Compile Your Book for Print

using Scrivener

(Mac only)

Video Course:  1 hour 57 minutes (16 lessons)

Save Time and Money by Formatting Your Print Book Using Scrivener

1.
USE THE TOOLS YOU HAVE

You're already using Scrivener. There's no need to buy additional software in order to prepare your project for print-on-demand.

2.
SHORT, EASY-TO-FOLLOW LESSONS

You're busy. You can't afford to spend a lot of time watching a lesson. Each video is ten minutes or less, so you can get back to writing.

3.
TAUGHT BY A FICTION WRITER WHO USES SCRIVENER

All lessons are drawn from my personal experience. You get to watch over my shoulder as I walk you through the steps I used to prepare my manuscripts for print.

4.
REUSABLE SETTINGS SAVE YOU TIME

Once you've customized the print settings you can save them as a compile preset. For the next book, just load the preset, tweak as necessary, and you're ready to hit Compile.

5.
NOT DOING PRINT BOOKS? HOW ABOUT EXCERPT BOOKLETS?

The course includes a bonus module on how to use Scrivener to create an excerpt booklet you can print yourself. The module also explains how to create an interior file for an excerpt booklet that will be printed by a professional printer.

What's Included?

10 Main Video Lessons that will guide you step-by-step through the process of preparing your book for print-on-demand services
Lesson 1: Housekeeping

Duration: 8:28 m

How to clean up your manuscript so it appears as professional as possible.

Lesson 2: Front Matter

Duration: 8:45 m

Preparing your front matter, such as your title page, the copyright page, and the acknowledgments page.

Lesson 3: Back Matter

Duration: 2:52 m

Preparing your back matter, such as a reader letter or an about the author page.

Lesson 4: Compile Overview

Duration: 7:23 m

Getting familiar with the Compile window. Print settings (not the same as page settings).​

Lesson 5: Separators

Duration: 6:54 m

Telling Scrivener how to handle the transition between scenes and chapters.

Lesson 6: Formatting Part 1

Duration: 8:14 m

Formatting choices at the folder, aka chapter, level.

Lesson 7: Formatting Part 2

Duration: 7:42 m

Formatting choices at the text document, aka scene, level.

Lesson 8: Miscellaneous

Duration: 4:43 m

A brief look at some of the options that aren't as applicable to fiction writers.

Lesson 9: Page Settings

Duration: 9:34 m

Choosing your paper size.

Setting your margins.

Setting up headers and footers.

Lesson 10: Compile and Proof

Duration: 8:54 m

Hitting Compile, then checking the PDF for errors or weirdness in the margins, fonts, etc.

Plus a BONUS MODULE

Six Additional Lessons on

Excerpt Booklet Graphic

How to Create an Excerpt Booklet

About Your Instructor

Why learn from me? I'm a fiction writer and Scrivener coach. Before I switched to Scrivener, I wrote my stories in a different writing-specific software that didn't have the option to create a print-on-demand interior file. When I exported the file into my word processing program, it took me hours to set up my print formatting. Those were lost hours when I should have been writing! Once I switched to Scrivener, I was able to set up my print settings and save them to reuse for the next book. Such a time saver! I uploaded the files to my print-on-demand platforms (Lightning Source and Ingram Spark) and ended up with beautiful, easy-to-read print books.

What People are Saying About My Coaching Sessions and My Power Up Your Writing with Scrivener Course...

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Scrivener has always been on my bucket list, but I thought I would never find the time to learn it properly. Already this evening, I've written 2,000 new words in the brand new file we loaded up in Scrivener. I can actually do this now!

Sharon Hamilton - New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
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Vanessa is a fantastic teacher! She listened to my concerns and she addressed them all. She then let me practice what she had just taught me.

Ducktor Morty - Author of The Can Do Duck series and The Mood Squad And The A.T.B.
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Vanessa teaches her Scrivener course in a clear, understandable and insightful way. You'll know how you want to use the program to get your novel where you want it to be in just a few short lessons!

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I was terrified but my curiosity about writing with Scrivener won out. I'm so glad I chose Vanessa who makes Scrivener as easy as painting by numbers.

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