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Vellum for Mac

Create beautiful eBooks for iBooks, Kindle, and Nook.

$199.99
In English
3.1
Based on 9 user rates

Vellum overview

Vellum is an eBook-generating tool that lets you easily create an eBook from a text manuscript or from scratch within the application. Choose the appropriate style from several options, view instant previews of the finished product, and easily generate and regenerate eBooks with a single click to avoid disaster upon finding mistakes.

What’s new in version 3.7.4

  • Fixed Keep with Next when used before a paragraph with a drop cap.
  • Fixed rare issue causing a Text Message to appear at the bottom of a page.
  • Fixed Format Next Paragraph As > Continuation when used with footnotes.
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Vellum for Mac

$199.99
In English
Version 3.7.4
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3.1

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Nihilism4U
Nihilism4U
Jun 6 2024
3.6.4
0.0
Jun 6 2024
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
Question, it appears to be for ebooks only. Is that correct? Is it suitable for printed books? 3.7 is out but downloads as an installer instead of the app.
varkyglaza97
varkyglaza97
Oct 16 2021
2.8.8
0.0
Oct 16 2021
0.0
Version: 2.8.8
Vellum does not seem to do footnotes, something which would be necessary for non-fiction books. If I am wrong (I hope) please correct me.
alfredomori
alfredomori
Mar 5 2020
2.6.6
5.0
Mar 5 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6.6
Vellum has changed my life. Time is money, and the money saved by the time it takes to create beautiful printable reliable books far outweighs the price of this software. I am using it to create text books as well and look forward to updates that will better reflect that capacity such as Figures in Table of contents etc. I can’t recommend Vellum enough as the ultimate text processing app, and not just for ebooks, where it leads other software for usability, simplicity and timeliness.
Raddle
Raddle
Jan 23 2018
2.1
4.0
Jan 23 2018
4.0
Version: 2.1
There's a lot of bilious ire directed at this software in the comments, which is misplaced. Yes, it's expensive. Yes, you can use other software or hand-code the things yourself if you want — and I've done both of those in the past. But if you need to semi-regularly produce attractive it-just-works ebooks in a variety of formats, then Vellum is exceptionally good and a massive time-saver.

I can produce a perfectly-functioning ebook in multiple formats from a Word file in about twenty minutes using this software, depending on how many import glitches arise from the original doc. There is no other piece of software that comes remotely close to that speed or ease of use. When muttering about the cost, factor in your own billable time. When you do that, Vellum very rapidly pays for itself even at an admittedly high price.

The developers are responsive, and constantly adding improvements. It's also rock solid as a piece of software — a professional tool that's FAR easier to use than any of the alternatives. I'm giving it 4 stars because, sure, I would have loved to have paid $99 instead. But for fast, reliable and WYSIWYG creation of ebooks, there's nothing like it.

If the price isn't worth t to you, fine — don't buy it. Hand-tool your books, and deal with the problems caused by multiple formats and idiosyncratic HTML. But don't trash Vellum until you've spent a while working with it.
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
Jun 2 2017
2.0
0.0
Jun 2 2017
0.0
Version: 2.0
MacUpdate currently lists this new version 2.0 as $29.99, but now there are only two purchase levels: $199.99 and $249.99.

There's apparently no way to create an ebook for test purposes,...unless you've got $200 lying around you don't need.

Looks like 180g is only targeting the high volume publishers, not the occasional user.. They lost this potential customer.

I'm upvoting the similar software listed above. Forget it, Vellum.
Leonledragon
Leonledragon
Mar 22 2023
3.4.5
5.0
Mar 22 2023
5.0
Version: 3.4.5
alfredomori
alfredomori
Mar 5 2020
5.0
Mar 5 2020
5.0
Version: null
reelgriot
reelgriot
May 6 2018
3.5
May 6 2018
3.5
Version: null
Raddle
Raddle
Jan 23 2018
4.0
Jan 23 2018
4.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Jun 1 2017
1.0
Jun 1 2017
1.0
Version: null
Mr-Mike
Mr-Mike
Dec 19 2014
0.5
Dec 19 2014
0.5
Version: null
Jean-Poole
Jean-Poole
Feb 7 2014
3.0
Feb 7 2014
3.0
Version: null
Cartelclover1983
Cartelclover1983
Jan 17 2014
5.0
Jan 17 2014
5.0
Version: null
Krampz
Krampz
Dec 12 2013
1.0
Dec 12 2013
1.0
Version: null