We are done creating our e-book. We can call it our own. We can put our name on it. But it will not look complete and professional if we don’t make an image for it. Let’s check, how was the images of the original plr e-book, “Responsive List Building Secrets.” Head over to the “Graphics”folder. These were the images (below) of our PLR package!
Designing an image is a complete and separate skill. Having or learning that skill is not essential for your Internet marketing journey. You can always skip it and pay someone (only $5.50) at fiverr.com to design a book cover for you.
But creating images is fun. People enjoy it thoroughly, that includes me! Images are needed in all steps of IM. If you know how to create or edit an image, it will save you a lot of money.
We have to create images like above for our e-book. We have to design our cover from scratch. We need two tools to do it. First tool is needed to design the flat e-cover, and the 2nd tool is needed to make 3 D cover image out of that flat e-cover.
The best tool for design, of course is Photo Shop. Those who know how to operate the program can easily design their covers. I use a much easier free tool called, Paint.net. You can download a copy free from here:
You can get video walk through tutorials here:
Go through the tutorials and practice on few images. It should not take more than 3 days to master the operation. But these 3 days will save many dollars in the coming days!
Let’s get to the point, how I create my e-book cover? Here is how I do it. Our color theme is deep green that we have selected earlier. Now I use to head over to Google Images and type “Deep-green background.” Some background images came up, but I didn’t like them for my e-cover. So I searched “Deep green background digital.” Most of the images here is water marked, but I managed to choose one without.
I loaded the background in my free paint.net software. I made the below images in 5 minutes!
Now We have to turn this flat image into the 3d book cover. For this, I use a paid software called e-cover authority by Chad Eljisr. But there are free resources as well. Search “Free online e-cover creator” in search engines and you will get plenty of resources.
Advantage of paid e-cover creators is, you can design your e-cover within the software with the templates they provide. But generally, I don’t use any templates and create my images myself like above.
Free or paid, principles of creating a 3D e-cover are same. Load your design into the software and the software will take care of converting it to 3d image. Below image I have designed with paint.net and loaded into e-cover authority software, and the software provided the 3D image.
After we got our 3D book cover image, resize it so that it fits in our “ How To Build Responsive List” document. Now copy the image and paste at the first page in the document.
Our e-book is almost done. Work on the “Table of Contents” and assign right page numbers to the headlines accordingly.
We are done with the part 2 of this tutorial. In “Transforming a PLR Package- Part 3,” we will show you how to make webpages; that is, sales page and thank you page for our product.