Author Archives: Brad Andalman

Big Changes to Sideloading on Kindle!

Amazon is making big changes to books delivered via Send to Kindle, and is now applying Enhanced Typesetting to books that are sideloaded! That means a much better experience for ARC readers and those who purchase your book directly from your website.

On iPhone, sideloaded books will finally display Vellum’s advanced formatting features, so your readers will see drop caps, ornaments, and bubbles for Text Conversations!

Now, sideloaded books — on all Kindle devices — should look no different than books purchased from Amazon. And the books in your library will display cover thumbnails, even when they come from Send to Kindle!

Since Amazon is doing most of this work behind the scenes, you won’t need to do much to see these changes. However, you will want to make sure you:

  • Provide your Kindle EPUB file when using Send to Kindle
  • Have the latest version of the Kindle software on your device

Have you seen other improvements to your sideloaded books? Let us know!

Vellum 3.5.4

Vellum 3.5.4 fixes a few issues that affect macOS Sonoma users:

  • Trailing em dashes no longer appear on their own lines
  • Fixed paragraph runt prevention
  • Addressed drawing issues when using the Find Bar or Endnote Editor
  • Restored eliding behavior for very long headers

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.5.3

Vellum 3.5.3 is a minor release with the following improvements:

  • Twitter social media profile has been updated to “X”
  • Added Threads to the About the Author Social Media section
  • Fixed issue entering a comma in the Find Bar’s Replace field
  • Subheads again follow an image to the next page

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.5.1

Vellum 3.5.1 is a minor release with the following improvements:

  • The Find Bar displays the number of matches more often
  • Find now ignores soft hyphens in text when searching for a word
  • Volume and Part titles are again kept off page bottom in a TOC
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening a Vellum file

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.4.5

Vellum 3.4.5 is a minor release with the following improvements:

  • Restored the Text Editor right-click menu for macOS Catalina
  • Images in exported Word files now use their original file format
  • Fixed a problem importing multiple images in a row
  • Addressed a potential error choosing a Text Conversation style

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.4.2

Vellum 3.4.2 is a minor release that restores underlining and strikethrough in ebooks generated on macOS Ventura.

This release is a free update, available now.