November 2, 2011 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Truro, United Kingdom - Literature & Latte Ltd, creators of Scrivener, are proud to announce they are again sponsoring the 2011 NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) through November. Writers aiming to create a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days will benefit from a range of special offers on the company's award winning software, dedicated to the structuring and composition of long texts such as novels, screenplays, theses and research documents:
* All winners will be awarded a special 50% discount code on either Scrivener 2.0 for Mac or NEW Scrivener 1.0 for Windows, launched for pre-order on October 31st 2011 and with a full release scheduled on November 7th.
* There will be a 20% discount on Scrivener's normal regular licence costs throughout November and December for all NaNoWriMo participants, whether they win or not. Just enter the code "NANOWRIMO" in the "Coupon Code" text field during purchase of either the Mac or Windows version.
Special NaNoWriMo trial versions of Scrivener 2.0 for the Mac and Scrivener 1.0 for Windows are available.
Normally, Scrivener's free trial period lasts for 30 non-consecutive days, but for the special NaNoWriMo version this will be extended to run from October to 7th December, giving participants the opportunity to test Scrivener fully before committing to purchase.
Scrivener is designed especially for creating first drafts of long documents by writers using multiple sources; unlike most word processors and page layout programs, Scrivener's toolset is dedicated to the creation of content rather than formatting.
Features such as split screen and the ability to import media documents (including web pages, images, sound, video and PDF files) allow writers to refer to research as they write, without switching between documents or programs.
Meanwhile, Scrivener's fully integrated corkboard and outliner allow users to plan ahead - or restructure their work after the first draft is finished.
A host of other tools such as collections - allowing users to track research or story threads independent of their order in the draft - and snapshots, where a document can be saved before revising and compared to a later edit, are also at users' fingertips.
Once completed, drafts can be printed directly from Scrivener, exported to a variety of common word processor file formats for final formatting and submission, or exported to e-book formats for self publishing.
Scrivener has been enthusiastically adopted by novelists, screenwriters, lawyers, and journalists alike, with bestselling novelist Michael Marshall Smith describing it as "the biggest software advance for writers since the word processor".
* Scrivener requires Mac OS X 10.4 or above
* Scrivener for Windows runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Pricing and Availability:
A regular licence for Scrivener 2.0 for Mac is $45, while Scrivener 1.0 for Windows is currently available at a special pre-order price of $36 through to November 7th (regular price $40). A 15% academic discount is available. A media kit including high resolution images is available for download. For review copies, additional information, images or interviews, please contact Julia Pierce.
Literature & Latte was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of creating software that aids in the creative process of writing long texts. Literature & Latte's headquarters are in Truro in Cornwall, England. Copyright (C) 2011 Literature & Latte. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.