Personal Publishing

Scrivener for Geneablogging?

Have you considered Scrivener as a blogging tool? For geneabloggers, it becomes not only a workplace for blogging but a local archive for your growing collection of articles which can then be easily repurposed into any number of other publications.…

Tumblr Experiment

I have found Tumblr to be a delightful news service – both for reading and aggregating news and other items of interest. Some time back I created a Tumblr to support a weekly genealogy workshop I’m doing at our local…

Smashwords Update

Smashwords continues to expand its reach for ebook distribution. Ebooks published via Smashwords are now becoming available in public libraries thanks to an agreement with OverDrive.  They have also signed agreements with both the Scribd and Oyster subscription services. Not only…

Personal Publishing

First, let me define what I mean by personal publishing. I see personal publishing as a way to share the stories of my family – both yesterday’s and today’s. It’s more like a technically-advanced version of the scrapbooks, diaries and…

Scribd for Family History

Scribd’s new subscription service has been a reading delight. Even if I never got past the cookbooks, it would be well-worth the $8.95/month fee. My latest discovery is The Food, Folklore and Art of Lowcountry Cooking which is not only full…

Formatting for Tablets

My family has discovered the joys of tablets – which has given me an easy and effective way to share our family stories. Thanks to platforms like Scribd and it’s associated mobile apps, along with apps like Documents by Readdle,…