Sponsor Offers

A collection of Wrimo-only offers from righteous companies who donated to NaNoWriMo in 2016.

Scrivener logo20% off Scrivener for all NaNoWriMo participants, and 50% off for all winners

Scrivener is an award-winning writing tool for macOS, Windows and iOS that has been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike.

As a NaNoWriMo 2016 winner, you will be eligible for a 50% discount on Scrivener’s regular desktop license for either macOS or Windows—see the “Winner’s Goodies” page in November for details.

All participants can get 20% off Scrivener (or Scapple, our simple but powerful tool for getting down ideas and making connections between them) by entering NANOWRIMO into the coupon code field in our web store up until December 7, 2016.

A special NaNoWriMo extended trial version is also available now.


Masterclass logoEnroll in best-selling author James Patterson’s Writing MasterClass to get ready for NanoWriMo.

Masterclass offers online courses taught by the best in the world, including award-winning writer James Patterson. Each Masterclass shares unique knowledge from the world’s best through engaging and inspiring content including video lessons, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. Classes are available on demand so you can learn on a schedule that works for you.

Watch a free lesson from James Patterson’s MasterClass, only for NaNoWriMo participants.


Pronoun logoGet free ebook creation, distribution, and marketing tools on Pronoun.

Pronoun is a publishing platform for authors who want control over their creativity, rights, and earnings.

You can use Pronoun to create polished ebooks from Word documents, connect with trusted editors and designers, distribute to the five major retailers, and keep everything you make after retailer fees (we don’t take a cut). From free ISBNs to custom book landing pages, we’re with you every step of the way.

This year, we’re offering NaNoWriMo participants an exclusive ebook interior design only available to Wrimos. No matter how rough your draft, you can transform your novel into a gorgeous digital read for friends, beta readers, or just yourself in minutes by creating your Pronoun account.

Create a Pronoun account to receive an exclusive ebook design.


Ulysses logoBeat NaNoWriMo with Ulysses and win a Ulysses for Mac license!

Ulysses is a professional writing environment for macOS and iOS—and winner of the 2016 Apple Design Award. It offers a beautiful, focused experience, provides all the tools you need to stay on top of your writing, and features comprehensive export and publishing capabilities. Synchronization between your devices is simple, seamless and automatic.

We invite you to write your 2016 NaNoWriMo novel with Ulysses. With our custom-tailored e-mail course and introductory video you’ll learn all its tricks in no time. You can even win one of 50 Ulysses for Mac licenses we’re giving away to lucky Wrimos.

Start writing with Ulysses today and you could win Ulysses for Mac!


Author's Republic logoThe best way to self-publish audiobooks (and it’s totally free!).

Author’s Republic is the best new way for independent authors to sell their audiobooks to listeners through 20+ digital audiobook platforms, including Audible, Nook, Scribd, Audiobooks.com, and libraries.

We welcome users from all over the globe and connect them to retailers and distributors that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Our simple & easy-to-use portal allows users to upload their audiobook once and have their titles distributed everywhere, access aggregated monthly sales reports, and receive a single monthly payment directly to their PayPal account.

We’re offering two NaNoWriMo 2016 winners the chance to win a premium audiobook production & distribution deal for their novel! We’ll bring your masterpiece to life through the power of audio with Spoke Media, our premium studio partner, and add all the fixin’s.

Enter between December 1 – January 15, and have your friends and fans fuel your entry during the voting period between January 16  – February 28. Two winners will be selected on March 1st: one by the fans, and one by our team!

Find out more about Author’s Republic.


Reedsy logoWork with the best editors and designers to turn your NaNoWriMo draft into a publishable manuscript—and save $50 in the process!

50,000 words in 30 days is hard — but it’s not the hardest part of publishing a book. Getting your NaNo draft ready to submit to agents (or to self-publish) takes time, effort, and several sets of expert eyes.

At Reedsy, we’ve scouted the best editors, proofreaders, designers and marketers in the business to help you on your publishing journey. If you’re serious about your novel this year… we’ve got an offer for you!

All NaNoWriMo winners get up to $50 off their first Reedsy collaboration!. We’ll see you at the finish line!

Find out more about Reedsy.


BookBaby logoGear up for your NaNoWriMo expedition with BookBaby’s free Survival Guide!

Scaling Mount NaNoWriMo is no stroll in the park. Having a guide by your side can make all the difference in your journey, and that’s exactly why BookBaby has put together a NaNoWriMo Survival Guide to help you reach the 50,000-word summit.

 This free, downloadable PDF includes:

  • Helpful NaNo-specific how-to articles
  • A 30-day NaNoWriMo word-count calendar
  • Inspirational messages to keep your writing on pace
  • Special offers on gourmet coffee and Scrivener writing software
  • Exclusive access to Twitter events featuring Scrivener and NaNoWriMo
  • And much more!

Get your free NaNoWriMo Survival Guide here.

See you at the mountaintop!

Swoon Reads logoYou could win a reader-approved box of goodies from Swoon Reads!

