Design Beautiful & Professional Ebooks Using FREE Software

Step-by-Step guide to creating professional, eye catching eBook layouts that sell, using Free software.
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Instructed by Tony Brown Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 26
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

With so many ebooks entering the market place daily, you want yours to stand out from the crowd, and a beautiful and professional design will significantly increase the perceived value of your eBook more than almost anything else.

In this eBook Layout Design Training Course, eBook author, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer, Tony Brown shows you how to create custom eBook layout templates so that your eBook looks and feels beautiful and professional on any device.

You don’t need a graphic designer or an expensive graphic design software package.

With Apple’s Keynote, you have everything you need to get started creating eye catching designs that you can use over and over again, which will continue to position the you as an authority it their field, without the cost.

This is much more than just another "CREATE AN EBOOK COVER COURSE!"

You will learn how to set up your Master slide template, which will form the basis of your book layout and how to customise your layouts for each section of the book.

This training video will teach you Image manipulation tips and techniques, Text formatting and other layout features.

You will learn industry standard design techniques to create an eBook layout that will look beautiful on any device.

With this video tutorial, you can work along with the tutor throughout each lesson, creating your template as you go along.

When you have completed this video training course, you will be capable of creating unique, professional, customisable, designs for your eBooks.

You will understand how to create different page template slides files that are used to give your eBook that professional look and flow.

You will be confident in your ability to create an eBook layout that will stand out from the crowd.

Keynote is not only great for presentation, it’s also a fantastic graphic design package, if you know how to use it. So learn the tricks of the trade with this Tutorial!

Tony Said;

"I have been doing graphic design for over 20 years and have used every package that has been on the market. Many of them are great and have lots of features, some I never used, however, there was always big learning curve to get started."

"Then I found Keynote!"

"I launched my own eBook last year and I designed the entire book in Keynote."

"From a blank slide to a beautiful, professional final product, which I have received nothing but positive reviews about."

"And with this course, you can achieve the same results."

"Let’s get started."

What are the requirements?

  • Keynote
  • Mac computer
  • Desire to learn design skills
  • Desire to produce a beautiful eBook layout

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create eye catching designs that you can use over and over again
  • Be confident in your ability to create eBook layout templates
  • Confidently use Keynote for more than just presentations
  • Branding Best Practice
  • Learn how to set up your Master slide template
  • How to customise your layouts for each section of the book.
  • The Book Publishers standard page layout
  • Image manipulation tips and techniques
  • Text formatting and other layout features

What is the target audience?

  • eBook authors
  • Those who want to create their own unique eBook layout
  • Those who want a professional look and feel, without hiring a designer
  • Those who want to get more out of Keynote

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: INTRODUCTION
05:55

This first Lecture is just an overview of the course and introduction to your tutor.

We cover:

*Who your tutor is

*Why the course is important

*Look at the final product that you should be able to produce after completing the course

Section 2: BONUS 1
67 pages

This is an example of an eBook I designed exclusively in Keynote.

Feel free to use it as inspiration for your own eBook design.

You will see I have used a similar Page layout and structure as we will using throughout this course.

I trust you will find it useful.

Section 3: QUICK INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE
13:09

In this lecture we look at;

The main features you will be using in Keynote.

*Template options - and why we won't be using them

*Setting up the blank slide.

*Using the guides

*Setting up margins

*Basic formatting options

Feel free to skip this video if you are already quite competent using Keynote.

Section 4: IMAGES & PICTURES
09:55

In this lecture, we explore a number of options for finding free images and pictures that you can use confidently in your design without breaching copyright law.

You can download a full list of websites in the Supplementary Materials section below.

12:01

In this lecture, we begin to look at some basic image manipulation techniques.

*You will learn how to crop and resize your image, without distorting it.

*Using shapes to create text place holders for headers and footers.

07:06

In this lecture we look at the main types of image files you will come across and learn the main difference between them. I also show you what Instant Alpha is and how it works.

Section 5: CREATING YOUR FRONT COVER
08:38

In this lecture, we explore 3 different place to find inspiration for you book cover design online. If your creative juices are running dry, and you want a quick fix, these are the place you can go. There is almost an endless supply of inspiration and ideas that you can leaned from.

Images & Pictures - Quick Quiz
5 questions
10:49

In this lecture we get really practical and start designing our front cover. You'll also learn a few design secrets.

Section 6: BONUS 2
The Publishers Standard Book / Page Layout Checklist
4 pages
Section 7: CREATING YOUR MASTER TEMPLATE SLIDE
11:58

In this lecture we begin to create our main template slide.

This will be the most used slide throughout your book, so you will want to get this part right.

07:08

In this lecture we continue to develop our Master template slide.

This includes adding page numbers, branding and a main text place holder.

5 questions

Lets see what you can remember about creating your Master Template

Section 8: BUILDING YOUR PAGES
02:40

This is probably the easiest page you will ever design!!

02:53

This is where you list your previous written works. Again, another simple page to design.

03:12

The part of your book that shows your full book title and subtitle, your name, and any co-writer.

05:30

In this lecture we create our Copyright page.

This the where all the legal stuff goes.

Wer also look at what should be included in your copyright statement and where you can find one.

06:25

In this lecture we create our Contents page.

This is where you tell them what you're gonna tell them.

Foreword / Preface / Acknowledgment and Introduction Pages
05:49
Building Pages - Quick Quiz
7 questions
Section 9: USING FILLER PAGES
04:23

This is a great feature to add flow to your book and help guide the read through.

It also adds a great filler to help pad out your book.

05:29

Another great little feature to add weight and authority to your book.

03:42

In this lecture we develop your Author Bio.

This is where you talk about yourself.

Make sure you have a nice professional head shot ready.

04:37

In this lecture we create our Testimonial Page.

This is your Social Proof, What others are saying about you.

We also discuss a process you can use to generate some great Testimonials.

11:12

In this lecture we create a Contact Page.

This is your calling card, where you let people know how to get in touch with you.

07:44

In this lecture we create a Resource Page.

This is where you add more value to your reader.

Section 10: BONUS
08:15

In this lecture we look at a number of additional design features you can include to add a little flare to your book.

A few small things can make a HUGE impact.

Section 11: WRAPPING UP
10:34

In this last lecture we have a summary of the entire course and look at all we've learnt.

Section 12: THANK YOU
01:40

Thank you and Congratulations!!!

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Instructor Biography

Tony Brown, Author, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer.

I'm an eBook Author, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer, I also Blog and Podcast.

I have worked with young people for over 15 years in local government, developing, delivering and management alternative education curriculum.

I now run a company called Youth Work Toolbox, where we provide a range of products and services for those who work within the sector.

Although my main industry is the Youth and Education sector, I have over 20 years experience in Multi-Media industry, both Audio and Visual.

Mainly in Music Production, Sound Engineering and Recording, Graphic Design, Video Production and Editing.

My work consists of mainly product development and design.

This work includes;

Ebook, Podcasts, Video / Screencasts, Information Training Products and more.

You can see examples of my work by visiting my website.

My first Udemy course is a step by step guide to designing beautiful and professional eBook layouts.

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