Kindle eBook Cover Design and Book Illustration Guide
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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
4.2 (16 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.
716 students enrolled
Created by David James Ault
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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Requirements
  • A willingness to learn
  • A commitment to take action on the knowledge learned in this course
Description

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.

***** Last UPDATED in November 2016 *****

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
00:58

Taking Your Own Photos
01:41

Getting Photos from the Public Domain
01:13

Getting Photos from Creative Commons
00:57

Paid Royalty Free Stock Photo
01:35
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Image Manipulation
6 Lectures 17:09
Overview of Image Manipulation
01:54

Introduction to PicResize
05:51


Cropping Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize
01:12

Rotating Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize
02:07

Changing the File Size of an Image - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize
02:57
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Illustrating a Book
2 Lectures 08:23
Overview of Illustrating Your Book
01:39

A Look at Sketcher
06:44
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Creating A Cover for Your Book
4 Lectures 10:36
Why Your Book Cover is So Important
01:13

Getting a Professionally Designed Cover
02:26

Alternative Options Available for Your Cover Design
03:50

Designing a Cover Yourself
03:07
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BONUS Section
1 Lecture 01:15
BONUS Lecture: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course
01:15
About the Instructor
David James Ault
4.2 Average rating
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Author, Internet Marketer & Udemy Instructor

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.