@LordLightning, I printed off the Mythik Imagination guide, and it’s helpful - but it assumes that you already know how to compile a novel for paper, which I don’t.
Most of it is simple enough, but the ‘Front Matter’ has me baffled. I’m editing a novel my cousin wrote, and need to enter his name as author, and enter his dedication, his copyright information and so on. He’s changed the name from the one he gave me when I set up the project for this particular novel.
I’ve been up and down and around the tutorial and the manual, but can’t see how to do this. So the first PDF I’ve compiled has my name as author, and the original title, which is scarcely going to impress the author!
(By the way, I’m really impressed by the new video tutorials for Scrivener Basics. Short, instructive, detailed enough that you can see what’s actually happening without being overloaded with information, and I love the magnification balloons so you can see important points.)
Setting the copyright, author name, title and so on would seem to me to be a pretty central thing, more so now in the days of ebooks than when writers would only be sending their manuscripts to publishers. A tutorial on this would be welcome!
Edit: I’ve found this literatureandlatte.com/video … _eBook.mov - a video tutorial on exporting to ebook - but have a couple of questions about it.
I assume that the cover referred to in the video is the internal cover - used for the file of the book as read on your iPad or Kindle or Nook - and not the higher-resolution one that you add during the process of uploading to Amazon, in the case of a Kindle? Am I correct? If so, where should this graphic be placed in the Scrivener project, and what should it be called (or does this matter)?
The section on page numbering whizzed by a bit; I saw a dollar sign being entered in between greater-than and lesser-than symbols, but there also seemed to be another character; was there, and what was it? (I’m looking at this movie on a 13" MacBook, which doesn’t show movies in the same quality and clarity as a large screen.)
I’ve tried winging it and trying to adapt the instructions in the movie to the dialogue boxes in the actual Compile for eBook, but when I compile, it just produces a blank document that opens in TextEdit.
Edit: I’m now looking at the movie again - I downloaded it and am viewing it in QuickTime - in parallel with going through the Compile process in Scrivener 2. Unfortunately, the dialogue box I’m looking at is completely different from the one in the movie. I’m now officially stymied.