Tag Archives: books

Scrivener for the Family Historian

Lynn Palermo’s Scrivener guide doesn’t just tell you how Scrivener works. She provides step-by-step descriptions on how to take advantage of Scrivener’s many features to plan, organize, write, edit and compile your family history project. Scrivener can be intimidating to first-time users, but Lynn does a wonderful job of breaking it all down into basic […]

Reading: Writing Your Life

“Complete with invaluable exercises, nuts-and-bolts techniques, and motivational tools, Writing Your Life is indispensible for every aspiring writer who wishes to mine the rich lode of his or her past for all the gems hidden there.” The “exercises” are some of the best writing prompts I’ve seen. Available in print [$9.83] and Kindle [$9.60] editions

Building Books In Day One

Day One’s export feature is available on both the Mac and iOS apps and makes it easy to build books from selected entries. Here’s a look at the export process on the iPad.


Now this is an awesome example of what ebooks are capable of achieving. I just updated my copy of David Sparks’ book Paperless [iBooks – $9.99, PDF – $10.00] . . . again! This is version 1.4 and it includes new information about apps which have received significant updates as well as new cloud storage […]

A Personal Publishing Primer

Considering a family history publishing project? Here’s an overview of the efforts involved. This gives you the big picture to help put articles related to publishing details into their place.

Tech Notes – 29 June 2012

Lots of interesting updates, tips and news in this weeks edition of Tech Notes.


Lulu.com offers the personal publisher a comprehensive collection of services ranging from layout and editing to sales and marketing. If you want a custom layout or unique design elements, this may be just the publishing platform for you.