Our customers include
Blink Publishing • Canelo • Carlton Books • Ebury Publishing • EMC Publishing • Fablus • Future Press • Hachette Children's Books • Headline Publishing Group • Hodder & Stoughton • Hot Key Books • House of Anansi • Insight Editions • Little, Brown Book Group • Little Tiger • Myriad Editions • National Trust • Nosy Crow • Octopus Publishing Group • Orion Publishing Group • ON Gallery • Pan Macmillan • Parragon • Pavillion • Penguin Random House • Profile • Thames & Hudson • The GMC Group • Transworld • Usborne • Weidenfeld & Nicolson • Zaner Bloser

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.

Development


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.

Training


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.

Also delivering training and presentations on behalf of

Consultancy


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.

SERVICES


Circular Software offers software services for publishers.

As well as creating bespoke apps and tools to achieve specific publishing tasks we can also be hired to run our tools or to use other publishing applications on your behalf. Services offered include:

  • Fixed Layout ebook conversions
  • Read-Aloud ebook conversions
  • Web site graphics automation
  • InDesign artworking & template preparation
  • PDF creation and preflighting

"Circular Software created the custom tool that we use to generate the thousands of room images for ongallery.com site.
We needed to quickly produce high quality preview images of our unique prints incorporate different sizings, frames styles, mounts and rooms simulations. I would highly recommend their services and will consider them first when we have similar work in the future."

Samantha Warner - ONGALLERY.COM

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