Book Design With MS Word And Canva

Easy Book Design Guide To Create Stunning eBooks & PDFs In A Jiffy Using MS Word And Free Tools
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description


Are you an online entrepreneur or blogger with fantastic content ... which nobody reads because your book design skills are alarmingly under-developed?


It is ok to hate nerdy and expensive software such as Photoshop, because also non-graphic designers can come up with stunning book designs that will turn more wide-eyed online heads than Kim Kardashian's blown-up behind.


With MS Word and fun & free tools such as Canva and PicMonkey!

This book design class for non-techy entrepreneurs teaches you step-by-step how to:

  • Create visually compelling covers, PDFs and eBooks
  • Use everyday tools such as Canva, PicMonkey and MS Word like a book design pro.

The easy-to-follow video lessons come with BEAUTIFUL & DOWNLOADABLE CHEAT SHEETS that provide:

  • detailed written instructions and 
  • serve as "Steal This!" design examples so that 
  • you'll see amazing results right away!

If you want to succeed online and turn potential customers into RAVING fans, you HAVE to leave a compelling visual impression and create a unique and sales-driving signature book design.

Are you ready to get your content out of the rags and wrap it into a package that will make your clients drool all over your website?

Enroll now! I look forward to seeing you on the other side!

What are the requirements?

  • Have access to MS Word

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design visually compelling PDFs, worksheets and short eBooks with everyday and inexpensive tools such as Canva, PicMonkey and MS Word.
  • Learn how to get the best out of Canva.
  • Learn how to use design-related key functions in PicMonkey.
  • Learn how to create stunning PDFs with easy-to-use photo and text-editing features in MS Word.
  • Boost your sales & business with remarkably beautiful PDF and eBook designs and turn website by-passers into loyal clients.
  • Learn how to wrap your awesome content in an eye ball-grabbing package, sprinkle it with your personality and sell it with love!

Who is the target audience?

  • YES: Online entrepreneurs who love DIY design with simple, everyday tools
  • YES: Everyone who enjoys creating stunning PDFs, worksheets, or short eBooks
  • YES: Entrepreneurs who want to create their own, unique signature design and branding
  • NO: People who want to learn Photoshop or other complicated software
  • NO: People looking for a detailed MS Word tutorial
  • NO: People who think that grey text is enough to send their clients to Happy Ever After Land

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: About Me, This Class & Love Notes From My Students
About Me And You
About This Class
Love Notes From My Students
Section 2: Creating Covers Part 1

Designing visually compelling covers your clients will LOVE can be a piece of cake. Watch this lesson and get started right away! Looking for a free mascot to try out a design? Google "freepik + toon characters" :-).


Let's create another awesome cover!


Designing eBook covers that sell is not a secret art. Download your first Cheat Sheet and follow the instructions step by step.


3 questions

Anyone can grow their business by using compelling visuals and creating a unique signature design. Do you know these hacks?

Section 3: Creating Covers Part 2

Find out how to use your own photographs to create a stunning cover.

How To Create A Cover Using Your Own Images Part 2

How to use Canvas stock photo portfolio and ready-made design elements to put together a beautiful cover.


Follow the cover creation process of this section's examples with this step-by-step guide and download your Designed Cheat Sheet #2.

3 questions

Do you know the answers? :-)

Section 4: Free Resources Every DIY Designer Needs

Learn how to install and use a color picker app.


Get your free background textures from these sites and learn what matters when using them.


Follow the info provided in Section 4 with this step-by-step guide and download your next Designed Cheat Sheet.

Section 5: Creating Background Textures And Design Elements
How To Create Branded Background Textures in Canva
How To Create Branded Design Elements In Canva

Follow the instructions for Canva with this step-by-step guide and download your Designed Cheat Sheet #4.

How To Create (Branded) Design Elements In Picmonkey

Follow the instructions for PicMonkey with this step-by-step guide and download your Designed Cheat Sheet #5.

3 questions

More hacks!

Section 6: Using MS Word As A Design Tool
How To Insert And/ Or Edit Your Cover And Background Textures In Your Worksheets

Follow the instructions for Lecture 16 with this step-by-step guide and download your Designed Cheat Sheet #6.

How To Create Design Elements In MS Word

Follow the instructions for Lecture 18 with this step-by-step guide and download your Designed Cheat Sheet #7.

The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 1
The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 2
The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 3

Follow the instructions for Lectures 23-25 with this step-by-step guide and download your next Designed Cheat Sheet.

Section 7: Turning A Document Into A PDF
How To Save Your Docmument As A PDF
How To Turn Your Regular PDF Into A Writable PDF

Follow the instructions for Lecture 29 with this step-by-step guide and download your next Designed Cheat Sheet.

My Last Message To You
Section 8: BONUS: How To Customize Cartoon Mascots in Adobe Illustrator (for free)
Where to find cool toon mascots and how to brand them for free
Step-by-Step Instructions Mascot Customization
Section 9: BONUS: Cannot Get Enough?
3 Things For You And Me

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Instructor Biography

Nathalie Chantal de Ahna, Serial Online Entrepreneur | Author | Udemy Instructor

My name is Nathalie and I built my first successful online business in 2006.

I'm a multi-passionate online entrepreneur, DIY designer & Holistic Health Strategist teaching small business owners how to efficiently build a brand and business with non-techy and inexpensive tools.

Because I can never sit still and learn new stuff more often than other people have regular bowel movements, I’ve started building other businesses, too.

With limited time.

(Because I have small kids).

And fun and non-nerdy tools.

(Because I’m still wearing a tech-onesie myself and don’t intend to ever grow into a full-blown nerd.)

Also, my French roots are allergic to over-priced tools and services, which is why I’ve become a Black Belt Master in Free But Effective Biz Tool Kung Fu.

(OK, I made up the black belt).

I do believe that every small business owner, tiny start-up or passionate kitchen table entrepreneur deserves a chance to grow without having to max-out any credit cards.

That’s why I enjoy putting together actionable & high-quality classes at budget-savvy prices.

Since absorbing without implementing is completely useless, I like to keep my lectures short and to the point.

Sing-Along style.So that YOU get results FAST.

I'm also highly-sensitive. This can be a real pain in the "you know where", but it also means that I'm not just saying things like:


I really am.

Can't wait to see you in our classroom!

xo, Nat

My very official CV:

Unlike many other "instructors", I have a college degree in teaching. I've got more than 15 years of teaching experience and worked both as an in-house trainer, a course and curriculum creator, as well as an online teacher.

Also, I'm a certified economic translator running my own agency, a certified orthomolecular nutritionist with additional qualifications in homeopathy, herbal medicine & NLP, I completed several online business trainings and I'm a student of hypnotherapy.

I'm a self-taught non-graphic designer creating stunning visuals with everyday tools and started my first successful online business in 2005.

I'm a published author, a highly-sensitive knowledge addict, and I've made it my mission to help other online entrepreneurs create visually compelling, traffic-driving content without having to sell their only child.

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