Create EBooks With Canva In Some Simple Steps

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An EBook means simply a book that is available on online platforms, where people can buy, download, and read it. Writing a book was a hard job in the past. Writing, printing, binding of books were different person’s jobs. It took time and patience. But things have gotten much better in a few years, thanks to eBooks. You can now create your own eBook in less time, and you can alone do everything for it, with some tools.

Do you have some good ideas for EBooks but are unsure how to create an eBook? Guess what! You have come to the right place. I have published some eBooks. I have tried some tools, paid, or unpaid both types of tools I have tried. At last, I have come to like one tool that makes creating eBooks easier than ever.

Recently I have used a tool for my eBooks, Canva. This has been the handiest eBook making tool for me. I can make eBooks anytime, anywhere, with the help of this tool. In this article, let me tell you how you can make your own eBook with Canva. First, I will tell you how easily you can make your eBook with Canva; then, I will brief what more you can do to your eBook with the help of Canva.

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What is Canva?

Canva is a multipurpose graphical designing platform. You can edit your images with it or create beautiful logos, banners, posters, presentations or webinars with it effortlessly. Its drag and drop feature and a gallery full of thousand graphical pieces will blow your mind away. You can make high-quality graphical content with this tool even if you don’t have much graphic design background. But here, we are talking about eBook creation.
The best part is Canva has both free and paid versions. So, if you are new and want to try Canva, you can use the free version. Of course, the features will be limited, still you can understand how useful this tool is. You can use the free version and still create a great eBook. Rather than the free plan, they have got two more plans; the Pro plan and the Enterprise plan.
The Pro plan is what I am using. It gives me tons of free templates and designs and the ability to resize and edit those. The Pro plan costs 12.95 USD per month, but if you pay for a year at once, you can get it at 9.95USD.
If you have a team and want to get the best features, you can take the Enterprise plan. This plan costs 30 USD per month if you pay for 1year at once. For more information about this plan, you will need to contact the Canva team.

Create your EBook Fast in Simple Steps (Free :’) ):

Creating an eBook will be much less time-consuming if you already have the contents ready and other things like photos that you are going to attach in your eBook, it may be a logo or watermark that you may want to attach on every page. Even if you don’t have such things ready, you can use them or make or edit them with Canva. But Canva has so many options and templates that you may want to explore them one by one.
To create an eBook, we need to create the cover page of our book first. You can make your own cover page from scratch, or you can use a template and edit and resize it as your preference. First, choose your platform where you want to publish your eBook. If you want to create an eBook that can be read on mobile, tab 8.5in×11in will be great, or if you want a size for desktop or laptop, go for a 16:9 ratio.
Open your Canva and log in. You will find various templates to start with on the first page. Or you can go to Create a design, and you will find a variety of options.
The main page also offers a search box, and you can start from there too.
You can also click on Create a design, and you will find everything categorized under names.

From there, you can choose from Book Covers under Personal, great for eBooks. You can choose Magazines Cover or Reports inside Documents; it has got beautiful templates. You can find useful templates under Education named Yearbook and Table Of Contents. You will also find some good quality templates under Magazine in Newsletter and Coupon.
You can also find your content searching on the search box. Once you hover over a template, you will find the dimension of it.

The templets may contain one page or more than one page. If you hover over a template and it moves, it means that template contains more than one page.
Once I click on a template, I will be able to edit all of its pages. Let me create a book cover as a demo. For example, I am creating a travel book. Here, I am selecting a template.

On opening the template, a screen would appear.

The Styles option lets you decide a theme with a combination of colors and fonts of the texts. The Uploads option lets you upload any photo or video that you want to use on your content. The Photos option lets you choose photos from their huge collection of valuable photos, some of them here are free, and some are paid.
The Elements option here is my most favorite one. With its help, you can add different elements on your page to make it look more professional. Sometimes you may also edit those elements. Again, some elements are free here, and some are paid. The Text option lets you add text of different fonts to your content. The Music and Videos options allow you to add music and videos from their huge collection to your content. You can use these options to make them more dynamic. You can add a background to your content with the help of the Background option.
If you have any logo of your company, you can upload it on Logos, and all your designs, logos, and purchased and shared items will remain under the Folder. You can also have your items from Pixels, Pixabay, and other platforms.
I am going to add some of my photos on the cover. To upload a photo or video on Canva, click on the Upload option on the left sidebar. Then click on the Upload an image or video option to upload from your device.
It is possible to change almost every part of that template and make it eligible for your eBook. I have marked on that particular template. You can edit it. Let me change the font by clicking on that text.
I am making a book cover with this particular template for a quick demo.
First, let me change the background cover. Select the background photo and drag and drop a photo that I have already uploaded on Canva.
Once you upload a photo on Canva, you can edit that photo too. You can give your photo a filter and do editing with the photo.
Now, let me change some elements to make it look more like what I want.
Just changing some positions to make a shape..

