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Author Design Engine

Learn how to design efficiently and effectively for YOUR audience!

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Want to learn how to design your own ads, swag, book trailers, and even book covers? The Author Design Engine is the perfect place for you. We'll cover all that and more--including some web design and formatting tutorials too. Learn about the principles of design, how to design efficiently and effectively for YOUR audience, and how to do the technical stuff that will make all this a breeze. Graphic lessons will be taught in both Photoshop and Canva so that anyone can apply these principles to make beautiful books and book paraphernalia!

This is a course in progress. What that means is some videos are available now and others will be coming soon. You can check out the list of planned topics for each unit to get a sense of what is ahead. I also welcome suggestions from my All Access members, so you'll very likely see many more videos popping up than are already planned. Check out what we have now, and watch your email for notifications when new videos go live!

Additional topics coming soon include...

  • Designing a Video Slide Show
  • Designing Book Covers
  • Designing Your Own Author Swag
  • WordSwag, Ripple, & Other Design Apps
  • Formatting with Vellum
  • Formatting with Scrivener
  • Formatting with MS Word
  • Designing Your Home Page
  • Designing Your About Page
  • Melissa's Guide to Gravity Forms
  • Melissa's Guide to Thrive Leads
  • Melissa's Guide to KingSumo


Your Instructor


Melissa Storm
Melissa Storm

Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. Writing is her way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us. So, of course, Melissa's USA Today bestselling fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories.

Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run a number of book-related businesses together, including LitRing, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, the Author Site, and the Alliterates. When she's not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her five dogs, cockatiel, and a rescue cat named Schrödinger. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor, because priorities.

If you need any help, email me: melissa@yourauthorengine.com. That's what I'm here for!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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