Book Design With MS Word And Canva
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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
4.8 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,835 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 15 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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!
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Requirements
  • Have access to MS Word
Description

YOU CAN SERVE THE BEST CONTENT EVER. IF IT LOOKS BROWN AND MUSHY, NO ONE IS GONNA EAT, LET ALONE PAY FOR IT.
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Are you an online entrepreneur or blogger with fantastic content ... which nobody reads because your book design skills are alarmingly under-developed?

YES! 

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.

HOW?

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!


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
Compare to Other Book Cover Design Courses
Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
02:34:10
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About Me, This Class & Love Notes From My Students
3 Lectures 00:10
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Creating Covers Part 1
3 Lectures 23:18

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" :-).

Preview 11:50

Let's create another awesome cover!

How To Create A Cover Featuring Your Mascot Part 2
11:20

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

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Step-By-Step Instructions Section 2
00:08

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

Compelling Design & Biz Hacks For DIY Design & Biz Builders
3 questions
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Creating Covers Part 2
4 Lectures 25:03

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

Preview 10:57

How To Create A Cover Using Your Own Images Part 2
07:10

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

How To Create A Cover Featuring A Stock Photo
06:45

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

Step-By-Step Instructions Section 3
00:11

Do you know the answers? :-)

More Design Hacks For DIY Designers
3 questions
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Free Resources Every DIY Designer Needs
3 Lectures 08:07

Learn how to install and use a color picker app.

The ONE Free And Easy-To-Use App You Must Know Of
03:16

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

My Five Secret Sources For Free Background Textures To Use In Your Pdfs
04:38

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

Step-By-Step Instructions Section 4
00:13
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Creating Background Textures And Design Elements
5 Lectures 21:20
How To Create Branded Background Textures in Canva
02:45

How To Create Branded Design Elements In Canva
04:08

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

Step-By-Step Instructions Section Canva Backgrounds & Design Elements
00:17

How To Create (Branded) Design Elements In Picmonkey
13:59

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

Step-by-Step Instrcutions Design Elements in PicMonkey
00:11

More hacks!

Do you know these tricks?
3 questions
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Using MS Word As A Design Tool
8 Lectures 51:08
How To Insert And/ Or Edit Your Cover And Background Textures In Your Worksheets
07:57

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

Step-by-Step Instructions Lecture 19
00:09

How To Create Design Elements In MS Word
13:03

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

Step-by-Step Instructions Lecture 21
00:09

The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 1
10:03

The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 2
10:12

The MS Word Text & Photo Editing Features I Used For Your Cheat Sheets Part 3
09:25

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

Step-By-Step Instructions For Lectures 23-25
00:08
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Turning A Document Into A PDF
4 Lectures 11:54
How To Save Your Docmument As A PDF
00:27

How To Turn Your Regular PDF Into A Writable PDF
09:18

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

Step-By-Step Instructions For Lecture 28
00:12

My Last Message To You
01:56
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BONUS: How To Customize Cartoon Mascots in Adobe Illustrator (for free)
2 Lectures 10:12
Where to find cool toon mascots and how to brand them for free
10:09

Step-by-Step Instructions Mascot Customization
00:03
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BONUS: Cannot Get Enough?
1 Lecture 00:00
3 Things For You And Me
00:00
About the Instructor
Nathalie Chantal de Ahna
4.3 Average rating
758 Reviews
25,295 Students
6 Courses
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'M HERE FOR YOU!

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.

Ready to rock it online? Come join my Udemy tribe!