Book covers made easy at long last.

As a self published author, I have pretty much done everything myself. From page layouts for my books to typesetting, editing, publishing, marketing and so forth. The only thing that I could not do was make my own book covers and it’s something that I have always wanted to be able to do. Well last weekend I decided to do a little research and came across this software called GIMP and its pretty amazing when you get the hang of it. There is a bit of a learning curve to using it but there are loads of videos on youtube to make things a little easier. The only thing that I had to figure out myself was how to use the CreateSpace book cover templates. It took me about an hour to get used to this software but man it was worth it. After messing around with different set ups and images I finally designed my own book cover, and it don’t  look have bad for someone who hasn’t a clue about graphic design. I am considering producing a youtube video to help people step by step on how to use CreateSpace templates and get the results they want. Believe it or not, it’s not that difficult to learn and believe me, if I can do it anyone can. Look below for the cover I made for my new book coming soon and tell me what do you think. I’m pretty pleased with this result and  it took just over an hour to create

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