E-book cover Designing- a fundamental tool for successful self-publishing

Friends, if the art of sharing experiences with everyone is not learned, then those experiences would not have special significance.  Those experiences remain confined to that single man, and perish with him.  In India, there used to be a wave of spirituality.  Spiritual learning was at its peak.  But over time the tendency to share those disciplines began to stop.  There were many reasons for that, which I do not want to go into depth.  Gradually, many spiritual disciplines became extinct.  In today’s times, websites and e-books are the most important means of sharing experiences.  Therefore, it is important for everyone to have basic knowledge of website creation and self-publication.  The ebook cover is the most important part of the ebook.

It should not be forgotten that the demand for eBooks has increased due to the Corona Virus Locadown, and will increase further. Publishing houses are also offering good discount offers. Blue Hills Publication is also offering discount of more than 50℅.

EBooks should be attractive

There was a time when people used to read books without cover.  Their main purpose was the textual content of the book, not the cover.  Now the time has changed.  Nowadays people forget the text of the book in the glare of the cover.  Many times, a book of excellent quality takes a very long time to succeed due to lack of cover, while the inferior book also succeeds due to dazzling cover.  The reason for this is not that people get any special benefit from the cover of books.  The real reason is that the whole world has access to e-books.  If one lakh people out of 200 million readers also fell prey to the cover, then the book became successful.  The second reason is cheapness of e-books.  The third reason is the present-day materialism and outward view of living life.

The designing website that I found best to make a book cover

You’d be surprised that it took me 3 years to learn how to make a book cover. Canva dot com made my job a lot easier.  For 3 years, my books were supported by book covers made by KDP itself.  However those covers do not look beautiful and professional.  I made a book cover on photo editor of adobe dot com. I had to do all the work myself, such as writing text on photos and editing it as desired.  The resultant cover also did not look professional.  I pasted butterflies, flowers, etc. on the cover photo of another book.  The photo was pasted on a background plane paper at canva dot com. At that time I could not understand the full working of canva dot com. I got a chance to understand canva when I made a book cover through Blue Hills Publication for one of my books by paying 6000 INR along with getting my eBook promoted.  Seeing 8 books of my remaining lot, the publisher said that my book covers did not look professional.  Anyway, you have to lose something to get something.

How to do cover designing on canva

First create your account on the website and log in.  Go to home. Here, there will be all your previous designs created by you.  There is a custom dimension button.  In this, we can create a cover of any size (pixel length by pixel width).  This is necessary because every self-publishing platform has a different demand for eBook cover.  KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing accepts a JPG image of 2500 by 1600 pixels.  If you click on another option of ebook cover, then a smaller size cover (about 800 by 200 pixels) is created.  Its size then has to be increased with different software.  I found resizeimage dot in to be the best and easiest for this.  Clicking the option of ebook cover or custom dimension, there opens a drop down menu.  On top of that is the template button.  This opens up hundreds of designs of books.  Clicking on the template of any preferred design brings it to the working window on the right.  Pressing the upload button from the left dropdown menu will show all the photos you have uploaded.  Upload the desired photo from the computer by clicking on upload an image option.  Drag that photo from there with the left button of the mouse and drop it on the selected template in the working window.  Direct drop will paste it at a small space on the background of the template, as seen on the following book cover image in this post.  That photo can be enlarged or reduced in size.  To make that photo the background of the template, move the dragged photo here and there with the mouse over the template.  The borders of the template will be green on one position and the photo will be spread over the entire template to be highlighted as its background.  Drop that photo leaving the Mouse there.  This will make this photo as the background of the template.  However all the texts like headings, subheadings etc.; lines and boxes etc. on the template will remain the same.  You can edit all these visual elements as you want and you can also remove them.  You can also add the text of your choice. You can also change the size and texture of the text.  You can also add text to a blank space on the template where there is no text already.  All these facilities are available for free.  The visual quality of the cover design is basic.  Through paid subscription, you get chance to download the cover design that you have created in high definition quality.  In the same way, by paying money one gets a lot of good templates.

All of photo designing can be done at Canva

Logos, blog banners, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, logos, posters, cards, etc. can all be created on Canva. A blog banner is a featured image of a website’s page or post. The logo is in the form of a small circular photo at the beginning of the website or Facebook page. Photo backgrounds can also be made transparent on Canva although I think with paid subscription. Canva app is also available for mobile.

