- File Size: 6313 KB
- Print Length: 106 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Berkeley Arts (September 5, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 5, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0096FR8NW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
How to Make an Ebook Cover: For Non-Designers Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is for those who, not only do not know how to work these programs, but also don't have the funds to purchase these programs or the services of those who do.
The book goes through basic reasons why book covers are essential to creating sales. Remember that old adage of not judging a book by its cover? Yeah. This book blows that myth right out of the water.
It goes into detail why book covers are necessary, what types of fonts are best used on covers, AND details exactly how to use programs nearly anyone who doesn't have alot of funds might have access to.
The only reason why I couldn't give this book a grand 5 stars was because there were a few minor editing issues.
Otherwise, I learned things I didn't know about programs I already have, and will most likely create better covers as a result.
Awesome job :)
I was challenged by Kate's idea that non-designers can use Word to create eBook covers. I'm a complete novice to design but I do use Word regularly.
Creating the cover picture (4 jokers on a rich red background) using the camera on my phone was fun and easy. However, learning how to get that image to `slide' under the text was not easy.
It would help to know which version of Word Kate uses. I use 2007 and it clearly is not what Kate uses. If the illustrations and pictures were bigger it would be easier to figure out how to do the various steps using different versions of Word.
Yes there are grammar and spelling errors. But Kate is right - it's better to get it published with some errors than to wait for perfection. Thanks Kate! And how about making those picture/ illustrations bigger?
If you do not want to make the same mistakes, someone else did when learning how to make his or her own E-book cover--this is the book for you. It is very intensive with "information," "image," and "how to," examples. It also describes things to avoid which I am certain that saved me hours of time.
This book is excellently formatted by a graphical artist to show an easy "ho to" process for each project step. Also, you can learn how to make a decent cover with only Microsoft Word in this book. There is no need to buy and learn Photoshop.
I definitely recommend Kate Harper's Books. See her others too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good job explaining the process. Lots of helpful links. Kind of wondering about book cover size. I've seen different dimensions with others. Read morePublished 1 month ago
A well written book that is very clear. It helped me a lot to prepare my eBooks. It also has some information on other aspects of Self-Publishing.Published 2 months ago by Bala N. Aiyer
This is an awesome book! I have been wanting to learn how to make my own covers for my ebooks, but had no idea where to start Kate spells it out very clearly and concisely.Published 6 months ago by Kay8
Five stars says it all! I found this book easy to read and follow. Now I need to learn to use my camera! (Get the ebook to understand why.)Published 8 months ago by Maeve S.
You can make a pretty good ebook cover using MS Word with this. Some good information about fonts, etc. I took off a star because the illustrated examples are geared to Macs. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Broomall
It is a little to technical for someone that doesn't do this all the time. I'm lucky to be able to use the basics of word I am not a computer whiz so it was a bit over my head.Published 12 months ago by Don
Not bad, but requires a current copy of Microsoft Word, and no substitute.Published 14 months ago by Joseph Humber