Sourcing Images, Illustrating eBooks and Cover Design for Self-published Authors Premium class

David Ault, Writer | Teacher | Marketer

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17 Videos (30m)
    • An Introduction to the Illustrating for Authors Course

    • Your Class Project for this Module

    • Illustrating for Authors

    • The Types of Images You May Use Within Your Book

    • A Word About Licensing

    • Taking Your Own Photos

    • Getting Photos from the Public Domain

    • Getting Photos from Creative Commons

    • Paid Royalty Free Stock Photo

    • Image Manipulation and Editing

    • Illustrating Your Book

    • Why Your Book Cover is So Important

    • Getting a Professionally Designed Cover

    • Alternative Options Available for Your Cover Design

    • Designing a Cover Yourself

    • Additional Optional Tasks

    • Final Thoughts


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:

Module 01 - The 4 Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Before Self-publishing a Book

Module 02 - Planning for Freelancers - Create a Strategic Plan and Your Daily Work Schedule with WorkFlowy

Module 03 - Building a Writer Platform and Why it is Key to Self-publishing Success

Module 04 - Researching Your Book's Niche or Genre Before You Actually Begin Writing Your Book

Module 05 - Writing Productivity: The Writing Process and How To Increase The Number of Words You Write Each Day

Module 06 - Polishing The First Draft of Your Book - A Look at the Rewriting and Self-editing Process

Module 07 - The Importance of Editing Your Book and What to Do if You Can't Afford A Professional Editor

Module 08 - Sourcing Images, Illustrating eBooks and Cover Design for Self-published Authors

Module 09 - Format and Validate eBooks without Pulling Your Hair Out

Module 10 - Copywriting for Authors - Writing Copy for Your Book's Title, Tagline, Description and Back Matter

Module 11 - The Beginner's Guide to Publishing an eBook on the Amazon Kindle Store

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David Ault

Writer | Teacher | Marketer


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.

Hello there, my name is David James Ault and I am now teaching over 50 classes on the Skillshare platform in the self-publishing and course creation niches.

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 a number of 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 author 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.