Today, Apple released High Sierra, the latest update to macOS. Most of High Sierra’s enhancements are “under the hood,” so you won’t see many differences in Vellum. High Sierra did, however, introduce some compatibility issues that we’ve addressed with recent updates.
Before you update to High Sierra, then, make sure you first update to the latest version of Vellum (2.0.5).
And if you experience any issues that seem like they’re related to High Sierra, please let us know!
Creating a book with photographs or illustrations? With Vellum 2.0.5, your print edition can now include images in color. Use Print Settings to control their appearance.
This update also includes a fix for potential problems with drop caps and short, quoted paragraphs. Paragraphs like these could render incorrectly on Nook and on Kindle with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting applied.
Get ready to create beautiful paperbacks. Vellum 2.0 is here!
Setup in Seconds
Vellum 2.0 makes creating a print edition of your book as effortless as creating an ebook.
Select your book’s trim size and Vellum automatically numbers the pages of your book, creates page headers, and performs advanced layout like widow prevention and spread balancing.
You’ll have a professional-grade interior with just a few clicks.
Ready to Publish
Early testers used Vellum 2.0 to publish hundreds of paperback and hardcover books, making use of CreateSpace, IngramSpark, NOOK Press, and KDP’s new paperback option. Here’s what just a few of them had to say:
“I love it so much!” — Avery FlynnUSA Today bestselling author
“Creating a beautiful print book in a few clicks is awesome!” — Zara KeaneUSA Today bestselling author
“So easy!” — Sara RosettUSA Today bestselling author
Get it Now
If you already have Velllum, you can update to 2.0 using Check for Updates in the Vellum menu. Or download and install Vellum from vellum.pub.
Creating print versions of your book is only available with the new Vellum Press package. If you previously purchased an ebook package, you’ll be offered the chance to upgrade to Vellum Press the next time you Generate. You can also open Purchases in the Vellum menu.
We’re hard at work putting the final touches on this release, and can’t wait to get it to you!
* If you need to purchase Vellum Unlimited today, or if you purchased very recently, you will have a limited-time option to exchange your purchase for Vellum Press (for the difference in price). Details will be sent on release day to all who purchase Vellum Unlimited between April 1 and June 1, 2017.
Vellum 1.4.2 includes changes to work around problems with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting feature.
In eBooks with Enhanced Typesetting enabled, some chapter headings were improperly centered, and drop caps beginning with a quote could display blank pages. This update adjusts Vellum’s Kindle-specific output to avoid both of these issues.
Vellum 1.4.1 is now available and includes the following minor changes:
The MacBook Pro TouchBar can now be used to insert autocomplete suggestions in the Text Editor.
Improved appearance of About the Author connect section when seen in Amazon’s older mobi7 format.
Text of a Verse text feature is never justified. Lists are no longer justified when seen on Kindle.
Kindred drop caps are better positioned when a reader changes away from Publisher Font on Paperwhite, Voyage, or Oasis e-readers.
Volumes and Parts can no longer be created without chapters inside. Select the chapters you wish to include and use Create Volume from Selection or Create Part from Selection, available from the Chapter menu. Read more in Creating Parts and Volumes.