How To Make Professional eBook Covers For FREE
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How To Make Professional eBook Covers For FREE

Wow your customers, get more sales, increase your profits with a killer cover made by none other than YOU!
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1,079 students enrolled
Created by Gabriel Patel
Last updated 3/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create an Ebook cover that Rivals those that people pay hundreds of dollars for
  • Understand Photoshop tools and how to use them to create your ebook covers
  • How to find image for your covers
  • How to use the public domain to get free images
  • How to download, install, and use fonts in and outside of photoshop
  • Where and how to get ebook cover ideas from
  • Understand ebook marketing psychology and which books sell
  • Learn tips and tricks catered to cover design in photoshop
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Requirements
  • Nothing! You just need an open mind and a dash of creativity. Let me help you craft the rest!
  • Photoshop CS5 higher is recommended, but not a requirement.
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- Over 1,000 students registered in the first week!

Have you ever wondered how much Amazon Best Sellers pay for their book covers?

$100? $500? Thousands? More?

What If I showed you how to make covers JUST LIKE THE AMAZON BEST SELLERS for FREE?!

Not only is it possible, but I have done it hundreds of times already, and to great success. I will show you step-by-step exactly how to make stunning, beautiful ebook covers with ease.

Ebook covers are EVERYTHING in the Amazon Kindle game and you need to understand the psychology and the science behind how authors sell hundreds of ebooks a month using the design methods I will teach you in this course.

Above all else you, at the end of this course you will be able to create your own ebook covers from SCRATCH and they will look better than anything you would have purchased on five dollar websites!

Goals for this course are:

1. Make any Ebook cover you can imagine

2. Have a great understanding of Photoshop's basic tools

3. Be able to find photos for your niche books

Some of the things I will teach you in this course:

- Photoshop Basics with step-by-step explanation of the tools you should be using

- How to get fonts to make your ebook covers to make them stand out from the rest

- Design aesthetics and how to increase your sales

- How to download free professional fonts

- How to find stock photos

- How to find professional images you can download for FREE

- Where to get your ebook cover ideas from

- What makes a good ebook cover? What makes a bad one? How to avoid common pitfalls

- Cover exercises in Romance, Sci-fi, Literary Classics, & Self-Help. Exercises to help you in any niche!

- Bonus gifts to use in your arsenal to boost your ebook sales!

- Too much to list here!

You guys are my students and I want to emphasize that I will be there for each and every one of you every step of the way. If for any reason you need to contact me, please do! I want to see you guys reach the type of success and passive income that I have accomplished. It has truly changed my life and if I can do it you can too!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for newbies, and vets alike; I will teach you every little step to make a killer Ebook cover that will boost your sales. You dont even need to know how to use photoshop, I will teach you how!
  • If you are having trouble getting sales on your ebooks or are tried of getting sub par covers from outsourcing the work then take this course and do it yourself.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
02:47:51
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Lets make some FANTASTIC ebook covers
1 Lecture 05:01
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Finding the Right image
6 Lectures 33:42

In this lecture I will go over 3 easy ways on how to get eBook cover ideas.

1. The Amazon Best Seller Lists

2. Your Local Book Store

3. Personal Book Collection

There is inspiration everywhere, even in places you would not think to look in!

Where to get ideas for PRO designs
04:49

When you find books at home, what should you look for?

In this short video ill go over some important concepts including:

- Why titles need to be LARGE on eBook covers

- Colors are important for thumbnails

- How to make your ebook cover stand out in a crowded market

Just remember print book cover design and eBook cover design are completely different!

Inspiration From Home
02:17

In this lecture I will go over what the public domain actually is and why it exists for us to use. Dont underestimate the power of the public domain! Use it for most of your ebook covers and you'll find a great design is much easier to make with the use of the public domain

What is the Public Domain?
06:24

Learn how to get PRO images for FREE!

In this lecture I will show you exactly how I get images for my book covers. I will show you how to get images for almost any niche you can think of and yes it will still be for free!

Harnessing the Power of Public Domain 1
05:32

Learn how to get PRO images for FREE!

In this lecture ill show you how to get some really fantastic professional edited images from specialty websites that provide them for free.

Harnessing the Power of Public Domain 2
07:05

Lets say you cant find the image you are looking for in the public domain. Fear not! I will show you a really cheap way to get PRO stock images to use for your ebook covers.

Stock Photos
07:35
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Photoshop Basics
5 Lectures 17:01

Photoshop is a powerful tool and there is no need to buy it outright. Ill show you how to get it for free, and how you may already have access to it!

Downloading photoshop for free!
02:43

Putting your image onto your canvas can be confusing sometimes; I'll clear that up and show you exactly how to import images within photoshop in this lecture

Importing images
02:36

Amazon has specific sizes for their ebook covers and thumbnails. I will show you how to size your canvas up properly as well as how to make your image high resolution so your customers leave happy

Sizing and Photo Quality
04:19

Don't lose your work! Always back up your image files, as well as your photoshop PSD in case you want to go back and make edits to your ebook cover after publishing

Saving your work
03:51

Amazon makes it really easy to upload your ebook covers. In this lecture ill show you exactly how

Uploading your work
03:32
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Using Adobe Photoshop like a PRO
6 Lectures 21:23

The photoshop toolbox has evolved over time but it is still extremely powerful. In this lecture ill show you where to find your tools.

Photoshop Tool Box
01:32

Move/Pointer Tool
02:21

Possibly the most important photoshop concept you guys need to learn. In this lecture ill go over what layers are, and how to apply them to your book covers

Preview 05:12



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Fonts
3 Lectures 16:56
How to use your fonts on photoshop
04:12

Serif vs. Sans Serif
05:27

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Ebook Cover Tips and Tricks
3 Lectures 15:02

Title Shadows
03:17

Opacities in Layers
07:00
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Cover Exercises
7 Lectures 50:18
Introduction
06:10

Lesson #1: Romance Cover
08:33

Lesson #2: Literary Classic
04:17

Lesson # 3: Literary Classic # 2
06:33

Lesson #4: Science Fiction
08:34

Lesson #5: Cook Book
09:36

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BONUS GIFTS!
4 Lectures 05:28
How to use your free gifts
05:28

99 Best Fonts To Use
1 page

How To Get Reviews For Your Book
1 page

Kindle Sales Chart
1 page
About the Instructor
Gabriel Patel
3.5 Average rating
68 Reviews
7,527 Students
4 Courses
Passive Income Expert, Serial Entrepreneur

Kindle Millionaire

Apart from my passion in entrepreneurship, I love writing and marketing. To date I have published over 200 ebooks with over $15,000/month in profits. I have done this under different pen names on Amazon's powerful kindle publishing platform. This has given me a significant source of passive income, which I would love to teach YOU!

Can you Imagine having a complete SECOND source of income apart from your day job? It's hard to believe, but when it happened to me it was like as if the chains of the corporate world were lifted. I enjoyed my job more knowing my ebooks were me money while I slept. If I can do it so can you.

I know the ins and outs of the amazon marketplace and I know a lot about the other ebook marketplaces including kobo, nook, apple, etc.

Lets Learn Together

I will be available 24/7 for any one of my students, and I usually respond to emails within a few hours. If there is anything that you need that is not in any one of my courses, contact me and I will gladly help you out. So let me teach you how to be successful!