Today the Calligra team announces a new application in the Calligra Suite: Calligra Author.
Calligra Author is a specialized tool for serious writers aiming to become what Krita is for painters. The application will support a writer in the process of creating an eBook from concept to publication. We have two user categories in particular in mind:
- Novelists who produce long texts with complicated plots involving many characters and scenes but with limited formatting.
- Textbook authors who want to take advantage of the added possibilities in eBooks compared to paper-based textbooks.
For the first category Calligra Author will provide tools which are used in different phases of the creative process: Synopsis, writing, reviewing, polishing and publishing.
Naturally Calligra Author will also take advantage of developments in the other applications in the Calligra Suite.
The development team behind Calligra Author will work closely with writers to provide them with the tools that they feel are important. Every new feature will be selected by the users. If you feel you are a serious writer and you want to work closely with the developers to create the perfect eBook writer’s tool, then contact anyone in the team.
The first version of Calligra Author will be officially released together with the Calligra Suite version 2.6 in late 2012. At that time it will include full documentation in eBook and Wiki formats. Our documentation team is also our prime test team.
Inge Wallin, initiator of Calligra Author and the Calligra marketing coordinator says:
“We will make sure that Calligra Author will be a useful tool for all phases of the writing process. We have seen a lack of dedicated writing tools to create eBooks that at the same time support the Wysiwyg model. We will support modern enhancements of the traditional book format with dynamic contents and the interactivity that will be the foundation of textbooks of tomorrow.”
If you find this interesting, please come and work with us!
The Author team
Inge Wallin, co-maintainer
Gopalakrishna Bhat, co-maintainer
Mojtaba Shahi Senobari, development
Irina Rempt, documentation
Myriam Schweingruber, documentation