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Updates on Inkspired, Community Guidelines, updated FAQs and video tutorials

Hey guys, it's Galo here again. 

I'm bringing you some Inkspired updates today, to catch you up with what we have been adding recently to the platform. On Inkspired we are always worrying about our readers, writers, and community in general. You speak, and we listen. And as experience rapid growth in our community, especially from Spanish-speaking people, Brasil and Europe, we need to adapt to the demands of that growth.

That's why we have updated a few sections in our platform to make it easier for you and the new users to get started on Inkspired, and keep you focused on what you actually want to do: to read and to write.

FAQs & Video tutorials

This section has been changing recently. We have updated our Frequent Questions and Answers to the current stage of Inkspired, and updated it with the most popular features we have been incorporating recently. We have also translated them into Spanish and Portuguese, which is something we have been aiming at for quite a while since our communities in those languages are as strong as ever. You can expect content more straight-forward in helping you get your tasks done.

Also we have added additional material to the section in form of video tutorials with walkthroughs, available for now only in a selected few languages: we will be adding more over time. But we need everybody's help. If you speak German, French, or Russian, and want to volunteer for creating a video tutorial, we will be more than happy!

You can access the FAQ page here.

New Community Guidelines

As our community continues to grow, we felt the need to put some rules in place, to keep Inkspired a high-quality content place, and also keep it as a safe place for our readers and also writers. Following these guidelines are part of the Terms of Use of Inkspired, and they are set of norms related to writing and publishing of original content, handling copyrighted content, and also behavior between users.

Here you can read our new Community Guidelines, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Other important news and updates

We have already told you about these ones in our Inkspired Newsletter, but here is again a brief summary in case you missed out:

  • New community groups added in Spanish and Portuguese!
  • We are regularly updating our Android app, which has been having problems lately, and we have fixed most of the bugs that it had before.
  • We are receiving "Microfiction/Flash fiction" stories of up to 500 characters since we are close to releasing a new Inkspired format for publishing. You can post them in the respective community group available in your language, or submit them to [email protected]. Requirements: 500 characters (not words) or less; have a title; include 3 descriptive #hashtags.
  • We made some improvements in your Pocket Library and your notification's preferences on Settings.
  • We have new categories on LGBT+, Memoir & Life Stories, and Comics.
  • We finally have our selected first batch of Ambassadors. You can check them out at the Ambassador Page.

Say Hello to Inko

Last but not least, we want to announce our new Inkspired staff member: Inko. He is a bit..., flat, as you may have noticed, but we promise he is quite charming, a passionate writer, smart and modern, and he is committed to making some cameos here and there to guide you through the Inkspired experience, apps, and platform ;)

That's all for now, folks. Happy reading and writing! :)

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Android app update

We have updated our Inkspired Reader app for Android which was experiencing several problems with performance and crashes. 

The new update provides a patch for most smartphones running Android, and the user experience should improve dramatically from now on. Among the fixes are:

  • Major performance improvements.
  • Random app crashes were solved.
  • Major bugs were fixed.

Please update your app from the Google Play Store immediately. If you are still experiencing problems running the Android app after the update, do not hesitate to notify us using the comments below or using any social media channels or contact forms available. You can also e-mail us at [email protected].

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Ambassador Program

We are excited to launch our brand new Inkspired Ambassador Program as part of the first steps we are taking in this 2018 to democratize our community.

The mission of the program is to develop even further our ever-growing community, and make it a better place to share, write and read the great story. Having our own writers and readers to collaborate actively in the growth of Inkspired, helps them to get the most out of it at the same time. Your contribution and feedback helps us to improve everyday and build better products and services in the next months. After all, this community and all of these tools and apps are made just for you :)

The Ambassador Program is available to anyone on Inkspired, and you can be part of our team in 3 different areas: Community, Content, or Premium. All the details about the program, the guidelines, benefits, and requirements to apply to the program are available here. You can apply and become an Inkspired Ambassador until the 19th of February, with the first batch of Ambassadors to be announced by mid March 2018.

Don't hesitate in getting in touch with us. There are great benefits and perks available to anyone willing to participate :) Read more about the Inkspired Ambassador Program.

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Introducing Inkspired Writer app and Premium

2017 was an amazing year of growth for Inskpired, and 2018 promises a lot more in benefit of our beloved community of writers and readers. Today, I want to officially announce our brand new app for Mac and Windows called Inkspired Writer.

Inkspired Writer app

Inkspired Writer is the future of writing. It is a tool for authoring that brings the word "smart" to writing fiction, along with a varied set of tools optimized to improve your experience of writing and publishing. Writer includes defacto features used by many authors to organize your content in a single app, plus all your favorite getinkspired.com features, plus a new standard of premium tools to help you be more accurate when writing, with the help of Smart Glossaries, Visual Maps and more. You can write offline as many word processors or editors, but with the peace of mind that all your content is being synced and backed-up in the cloud (in your getinkspired.com account), where you can access it wherever you are, and whenever you like. Moreover, the beauty of Inkspired Writer, is its modern and easy-to-use and distraction-free design that will help you focus on your creative process. Its easiness to use has seen pre-existing and new users adopt the app with pleasure, and the new convenient option to publish beyond Inkspired, which includes Medium and Wordpress, is deligthing customers.

Among the features you can count on in this first release are:

  • Write offline with real-time autosave
  • Sync and backup your content
  • Export your stories to DOCx, PDF, ePub, HTML and TXT
  • Publish to Inkspired, Medium, and Wordpress
  • Smart Glossaries for Characters, Events, and Places
  • Visual Maps of your story's Chronology, Character's Relationships, and Genealogy
  • Word counters and progress tracker
  • Adding Reviewers
  • Quick navigation and Notes
  • New Story Types for fiction and non-fiction writing
  • Re-arrange chapters/posts/scenes
  • Manage draft and publishing statuses
  • Markdown and shortcuts for styles
  • Rich editing with images support
  • Dark and Sephia mode plus full-screen writing view
  • Available in English and Spanish, for Mac and Windows.

Even though Inkspired Writer is specialized in fiction, as an authoring tool it can be used to write any kind of content, from articles and blog posts to essays and scripts. Don't take our word, try it yourself today. Inkspired Writer is available on a 14-day free trial. And by subscribing once to an annual Writer Premium Subscription, you will get the app forever, even after your subscription expires.

About the new Writer Premium Subscription

Writing and publishing stories in getinkspired.com will remain free. But additionally, we want to offer a premium service to serve better those authors who want to take their writing career to new heights with the help of smart tools.

This Writer Premium Subscription is a cross-device subscription that works for both, getinkpired.com and the Inkspired Writer app, and brings multiple benefits for specialized writing and enhancing your publishing experience on the web as can be seen on Premium's description page. Having a Premium Subscription makes sense to boost Inkspired's team in keep creating amazing tools and experiences just for you.

We are committed to constantly add new value to our Premium service, as new and more benefits will be added from time to time. Early adopters will get extra perks as they will become honorary members of Inkspired as well.

Writer Premium starts at US $5 / month on annual plans, and at US $7.99 on monthly plans.

What are you waiting for? Upgrade to Writer Premium today :)

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