Sourcing Images, Illustrating eBooks and Cover Design for Self-published Authors
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An Introduction to the Illustrating for Authors Course1:08
Your Class Project for this Module0:57
Illustrating for Authors0:25
The Types of Images You May Use Within Your Book3:14
A Word About Licensing0:58
Taking Your Own Photos1:41
Getting Photos from the Public Domain1:12
Getting Photos from Creative Commons0:57
Paid Royalty Free Stock Photo1:35
Image Manipulation and Editing1:54
Illustrating Your Book1:39
Why Your Book Cover is So Important1:11
Getting a Professionally Designed Cover2:22
Alternative Options Available for Your Cover Design3:47
Designing a Cover Yourself3:03
Additional Optional Tasks2:47
About This Class
This class on ILLUSTRATING is Module Eight of the "17 'ings' of Self-publishing' course
In this class, I discuss the images and illustrations that will form part of the content inside your book and for the promotion of your book and then I shall discuss the most important image of all, your book's cover.
Specifically, we shall look at:
- Sourcing images for your books
- Image manipulation and editing
- Illustrating your book
- The alternatives available for creating a cover for your book
So go ahead and enrol in my Illustrating for Authors class and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.
The 17 'ings' of Self-publishing
You can find direct links to the other classes in the series below:
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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:
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.