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Create Stunning Kindle Book Covers That Your Readers Love!

teacher avatar Diego Davila, Entrepreneur and Social Media Innovator

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5 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Designing Your Stunning Kindle Book Cover

    • 3. Getting Royalty Free Images for Your Book Cover

    • 4. Your Final Project

    • 5. Congratulations!

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In this class, you will learn how to Design Stunning and professional Kindle Book Covers that your Readers will Love! You will also have access to professional ebook cover templates that you can use for free to speed up your design and guarantee a professional quality.

We'll be using a free online tool that does not require installation or prior knowledge.

Also, I'll show you how to get unlimited Royalty Free images to use in your Book Cover, on your Website or on any projects.

I hope to see you inside the course!


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Diego Davila

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1. Trailer: Welcome to the class to the Euler. How to the sign Amazing book covers for your Kindle book or for your E book. I'll show you that stepping step is very easy to do. We will be using a free tool on. I'll show you. I'll show you also in this class how to get amazing high quality images. Totally free that you can use for your book are I hope to see you inside the class and let's start the sign in your e book cover Reina. 2. Designing Your Stunning Kindle Book Cover: to. They were using a great tour, which is 100% free, and it's very easy to use, and it's called canvas dot com. So open your browser. Let's go to Canada dot com. Maybe you already know this tool. Maybe you don't. In any case, we're going step by state, creating your Kindle book cover right now. So basically, you have to create the create at the sign option here at the top and you have several options. What we want to do now is go to the class. Sign here on the right, hon. Tight corner taken plaice. And now we have access to all the templates, all of the signs that are available for free on Canada. So first we have the popular type off the sign Social media presentation poster Facebook covers. We have the social media post, Doc man blogging. So you're not just for now, but in the future, if you need any the sign and you want to do it yourself for a very low cost or even free, you can use thes tool as much as you want on this case. In this video we're using for blowing on e books here we have the third option, which is kindle cover. So if you are a kindle outer and you're creating, you're writing a book to publish an Amazon. This is the right the right, the signed the right template to use because it already have the right size for your kingdom on all East preset for you. This case, let's click on the Kindle cover. The system will open the template for us. So this is the right side already. And here in the left side we have a mania. The second option say's layouts. So the layouts are pretty signed simply that you can use and they are not free. So let's maybe they're wonder is freely fine. Here. Here you can see in the corner sets free. So if you if he's saying, free means that it's 100% free and you can years and you can modify if you want all the other ones you need to pay. At least $1 is usually $1 is very cheap. If you re like one, you were really white, like the picture that they are using. You can choose any of thes unused for free in this class. I'll show you also how you can use the paid the paid templates. Let's say this one here. This is a paid template and use it for free by removing the copyright mature of the copyright itis. How do we know which ideas are pay? All we need to do is open. She is the temple you want. In this case is thes one goto down low here and click on high quality. Second option on the system will show us all the ideas that are charged on these specific template. So you see that the winter trees in fuck is $1 on the layout itself. The whole template is free. So if we remove these image that it's paid, we can add any other images that you already have, and you can use it for free if you don't have image, don't worry. In the next video, I'll show you how to get unlimited royalty free images right now for your project for this project or for any project you have on the future on, you can use these images even commercially so great websites that I'll share with you in the next video. For now, don't worry about this. Let's concentrate in the template here. Close these on. The first step is to remove the back image. How do How do you do that? Just click on the image here, go toe this option here called before work or delete clicking the delete option. And now the image is gone. You see that the tax in the middle is gone to, but it's still here. The only thing that is white and you are not seeing it. So next step East toe upload if he lets on working on this specific template, we need toe Apolo an image for your book. Colbert. I am creating I Am writing, and I share with you Now and writing a book about the Camino Santiago, The community Santiago is an amazing trail on Spain is a 30 days trail 100 kilometers more than 500 miles walking from France to the Atlantic Ocean. I did that in 2014 and I am writing a book about So these the sign I'll do for my e book on the community. Santiago. So I have three pictures here. The