Vellum is a macOS app dedicated to self-publishing both ebooks and print books. While Scrivener's Compile feature is capable of producing beautiful-looking ebooks and PDFs suitable for self-publishing through channels such as CreateSpace, we like to provide our users with options, and we know we have users who like to export their manuscripts for use with Vellum's publishing tools. To this end, as of Scrivener 3.0.3 for macOS, we're making it easy to export to Vellum by providing a "Vellum Export" Compile format. Here's how to use it.
Vellum has excellent support for importing Word (.docx) files, and interprets various elements inside such files to work out how the book should be arranged and formatted. To export to Vellum from Scrivener, then, you need to export in Word format. Here are the basics:
That's it! Vellum should have broken up your manuscript into the correct structure, maintaining all titles and text formatting. For many books, this is all you'll need to do. There are a few considerations that you will want to bear in mind to make things as smooth as possible, though, and we'll go into those below.
Although Vellum will preserve bold, italics and centred paragraphs, you'll need to use styles in Scrivener for Vellum to recognise features such as block quotes and headings. In particular:
You usually won't need to worry about adding front matter, since Vellum will automatically generate a title page from the metadata you enter. You only really need to add front matter if you want your book to have a dedication or epigraph page. If you do, here's how:
You can download a sample project demonstrating everything described here from the link below.
Once you've downloaded it, you can test it as follows:
The project acts not only as an example of exporting to Vellum but also as a guide in itself, so if you need a little more guidance than is given above, be sure to read through the sample project and look at how it is set up.