Indie authors have a lot of options when it comes to the tools they work with, and nowadays there are more and more tools that allow for productive collaboration. Below are just a few:
- Ice. A content editing tool on Github that lets you customize editing styles.
- The Substance Composer. Includes two-panel editing, DIY publishing, and offline collaboration.
- Towerbabel. Self-publishing platform that “enables different writers to all participate in the same story.”
- Zooniverse. Meant to help scientists collaborate on research.
- Coursefork. A free platform for educators to work on courses together.
Of course, authors can also turn to blogs to collaborate. David Cornford shared his experiences, where he and a fellow writer wrote at least 500 words per day on a blog, recorded as they went along so they could produce an audiobook, and then turned it all into a book.
Do you use collaboration tools? If so, share which ones have worked best for you in the comments!