one that I like Moss is this one. So all you need to do it when you have the picture. Just dragon. Drop here on the design and you can see here on the left a blow your images. You can see the much uploading is Theis, one with the mountain. So if I click on this image now, you'll see that the much goes to the main, the main template area. What we need to do here, in order to put this image on the background, is click on back or deception here or simply expand. The image just recited until the much covers the whole area off the sign. Let's do that. Wonderful. So you see that when the image cover completely the complete area, it it goes to the back automatically. Next step for me for my Camilla Santiago E book is to replace the text here. So first I'll replace the main title off the book. My book will be called the Camino That's the least the the second and in this one day Santiago. So let's put let's enter space here. So these these nice I like the tax. If you want to change the front, all you can, all you need to do is just select the one that you want to change. Got. Come here and you have all the different phones here. If you have your own phones and you want to upload your found here to the sign, that's totally possible. All you can, all you need to do is click alarm or to upload your own phones. I live like these because I really like this phone. He's free and it's already here less work, and it's looking great. Also, I can change the name here. Let's put my name. This is the outer lane. Diego Davila. That's great on. If you have a quote or you want to put any other text here at the top, you can change it. That's up to you. I leave it like this just for this presentation for this class, and I'll edit this later. The last thing I want to show you is how to change how to apply some filters to your image . In this case, I think or image right now in these, the sign is looking great, but I'll just show you in case you need to use it. All you need to do is click on the image you will see the maybe much menu here on the first option is filter llegan filter, and now you have a few options here. Kali Drama edge epic Let's go. Next festive Great scale Nordic. I really like the normal one. So I leave the normal and if I want, increase the brightness. I can do that here, too, or the contrast here on also always, I recommend you to play a little bit with the advanced options. Even if you think your images looking good, go to advance option here on, Just play a little bit with saturation to add a little bit off color. If you want it. See yeah, that's good. And you can blur the image or you can do these other options. So this is their way to apply filters to your image. I let me go back because I don't like the saturation. OK, go back to zero. Great. The book over is already this is what you will have on your book. If you are not satisfied over, you want to try all other templates. That's totally fine. All you can do All you need to do is come here to lay out on, choose any other off. These templates depend of what they like are these are all paid by by removing the the pay islands copyright items That is usually the back image you can have did the template for free and you can still use it for you. If you want to add elements, you can come here to element you have free for us greats, frames, icons on all these kind of stuff. All you all you need to do to add this is just find the one that you like and click on it and it will go to the sign you can recite it here, move it to wherever you want. Let's delete this. The last thing I'll add here is this this symbol off the community, Santiago, which is thes guy here. So I basically just drag and drop here under the sign and he's up loading. Okay, I click on it, I can resize it, and I'll put this symbol off the Camino back here close to my name. I really like this. This means a lot for everybody that walked the Camino. Santiago. Okay, looks great. I'm very happy with the sign. Next step is got. Go to downloads and choose the second option. Here. You can download in J, J, P, G or P and G, which is a high quality. Much. I recommend you the second option, which is PNG. And also you can have A s a pdf stander. Pdf for prints. And you have other options here. This case select the second option, which is a high quality image on the system, will start downloading automatically for you. Okay, Donald is completed. If I click on the file, let's take a look. This is how the book the book cover looks like Amazing. I really like it. I'm very happy with it. And it's totally free. And you can do it in a few minutes. I hope to see you in the next video. 3. Getting Royalty Free Images for Your Book Cover: well in this course will talk about free, really free images, how you can get the images on where you could get the images and we will talk a little bit about the license so you can have peace of mind when you use these images on your project on your website or anywhere online were you need images. Okay, So the first website we are looking today is call unspool ash dot com on this website east . Great. They have great high quality images on is totally free so you can download the high resolution photos on. You can use it for whatever you want. Also, they have a subscribe option so you can click here and subscribe on. You will receive 10 farmers every 10 day. So basically, these website works. People send photographers and people that love taking pictures. They send all the pictures to these guys to the un splash