Now, adding a title to my book. There are a lot of fonts I can choose from, and resizing options are also available.

You can group some elements together so that when you move it, the whole element moves along. For that, you will have to group those elements and then click on the Group button on the top right.
After adding some more elements, this becomes my final book cover.
Let’s make other pages where I will insert my texts. Here, I have picked an element, gave it a filter, and cropped it.
Now, let me add a footer.
I am going to add a link to my website on the footer. Let’s see how we can add a link to a text.
I can make a copy of it as much as I need. I can also delete which one I don’t need. All I will have to do is to click on the copy or bin button on the top of each page.
Another trick that I like to do sometimes is, when I find a good subpage, maybe that is a part of another template, I would copy elements of that page and paste on my page and do further edit needed. Because Canva is so flexible that either you take inspiration or make your design, possibilities are boundless. I can now add my texts and complete my eBook.
If a template has the Canva watermark, it means that the template is paid. You can just remove and replace those watermarked pictures from that page.

Creating a Custom Book Cover

Canva has some terms and conditions if you are using their free version and templates. So, read those carefully at first. But if you want to create your own book cover without using any template, you can also create one. Go to Create a design and click on Custom dimensions. There, put your desired width and height and press on Create a design.
You will get a blank page to work with, and on the left bar, you will find a lot of options.

Now, you can design this blank canvas as you want. Drag and drop anything that goes along with your content from the Element, crop, and resize it on the page, and you are good to go. You can add your photos on the cover page, and also edit them. Take a look at the top bar once you select any design. You will find your necessary editing options there.
I have created this book cover without any template, using only Elements, Background, and Text options.

What is your PDF contains more than 30pages:

You may be known to the fact that Canva has a page limit of 30 pages for an eBook. So, does that mean you can’t use Canva if your eBook has more than 30 pages? Not actually. You can still use Canva. This can be done even if you are using Canva for free. Let me show the way.
The main idea is to make different PDF files of your eBook and merge it together using another free tool. Suppose you have written 30 pages of your eBook, download it. You will find the Download option on the right side of the top bar of Canva.
The rest of your eBook should have the same design and theme to maintain your ebook’s consistency. For this, make a copy of this existing file on Canva and edit that by changing the content according to the rest of your eBook.

To make a copy, go to the right side of the top bar of Canva and click on File -> Make a Copy.

In the copied file, you can another 30 pages of your eBook by editing those existing pages and download that. In this process, you can complete your eBook, no matter how long it is. Now, you need a tool to merge those PDFs. Go to a webpage on the following link – https://www.sodapdf.com/pdf-merge/, and you will find a page like this.

Here, click on the Choose File boxes, and select the PDF files you want to merge. You can choose more than 2 files at once and hitting the +More Files option; you can add as many as you want. Merge your PDFs into one PDF and download it. The downloaded will be called Download file by default. In this process, you can use Canva even if your eBook is longer than 30pages.

Conclusion:

The popularity of eBooks is rising day by day and is not going to go down any soon. EBooks enable one to read books from anywhere, even in quarantine, when you can’t go out to buy anything. So, if you have ideas that you want to share and maybe, have some income from them, start creating your own eBook. 

With Canva, it becomes much easier than before to create professional eBooks. But whatever you design, the design should go with your content. At the same time, we should not forget the fact that a book cover puts the first impression of a book to a reader. And, Canva is here to boost your creative writing with its creative and user-friendly design ideas.
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Yousuf Hossain

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I am an entrepreneur who always invests time closely with people to successfully bring their business online. My main mission with this blog is to help people with offering them free guides and tutorials related to website design and marketing so that people can grow their online businesses following my guidance and path!

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