Are you struggling with your Lulu book cover?

Need help with the new system?

Many would-be self-publisher's are struggling with Lulu's new system, especially with the cover. Successfully uploading an attractive book cover to Lulu requires an investment of knowledge, skill, and a bit of money to gain all of that. I personally use Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat to format my books. Lulu's new system is a bit sensitive and will not accept files made with free or cheap programs. Inferior quality software could be part of your problem. However, if you must rely on free software to create your cover, I give you some free alternatives to choose from in the beginning of the class.

"Design Your Lulu Book Cover Like a Pro" teaches you step-by-step how to create a book cover for your Lulu book project from scratch. Each video tutorial illustrates the tools you need, and what you must do to successfully create and upload a Lulu book cover.

To date, I have published 11 books through Lulu on the old and new systems. I give you tips and tricks on how to avoid issues with your cover throughout the class. To see samples of my book covers, visit my website at:
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What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons

  • Lecture Slides & Quizzes

  • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to your self-publishing journey!

    • Video: Viewing Lessons

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe PDF

  • 2

    Lulu: Book Cover

    • Update: LULU ISBN

    • Video: ISBN Conversion to jpg

    • Video: Lulu Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Flatten Cover to PDF

    • PDF: Practice Book Cover Template

    • Examples: Lulu Covers

  • 3

    Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Canva Book Cover Tutorial

    • PDF: Practice Book Cover Template

  • 4

    MS WORD Book Cover Tutorial

    • Video: Creating Your Cover

    • PDF: Practice Book Cover Template

  • 5

    Fixing Book Cover Problems

    • Video: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Slides: Problems Uploading Cover

    • Video: Fixing Photoshop Issues

    • Video: Fixing PDF Issues

  • 6

    Before You Finish

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review


  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Develop communication & media skills that people pay for on a regular basis.
    • Build your résumé with marketable skills and earn more money.
    • Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based business.
    • Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging media content.
  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Our classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for maximum learning, practice, and retention. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • Do you offer any other classes?

    Yes! We offer a variety of grammar, writing, public speaking and grant writing classes for all levels of student in a convenient online format. Click "All Courses" above on this page, or head to

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: