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 2020. 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 professional development, you have full lifetime access to these class materials.

Browse the curriculum below for lesson listings. Click the "plus +" signs to see the lessons under each section.

You also get direct access to the instuctor through the discussion board or personal email to answer any additional questions you might have about a particular lesson or step in the cover creation process.

  • 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

Click the "plus +" signs below.

  • 1


    • Welcome to your self-publishing journey!

    • Video: Viewing Lessons

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

    • Free Alternatives to Adobe PDF

  • 2

    Lulu: Book Cover

    • Video: Lulu Book Covers (2020)

    • Video: ISBN Conversion to jpg

    • Video: Converting JPG 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 Lulu Issues

    • Video: Fixing Photoshop Issues

    • Video: Fixing PDF Issues

    • Font: Fixing Font Issues

  • 6

    Before You Finish

    • Course Review

    • Keep Learning: My Books

    • More Resources

    • Online Writing Classes

    • Your Certificate

    • Quick Exit Survey


  • 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 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock 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. She is also a published author and has recently released the following grammar and proofreading books: 1) "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing,"  2) "Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills," and 3) "Adult Learner Grammar Essentials," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: