Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners: Create a Book Cover Part 1

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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6 Videos (40m)
    • Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners: Create a Book Cover Course Overview

      2:00
    • Getting Started: Creating, Layout, Saving and Exporting

      9:34
    • Addendum: Setting PowerPoint 2013 Export Resolution to 300 DPI on Windows 8.1

      6:16
    • Choosing a Background for Your Book Cover

      5:11
    • Inserting and Configuring Text Boxes

      12:18
    • Duplicating and Manipulating Text Boxes

      4:25

About This Class

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners: Create a Book Cover Part 1

Are you a self-published author? Do you want to be?

Whether you're a self-published author or maybe you want to be, there's one issue you'll eventually have to face:

Your Book Cover

Are you currently paying too much for your book covers? Or maybe you just don't want to be.

Learn to create your own book covers for no more than a dollar per cover using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

It's fun. It's easy. And it's cheap.

In this course, you'll learn to use the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to create stunning, professional looking book covers in no time at all and with little or no expense. You'll learn:

  • How to set the proper orientation and dimensions for your book cover
  • How to apply a background image to your book cover
  • Inserting and manipulating text
  • Using colored boxes to make your text stand out
  • Inserting pictures to make your cover shine

Can it really be that simple? Yes, it really is that simple.

So, what are you waiting for?  Start learning to make your own book covers today -- the fast and easy way.

---Brian

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Brian Jackson

Author/Publisher/Educator

Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

---Brian