Create Awesome Ebook Covers Using Microsoft Word
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Create Awesome Ebook Covers Using Microsoft Word

Learn how to create awesome ebook covers for yourself or your clients, even if you have no design skills or experience.
5.0 (7 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.
450 students enrolled
Created by Tim Knox
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create awesome ebooks covers using Microsoft Word and stock images.
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Requirements
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful, but not necessary. All course materials are included inside the course.
Description

In this course you will learn how to create stunning ebook covers in Microsoft Word. It doesn't matter if your cover is for fiction or nonfiction, the design methods taught here easily apply across all genres. These videos take you by the hand and teach you the exact process I have used to create over 250 covers for myself and for clients using Microsoft Word and stock imagery. The videos take you step by step, clearly demonstrating the process and the commands. The great news is anyone can do this. You do not need extensive experience using Word or even artistic ability. By following my proven, step by step process anyone can create awesome covers. You're provided with sample covers, actual Word cover files, and resources for free fonts and images you can use on your covers.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for authors, publishers, designers, etc. who would like to create stunning ebook covers quickly and easily using Microsoft word.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
03:32:35
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Course overview, goals, and expectations
1 Lecture 04:18

In this video Tim welcomes you to the course and tells you how to use the course for the best results.

Preview 04:18
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Sample Files & Recommended Resources
3 Lectures 01:27

Here are the sample Word documents, image files, and completed cover samples for you in zip files.

Course Sample Files
00:41

There are thousands of fonts available online for free that you can use to create your ebook covers. Here is the list of my personal favorites.

Recommended Sources For Free Fonts
00:21

Great stock photography is vital to the success of your cover creation. There are many outlets online for stock photography, some free, some charge. Here is the list of sites I have used with great results.

Recommended Sources For Free Stock Photography
00:25
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Video Tutorials
18 Lectures 03:25:40

In this video you’ll learn how to research the Amazon marketplace for the bestselling ebook covers that are similar to yours, how to determine what cover style is selling the best, and how you can quickly and easily create covers with a similar design.

Preview 12:27

In this video you’ll learn how to create a 6″ x 9″ ebook cover template. For your convenience, a sample template is included in the resource zip file.

How To Create An Ebook Cover Template
01:46

In this video you’ll learn how to use the Format Picture and Text pane to add effects like fill, outline, shadow, mirror, and glow to the image and text on your cover.

How To Use the Format Picture and Text Pane
14:27

In this video you’ll learn how to use the Word Selection Pane to manage text and image layers.

How To Use The Selection Pane To Manage Text and Image Layers
04:57

This video teaches you how to use a solid or gradient color for the background of your ebook cover.

How To Use A Solid or Gradient Color For The Background Of Your Cover
10:17

In this video you’ll learn how to use an image for the background of your cover.

How To Use An Image For The Background
08:59

In this video you’ll learn how to select the font style that works best for your ebook covers. Below the video you’ll also find a list of websites where you can download fonts for free.

How To Select The Best Fonts For Your Cover
02:45

In this video you’ll learn how to use text effects to size, format, color, and stylize text for your cover.

How To Format and Stylize Text For Your Cover
14:27

In this video you’ll learn how to remove the background from an image using Word’s “Remove Background” command.

How To Remove The Background From An Image
04:07

This video demonstrates the process of converting your finished Word document to PDF format, then converting the PDF to JPG so you can upload the final JPG to Kindle.

How To Convert Your Word Document to JPG Format
02:56

In this video you’ll learn how to create a highlander or fantasy style cover. 

Create A Highlander or Fantasy Style Cover
14:54

In this video you’ll learn how to create a clean, western, or mail order bride style cover. 

Create A Western Mail Order Bride Style Cover
20:49

In this video you’ll learn how to create a mystery or literary fiction cover. 

Create A Mystery or Literary Fiction Cover
17:53

In this video you’ll learn how to create a paranormal or shifter style cover.

Create A Paranormal or Shifter Style Cover Part 1
14:48

In this video you’ll learn how to create a paranormal or shifter style cover.

Create A Paranormal or Shifter Style Cover Part 2
12:01

In this video you’ll learn how to create a steamy romance, bad boy, or billionaire style cover.

Create A Steamy Romance Cover Part 1
18:49

In this video you’ll learn how to create a steamy romance, bad boy, or billionaire style cover. 

Create A Steamy Romance Cover Part 2
15:22

Create A Nonfiction Cover
13:56
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 01:30

So, you’ve completed the course… Good for you!!  But what do you do next? Watch this video for Tim’s advice.

Next Steps
01:30
About the Instructor
Tim Knox
4.9 Average rating
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1,635 Students
2 Courses
Entrepreneur, author, speaker, teacher

Tim Knox is a serial entrepreneur, #1 bestselling Amazon author, small business expert, and award-winning graphic designer.  He has started multiple million dollar companies in the tech, media, and design industries. Currently he is a small business consultant and coach and highly regarded digital publishing expert.

Tim is also the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, as well as over 300 newspaper columns on the topic of small business success, authorship, and self publishing.

Tim is also an accomplished coach, teacher and seminar leader. He has personally taught over 1,000 entrepreneurs in the last 10 years in the areas of small business and publishing.