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!
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, Sweet Promise Press, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, and the Author Site. When she's not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of a seemingly unending quantity of dogs and a rescue cat named Schrödinger.
Melissa maintains active memberships in Romance Writers of America (RWA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Novelists, Inc. (NINC), and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
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