dot com team and they publish here for free nobody hours money. Here. They're just helping you to have amazing pictures on your side. So if you want to describe you, click unsubscribe here on enter your information. So basically you will receive on your inbox 10 for us every every 10 days. So that's great. You can have. You can download the forest and you can have an online library. You can put store all the photos on your hard drive on. Use whatever you want, you know. So if we click here on, do whatever you want, you see the license. The license is saying that all the forests are published on unspool. Ashar lies and under the creative Commons zero, which means that you can copy, modify this tree with and use of force for free, including for commercial purposes without asking permission, or prevent providing attributions with a total for or in spots. So that's why we want, you know, sometimes people spend I spend hours and hours on the Internet looking for pictures when I need to use for my website and this is a great solution. So you see all the pictures here. Basically, what you can do is you can have for these are the Fichter Fichter Pictures. You can go to new to see the new ones on also collection. They have a great collection of fathers. The penny off day off every single category. You can load more here on Also, you can use the search box. Let's say I want pictures with laptops, so I type laptop. And here I see all the pictures were laptop. And when I When I find one that I like let's just one here Let's say, Well, like this one, we just click on it on you Click on download. So by doing that, did you see that the browser open a new tab. And in here you click on the image to expand its high quality image. Right? Click and save. As so you can save us with the name that you that you like, Let's say your laptop. And now the picture is here on my desktop so I can open, and I can use these for wherever I want. So this is the first option. Guys, let's see if there is anything else that I need to show you here. So I invite you. I invite you to look for, use the search option here and look for the picture you want. You can choose the view that you want Here we have three columns off pictures is faster and easier to find. The one that you like, or you can use the first option here, which is showing one picture at the time so you can see the patron a bigger size. But do you see that takes more time to find a picture you want, But that's up to you. So this is the first option. The second option is called pixels Pack cells dot com On This is Great. I work. I use a lot off technology pictures or laptops, networks, cables stuff like that on these website have lot off these pictures, and I love it. So, basically, is the same. The same functionality. Let's take a look on the license first, so we click on license here and you can read the whole agreement. But the main point here is that all the pictures are under the Creative Commons zero license. This means the picture are completely free to use for any legal purposes. The pictures Freeport for personal and even commercial use. You can modify. I've copy the street with the photos, all without asking permission or setting the link to a source. So that's why that's great. No attributions require okay on. You can feel free to read the whole license before you use the pictures just to be safe on here. How they use the website is similar. Toe on splash. You have the search box here on also you can see here the popular searches. So you see Summer, Beezus, Abstract sunset art on all these options. So let's take a look on nature, for example. So in nature we have great pictures off off landscapes, nature, animals. So you can use all these for your website. Imagine how Look how great your waas your website will look with these pictures. You have unlimited pictures here and you can download for free. So this is one option. Let's take a look again on the laptop option Some pictures you will find in all the websites. For example this picture here who s on splash dot com to so but that's that's fine. You can just go here. I'm fine. The picture you want for your business for your project. So this is back sauce. You can also Ablow picture. So I invite you if you are a photographer or you If you have great pictures to share with the world on, you want to do it for free you and you want to contribute with these guys. All you need to do is go to upload on. You can become part off pixels. Basically, they explain. You hear how it works, They have a challenge. You see here the winners off the challenge of November 2015 on It's great. I think if you are using the pictures, if you're using the photos on pixel or any other website that we're talking here, I recommend you off course toe, contribute with them the next option. Ease snapped. Stocks nap. Io Okay. Stocks, not I Oh, this is the website. Same. Same thing. You can search here, search for the Forest year. But first, let's take a look on the copyright restriction. Okay, just to make sure we're safe. So I click here on free from copyright restrictions on its opening. So basically, cco license all for us in stocks that four under the creative common C c O licence. That means that you can copy, modify, distribute any forest on this website even commercially, even for commercial purpose, all without ask information. So basically, we we have the same license for all the three website that we investigate until now on. What you need to do here is check out the full