How bibisco helps you to write your novel

The idea of the novelist who writes guided only by the sacred fire of inspiration is quite naive.

Writing a novel is like building a house. Words are bricks, but it's not enough to put one brick after another. If you build a house without a blueprint, it's bound to collapse.

bibisco gives you all the tools you need to be the architect and the carpenter of your novel.


All that you need

Organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf, docx, epub. Write with a fully-featured text editor also in distraction free mode.

Organize your ideas

Create a novel structure, define premise, fabula, narrative strands and settings: geographic, temporal and social context.

Create your world

Design characters, locations, objects useful for the development of the story. Attach their images and keep an eye on them while writing.

Going into the deep

Analyze chapters' length, time and locations in which characters appear, their distribution across chapters, see your entire novel in a timeline.

Speaking your language

bibisco speaks czech, french, german, english, italian, polish, portuguese (Brazil), portuguese (Portugal), russian, dutch, serbian, spanish, turkish.


bibisco is a desktop application available for Linux, MacOS and Windows.

It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.
William Faulkner


Focus on characters

Novels only work if their characters are believable. Characters are believable when you can understand the complexity of their human nature: qualities, defects, contradictions.

Characters that are completely good or completely evil are stereotypes and therefore are not believable.

In order to create believable characters, you must know everything about them: physical aspect, behavior, psychology, sociology, ideas, passions, life before the beginning of the novel.

bibisco is the novel writing software that helps you to know everything about your characters, in an unusual and funny way: an interview!

bibisco is a novel writing software focused on characters


Get bibisco and start your story!

We are not a big company. bibisco is a personal and independent project made with love for writers to help them to write beautiful novels.

But also bibisco needs help. Name a fair price, become a supporter and get some special features!


Did you know?

More than 65,000 writers already downloaded bibisco!

bibisco has more than 600 ratings on Gumroad, with an average 4,5/5 stars!

bibisco has 2 versions: Community and Supporters


Something useful to know


The latest version of bibisco is 2.2.0, take a look at release notes.


If you want to know how to install bibisco read here.


If you want to know how to update bibisco read here.

Upgrade to Supporters Edition

First things first. Projects created with bibisco Community Edition are fully compatible with projects created with bibisco Supporters Edition. If you want to know how to upgrade from Community Edition to Supporters Edition read here.

Operating systems

bibisco is tested on Windows 10, MacOS Mojave, Ubuntu 20.04. Only versions for 64bit architectures are available. If you're not sure that bibisco will work on your operating system, first try bibisco Community Edition.

Version 1 compatibility

Starting from version 2.0, bibisco is based on a completely different technology (node.js) compared to version 1.0 (java), so the projects realized with version 1 of bibisco are not compatible with version 2. Then, if you are at the final chapters of your book on bibisco version 1, I suggest to finish it, and go to version 2 for a new project!

Need help?

Take a look at bibisco documentation.


bibisco is licensed under the terms of GNU GPL License. But... can you sell free software? Read here.

Refund policy

If you're not completely satisfied, bibisco Supporters Edition has a 30 days money-back guarantee.


About me

bibisco is a novel writing software written by Andrea Feccomandi

I'm Andrea Feccomandi, from Bologna, Italy.

Curious to know how the project idea came about? Take a look at the FOSDEM17 bibisco introduction!

bibisco helps you to write your novel, in a simple way.