Product Review

Scrivener Publishing

Daniel Midson-Short
April 3, 2020

Our Verdict

Overall, the writing app publication tools you might need are within Scrivener for Windows. You can compile and convert into options like rich text, plain text, MOBI, or many other text types and eBook formats.

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What Is Scrivener Publishing?

If you’re writing one or more works, it helps to use word processor software with features like Scrivener. There are Scrivener templates within the writing app that make the whole journey of writing and creating work much easier. So, for example, by using a template, you can prepare the book for peer review quicker than what you’d be able to achieve otherwise with a different app. When considering an app to use, it’s important to compare it to each of the other app possibilities in terms of options.

The options in the Scrivener app are also often superior on this writing software than on something like Microsoft Word or Google docs, for example. This is because Scrivener’s book writing software is more specifically for creating an eBook or other kind of manuscript.

The app has publishing options tools for exporting to ePub. The app also has options for creating formatting the way you want and writing tools for facilitating all of your book writing needs so that you can publish quickly according to whatever editorial calendar deadlines you might have.

You can get the Scrivener writing app tool from an app store as well if you want a more portable version. In general, you can try the writing app for free in a trial option as well. It can be part of a whole tour you do of each possible writing app to see which one works for you.

Why Is Publishing Through Scrivener Useful?

The publishing options available through the Scrivener writing app are useful because they are so versatile. For example, it’s easy to copy and paste elements without changing the format in the writing app, if that’s what you want to do. You can check the word count to see how far you are along, and it will even help with every element of the writing process, including starting with your initial idea, and progressing all the way to the final draft so you can post it wherever you want.

Regardless of whether you’re going to write a blog as part of a blogging strategy, write a book, or become the author of any number of other works, publishing on the Scrivener app has options to make the journey easier.

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How Do You Use Publishing Options on Scrivener?

Once you’ve finished composing a document on the writing app, you’ll want to arrange each chapter, also called a folder, in the way you want. There’s also the option to arrange scenes, which are called texts in the app.

The app has a conversion feature that starts from the drop-down. From there, you can use the app to select to convert to Kindle or other formats for your novel. After you’ve finished the conversion process in the writing app, it’s on to troubleshooting. It’s simple to remove the cover section from compiling in the Scrivener writing app so you can fix it.

Overall, these writing app publication tools have everything you might want within Scrivener for Windows. You can compile and convert into options like rich text, plain text, MOBI, or many other text types and eBook formats. You can also use the app to choose the typeset, add or remove notes as needed, and generally control your book as an editor with absolute power.

This should be relatively simple to accomplish in the writing app as well due to the drag and drop feature you have for publishing the file you want with every word the way you want it.