Design Beautiful & Professional Ebooks Using FREE Software
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Design Beautiful & Professional Ebooks Using FREE Software

Step-by-Step guide to creating professional, eye catching eBook layouts that sell, using Free software.
4.4 (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.
238 students enrolled
Created by Tony Brown
Last updated 4/2014
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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
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Requirements
  • Keynote
  • Mac computer
  • Desire to learn design skills
  • Desire to produce a beautiful eBook layout
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."

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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INTRODUCTION
1 Lecture 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

Preview 05:55
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BONUS 1
1 Lecture 00:00

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.

Preview 67 pages
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QUICK INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 13:09
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IMAGES & PICTURES
3 Lectures 29:02

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.

Finding and using Images & Pictures (Without breaching Copyright)
09:55

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.

Image manipulation basics
12:01

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.

Different image file types and using Instant Alpha
07:06
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CREATING YOUR FRONT COVER
2 Lectures 19:27

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.

3 Great places to find inspriation for your book cover design (#3 is a killer)
08:38

Images & Pictures - Quick Quiz
5 questions

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

Professional cover design techniques
10:49
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BONUS 2
1 Lecture 00:00
The Publishers Standard Book / Page Layout Checklist
4 pages
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CREATING YOUR MASTER TEMPLATE SLIDE
2 Lectures 19:06

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.

Formatting your background image and adding nice design features
11:58

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

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

Adding your Main Text place holder, Branding and page numbers
07:08

Lets see what you can remember about creating your Master Template

Master Template - Quick Quiz
5 questions
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BUILDING YOUR PAGES
6 Lectures 26:29

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

Half Title Page
02:40

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

Series Title Page
02:53

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

Title Page
03:12

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.

Copyright Page
05:30

In this lecture we create our Contents page.

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

Contents Page
06:25

Foreword / Preface / Acknowledgment and Introduction Pages
05:49

Building Pages - Quick Quiz
7 questions
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USING FILLER PAGES
6 Lectures 37:07

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.

Chapter Title Pages
04:23

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

Bridge Pages
05:29

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.

Author Bio Page
03:42

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.

Testimonial Page
04:37

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.

Contact Page
11:12

In this lecture we create a Resource Page.

This is where you add more value to your reader.

Resources Page
07:44
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BONUS
1 Lecture 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.

Additional Design features to add a little flare
08:15
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About the Instructor
Tony Brown
4.4 Average rating
7 Reviews
334 Students
2 Courses
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.