Vellum eBook App Update Adds Image Support

Vellum eBook App Update Adds Image Support

In late 2013, Vellum was launched, a revolutionary Mac application aimed at simplifying the ebook creation process. My experience with the app was extremely positive, as it allowed users to format and prepare their books at no initial cost, with a one-time fee of $49.99 to publish on major platforms like the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle Store.

Initially, my main criticism of Vellum was its inability to incorporate images within the ebook’s text, although cover images were permissible.

Vellum eBook App Update Adds Image Support

However, this constraint has been addressed with the recent release of Vellum 1.2, enhancing the app’s functionality significantly.

Having had the chance to test the app on OS X Yosemite over the last few weeks, I can confirm its stability and user-friendliness, arguably making it the simplest tool for ebook creation and publication. As highlighted in a previous review, the app’s focus on digital publication eliminates the need for ISBN costs associated with print.

The app supports direct text input or importing from Microsoft Word .docx files.

Users can easily add chapter titles, choose a style, and now, insert images throughout their ebook with just a few clicks.

For those participating in NaNoWriMo and considering self-publishing, Vellum’s current 50% discount offer is an excellent opportunity. You can publish a single ebook for approximately $25, or opt for a package of ten for $75.


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