Circular Software is a UK company that specialises in software for publishers.

We offer custom software development, training, demonstrations and consultancy for a range of publishing customers.

Founder and Director Ken Jones worked with Pearson, Penguin and DK for for over ten years as in-house Publishing Software Trainer, Technical Production Manager and developer.


Circular Software develops software for publishers.

We specialise in solving real-life publishing problems and developing simple solutions for print and digital workflows.

Custom Mac or server based software can be written to help with your creative and production process in areas of file creation and checking tools to outputting and publishing.

From small tools to help simplify your workflow to heavyweight apps working alongside Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat and other Mac based apps from Apple, Microsoft and others.

Check our commercial apps below and contact us to discuss your custom development needs.

Hourly, daily or weekly contract rates available.


Circular Software delivers software training for publishers.

Founder Ken Jones was in-house Publishing Software Trainer for Penguin Group UK for over five years and now regularly gives training courses and presentations on topics including

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop techniques
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Acrobat Preflighting
  • Ebook explanation and creation

Content from a range of courses can be mixed together to make the training course most suited to you.

On-site training courses for individual or groups is available by contacting us directly.

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Circular Software offers print and digital production consultancy for publishers.

Founder Ken Jones worked as in-house Technical Production Manager for Penguin Group UK for several years and during this time wrote the group print policy, created and maintained the PDF and preflight standards and introduced a colour managment policy.

Now providing software solutions for publishers, Ken has also worked as a Pre-press Manager for a UK printer and a Product Specialist for a start-up.

With this real-life understanding of print and digital workflows and through working with many of the UKs largest publishers we can offer publishing advice for publishers of all sizes.

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