How To Design A Kindle Ebook Cover In Canva | Greg Jeffries | Skillshare

How To Design A Kindle Ebook Cover In Canva

Greg Jeffries, Designer • Entrepreneur • Internet Marketer

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3 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Skillshare Canva For Kindle eBook Covers Intro

      0:40
    • 2. Skillshare Canva For Kindle eBook Covers

      6:19
    • 3. BONUS Video 1 Amazon Blueprint Promotion

      3:28

About This Class

Creating Kindle ebook covers used to be a challenge, especially if you weren't really designer. However, in recent years, there have been great free tools like Canva that have come out that have really leveled the playing field and empowered "non-designers" to quickly and easily create their own professional ecovers in just a few minutes.

In this short course I will be showing you just how simple it is to design your own Kindle ebook covers from scratch in just a matter of minutes.

Transcripts

1. Skillshare Canva For Kindle eBook Covers Intro: Henry Jeffreys here and this short course, I want to show you how simple it is to create your own professional Kindle covers from scratch using a free online tool called Canvas. So if you're involved in the book industry and you're creating your own E books for yourself or for clients, can really gives you the power to create your own. You know, professional designs and e book covers from scratch, rather than having to invest in expensive programs like Adobe Photo Shop or having outsource that cover designs to designers in places like fibre, other marketplaces. So So in this short course, I'm going to show you just how simple it is to create your own Kindle covers using the candle only tool, so I look forward to seeing you in the next lecture. 2. Skillshare Canva For Kindle eBook Covers: right in this video are gonna be going over how simple it is to create a Kindle e book cover for your Kindle E books or for other people's E books that you may be designing with a simple online design software program called Canvas. So if you go to Canvey dot com, that's where you can check out this program. It's free to sign up for. I'm gonna be walking through step by step, how to go about creating professional of free and professional Kindle e book covers for your Kindle E book. So if you're selling e books and other just on the Kindle marketplaces wells other marketplaces similar to the Kindle marketplace or you are creating designs your designer what to create a service for your creating designs for others. Then you can use a tool like can, but instead of having to pay money to invest in a solution like a photo shop, so these are what Kendall covers look like thes or some kindle books here. So whether you're a designer already or you have some ideas or you just you want to use, you know, a design that you find that you like and you want to kind of mimic it. You can use a tool like canvas to create that. So what? You're near canvas account. You can click created design. Or if this has already pulled up, you can click the more tab and we scroll down here you can find under blocking and e books . They've got all these different templates they don't even have to guess, or try to figure out what the sizes and click Kindle cover. And this is the exact dimensions that your Kindle cover of your book needs to be saying, Just click that and it will open up this template, it document. And then over here to the left hand side, we've got all these different designs that some are available for free. Some themes are available for a price, and if you see one you like, then you can just click it. And if if it's a paid solution or it's one of the free options is not gonna charge. If it's one of the ones that costs money, then usually a uh, then usually it's just a couple of bucks, and there will be a wave to pay for that. So I'm just going, Teoh, Uh, click one of these free ones here. So I'm just gonna say maybe this one, and basically, you could just edit what we've already got up here. So you can just edit this template with the title of your book and your name and whatever else you want on here, or they make it easy to create a custom designed from scratch. You just edit, edit these existing elements by clicking on them, and we get all these different colors. So if you want to change the colors of the text, we can do that. Or if we want to use a completely different fun, we just kind of, like one to start their weaken, select these different elements. We got all these different fonts that we can choose from that we can switch things out and make, um, custom Mickum unique to however, we want to customize this. And then also, we've got all these different elements we can ask. So we've got photos, weaken, search of got illustrations, lines, shapes, icons, charts. And you're able to also upload your own custom images. So if you want to use your own custom designs, you just kind of want to use this tools A template to kind of arrange elements. If you've got a image that you've created, a purchase that you want Teoh put on your book, you can upload that here and then drag and drop and arrange it on this cover. And then, once you are done with your design, you can say this. It will be saved to your dashboard, so when you come back, you can pull it up as a template that God that you can use in the future. You can save all of your kindle designs here in the Cannibal, your canvas account, which again is completely free. And once you're done with this, you can download. And I believe for the Kindle it actually needs to be a J pick, or I think it tiff so that P and G isn't going Teoh and the PdF run