So, what's going to be the best way for you to learn how to manipulate your own images and create your own book covers?
First let's look at the bare minimum you need to know about images before you attempt a book cover
Creating your own book covers or knowing what your cover designer will need from you
Your cover does not have to be an award winning work of art but it’s quality needs to be good enough for readers not to notice that you are self-publishing and to draw them in to read your description. With today's drag and drop image editing apps I am confident you can do that.
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• Finding the right kind of images and using the right fonts for your genre.
• Tying in with your other books and your website.
• Understanding the technical stuff about book covers and images.
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Here are a couple of free mini video courses that will help with creating images in general:
Choosing a Color Palette for Your Book Covers and Other Online Projects
A mini course on how to pick colors and how to match the hex code for existing colors
If you start with a co-ordinated color palette for all your online spaces you can design book covers that look good on your website and social media places as well as being instantly recognisable as your books.
But the easiest way to learn how to create your own book covers is to take a video course
You know that if you try to learn the ins and outs of book design and the software you need to create them on your own it's going to take a while and you might miss out on shortcuts or easier ways of doing things.
The information and techniques I demonstrate in these videos can save you
hundreds of dollars worth of wasted time if you’re creating your own book covers, or a whole lot of frustration if you’re working with a book designer and you are not sure when to be assertive about what you want and when to bow down to their expertise. Or if they ask you to submit images in certain sizes and you don't know what they're talking about.
I like to keep my courses cheap because I can, but don't let the prices fool you. My passion is teaching software so I put my best work in to my courses to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the techy stuff and get your books published as soon as possible.
Create Your own Book Covers for eBooks and Paperback Books
A full video course on how to create your own book covers for eBooks and paperpack books
Using free Canva and free GIMP software
Create your own professional looking book covers; ready to upload to major retailers and distributors.
If you want to check out my teaching style before you decide, watch a couple of free previews for this course by clicking on the button below or Take this course for only US$10
This course gave me the confidence to create my own book covers, saving me gobs of money and also giving more control over the process of publishing my novels. Every author who wants to streamline and expedite the publication of their books will benefit greatly from this course. Highly recommended!
As with all of Karen Prince's courses, I find her style highly informative, thorough, well organised, and direct. She covers every detail for all user levels of the software she is unveiling for us. Karen's delivery is clear and precise, and her visuals are excellent. I always learn a tremendous amount from her courses, and this one is no exception. Really terrific!