Are you a self-published author? Do you want to be?
Whether you're a self-published author or maybe you want to be, there's one issue you'll eventually have to face:
Your Book Cover
Are you currently paying too much for your book covers? Or maybe you just don't want to be.
Learn to create your own book covers for no more than a dollar per cover using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
It's fun. It's easy. And it's cheap.
In this course, you'll learn to use the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to create stunning, professional looking book covers in no time at all and with little or no expense. You'll learn:
Can it really be that simple? Yes, it really is that simple.
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In this introduction to using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to create a book cover we create a solid white book cover in the proper orientation and dimensions while saving a working copy and exporting a JPEG image.
This lecture discusses how to upgrade your PowerPoint export resolution from 96 dpi to 300 dpi.
This lecture demonstrates upgrading PowerPoint 2013 export resolution on a Windows 8.1 PC.
An overview of how to add a background image to your book cover.
An explanation of how to add text to a book cover using PowerPoint.
How to edit and manipulate book cover elements.
How to use colored boxes to make your text stand out.
Grouping and ungrouping elements so you can position them as one.
An example of inserting pictures onto a book cover and the send example of creating a book cover.
A continuation of the second book cover example.
An overview of all the places to find PowerPoint commands.
Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.
Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.
My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.
I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.