Scrivener Simplified: How To Compile Your eBook for Export

Perfect for self published authors. Includes BONUS "BestSeller" Mindmap. Export Your Ebook in MOBI, EPUB, PDF & More.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

*** UPDATED: AUGUST 2016 ***

"Scrivener is the professional authors choice"

If you're looking to create your next (or first) eBook quickly and easily then you need Scrivener Simplified to show you how to compile and publish your ebook in a variety of formats including Kindle, ePub and more.

*TIP* Success with Scrivener is a matter of knowing what to ignore!

Your Training Includes:

  • Videos of me creating an actual ebook before your eyes (No theory here!)
  • Sample content (20 articles) used in the demonstrations
  • A sample kindle cover for reference
  • The finished ebook(s) for your review in epub, mobi and pdf formats
  • The actual scrivener file (.scriv) I use in the course so you can simply start
  • Other bonuses including my never before shared "best seller" mindmap

When you ENROL IN THIS COURSE I show you how to ignore most of the overwhelming features so you can focus your time and create your eBooks quickly and easily ... in fact, you'll be able to create your next (or first) eBook in about an hour once you've studied this course... and before you think "Bogus!" let me explain how and why it's true.

Ignoring Most of the Features

Because most of what Scrivener offers is advanced manuscript mojo (that's the technical stuff that's cool for manuscripts ... but not key or critical to the job of creating your eBook.)

Like most software today, we only really need about 10% of it to achieve our objectives which is why, when I bought Scrivener in the summer of 2014, I was able to very quickly create eBook after eBook. I created and published 4 Kindle eBooks in very quick succession on Amazon and 3 of them went BEST SELLER too! (A nice bonus for sure.)

Speaking of BONUSES ...

I'm including my personal Best-Seller eBook MIND MAP that shows how I approach the design and development of my Kindle eBooks. This is the same formula I used to create 3 back-to-back best-selling books in 2014. It's yours as part of this course ... my gift to you because I know you really want to get your eBook done quickly and efficiently and with this course and the bonus material you'll be able to create your eBook in about an hour.

So, don't wait another minute ENROL TODAY ... because tomorrow you could be on your way to a best-seller.

What are the requirements?

  • An installed copy of Scrivener (you can get a 30 day free trial copy.)
  • Training shown on Mac ... same principles apply to a PC.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Quickly create an eBook (in multiple formats: Kindle, iBook +)
  • An understanding of the key "need to know" elements of Scrivener

Who is the target audience?

  • Writers and content creators seeking to increase their productivity and output along with anyone seeking to create their next (first?) eBook in about an hour or less!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Foundations

In this lecture I explain the main reason (as I see it) why people find Scrivener so overwhelming when they first start. I cover the paradigm shift required to fully appreciate this powerful software and why (once you 'get it') you'll breeze along.


If you don't already have Scrivener installed this is the lecture for you.


Here's where I walk you through the 'need to know' elements of Scrivener without bogging you down with too much information - hey, we're here to create your eBook quickly ... not study the intricacies of the software!

Section 2: How Scrivener Handles Content

In a usual word processor - files and folders are different "things" ... within Scrivener the difference is less defined, in fact whether your content is classified as a file (document) or folder ... or a stack of documents only really matters for structure. This lecture shows you what I mean.


This lecture shows you just how easy it is to get content into Scrivener. Can you say "drag and drop?"


Let's say you have one big long file and you want to split it up so you can manage and edit it easier, this lecture shows you how easy it is to achieve in Scrivener.

Section 3: Creating (aka COMPILING) your eBook

This is probably the single biggest paradigm shift you need to know to start understanding Scrivener. This application lets you contain content one way ... and produce/export various formats with the click of a button.

Compiling: Content settings
Compiling: Separators

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover ... but we do. This lecture shows you how to easily include on in your Scrivener project.

Compiling: Formatting
Compiling: Title adjustments
Compiling: Layout (Also where you setup your "Table of Contents")
Compiling: Transformations
Compiling: HTML settings
Compiling: Replacements
Compiling: Stats & Tables
Compiling: Footnotes & Metadata

Here's where I show you how quickly Scrivener compiles the ebook we've been building.


So you've got your content into Scrivener, now you can also export/produce a PDF ebook with a few extra clicks - here's how.


It's as easy to create a Kindle eBook as it is to create an EPUB, PDF or other supported export format. Here's how you can create your Kindle ebook (MOBI format) with a few extra clicks.


Embedding images into your ebook is also easy with Scrivener, here's what you need to know.


Create the FRONT MATTER incorrectly and you pass up the chance to build your email list, this lecture explains how & why.

Section 4: BONUS Training & Resources

So your eBook has a cover, a table of contents and your main copy ... is that all you need to consider? In this lecture I'll walk you through some clever design considerations for your book layout that will help with your marketing too.

Official Scrivener training links (no point re-inventing the wheel!)
How to publish a best-selling Amazon Kindle eBook
The files used and created during this training course.
Scrivener For Dummies Cheat Sheet
1 page

Here's a one-sheet that breaks down the process of writing a book into a very manageable 14 days.


In accordance with Udemy policy this is where I can tell you about other things I've created and are available for your educational and informational enjoyment. You can ignore this lecture entirely ... I'll sulk a little, wonder why you don't care but life will go on ;-)

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Instructor Biography

James Burchill, Best Selling Author & Course Creator • Side Hustle Trainer

James is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys helping others make more money and save time through the intelligent use of technology automation. 

He's a marketing strategist, copywriter, best-selling author and certified Evernote Consultant (ECC). 

James' training is based on his 25+ years of consulting and training experience helping people in both the private, public and academic sectors.

James is engaging and happy to chat and connect online. You'll find this instructor very approachable and pleased to support your learning experiences.

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