How To Create A Stylish E-book In Canva

The ultimate guide to creating a stylish e-book in Canva.

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Thinking of creating a hot freebie (lead magnet) for your readers? If you want to create an awesome ebook, but don’t know where to start – or you’re wondering if it’s even possible- you’re in the right place. A free e-book or email course is a great way to get people to subscribe to your blog and build your email list. Click here to see just how important it is to build your email list. Plus,  who doesn’t like free things?!

Actually, I have subscribed to a number of blogs in the past just to get a free e-book on a topic I was interested in.

Whether you are tech-savvy or not you can still create your e-book or e-course in Canva. very easily. I always encourage my blog coaching clients to get started with Canva as it is very beginner-friendly.

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Ready to learn how to create an e-book in Canva?! Let’s get started!


Step 1: Pick a topic

Decide on what you are going to write about. It has to be something that is relevant to your blog and valuable enough for someone to want to subscribe. Is your eBook helping someone (solving a problem)? Plan, write and give it your best. Type it in word or google docs and then copy and paste it to Canva.

Step 2: Sign up/Sign in

Go to create a design

Step 3: Pick a template

You can use an e-book, A4, or magazine template depending on your preference. It doesn’t really matter unless you plan to sell it on Amazon Kindle.How to create a stylish ebook in Canva

Step 4: Customize the template

Let’s pick A4.  You have a blank page. You can either customize the templates on your left or create your cover page from scratch. After you are done click on add page. Style the page and click duplicate which is below the page number to create a consistent look.Tap the image below to watch a short tutorial on how to create an eBook in Canva.

Step 5: Download

Choose PDF standard or PDF for print if you would like to print. InDesign is recommended if you would love to print your e-book.I would love to see what you made. Feel free to share your work in the comments.Bonus Tips: 1. Make sure the text is legible on your cover and other pages. You can achieve this by adding a transparent shape or layer over your text or by softening the image. You can also use contrast (dark on light, light on dark) to make the words pop more.2. Give them their next action step. What is the most important page other than your cover page? The call-to-action page. Remember to include one call to action on the last (or second last) page. Think about what you want your reader to do next.3. Split and merge To make editing your ebook faster, and for ebooks over 30 pages long, you can divide your ebook into sections and use a program like PDF MergeEasy PDF, or Small PDF to combine your ebook into one design.
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