The Compiler in Scrivener is one of the most powerful and complex parts of the Scrivener program. It can be quite frightening if you are not used to it, it’s true.
Thing is though, Scrivener comes with some pre-packaged options that actually make it a few-click process that requires very few changes on your part. Lots of people may not realise that this is the case.
The two versions of Scrivener, Mac and PC, presently work a little differently with regard to compiling so I have broken down the simplest process I know to create a Kindle-ready mobi in a couple of videos for you for each version of the software.
You will also find some info on this in my Get Started With Scrivener books. Just click the link to pick up a copy if you don’t already have one.
There’s obviously a lot more to the compiler, and I cover these in my Scrivener course, but these videos should be enough to get you started. In the course I go into greater depth compiling more complex files using the fiction and non-fiction templates, print books and more.
COMPILING IN SCRIVENER FOR MAC
Here is an introductory overview of the new compiler in Scrivener 3 for Mac. It works very differently from the compile engine in Scrivener 2 so the video is a little long to make sure the differences are covered thoroughly.
Compiling a Kindle Ready Book Using Scrivener 3 For Mac
COMPILING IN SCRIVENER FOR WINDOWS
This next video gives a Birdseye of the original compiler in Mac and Windows. This version of the compile engine is still standard in the Windows version. Check out the overview and then the following video that digs into the specifics of a basic compile for Kindle using Scrivener for Windows.
Compiling a Kindle Ready Book Using Scrivener For Windows
Hope this has been helpful. I look forward to seeing your name in lights on the bestseller lists in the near future. 😃