license just to make sure you agree with all before you use any pictures. So in here you can search or you can go down. Look for the picture you want on what I like here is these at the top. When you have the search option on, you can sort the forest by date. Trending views, download off favorites. I like these because sometimes the trending is cute for you to find the best picture. That picture there are there are trending right now. The penny off, what you search for. OK, so these are Let's take a look on a laptop again laptop. So it's no certainty is sort for by a relevance, but let's sort but by trending. So this is the trend in the results for laptop on basically here all you need to do is click on the picture you like. You can see here the photographer, the view click. You have the photographer profile. You have the dimensions of the picture size. The date added on some tax. So basically you can say you can search said this as a favorite so you can download later. Sometimes you are looking for picture, and you find pictures you will like to download later so you can at us favorite. But if you want to download, all you need to do is click on download. High resolution on the download starts automatically, so that's it. Very simple. If I click here, I'll open the picture. That's it. You can modify. You can attacks here or useful wherever you want. On the last option here, East picks obey dot com. This is a very famous website. They have free images and video that you can use anywhere a game. Here. All images are under this creative cone CC or CC zero Okay, that you can download if modify and distribute. Even for commercial applications. North Division requires always a recommended to quicken Larmore and read the whole license just to be safe. Okay, so here you have photos, illustration, vector graphics or videos. Sigalert on the far is because we're focusing seen here on images. But of course, if you need videos for your websites, royalty for Devious, you can also click on videos here or instructional graphics. So let's say well, like these blueberry for here, So click on the blueberry and in here again. You can read the cco public domain free for commercial use, nor tradition. Require something I always recommended to check these because I found in these website picks. Obey some pictures that are not allow for commercial use just for free use. So always unpick survey when you can take a picture, take a look here on the right and just confirmed that is free for commercial use and have no attribution require again to download these all you need to do is click on from free download and here you have options so you can download small size median, large or original. You see, the original is huge is almost 1000 by 5000 and it has 18 megabytes. So it's a great high resolution picture that you can use for everything that you want. Here you have related images. So this is good because if you are looking for blueberry for us, you confined here or other related images. For example, this is a great blueberry forum on. This is also a great for so you you have these options on Big Subait when you say the size , when each is the size you want, remember, if you are using in your website in war in a war press website, for example, I don't recommend you toe down a very big image because the website will be slow and the the page with low slower depending on the speed of the connection off the visitor. But that's fine. That's your decision. So I'll download the small size. All I need to do is click on down low here and that's it. Sometimes when you clean doll Oh, it will ask you to enter some characters here to make sure you're you're a human and you are not a computer least downloading the the images in high quantity. Okay, so all these websites you can use for free I hope you like this option. I hope this website help you and save you time because the most important things saved saving time here. I spent hours and hours on the Internet and I I think YouTube looking for the perfect image . And now you have four websites that are great tools to help you on your daily work. 4. Your Final Project: now is your term. I invite you to come here to Cannes, Va. Create your book cover and should meet that post that on the Skill share projects area here on the cars. And that's good because you can have fig back if people are liking or not. You're the sign on also the most important thing when you create a an e book or a book east to promote your book, and the cover is essential for the book promotion. So if you want to create more than one cover, let's say you cleared two or three covers. You can post all that on the projects area, and we can vote and say which one we like better. Okay, so but that we, by we I mean me on all the students off the cars on. By that, you will have a feedback off which the sign is working better for your specific needs for a specific book. Okay, so create your the sign. Now impose that on the projects area. See you in the next video 5. Congratulations!: Congratulations and happy to see you here at the end of the class. I hope you like this class this training on. I hope to see you in the other classes I have here on skill share. Also, if you have any questions, you can contact me on Diego Davila dot com. I love to receive your emails and to have conversation with my students. And I promise you that if you send me a memo, I will reply to you. I also appreciate your thumbs up here on the sculpture and I hope to see you in the next class.