How to Create Kindle & Ebook Covers with Canva
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How to Create Kindle & Ebook Covers with Canva

People buy books by covers. Discover how to make your Kindle ebook cover stand out on Amazon, Google Play & IbookStore.
3.0 (3 ratings)
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1,279 students enrolled
Created by Florin Rosoga
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 39 mins on-demand audio
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Create professional looking covers for ebooks and Kindle ebooks so that their books will stand out on Amazon, Google Play and Ibook Store
  • Use the Canva free design tool without any previous experience or without paying for an expensive designer and create eye catching covers for ebooks
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Requirements
  • Internet connection
Description

In the last years I launched several books and ebooks. I use to pay a professional graphic designer to create the cover since I know the cover and the title usually make 70% of the factors that influence the sales.

Maybe it doesn't sound nice, but people use to judge - and buy - books and ebooks by the cover. When they check the books on Amazon, on Ibook Store or on Google Play they choose the books they buy by judging on 3 main items:

  1. the cover of the ebook
  2. the title
  3. the reputation of the author

My name is Florin Rosoga, I launched several books and ebooks for myself (or my clients) in the last years.

One of the most important elements that influence books sales are the covers you use. Especially in the online world - where everything is visual - a catching cover will get more attention and usually boost sales.

Let's be honest: when somebody buys a book, he doesn't know the content, he cannot know what's inside. They assume it is a good one and they want to have it.

And they assume this, once again, by the 3 factors above - tile, cover and author's reputation.

Since becoming a bestseller can be defined by the cover, the title and the reputation of the author (it takes years to build the reputation), if you are not a popular writer you can start working now on having a professional cover and the title (asumming you know the topic of your book).

This is why when I launch a new book or ebook I pay a professional graphic designer. Which cost a lot.

Probably you saw on Amazon many Kindle ebook covers that look professional and thought how great they look.

And they also seem so clear, so eye catching. Just check the best sellers section and see the covers...

If you are like most authors you said yourself "They look awesome, but I don't know graphic design and paying a graphic designer would cost a fortune..."

And I confirm you it usually costs a small fortune...

But it's not true you cannot do it by yourself.

This course is a beginner course on how to create professional looking ebooks and Kindle covers for your own or your clients books, by using Canva's free tool. It is intended for authors or people who want publish an ebook on Amazon Kindle, Google Play or iBookStore and position themselfes as authority (you know, most people still think ..."that guy is a writer, he is very good in his area..")

You don't need any graphic design experience, just start from zero and create amazing eye catching ebooks covers that look awesome.

You will learn

  • how to use Canva,
  • how to work with the design dashboard,
  • how to add images, icons, illustrations, graphic symbols... for free,
  • how to format the title, subtitle, author name so that it looks professional,
  • how to choose from hundreds of covers templates, most of them free
  • how to export your covers from Canva to a format that can be used on the online stores
  • how to deal with the copyright issues: you will probably use the cover ina a commercial way and this changes some things. You don't want future legal troubles and you should pay attention to this small detail.

By taking it, you will be able to understand and master the art of creating high quality ebook and Kindle covers images in the step by step demonstrations.

In your own pace.

In this course you will get step by step video explanations to help you understand in a comfortable way all about creating ebook covers in minutes, for free and without any previous graphic experience.

The entire course can be downloaded as a video training to watch or listen it in your own pace and whenever it suits you better... just like a podcast.

To start, here's what you need to do next... click the Take this Course button top right and you'll be taken to our secure payment page.

Just Enter Your Regular Details and complete your investment to have immediate access.

Stop struggling with boring Kindle & ebook covers that people don't pay attention and start design professional loking ones in minutes... just like a pro!

Thank you for reading this and learning about my course ... I hope what I will teach you when you will start the course will help you make a huge performance leap! Click now on TAKE THIS COURSE to get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Authors, people who want to launch their books and become more visible with a eye catching cover
  • People who create ebook Kindle covers for their clients
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
01:26:26
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Welcome
2 Lectures 04:56

Before Starting
02:34
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Canva Design Tools
9 Lectures 22:35



Adding and Editing Photos
04:12

Editing Headings, Subheadings and Blocks of Text
01:14

Changing The Design Background and Image
01:49

How are you?
00:19

Saving Your Work for a Future Session
01:47

Exporting Your Canva Work
00:59
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Creating Catching Kindle and Ebooks Covers in Canva
8 Lectures 19:03
Canva Kindle and Ebook Cover Dashboard
01:41

Learn how to customize the main text blocks of your cover - the title, the subtitle, the author name and some other possible text elements.

Changing the Title, the Subtitle and The Author of the Book
05:30

Ebooks Cover Templates
02:44

Adding Graphic Elements, Icons, Charts, Illustrations and Images
05:40

Since you will use your cover in a commercial way, make sure you pay attention to all the legal issues.

Avoiding Copyright Issues
01:37

Still Having Questions?
00:24

How Can You Use The Canva Designs You Create?
01:00

Writing titles is not the topic of this course. Still, a professional cover is useless with a boring title for your book. Here is a nice tool to play with and find inspiration for titles that convert.

How to write a eye catching title for your book
00:27
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Bonus: Downloadable Audio Lectures
14 Lectures 39:53
Canva 1st Steps
03:23

How to Use The Dashboard
01:52

Tools
07:00

Photo Editing
04:12

The Background
01:49

Saving
01:47

Exporting
00:59

Text Format And Edit
01:14

Kindle And Ebooks Covers Templates
02:44

Customizing The Cover's Text Elements
05:30

The Cover Design Dashboard
01:41

Graphic Elements And Images
05:40

Solving Copyright Issues
01:37

Finished? Great! Here's how to Get Your Personal Certificate of Completion...
00:25
About the Instructor
Florin Rosoga
3.5 Average rating
279 Reviews
18,455 Students
21 Courses
Udemy Instructor Teaching 17K+ Students

Florin is an online business consultant, coach and author. His personal development blogging has won him over 3 million hits in 2015 and his drive to inspire and educate others on how to succeed online is his passion.

With more than 5 years of experience in the online marketing world, Florin has made a big impact on the self-help and blogging movement in Romania. He is the author of several bestselling books on how to use personal development to grow your business.

With expertise in Wordpress blogging, podcasting, social media and email marketing, Florin works as consultant, with a range of clients from trainers, coaches, instructors, consultants and bloggers to authors and small business owners.

His current focus is helping his clients develop and promote their coaching programs and online products. Living in a peaceful city located in Transylvania, Florin is a member of several business mastermind groups around the world and loves nothing more than to share his expertise and share in other's success.