If you’re self-publishing your first book and you’re on a tight budget, then you may have considered designing your book cover yourself. In today’s video, we’re diving into the DIY route to design a book cover for free on Canva. This tutorial will be completely beginner-friendly and I’ll also go into the pros and cons of using something like Canva to design a book cover.

Check out my book cover design courses: https://bit.ly/coverdesignbundle

Generate cover wrap templates for KDP: https://kdp.amazon.com/cover-calculator

How to Design a Paperback Wrap Book Cover for Amazon KDP in Photoshop: https://youtu.be/OckufNqHyYY

Learn more about designing book covers by checking out my YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZpcZ9u8pb_p3m6FDK-W9881VPgO6ZknM


0:00 – Intro

1:57 – Pros of Canva

3:26 – Cons of Canva

5:28 – Canva cover design tutorial

10:27 – Layers in Canva

11:44 – Creating a cover from scratch

18:00 – AI-generated photos in Canva

20:30 – Creating a cover wrap in Canva

22:33 – Creating guides in Canva

23:35 – Designing the cover wrap