this could be the book for you. Where other self-publishing books concentrate on marketing and business models, this one simply explains the process from manuscript to published author. (Kindle ebook or paperback.)BUY NOW
In How to Format Your Novel for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, Smashwords, and CreateSpace… in One Afternoon, 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. (Scrivener 2 for macOS. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
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. (Scrivener 2 for macOS. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
Excerpt from Amazon.com: If you want a quick and easy way to produce beautiful ebooks from your Scrivener project in minutes, then this guide can help... This short but precise ebook will teach you how to use Scrivener’s compile function like a pro! There are images and project examples included to provide you with clear, understandable instructions. This guide reviews Scrivener’s compile function only. (Scrivener 2 for macOS. Kindle ebook.)BUY NOW
Ob Sie Sachbücher, einen Roman, ein Drehbuch, Gedichte oder Kurzgeschichten schreiben: Scrivener hat für jede Textform besondere Funktionen, die mehr bieten als herkömmliche Textverarbeitungen. In übersichtlichen Abschnitten und mit vielen Abbildungen erklärt Ihnen Christian Fleischhauer, wie Sie die Möglichkeiten von Scrivener an Ihre Arbeitsgewohnheiten anpassen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie mit der Software Ihre Texte nicht nur linear bearbeiten, sondern diese mit Rechercheergebnissen, Charakterbeschreibungen und anderen Notizen verbinden. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows.)BUY NOW
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. (Scrivener 2 for macOS, Scrivener 1 for Windows.)BUY NOW