could be relevant for Kindle, so you'll save it as a JPEG and then click, download and boom. That's recover. Then you're just upload it to your account, and it's a simple Is that so? That's how easy and simple it is to create your own custom. Kindle covers from scratch and also, you know, start by using some of the free templates that are available with with the that come with Canada and some of the things that you can do with this, you know, and some of the things and some additional ways that you can use this to earn money. Eyes You can provide a service to create these. Previously, it was a little bit more complex to create your own Kindle covers. You really had to go through programs like Photo Shop, which costs money. Or he had to go through excessive designer to outsource it. But with, ah tools like Canada, you can offer services on places like fiber and charge, charge people for your services, and you saw how quick and easy district crank out thes designs. And you can just go by the templates that can actually gives you and just kind of rearrange elements and customise colors and crank out these designs just in a couple of minutes and actually earned some income on the side with services like fiber. Or if you are a professional designer and you're just looking for a A and affordable basically, you know this in this case, a free solution to design your Kindle covers, and you could also offer your services on places like 99 designs. So that's another marketplace. But there's dozens of different marketplaces out there that you can offer design services as a means to earn income and created basically a whole business around creating kindle and not just kindle e book covers, but additional banner graphics and different creatives. Since you've seen, you've seen all the templates that are available within camera, but there's just a couple different ways you can I use can, in addition to just creating e book cover. So So if you're involved in creating your own evokes or you're an existing Kindle publisher , are you are looking to get into the Kindle? Uh, you know, publishing space, then I would highly recommend. Camera is extremely fun and simple and easy to use tool, and it could use it to create high quality designs for your Kindle e books. In just a matter of minutes. 3. BONUS Video 1 Amazon Blueprint Promotion: All right, So after you get your Kindle book created, uploaded, published in everything, the next step you want to think about is promoting it, promoting it to get traffic and exposure and in turn, to get more sales so you can make as much money as possible. And promotion is very important, especially if you don't have a list. If you don't are very known, it's very important. Teoh. It's very important to do some things to promote and get your book out there so that you could get that exposure and make those cells and make them and make some money. So a good way to do that is to enroll your book in the KDP Select program. And what that does is it allows you to offer your book for free for five days every 90 days , basically, and all you need to do to do that is select the book and come down here. It won't say manage benefits If this is a brand new book, I've already run a promotion, so it will say something like, um, Kendall, you know, promotion or something. So you select that if I click that it says manage benefits you can see that I've already run a free promotion for my five days here, so I won't get another chance until the next five days. So So during that five days, what you can do is you can, you know, search Google for free sites to promoter Ebola goon. You can go to these different sites, imposed your e book and let everybody know that it's gonna be free. These a couple of days. Copy and paste. These sites were has it these lists here. You can also go to sites that you can also go to sites that you know you have to pay a little something to promote it on their site and the benefit that is a lot of times that paid services have a much larger exposure. So, for instance, on my ultimate Internet marketers, resource got I went to this site called Free e Books daily imposed their cost me about 20 bucks, wound up getting a little over 1000 downloads within the five day time span, and that resulted in a couple of sales once it went back to being paid. So that's one option. There's another site that's called Book bub dot com. And if you come over here to advertising, basically, if you scroll down here at the bottom advertising book bub, it will give you the options and pricing here, depending on what category and the price that your book ISS. So that's another option. But again outpaced. The links to is different free and paid sites that you can go to and use to promote your Kindle book once you launch it and you do that for a couple of reasons. You do that, of course, to get exposure to get potential downloads. Also, another reason that you're getting the exposure is because you want people to go ahead and review it and leave some positive ratings and reviews so that when other people in the future come across your Kindle book, the future visitors that see it will see these positive reviews and ratings, which will help to make the decision. Teoh hopefully purchase your book, so those are a couple ways to promote get more exposure for your Kindle book. I highly recommend promoting your book if you actually want to get some exposure and make some sales. If you don't already have a list. If you don't already have a presence online. This is definitely the way to do that. And again, I'll be listening these links and resource is and the materials and extra section of this lecture.