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Quick Tip: Turbo-Charge Your Scrivener Searches

Scriv Search OptionsScrivener is a powerful writing tool. I write about it weekly with tips and usage ideas. To read more of my posts click the Scrivener tag or category at the end of the page.

When editing, searches are very important. Scrivener uses several ways to search. I recently received a search tip from a fellow author over Facebook and I thought I’d share it here in more detail.

Use the following wild-cards to improve your searches for combinations of words: the symbol | for “or” as well as & for “and”. For instance, if I wanted to search for two words such as Scrivener and wild-card I might use this to see reveal either since both may not be present: Scrivener | wild-card. If I want to find all instances of both I would search: Scrivener & wild-card.

However, in using these you will have to make a few changes with the Scrivener search tool. The search is located in the upper right of the main software window. Click the down arrow at the spyglass icon to reveal search options. I found that in searching for words as described above, it’s best to select “Text” and “Whole Word”. The options below these are chosen depending on the the extent of your search.

Using this and similar searches can help identify words and changes that are needed in your projects. With these tips you can improve the effectiveness of you editing as well as the speed.

Book Cover Green Top & Bottom Cover - CopyPlease share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

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IMG_4154-EditAbout the Author

P. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

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Read All About It! More News For The Bow of Destiny!

The Bow of DestinyMy first fantasy novel, The Bow of Destiny, has gone to pre-sale status while I put the finishing touches on the book. It’s available to reserve at these select retailers: Barnes & Noble, Kobo & iBooks (via the iTunes app).

In my announcement last week, I mentioned a reward for being a member of my “insider team”. Well here are the details:

1. Share my book links over any social channel 5 times between now and 8/15/15 and I’ll include you in the book credits.

2. Join the Insider Mailing List so I know who you are and can send you updates easily. After joining, I’ll send you book links to use when posting on social media. I’ll also make some social media cards available for those who want to use colorful content. Need some ideas about how to post? Just let me know and I’ll send you some samples.

3. Email me screen-shots of your 5 social media posts so I can track them (another reason to join the mailing list as I’ll share everyone’s status and you want to make sure your status is accurate).

That’s it!Black Bag Cover 7 Five social media shares will get you in the list of credits in The Bow of Destiny. While you’re at it, reserve your copy today for the pre-sale price of $2.99 (the price goes up to $5.99 the day after release).

There are more announcements coming over the next 12 weeks regarding more offers and special events in the near future such as available sample chapters, thunderclaps, rafflecopter giveaways and related free stories.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Sign up for my Archer’s Aim Digest mailing list to receive the forthcoming edition of my newsletter with announcements about upcoming releases and events. By joining a mailing list you’ll also receive a free coupon to download my e-book short story, The Black Bag, as well as July’s free e-book: Recommended Reading for Authors!

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Announcement! The Bow of Destiny NOW AVAILABLE At Select Retailers!

Book Cover Green Top & Bottom Cover - CopyA recent change with Smashwords now allows authors some leeway regarding pre-sale of books. Such pre-sales are very important to a new book for a variety of reasons best summed up by Mark Coker. On June 17th, Smashwords announced that authors can now create an “asset-less” preorder book.

This means that authors may now create a book on Smashwords without uploading the final manuscript until closer to the release date. It allows the book to go into the premium catalog with the release date set up to 12 months in advance; you can read the details in the link above.

The advantage is that an author still completing a book has the ability to have the book listed with a release date on retailer sites such as Barnes & Nobel, iBooks & Kobo. Readers can reserve copies in advance, allowing authors to promote their work as it is completed. All the final sales go out on the release date, boosting the sales stats very quickly and improving visibility.

Smashwords will also port your book into Amazon KDP with $2,000 in sales upon your request. With pre-sales, if you have that much in sales upon release, you could port the book over to Amazon rather quickly. However, I’m going to verify whether Smashwords will do this if a book reaches $2,000 in pre-sales which is even more beneficial.

With all this in mind, I’ve put The Bow of Destiny into pre-sale status via Smashwords. Now you can reserve your copy at select retailers (Barnes & Nobel, Kobo & iBooks/iTunes app) and possibly Amazon/Kindle in the near future. The pre-order price The Black Bag by P H Solomonis $2.99 (sorry Smashwords doesn’t allow it to be free in pre-order). This price will go up after the release date to $5.99 so reserve your copy before 9/28/2015 to secure the sales price. Want to see a sample? Look for news in the next week on an updated version of my short story e-book, The Black Bag, which will contain a sample of The Bow of Destiny.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Sign up for my Archer’s Aim Digest mailing list to receive the forthcoming edition of my newsletter with announcements about upcoming releases and events (and there’s some big news this month). Join the Insider Team to share upcoming links and you’ll be listed in the book’s credits as well as receive the latest inside information. Either way, you’ll be the first to have news about my books, especially some free offers this summer related to the upcoming release of The Bow of Destiny, the first novel of The Bow of Hart Saga. You’ll also receive a free coupon to download my e-book short story, The Black Bag, as well as July’s free e-book: Recommended Reading for Authors!

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I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on July 2nd, 2015. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: ph at phsolomon.com (replace the “at” with @, it’s written that way to avoid spammers).