Make an ebook cover using PowerPoint

I’m really excited to discover that I can make an ebook cover or an online book cover using PowerPoint. I didn’t know that I could change the dimensions of the slides, but I have just discovered that this is done by going to File and Page Setup. Once the dimensions are changed, it’s just a matter of inserting an image and some text boxes to put everything into place. The slide can then be exported as a jpeg from PowerPoint, and voila, we have a cover. Easy peasy.

I love it when solutions are this easy. If you are a Photoshop person, by all means, go on over to your favorite Adobe program, and make something fancier, but if you are intimidated by higher end graphic design programs, don’t let that stop you from making your own books, complete with your own cover design. I’m currently using Pressbooks to make books and PowerPoint to make covers. This couldn’t be easier.

Click here to read the blog post that taught me this PowerPoint trick. WilliamKing.Me goes into more detail and provides step-by-step instructions.

Meanwhile, here’s a cover image that I created using PowerPoint. It’s simple, but it gets the job done. Simple can be good.

designing ebooks cover ppt

Library Tutorials

I made these videos about a year ago, so they may be falling out of date somewhat already, but here they are regardless. Anyone who shares the same library database subscriptions is welcome to use them. I plan to make more soon, so stay tuned…

Locating JCJC’s Online Library Resources

Choosing Databases in EBSCOhost

Setting up a Basic Search in EBSCOhost

Conducting a Search in Academic Search Premiere

Searching for Sources in Newsbank