My eBook cover designed on canva

Please click on this link to see all my eBook covers made on canva.

Kundalini for the development of writer’s writing art/skill, personality, experience, brain and overall health

Friends, it is easy to write, but it is not that easy to rule the hearts and minds of the readers with it. The written things should reach the needy people. If they reach out to the non-needy, then there is only harm rather than benefit from them. Non-needy people will waste only their time to read them. Many times people also take opposite meaning. This also damages the writer. The fate of a writer lies in the readers’ hands. Therefore, one should always write well. It should be written in such a way that all people benefit. If only one person can benefit from writing, then he is better than millions of casual readers. Therefore, a writer should not aspire for more readers, but should aspire to needy and capable readers. That is why in ancient times many gurus made only one man their disciple, and made him complete like him. I wrote an article on spiritual science related to medical science in my college time. Apparently, all readers were involved in medical science. Only 100-200 readers read it. I do not know what they got from that. However, I definitely guess that they were needy and capable, so they must have benefited from that. Like those readers, I was also needy and capable for that article that is why I got the benefit. This means that the author first writes for himself to satisfy his need. Later it serves the needs of the readers. If your own needs will not be fulfilled, then how will the needs of the readers be fulfilled. I got many benefits from writing that article. It changed the direction and condition of my life. My life became positive, passionate, hardworking and love-full. It seems that readers would have benefited a lot from that article. That is because the writer is a mirror of the readers. He reflects the happiness of the readers, and also the sorrow. Therefore, only good and beneficial should be written.

Kundalini stops unnecessary brain noise, which creates a new place in the brain for beneficial thoughts

By focusing on the Kundalini, the extra power of the brain is spent on the Kundalini. Due to this, the remaining power is unable to keep up with various kinds of unnecessary thoughts. Even if such thoughts are formed, they are very weak, on which the Kundalini dominates. The pause of waste thoughts creates space for new, beautiful, practical, empirical and creative ideas in the brain. When we write those thoughts, a very beautiful article is made.

Kundalini relieves the writer’s mental fatigue, which rekindles the mind’s excitement for new ideas

Writers have to resort to sharp ideas to write. Those ideas are of different types. Some are new, some are old, and some are very old. The flood of those thoughts makes the writer a bit nervous, restless, tense and confused. His hunger and thirst decreases. His blood pressure rises. He remains exhausted. He becomes a bit irritable. In that condition, Kundalini Yoga works as a lifeline for him. Kundalini refreshes him immediately, and he agrees to write a new article.

Kundalini keeps the writer’s own body healthy, which can become diseased by remaining motionless most of the time

The writer has to sit for most of the time, and then only he can write. If a man puts more of his Prana-force / life-force into dynamic works, then it will fall short for writing. Although writers keep their balance, but still have to sit a lot. At the same time, Kundalini works as a medicine for him. She maintains blood circulation on all parts of the body; because where there is a Kundalini, there is a blood circulation / vital life.

Kundalini puts an end to the blind race of searching readers, which is often followed by the writer

Kundalini curbs the spontaneity of the desires of the mind. Those desires also include an ambitious desire to gain readership. Many troubles surround the writer with such desires. Kundalini makes a man aware of advaita/non-duality and satisfies him with the life he has attained. By this, the writer also avoids the futile propagation of his writing. This allows him to focus his attention on his writing. The reader finds the type of article that he needs. All he needs is a slight hint.

The work of the readers is also brain-dominated like the writer. Therefore, they too get all these benefits from Kundalini. Similarly, people doing other mind-related or physical work also get all these benefits from Kundalini, because brain / mind is everything.

कृपया इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए इस लिंक पर क्लिक करें (कुण्डलिनी से लेखक की लेखन कला, व्यक्तित्व, अनुभव, मस्तिष्क व सम्पूर्ण स्वास्थ्य का विकास)

ਇਸ ਪੋਸਟ ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ (ਕੁੰਡਲਨੀ ਲੇਖਕ ਦੀ ਲੇਖਣੀ ਕਲਾ, ਸ਼ਖਸੀਅਤ, ਅਨੁਭਵ, ਦਿਮਾਗ ਅਤੇ ਸਮੁੱਚੀ ਸਿਹਤ ਦਾ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਜਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ)