Behind Bars – the definitive guide to music notation is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. It is no exaggeration to say that ‘Behind Bars – the definitive guide to music notation’ is the result of a life’s dedicated work. It took Elaine Gould over twenty years to painstakingly research and write. […]
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Our friends over at BookWidgets have recently added a 3D widget which allows you to spin and explore complex 3D shapes. They say “There are tons of free (or inexpensive) models available online, or make your own with simple tools like SketchUp. Also for science subjects there are free models available on the Protein Data […]
Our summer sale has great offers and giveaways for every CircularFLO user. Many of the CircularFLO ‘Pro’ features are now being offered with our ‘Instant’ credit price for the summer. This means that, for the next three months, you can add unlimited animations, audio, video and even read-aloud text highlighting in any ebook up to […]
The publishers of these celebrated illustrators (Penguin Random House, Hachette, Pan Macmillan, Nosy Crow, Usborne and Little Tiger) have all chosen to use CircularFLO to convert their beautifully illustrated print pages into fixed layout ebooks for Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google in minutes. Axel Scheffler – Chris Riddell – Lauren Child – Tony Ross – Alex T Smith – Liz Pichon – Nicholas Allan – David Melling – James Mayhew – Leigh Hodgkinson – Elli Woolard – Ada Gray – Lizzie […]
If you are under the age of 20 you already know who Alfie Deyes is… an English YouTuber and author. He is a best selling author of number one bestseller ‘The Pointless Book’ and is a YouTube Vlogging sensation with over 5 million followers His new book is full of photos, doodles and handwritten jottings which simply […]
Thames & Hudson use CircularFLO to convert their beautifully illustrated print pages into fixed layout ebooks for Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google in minutes. Diverse titles such as the photographic biography ‘Sinatra 100’, historical surgery journals ‘The Sick Rose’ and ‘Crucial Interventions’ and popular language learning text books ‘Chineasy Everyday’ show the benefits of the fixed layout ebook format for adult illustrated […]
Founder and Director of Circular Software, Ken Jones, will be at London Book Fair 2016 each day and available to meet to demonstrate how easy it is to make CircularFLO beautiful interactive ebooks without coding and to show some of the thousands of examples of our customers’ work. Ken will also be unveiling two new software tools to help […]
Nosy Crow use CircularFLO to convert their beautifully illustrated children’s books into ‘read aloud’ fixed layout EPUBs. “Combining text-highlighting with hand-lettering … as far as we know, isn’t something that’s ever been done before – but we’re very pleased to say that we’ve found a way of doing it. Working with Circular Software’s CircularFLO technology, we’ve […]
As a special Christmas gift we are inviting you to make your very own free personalised interactive ebook with CircularFLO. Just go to circularflo.com/xmas to enter the name of who you want to send it to. You can make as many free interactive ebooks as you wish and share the link with others and on social media. In two shakes of a reindeer’s […]
Circular Software have been asked by the The Publishers Association to join their stand at an exciting, interactive showcase of skills and careers. We will be at the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham on all three days on 19-21 November 2015 where we will be demonstrating and creating beautiful interactive ebooks with CircularFLO and then posting […]
Release of CircularFLO 7 includes New Features for Fixed Layout EPUB News from EPUBZone – The Community and News Site for all things EPUB CircularFLO, the ebook generation software from Circular Software Limited has recently been updated to version 7 and includes some exciting new features. In particular, the ability to automatically convert books into fixed […]
National Trust Books are using CircularFLO to convert over 200 National Trust Guide books, one for each of their properties around the UK. They now have a dedicated page on their website directing visitors to purchase their CircularFLO made guidebooks with Amazon, iBooks and Kobo. Claire Masset, Guidebooks Publisher, National Trust – “Using CircularFLO allows us to convert our […]
Download as PDF CircularFLO-7-press-release-read-aloud BOOK PUBLISHERS GET NEW TOOLS TO ADD AUTOMATIC ‘READ-ALOUD’ TO FIXED LAYOUT EPUB3 EBOOKS WITHOUT CODING.Circular Software Limited today release CircularFLO 7, a major update to CircularFLO their flagship ebook generation software, now ready for free download from www.circularflo.com.A major new feature of this v7 release is the ability to automatically convert either new or […]
A major new feature of CircularFLO 7 is the ability to now automatically add timestamps when preparing your ‘read-aloud’ text highlighting. Working with Spanish technology company Sinkronigo has allowed us to add new CircularFLO tools to create and prepare the timestamping for audio synchronisation using Adobe InDesign and CircularFLO 7. As well as working with live HTML […]
