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Spread Your News With GIMP for Authors

Everything you need to know to create your own graphic designs for EYE-CATCHING marketing materials, so you can sell more books!

Authors, do you want to save the cost of hiring a professional designer by creating your own quick, yet professional promotional materials to both print and post on social media.

Spread Your News With GIMP is a workshop where you'll learn how to use GIMP, a FREE program that does much of the same things as Photoshop.

With 110 pages of instruction, you'll work at your own pace and learn enough of the basics to give you the skills necessary to design your own fabulous promotional materials.

In each lesson, we'll take it step-by-step to build your proficiency and your project. There are over 95 pictures to follow as you create your own social media image that can also be used as a customized Amazon gift card, so the next time you give away a free book, the recipient will see your book cover on the gift card.

You'll learn the basics about the toolbox, how to work with layers, choose colors, make a palette, work with a gradient, make wavy lines, add text and a drop shadow to your image, upload brushes and other things.

But that's not all.


You'll receive an additional lesson on how to make a 3D book image and a book template you can use over and over.


You'll also receive 10 book promotion templates for you to paste in your own book covers. Use these as promotional teasers for your books and post to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.


Once you've enrolled in this course, I'll send you an invitation to join Slack, an online group forum for this course, where you can ask questions and upload screenshots if you get stuck. You're not alone in this!

Note: This course is designed to be taken at whatever pace is perfect for you. There is not a specific start date or time length for this course, so if your life gets busy and you need to slow down, that’s not a problem.

This is what students are saying who have taken this course:

Thank you so much for this wonderful class. I've taken many classes but this one was perfect. You're pace and explanations were fabulous. I'm looking forward to the next one. - Ruth

Thanks! Loving this class, and how much I can do with this new tool. I am gonna be sooooo ready when I get my cover for my June release. – Denise

Your Instructor

Sharon Clare
Sharon Clare

Before Sharon Clare was a published romance author, she taught hundreds of hands-on science workshops in schools. With a life-long passion for all things creative, she’s taken her love of learning and teaching into her writing life with graphic design. Hooked on GIMP, she designs promotional materials for her own books and for Book Nook Promotions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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