Veloce Publishing Ebooks

Your favourite Veloce titles. On your favourite devices. From long out of print, to brand-new and packed with the latest information, we are bringing our extensive library of books into the digital world.

During my time at Veloce Publishing, I have personally converted over 400 titles from the company’s back catalogue into ebook formats. These run the full gamut from text-only reflowable titles best suited to Kindles, to design-first picture-heavy fixed-layout ebooks that look fantastic on iPads and larger tablets. I’ve also worked on titles that incorporate interactive elements made possible with Epub3, such as animations and sound.

These ebooks were generally created using the original print files for the books – sometimes dating back as far as fifteen or twenty years – and converted into the current version of Adobe InDesign. From there, depending on the complexity of the original layout, I would either tidy up the existing files to export as a fixed-layout book, or redesign the pages to accomodate the single-column reflowable ebook format. Once exported from InDesign, I perform a number of edits to the resulting HTML and CSS to make sure everything appears correctly on all devices.

Tools used:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • BBEdit

Languages used

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript