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Accessibility to Authors

For long book publishers (200–300 pages or more), the appeal of InCopy is being able to share text between the designer, editor, proofreader, and author. But InCopy is $240 for 1 year of use, so of course no freelance proofreader or author is going to buy it. Microsoft Word is far more accessible, $100 for one year and that includes the entire Office suite. Many people also use free online versions from the web or from years past.

I would suggest making Adobe InCopy free or at least available for a much lower price. Making it free could actually make Adobe money as it would be a great gateway into the Adobe suite, similar to Acrobat.

With the current pricemark, InCopy will never be able to compete with Microsoft Word or even Google Docs, and is completely interrupts the vision of having an open workflow.

Just imagine if every author and proofreader OWNED InCopy and even WROTE their books in InCopy! The process would become streamlined and the writing field would begin to have its own staple, widely-used creative program just as graphic design and filmmaking do. (Of course, InDesign itself is not practical for authors as they can ruin things the designer has done, but InCopy...)

Please consider this!

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  • RY commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, they have not publicized the reduced price of InCopy very well.

  • AMC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Brian, Adobe InCopy CC single-app subscription is only $4.95/mo, so it's $60.00/year. They reduced the price in June 2017. It still comes with the Cloud goodies (Typekit /Adobe fonts for ex) and Bridge.

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