The Book Cover Tutorial and Template [https://edtechbooks.org/-mot] can be used to create book covers for textbooks. Alternatively, if you want to create your own book cover from scratch, the image should have dimensions equivalent to 5.5 x 8.5 and be less than 1MB in size.
To create a book cover using our template, begin by opening the Google Presentations template [https://edtechbooks.org/-mot]. Upon clicking the link, you will open (and copy to your own Google Drive) a document that has been preconfigured to the correct book cover dimesions.
Follow the steps in the tutorial, which are also articulated below:
- Add text
- Change fonts
- Choose a color scheme
- Select images
- Select vector graphics
- Select icons
- Put it all together
- Save your cover
The final step is to save the book cover design as a JPEG image. After saving the image to your computer, navigate within EdTech Books to the textbook that you want to add the book cover to. Select the Edit icon button in the top-right corner of the page.
Scroll down and select the "Images" drop down. You will see the current book cover image. Select the "Choose File" button to replace the image with your new book cover image.
After replacing the book cover image, select the "Save Book Settings" button. Your new book cover is now automatically applied to the textbook!