A Beginner's Guide to Kindle eBook Cover Design & the Sourcing and Manipulating of eBook Images

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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19 Videos (50m)
    • An Introduction to the Course

      3:50
    • The Types of Images You May Use Within The Content of Your Book

      3:14
    • A Word About Licensing

      0:58
    • Taking Your Own Photos

      1:41
    • Getting Photos from the Public Domain

      1:12
    • Getting Photos from Creative Commons

      0:57
    • Paid Royalty Free Stock Photo

      1:35
    • Overview of Image Manipulation

      1:54
    • Introduction to PicResize

      5:51
    • Resizing Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

      3:08
    • Cropping Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

      1:12
    • Rotating Images - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

      2:07
    • Changing the File Size of an Image - Basic Image Manipulation Using PicResize

      2:57
    • Overview of Illustrating Your Book

      1:39
    • A Look at Sketcher

      6:44
    • Why Your Book's Cover is So Important

      1:13
    • Getting a Professionally Designed Cover

      2:26
    • Alternative Options Available for Your Cover Design

      3:50
    • Designing a Cover Yourself

      3:07

About This Class

In this Beginner's Guide to Kindle eBook Cover Design & the Sourcing and Manipulating of eBook Images, 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.

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.

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David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher

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Currently, on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.

Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:

The Writing Productivity Masterclass
How to Become a Star on Skillshare
Scrivener Simplified
Adobe Spark
The Writer - Teacher
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 Apple iOS 10 


A Little Bit More About Me

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.

During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in 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 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.