Affinity Publisher For Basic Book Covers
What you'll learn
- Learn Basic Design Principles For Cover Design
- Convert An Ebook Cover To An Amazon Paperback Cover
- Create Ebook Covers Using A Single Image, Side Image, and Full Cover Image
- Convert an Amazon Paperback Cover to an IngramSpark Paperback or Hardback Cover
- You should have access to Affinity Publisher and a basic working knowledge of the program.
Often times as a self-publisher you'll have a simple project like a short story or lead magnet that requires a cover and it simply doesn't make sense to have to spend $100 and wait six weeks to get that cover. Or to have to choose between a set of pre-made covers that aren't ideal for your purpose.
This course is meant to walk you through how to use Affinity Publisher to create basic book covers. In the course we will cover three basic layouts: a design that uses a single image for the bottom section of the cover, a design that uses a side image and is text-heavy, and a design that uses an image for the full cover.
You'll also learn some tricks for working with glyph variations in fonts and how to deal with text on a busy background using design elements. (As seen in one of the example covers that's on the course image.)
After that we'll walk through how to take that ebook cover and use it to create a print cover for an Amazon (KDP) paperback as well as an IngramSpark paperback and hard cover.
Once you're finished with this course you should understand basic design principles that can be used for cover design and have the skills you need to create simple covers. Note that this course is taught using Affinity Publisher not Affinity Photo because the type of covers we're going to create here are more about element placement than photo manipulation.
Who this course is for:
- Self-Publishers or Small Publishers
- Affinity Publisher Users
M.L. Humphrey is a self-published author with too many titles published across non-fiction, fantasy (as Alessandra Clarke not M.L. Humphrey), romance, and mystery. She's learned all the lessons the hard way and likes to occasionally write a book or create a video course for her fellow self-publishers to keep them from making the same mistakes she has and save them a bit of time.