About Us


Welcome to Vivebooks – the imprint of Rainbow Disks Ltd that enables us to deliver our ebooks as digital downloads as well as on disk.

I’m Vivienne Wells, and I have been publishing innovative new ebooks from top authors since 2006. If you would like to read more about why I started Rainbow Disks and how we operate as a company, there is a detailed article published in Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  Click here to read the article.


  • We publish original non-fiction ebooks with quality content from top authors. Our ebooks are specialist titles, which find it hard to get published in print today because they are too niche to be cost effective.
  • Vivebooks are in pdf format, so they are accessible on PC and Mac operating systems, and on iPad and many tablets.
  • They have high resolution images and often video/audio files embedded in the pages. You can zoom in to see great detail – invaluable for craft books.
  • Pages can be printed off on A4 or US letter printers – ideal for charts, templates, worksheets, shopping lists etc.
  • Your Vivebook can be copied onto your iPad or tablet, and backed up. Once purchased, it is yours to keep for ever, even to print off on your home printer.
  • Get your Vivebook immediately via a download, or order it on disk to have a permanent physical item, or to give as a gift.


Our Mission

  • Vivebooks/Rainbow Disks Ltd creates non-fiction ebooks. We aim to bring you expert advice and ideas, presented in an accessible and attractive way.
  • Our mission is to produce great books that earn a fair return for their authors. Top authors often earn just a few pence on every copy of their book sold. High discounts mean very low earnings for authors. We try to sell our ebooks at a fair price, to reflect the work of the author, editor, illustrators, photographer, video operator, book designer, publisher etc. For this reason you are unlikely to see our ebooks at high discounts because we do not give high discounts to wholesalers and retailers.
  • We hope you are very happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not we definitely want to know, so please contact us via our Contact Us page.
  • If you have an idea that you would like to see published, please email us via the Contact Us page.



For more information about our ebook formats and what you need to read them, please see the Important Info and FAQ pages.


More about Vivebooks/Rainbow Disks

Rainbow Disks Ltd was started in 2006 by Barbara Case (Thornton) and Vivienne Wells, who have extensive experience of writing and publishing practical books. Barbara Case is an internationally successful author of books on bead jewellery. Vivienne Wells has worked for over 20 years in the publishing industry, as a commissioning editor of practical books, a magazine editor and a freelance consultant. She and Barbara Case met when they worked together on Barbara’s first book in the 1980s. Rainbow Disks published Barbara Case’s fourth book, Making More Beaded Jewellery (2007) on CD. In 2009 Vivienne Wells took over sole ownership of Rainbow Disks, developing the imprint Vivebooks in 2012.