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Kindle eBook Cover Design and Book Illustration Guide

Learn the steps for designing your book's cover and sourcing and manipulating images for your ebooks
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the best places for sourcing images for your books
Learn basic manipulation techniques to prepare your images
Learn how to apply special effects to transform your images
Learn the different elements that make up a professional looking cover for your book
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  • A willingness to learn
  • A commitment to take action on the knowledge learned in this course

In this Kindle eBook Cover Design and Book Illustration course you will learn how to source images for use within the content of your books, as well as for the promotion and marketing of your books.

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You will also learn how to manipulate these images and prepare them for inclusion within your eBooks, as well as how to create illustrations for your books from the images you have sourced.

In the second part of the course, you will learn why your book’s cover plays such an important role in the selling of your book and you will discover the various options that are available to you, regarding the designing of a professional looking book cover that works effectively in your particular genre or niche.

By the end of the course, you will know what makes a good book cover in your niche or genre and how exactly you should go about acquiring such a cover.

Who is the target audience?
  • Self-published authors looking to include images within their books
  • Self-published authors looking to create images for the promotion of their books
  • Self-published authors looking to improve the effectiveness of their book's cover
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Sourcing of Images
5 Lectures 06:24
A Word About Licensing

Taking Your Own Photos

Getting Photos from the Public Domain

Getting Photos from Creative Commons

Paid Royalty Free Stock Photo
Image Manipulation
6 Lectures 17:09
Overview of Image Manipulation

Introduction to PicResize

Cropping Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

Rotating Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

Changing the File Size of an Image - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize
Illustrating a Book
2 Lectures 08:23
Overview of Illustrating Your Book

A Look at Sketcher
Creating A Cover for Your Book
4 Lectures 10:36
Why Your Book Cover is So Important

Getting a Professionally Designed Cover

Alternative Options Available for Your Cover Design

Designing a Cover Yourself
BONUS Section
1 Lecture 01:15
BONUS Lecture: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course
About the Instructor
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My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.

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