Book Covers Made Easy

Thanks to huge advances in computer technology making your own book covers is not nearly as hard as it used to be. You can use drag and drop image building apps online. My favorite of these is Canva.

For those few things that you cannot do inside Canva, there is also no need to invest in expensive image manipulation software because you can do them in Gimp for free.

$17

Lectures: 19
Video: 3 Hours
Skill Level: All Levels

30 day money back guarantee if you are not happy for any reason.

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This course is for anyone wishing to design their own book covers including writers of both fiction and non-fiction. It would also be handy for marketers putting out reports and other promotional material.


Sign up for Canva here Download GIMP here

Next — See if my teaching style suits you.

It is much quicker and easier to learn how to use software if somebody shows you rather than trying to figure it all out by reading the manual, but you still might not like their teaching style.

Take a quick look at this video explaining some of the technical terms used in image design and find out why you need to know them and whether or not you like my teaching style.

Open the box below to see the layout of the full course:

Module 1 Welcome
Unit 1 Introduction
Module 2 Finding Book Cover Inspiration and Images and Avoiding Copyright Infringement
Unit 1 Finding Inspiration
Unit 2 Understanding Copyright
Unit 3 Where to Find Suitable Images For Your Book Cover
Module 3 Technical Terms and Specifications for Book Cover Images
Unit 1 Understanding the Technical Terms Used in Image Design
Unit 2 Current Specifications for Catalogue and Embedded eBook Covers
Module 4 Designing an eBook Cover in Canva
Unit 1 Setting up a Project in Canva Using a Template
Unit 2 Working With Your Own Images in Canva
Module 5 Designing a Paperback Cover Using Gimp and Canva
Unit 1 Paperback Book Cover Specifications
Unit 2 Cropping the Createspace template in GIMP so that you can use it in Canva
Unit 3 Setting up a Paperback Book Cover Project in Canva Using Your Custom Template
Unit 4 Designing Your Paperback Book Cover in Canva
Unit 5 Placing Your Paperback Cover Design Back into GIMP and Exporting it as a PDF
Module 6 Setting up and Designing a Book Cover in GIMP Using Special Effects
Unit 1 Getting Started With The Right Sized Canvas in GIMP
Unit 2 Understanding Layers and Blend Mode in GIMP
Unit 3 Applying a Layer Mask and Blending the Background in GIMP
Unit 4 Using the Text Tools to Add a Book Title in GIMP
Module 7 Reducing Your Catalogue Covers to a Suitable Size to Embed Within Your eBook
Unit 1 Reducing Your Catalogue Covers to a Suitable Size to Embed Within Your eBook
Module 8 Conclusion
Unit 1 Conclusion
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Some recent reviews of the same course on Udemy (so you know these are not friends of mine)

Outstanding teacher

Ms. Prince gives one of the best demonstrations I’ve ever seen. Her pace, knowledge and clear explanations were outstanding. ~ Martie Hoover.

Comprehensive, well produced and engaging. check, check, check.

I found the instructions very clear, the presentation great, and the designing of a book cover remarkably easy to do. I subscribed around mid afternoon and by evening I had a book cover ready to upload to Amazon.~ Pamela Deans-Dundas.

There are no up-sells of further courses and there’s no drip feeding of units. All of the content is ready and waiting for a one time payment of

$17

30 day money back guarantee if you are not happy for any reason.

If you pay using PayPal you will automatically be directed to the registration form after payment. If you pay by card please click the “Return to site” link after payment to be taken to the registration form.