Top 12 Book Writing and Editing Software (2023)
12 best book writing and editing software that writers use to create their ebooks and paperbacks. Features to look for in a writing software include formatting options, compatibility with publishing companies like KDP, cost, multi-device, editing options, operating system, etc. The book writing software have been ranked according to popularity and performance.
1. Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is the most popular and powerful word processing software that can be used offline and online. It comes with a mobile app, web app, and desktop app. To get Microsoft Word software you have to buy a license from the Microsoft.com store. It however comes free if you have an office 365 License.
Reedsy is a platform that is used for hiring book authors, editors and designers. Reedsy also comes with a free book writing editor (Reedsy Book Editor) that makes it easy to collaborate editing and prepare books for distribution to ebookstores like Smashwords, IngramSpark, KDP, etc.
Scrivener is a word processor desktop and mobile app software that is used for book writing and research. Scrivener has a powerful interface that makes the process of writing your novel, research paper, or article seamless. It is ideal for novelists, nonfiction writers, scholars, journalists, etc.
MasterWriter is software that is used for songwriting, creative writing and lyric writing. What makes MasterWriter a unique writing software for song and creative writers is its powerful dictionary that contains word families, rhyming words, phrases, synonyms, etc that provides you hundreds of options of words to use. Master is subscription-based software.
Squibler is a web-based application that is used for writing. Some of the writing tools run by Squibler include book wring software, novel writing software, screenwriting software, plot generator, etc. Squibler is a subscription-based writing app. It comes with a 14-day free trial.
AutoCrit is a web-based software that is used by authors to edit manuscripts online. AutoCrit dashboard comes with tools like grammar checker, word choice checker, repetition checker, cliches, redundancies, word change recommendation, etc. AutoCrit subscription also gives you access to AutoCrit Member Community network with private discussion forums and members-only events.
LivingWriter is a user-friendly cloud-based application that is used for writing fiction and non-fiction stories. You can also use LivingWriter for document collaboration and exporting your finished work to KDP. LivingWriter offers a 14-day free trial.
Bibisco is a desktop software that is used for writing novels. Bibisco dashboard comes with key novel writing features like chapters and scenes, character designing, relations’ diagram, parts management, sequel creation, export novel in pdf, epub, doc, etc. Bibisco is available for download and use for free but the supporters plan (one-time payment of $23), comes with even more features.
FastPencil is a web-based platform that is used by authors to design and publish books. All you need is to import your manuscript into FastPencil, then choose a page design and publish your books. You can also use FestPencil for collaboration and book distribution to platforms like KDP, kobo, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Novelize is a software that is used for writing and editing. Novelize is best known for its beautiful and distraction free interface. Although Novelize is a paid writing app, it comes with 17 day free trial. Novelize is one of the best alternatives to Scrivener.
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