You’ve committed to write 50,000 words in 30 days. We’re so impressed! If you reach your goal and are a NaNoWriMo winner, check the winner’s page for our sweepstakes and you could be one of 50 selected to receive a reader-approved box of goodies from Swoon Reads!

In the meantime, if you’re ready to share your manuscript, join Swoon Reads and get feedback from our online community. If your book is swoonworthy, you could be published by Macmillan!

Learn more and read the undiscovered at SwoonReads.com.


Storyist Software logoGet 25% off Storyist for Mac! Winners get 50% off!

Storyist is a powerful novel writing environment for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Unlike generic word processors, Storyist helps you track your plot, characters, and settings, and keeps all of your writing organized and accessible so you can focus on your manuscript.

All NaNoWriMo participants get 25% off Storyist for Mac at the Storyist Store using the coupon “NANOWRIMO16”. Discounts are good through December 15, 2016.

Redeem Storyist’s 25% off coupon at their store.

NaNoWriMo winners get 50% off Storyist for Mac. See the “Winner’s Goodies” page on December 1 for details.

And be sure to check back on October 1 to download the special NaNoWriMo trial version which allows you to use Storyist for Mac for free for the month of November.


Aeon Timeline IconGet 40% off Aeon Timeline!

Whether you are a planner or a pantser, Aeon Timeline is the tool to help you find order in your NaNoWriMo chaos. Aeon Timeline 2 comes with a beautiful new interface and stacks of new features and improvements. Why wait until NaNoWriMo is over when you can get planning now!

This year, we have decided to offer our 40% winner’s discount to everyone from the very start. Just enter the coupon code WRIMO2016 when purchasing.

Pre-apply your discount at Aeon Timeline here.


Scribophile logoNaNoWriMo participants get 20% off a Premium membership upgrade. Winners get 30% off!

One of the most important parts of the writing process is getting feedback—and what better way to get it than from a community of smart, talented writers from all over the world and from all walks of life?

Scribophile is one of the largest independent writing communities online. We’re founded on exchanging thoughtful and respectful feedback on each other’s writing so that we can all learn, grow, and improve on the path to publication. Our forums are busy seven days a week with writers of all skill levels talking shop and helping each other out in a friendly and supportive environment.

Basic membership is free forever, but we’re excited to offer all NaNoWriMo participants a 20% discount on a Premium membership upgrade—and if you’re a NaNoWriMo winner, you’ll get a 30% discount!

Participants, sign up for a Scribophile Basic account and then visit this page to purchase your discounted upgrade. Discounts are valid through December 15, 2016.

Create a Scribophile account then redeem your 20% off upgrade!

Winners, see the NaNoWriMo winner’s goodies page on December 1.

Get started with the web’s friendliest writing community today!

Zoetic Press logoSubmit your work to Zoetic Press

Is your story big, complex, multi-threaded or multi-POV? Zoetic Press uses Lithomobilus to create a reading experience that allows readers to engage with your work in new ways, and allows you to make the fullest, best use of your text.

Submit your work to Zoetic Press!


Evernote logo3 free months of Evernote Premium for NaNoWriMo winners!

Evernote is the perfect place to capture story ideas, collect and organize research, and unleash the novel waiting inside you. From brainstorming plots to writing your masterpiece, your novel is always with you and synced to your computer, tablet, or phone. You’ll never lose an idea again.

Get started for free at evernote.com, and watch our blog for writing tips!

NaNoWriMo winners can celebrate with 3 free months of Evernote Premium, including the best of everything Evernote has to offer: offline notebooks, PDF annotation, the ability to restore previous versions of notes, and 10GB of new upload space each month.

Visit the winner goodies page on December 1 for details.


Kobo logoA free eBook about self-publishing for all participants, and free editorial help for winners!

Our self-publishing platform, Kobo Writing Life, is free, simple, and fast. In four easy steps, you go from manuscript to published eBook, making your work available to millions of Kobo readers in over 190 countries.

All participants get a free eBookThe Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide by Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent—which brings together dozens of experts sharing essential advice to help you prepare, publish, and promote your book.

To redeem your prize: Click here to find the eBook on Kobo then enter the code Nano2016 at checkout (expires 2/1/2017). No Kobo eReader? No problem – grab the free Kobo app and start reading.

Use code Nano2016 to redeem Kobo’s free offer!

Winners get an extra special prize: a free editing sample from our trusted partner, Reedsy! Check your inbox on December 1 for full details.

4thewords logoGet up to 60% off a 4thewords Crystal Store package!

This year, our in-game world will be hosting a special area dedicated to NaNoWriMo. This area will have monsters with word counts of 1,667 words, special items, and of course the epic quest of writing 50,000 words in a single month.

The site is completely free to use for the first 30 days, so you can sign up and get a head start before we open the NaNo area on November 1st.

All NaNoWriMo participants can receive a 25% discount on any package from our Crystal Store using this code: NW2016P25

Join 4thewords and claim your 25% coupon here!

If you complete your NaNo challenge and write 50,000+ words you’ll receive a 60% discount on a Crystal Store package of your choosing. (That brings our price down to less than $1.75 a month.)