If you’ve updated to macOS Mojave, you’ll likely see a warning the first time you generate for the Kindle platform:
Vellum makes use of Amazon’s KindleGen tool to convert ebooks to their proprietary mobi format. When running Mojave, your Mac will warn about this program because it has not been built in a 64-bit format, something Apple will require in future versions of macOS.
Until they do, you will periodically see this warning when you generate for Kindle. This does not affect your generated books. We recognize it can cause concern, though, so we are investigating ways to create ebooks for Kindle without triggering this warning.
Update 9/19:Vellum 2.6 is now available and no longer uses KindleGen.
Today, Apple released Mojave, a new update to macOS.
Vellum works well with Mojave. Just make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Vellum (2.2.3), which includes many small fixes to improve compatibility.
Mojave introduces a new “Dark Mode,” which applies a darker color scheme to your applications. Vellum does not yet support Dark Mode, but we’re excited about this feature and plan to support it in a future version of Vellum.
Update 3/2019: Support for Dark Mode can be found in Vellum 2.5.2!
We know many Vellum users love using Scrivener to develop their story. We’re excited to share that bringing that story into Vellum just got a lot easier.
In Scrivener 3.0.3, you’ll find a new Compile format that, with one click, sets everything up for Vellum:
Select the new Vellum Export option in the Compile sheet and Scrivener will produce a docx file especially for Vellum. And with Vellum 2.2.2, links and formatting options like block quotations and sans-serif will import perfectly.
All this makes it even easier to format your book with Vellum, and it’s available today!