After going to all the trouble of writing a couple of ebooks, I found it a problem to add an image of their covers to my sales page.
Just using a reduced size front page image made them look bland. The books themselves, of course, aren’t bland, but rather they are very useful:
- How to backup your WordPress website (US$4.75)
- Learn how to quickly and easily back up all of a WordPress website. Don’t discover too late that you’ve lost all the Posts, images or Theme files because you didn’t really backup everything.
- How WordPress is put together (free)
- Understand how a WordPress website is put together. Come to grips with the various folders you see with your FTP software, and what the database is about. See how Themes fit in, and how much difference a theme can make.
Today I found time to improve on those ‘covers’, thanks to a nice little tutorial by Jean-Baptiste Jung of Cats who Code:
A friend of mine recently asked me some help to design a cover for his forthcomming ebook. After designing it, I decided to make a tutorial and share it with you.
He links to a base file from EbookTemplateSource.com depicting a blank book cover. I loaded in that file, then followed the steps to add in and resize my image. It was only a few moments work.
I’m quite pleased with the result — it certainly adds some additional ‘lift’ to the page.
Have you taken a look at my ebooks yet? They’re written for people who use WordPress, especially the clients of web designers. They may be just what you need.