CircularFLO 7 makes it easy to add interactive puzzles, quizzes and games to your ebook pages with no coding required. We’ve been working hard with BookWidgets who offer an impressive catalogue of interactive widgets includes various quizzes, jigsaws, flashcards, crosswords and maths puzzles. New tools in CircularFLO 7 mean that, for the first time ever, interactive widgets can now […]
On Thursday 24th September 2015 BookMachine celebrates 5 years of organising publishing events by throwing a big birthday bash London, Oxford, Cambridge UK or NYC. Michael Bhaskar will be speaking at the Book Machine Oxford event on the topic of ‘Publishing: The Next 5 Years’ – and we will be there previewing the latest features of CircularFLO 7 too. More info […]
When a backlist print book suddenly becomes topical again how can you get it quickly on sale with Amazon and Apple? Clangers: Make the Clangers and their planet with 15 easy step-by-step projects was originally set in QuarkXPress a few years ago but has recently become popular again due to a remake of an old Children’s […]
Pan Macmillan have been using CircularFLO to convert their illustrated books to Amazon KF8 and fixed layout EPUB3 since 2013 but The Giant of Jum is the first of their CircularFLO created EPUBs which contains read aloud text highlighting. The CircularFLO users at Pan Macmillan prepared their pages using the free Read Aloud Tools to match the text highlighting along with […]
A new fixed layout EPUB3 example document has been created to showcase some cool examples of placed web code – one of the latest features of CircularFLO. Because EPUB3 is based on the latest web standards including HTML5 and CSS3 it means that pieces of self contained web code from tools such as Tumult Hype or Adobe […]
Adobe have today announced an update to their page layout application Adobe InDesign to Adobe InDesign CC 2015. As usual there are some relatively small but cool new features included. Before installing please be aware if you wish to run earlier version of InDesign you now have to make the positive choice to keep them. Here at […]
Adobe have just announced and released Adobe Digital Editions 4 (ADE) for the iPad. This is a small but significant landmark for publishers wishing to bypass retailers and to sell their own ebooks directly to readers on the iPad. I have been a prerelease tester for both ADE desktop and the new ADE iOS app on the iPad and […]
CircularFLO is very pleased to be sponsoring the next Byte the Book networking event on May 18th. What Place do Book Design and Illustration have in the Digital Age? Image and design for all types of books will be very much the subject of the May panel at Byte the Book on May 18th. Chaired […]
A small landmark event happened for Circular Software recently when the one thousandth ebook was made by a CircularFLO customer. The book conversion ‘Mr Benn Diver’ was recently made by an in-house Mac user at Hachette Children’s Group in the UK. Ken Jones – Director at Circular Software – “Anyone of a certain age in the […]
Following their successful trials, Little Tiger have chosen to use CircularFLO software to make their own fixed layout ebook conversions. They expect to make at least fifty conversions throughout this year and will distribute to all main ebook retailers through Faber Factory.
We are looking forward to being at London Book Fair 2015. Please contact us to arrange a short meeting, to see some of our favourite examples of our customer’s work using CircularFLO and see a demonstration of all the latest developments.
The February 2015 edition of the MacUser magazine in the UK features CircularFLO as part of their lead article on Fixed Layout EPUB which they dub “the digital publishing format of 2015.” A full page review compares CircularFLO favourably against other fixed layout tools such as Adobe InDesign, Apple iBooks Author and Kindle Kids’ Book Creator and mentions “The […]
Following the recent release of CircularFLO v5 we asked an expert on epublishing, Pariah Burke, to write a white paper comparing the latest InDesign version with what is possible using CircularFLO v5. We were delighted to read his honest account which included the Top 10 Things CircularFLO Can Do That InDesign Alone Can’t Fixed Layout from InDesign CS6 and CC […]
Circular Software is excited to announce its unique EPUB3 read aloud features, now available in CircularFLO v5. The first titles made with CircularFLO v5 are already live in the Apple iBooks Store. Click here to get a free sample of Troll Swap read aloud EPUB which Nosy Crow made in-house with CircularFLO v5.
We are happy to announce that Circular Software has recently joined the Independent Publishers Guild in the UK as both a listed supplier and a member. The IPG represents publishers of all shapes and sizes — from one-person operations to medium sized companies to international heavyweights and we aim to attend IPG meetings, conferences and events as well as […]
A short promotional video about CircularFLO is now available on YouTube and has been added to our home page. Please take a look, share with your friends and colleagues and let us know what you think!