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<h2>Finally, a Do It Yourself Guide on Creating Book Covers</h2> Here it is, the book you've been waiting for. Finally, you can create your own book covers using the simplified methodology outlined in the book. It's fun, it's easy, it's fast, and it's cheap. <h2>Sell More Books by Getting Your Book Noticed</h2> What's the first thing you notice about a book, even an eBook, wh <h2>Finally, a Do It Yourself Guide on Creating Book Covers</h2> Here it is, the book you've been waiting for. Finally, you can create your own book covers using the simplified methodology outlined in the book. It's fun, it's easy, it's fast, and it's cheap. <h2>Sell More Books by Getting Your Book Noticed</h2> What's the first thing you notice about a book, even an eBook, when shopping on Amazon, the world's largest retail book seller? I'm willing to bet it's the cover. Even before you read the title or author name to see if you might be interested, it's typically the cover of the book that first catches your eye. That being the case, here's an important question I want you to ask yourself before we begin: If my book cover is the most important element when it comes to getting my self-published book noticed and ultimately sold, then why am I not creating my book cover myself? The answer to this question may very well be that there are no training materials available on how to create book covers. At least I haven't seen any. If this is what has been holding you back, I'd like to help by offering this manual to fill this significant vacuum in the pantheon of self-publishing literature. <h2>A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the GIMP</h2> This guide is directed at users of the PC based Windows 7 operating system (though it has been used successfully by MacOS users). It instructs you on the use of the Gnu Image Manipulation Program GIMP (a free program) to combine text, colored boxes, and inexpensive images to produce spectacular book covers. Why wait. Now's the time to become your own graphic artist. <h2>What You'll Learn in This Book</h2> <ol> <li>Installing and Running the GIMP</li> <li>Creating a Simple Book Cover</li> <li>Working with Layers and Selections</li> <li>Loading Fonts and Using Font Effects</li> <li>Buying and Manipulating Inexpensive Images</li> <li>Creating Colored Boxes</li> <li>Using Layer Masks</li> <li>Sroking a Path</li> <li>Putting It All Together</li> </ol> <h2>About the Author</h2> Brian Jackson is a self-published writer of fiction and the publisher, web site designer, and cover creator for his wife and author Melanie Jackson. Brian originally began using the GIMP while working for Cisco Systems in the Silicon Valley. Now retired, Brian spends his time writing and publishing. Brian shares his modest home in the California gold country with his wife, dog Alpine, and cat Snowy. <img src="http://bit.ly/VuyrzB">


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<h2>Finally, a Do It Yourself Guide on Creating Book Covers</h2> Here it is, the book you've been waiting for. Finally, you can create your own book covers using the simplified methodology outlined in the book. It's fun, it's easy, it's fast, and it's cheap. <h2>Sell More Books by Getting Your Book Noticed</h2> What's the first thing you notice about a book, even an eBook, wh <h2>Finally, a Do It Yourself Guide on Creating Book Covers</h2> Here it is, the book you've been waiting for. Finally, you can create your own book covers using the simplified methodology outlined in the book. It's fun, it's easy, it's fast, and it's cheap. <h2>Sell More Books by Getting Your Book Noticed</h2> What's the first thing you notice about a book, even an eBook, when shopping on Amazon, the world's largest retail book seller? I'm willing to bet it's the cover. Even before you read the title or author name to see if you might be interested, it's typically the cover of the book that first catches your eye. That being the case, here's an important question I want you to ask yourself before we begin: If my book cover is the most important element when it comes to getting my self-published book noticed and ultimately sold, then why am I not creating my book cover myself? The answer to this question may very well be that there are no training materials available on how to create book covers. At least I haven't seen any. If this is what has been holding you back, I'd like to help by offering this manual to fill this significant vacuum in the pantheon of self-publishing literature. <h2>A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the GIMP</h2> This guide is directed at users of the PC based Windows 7 operating system (though it has been used successfully by MacOS users). It instructs you on the use of the Gnu Image Manipulation Program GIMP (a free program) to combine text, colored boxes, and inexpensive images to produce spectacular book covers. Why wait. Now's the time to become your own graphic artist. <h2>What You'll Learn in This Book</h2> <ol> <li>Installing and Running the GIMP</li> <li>Creating a Simple Book Cover</li> <li>Working with Layers and Selections</li> <li>Loading Fonts and Using Font Effects</li> <li>Buying and Manipulating Inexpensive Images</li> <li>Creating Colored Boxes</li> <li>Using Layer Masks</li> <li>Sroking a Path</li> <li>Putting It All Together</li> </ol> <h2>About the Author</h2> Brian Jackson is a self-published writer of fiction and the publisher, web site designer, and cover creator for his wife and author Melanie Jackson. Brian originally began using the GIMP while working for Cisco Systems in the Silicon Valley. Now retired, Brian spends his time writing and publishing. Brian shares his modest home in the California gold country with his wife, dog Alpine, and cat Snowy. <img src="http://bit.ly/VuyrzB">

37 review for Do It Yourself: Book Covers (A Self-Publishing Guide to Creating Quality Book Covers Using Free Tools and Inexpensive Images)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Sabean

    It’s not the worst There is a lot of very basic information as well as some tips for image manipulation, but honestly I didn’t even finish the book because I figured most of this out on my own just clicking things or by using the tutorials on gimp.org. If I could make a single recommendation it would be to add screen shots of different tools and screens, which makes it so much easier to figure out.

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