How To Animate your Book Cover

Ever wonder how all those animated book covers you see on Twitter, etc, are created? Well wonder no more. Stop by Story Empire today and let Harmony Kent show you exactly how it’s done, step by step. Then, if you will, pass the post along so others can learn, too. Thanks, and THANK YOU, Harmony, for such a helpful post! 🙂

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Hi SErs! Harmony here. Animated book covers have become all the rage for social media promotion. So, today, I’d like to show  you how to animate a book cover. I’ve discovered both free and fairly cheap Apps to achieve this. At first, I found it a steep learning curve, but once I got the hang of it, I could come up with a great graphic in minutes and have fun into the bargain.

What You’ll Need:

  1. Tablet or Smart Phone
  2. Pixaloop App
  3. Canva App (or any other app where you can generate and save an Instagram-sized PNG.
  4. Video Editing Software (Optional)

On your tablet or smartphone, download both the Pixaloop and Canva Apps. Canva has both free and paid options. The free option offers plenty of scope, so you don’t necessarily need to go for the paid option if you’d rather not.

Pixaloop costs me £17.99…

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4 thoughts on “How To Animate your Book Cover

    • Happy to share, Harmony. Now that Christmas is FINALLY packed away (26 boxes and 4 huge garbage bags of Christmas pillows and garlands!), I’ll be following along with Story Empire regularly and sharing whenever possible. This one was definitely too good not to pass along! Thanks for all the clear and concise instructions! 🙂 ❤

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    • My pleasure to share such a helpful post, Gwen. I’ll be getting back to more regular sharing now that company is gone and the House of 1,000 Santas is back to being the House of 1,000 Furballs and Dust Bunnies. 😀

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