Writer's Desk Manual

Knowledge base for Writer's Desk App

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Designed to organize the author's publishing life

  • Create a team of support

    • Collaborate with your team members

    • Schedule tasks for your support team

    • Neatly catalog all the books you wrote

    • Back up files for each book format and share them with your support team

  • Establish a fellow authors network

    • Organize your Newsletters and Swaps

  • Keep track of your writing progress

    • Make notes on characters, facts, story line, places, and events in your book

    • See the chart of your word count

  • Keep track of your book expenses & income

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Monthly cost

US$10.00 / user

Supported devices:

Android phones

Android tablets

All iPhones

All iPads

All windows devices

App Views & Action Buttons

The app works even better on the desktop screen!

My Team & Potential Team Views

The My Team view provides space to enter the businesses and contacts that support your book writing.

You can categorize your contacts based on what they do. Here you can also enter their email, website, social media links, etc.

Categories include:

  • Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, Editing, Formatting, etc.

  • You can also create your own categories

The Potential Team view holds a list of businesses and contacts used by other authors that could potentially become part of your support team.

The action buttons in this view allow you to maintain your Team list.

The following list describes their functions:

  • Bring to My Team - adds the selected contact to your Team. Having a contact on your team allows you to collaborate and share the calendar within the app.
    Your Team members using the app will also have access to your book formats and tasks you scheduled for them

  • Drop from My Team - removes the selected contact from your Team. You can bring this contact back to your Team later by clicking on the Bring to My Team button from the Potential Team View.

Fellow Authors & Excluded Authors Views

The Fellow Authors view provides space to enter the information about social media and the work of other authors who may be helpful to you. Here you can enter their email, website, social media links, etc. There is also space under Related Books section to enter or see the books they have published; this is very helpful in arranging the newsletter swaps and social media promotions.

You can find more information on newsletter swaps under Newsletters View.

The action buttons in these views allow you to maintain your list of Fellow Authors.

The following list describes their functions:

  • Import - adds the selected author to your Fellow Authors list. Having an author in your list allows you to collaborate and share the calendar within the app.

  • Exclude - removes the selected author from your Fellow Authors list. You can bring this author back to your list later by clicking on the Restore button from the Excluded Authors View.

Books & Format Views

The Books view displays a catalog of all books entered in the app and sorts them by the author and by the series. This catalog lists the following:

  • Cover thumbnail, title, private manuscript link, status, series, tagline, etc.

The submenu Related Formats allows you to include details about your book in each specific format. Here you can back up the final version of your publication file and assign your team member to have access to all the details needed for formatting, etc.

The format options include:

  • EPub, Kindle, Paperback, Hard Cover, Large Print, Audio Book, Audio CD

The action buttons in this view allow you to quickly communicate with your team members from the time of the manuscript preparation to the finished product, ready for publication.

The following functions are available in the Format view:

  • Request File Review - generates a calendar task and sends an email to the selected team member. The Notes provided below in this view are also included in the email.

  • Related Tasks submenu lists all scheduled tasks associated with the above book format and allows you to create new tasks for your selected team member. All scheduled task will also appear in the Calendar view.

Newsletters View

The Newsletters view provides space to keep track of your newsletters and swaps. Here you will see Your Newsletters and Swaps or Newsletters of other authors who agreed to feature your book. They are sorted by date starting with the latest. Older newsletters and swaps from the past appear in the Past Newsletters view.

Here are the benefits of using this feature of the app:

  • Plan your newsletters by selecting dates and titles ahead of your campaigns

  • Keep track of your featured book and up to 5 books by other authors per newsletter

  • Plan swaps with other authors to feature your books in their newsletters

  • Make note of the future social media posts and keep your schedule organized

Calendar View

The Calendar view displays all tasks related to your books and the books you have been requested to help with. The tasks feature of the app allows to:

  • Create a schedule of book production

  • Communicate with the members of your team about the progress of your book creation such as editing, cover art, formatting, release date, etc.

  • Book dates and appointments for the members of your team

The calendar tasks are also listed under the Format section of the app as Related Tasks

Distributors View

This view lists the distributors you want to use to publish your books with. It's a handy place to keep the store and the author links to all the sites your books get uploaded.

  • Use Distributor button adds the selected Distributor to the My Distributors list

  • Leave Distributor button removes the Distributor from the My Distributors list

Book Notes View

This view allows you to make notes and enter details about your story line, plot, characters, places etc. Keeping track of small details is important to keep your story on track and your research recorded for your reference later.

Progress View

This view assists with meeting the word count goals while writing your books. The word counts entered here each day of your writing will show in the Dashboard view to provide motivation and satisfaction for the writer.

  • Enter the word count planned for your book in the Initial Setup

  • Track progress of your writing using the Progress Entry feature