Coupon & course info
Course Name: Book Covers Made Easy Using Free Canva and Gimp Software.
Subtitle: Self-Publishing? Create your own professional looking book covers; ready to upload to major retailers and distributors.
Instructor: Taught by Karen Prince, Author, and Scrivener software teacher.
Subcategory: Design Tools
Provided by: Udemy
Price: $97 (before discount)
Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)
Review info & popularity
As of March 23, 2016…
Students: 22022 students enrolled
Ratings: 9 reviews
Rank: ranked #353 in Udemy Design Courses
Brief course description
Thanks to huge advances in computer technology making your own book covers is not nearly as hard as it used to be. You can use drag and drop image building apps online. My favorite of these is Canva.
For those few things that you cannot do inside Canva, there is also no need to invest in expensive image manipulation software because you can do them in Gimp for free.
Even though designing a book cover can get a little technical, it’s a skill you can easily learn. In this course I will teach you the software you need so that you too can get stuck in and create great covers for your books.
(Read more about this course on the official course page.)
Karen Prince bio
My writing life began when I decided to write a quick novel while I was between Interior Design jobs because that was what I had always wanted to do — Yeah, Right! It was a lot harder than I expected.
(Learn more about this instructor on the official course page.)
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Final details for this Udemy course
Skill level: All Levels
Lectures: 19 lessons
Duration: 2 Hours of video
What you get: Find inspiration for your book covers as well as free, cheap or premium images without infringing upon someone else’s copyright
Target audience: Anyone wishing to design their own book covers including writers of both fiction and non-fiction. It would also be handy for marketers putting out reports and other promotional material.
Requirements: You need to sign up for free accounts at both Canva and Gimp and be willing to believe that you are perfectly capable of creating a great cover.
Access: Lifetime access
Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee
Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android
Download options: check course to see if you can download lessons