Vellum
Vellum 1.0.8
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Create beautiful eBooks for iBooks, Kindle, and Nook.   Demo ($49.99)
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Vellum is a powerful eBook generating tool that lets you easily create an eBook from a text manuscript, or create an eBook 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
Version 1.0.8: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Dolphinboy2u commented on 07 Feb 2014
Yes, it's elegant and capable software. I would love to use it. But,...

Apparently it does not accept graphics or images. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.) Lacking these, it's a show-stopper for me under any price plan.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Jean Poole reviewed on 07 Feb 2014
If you are creative enough to write a book, you should be smart enough to use the app iBooksAuthor, which gives you all the tools to publish an attractive book.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Bowlerboy_jmb commented on 07 Feb 2014
While I would tend to agree with the criticisms being laid at the developer regarding its business model, none of the critics are completely honest and accurate in their critiques, hence their comments are misleading. A quick visit to the developer's home page explains the pricing structure in better detail:

Unlimited $299.99
10 Books $149.99 ($15 / book)
1 Book $49.99

So, you can either view this as a $300 application that creates an unlimited amount eBooks without a per book price; or you can view this as a $50 per book application; but neither of those interpretations would be correct and complete, because the developer gives you to choice of choosing one or the other, which means both. Hence, to only state that the software is offered for sale on a per book basis is false and misleading. I think reviewers should be more responsible about what they say, because some people actually believe incorrect information, rather than investigating the facts for themselves, like I did, since I was so intrigued by such a business model.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Cartelclover1983 reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
As an update for one of my previous comments... The new prices are pills thats much easier to swallow although still a bit pricey but you've taken your customers number one tip and made it possible to create unlimited books as should have been there from the beginning. Better late than never. Now people can take this beautiful app seriously. Keep it going
[Version 1.0.4]


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Krampz reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
I cannot believe that this app is proposed on a per book basis!!! Follow a free suggestion: place a fixed, simple and honest price to buy this app, otherwise nobody, let me repeat: NO-BO-DY will buy it!
Please note that with this price strategy many people even will not evaluate the app.
[Version 1.0.0]


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Gryphonent reviewed on 11 Dec 2013
Licensed on a per book basis? What are you thinking? Ever heard of iBooks and calibre, both of which are free?

Sorry, it's nice looking… but I prefer writing in Scrivener, and then creating the book in iBook or calibre or an ePub engine.
[Version 1.0.0]

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Cartelclover1983 replied on 12 Dec 2013
Agreed... I got sooooo excited about this application and immediately downloaded the app only to be completely disappointed after discovering that its on a per book basis which the worst model I've ever seen for an app of this nature. Its baffling. I'm not sure if this is a consumer app. Maybe more like a pro app meant for big companies with budgets to endlessly invest in the same app repeatedly. Great app but good luck getting ordinary people to flock to it with this greedy business model.
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Downloads:686
Version Downloads:68
Type:Home Personal : eBooks
License:Demo
Date:15 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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Vellum is a powerful eBook generating tool that lets you easily create an eBook from a text manuscript, or create an eBook 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.


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