Writing and publishing isn’t easy. Writing, proofreading, betas, formatting, uploading, updating, refreshing, marketing… often there’s so much manual work. PQ brings some productivity features for authors to ease some of that pain of managing their individual manuscripts or their entire backlist.
starting with Markdown, create KDP publish-ready word documents; create ePub, text, or markdown outputs as needed
customize the look-and-feel of your docs, and make your entire backlist consistent
create boxsets with as many of your manuscripts, and exclude specific repetitive chapters from the boxset
number your chapters without the messiness of Word’s numbering system - even reset your chapter numbers after each part
create heading ornaments easily and change them without dealing with the pain of Word’s picture features
version the manuscript and let it show up in the output for easy tracing
get stats on your manuscript— # of words, pages, chapters, POVs, chapter summaries…
include commonly-reused content, terrific for back-matter inclusions and refreshing your entire catalog
use replacers for a variety of easy manuscript-wide replacements
benefit from a simple word count history generated each time you build a doc
There’s many more little things that you can leverage as you learn to use the configuration.
Including X select chapters from another book, at whichever location of the current book (great to promote your other books)!
Adding a TOC anywhere.
Splitting the manuscript to X chunks to make it easier for grammar tools checking. (ready; planned in a near future release)
Word clouds; word frequencies
Adding a timeline indicator to a chapter and getting time-based stats.
All these books were built using PQ. We’ll add more once there’s more adoption.