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Journal Design Mastery Program

Everything You Need to Design, Publish and Market Your Journals

Introducing the Journal Design Mastery Program Bundle

Learn How to Design & Publish Journals and Workbooks
Based on Your Book, Course or Expertise!

In the Journal Design Mastery program, you'll learn how to Design and Publish Journals and Workbooks for your Audience... easier, quicker and more beautifully than you’ve ever imagined! Skip to the head of the class and create your own beautiful journal or workbook by the end of this amazing training experience!

The Journal Design Mastery Program includes FOUR bestselling courses, delivered by the Book Ninja, Kristen Joy. Included in this bundle are the following programs:

  • Journal Design Basics
  • Advanced Journal Design
  • Create Journals with Canva
  • Design a Book Cover That Sells

Your Instructors - D'vorah Lansky and Kristen Joy

This online classroom is run by D'vorah Lansky, M.Ed. D'vorah is an online book and course creation expert. She has created over 40 online courses and has published over 20 bestselling books, workbooks, journals and planners.

Since her area of expertise is in teaching "marketing" and not in teaching "publishing" she's teamed up with her publishing colleague, Kristen Joy, to bring you a spectacular suite of Journal and Workbook Creation Courses.

This Course is Taught by Kristen Joy - The Book Ninja

A serial entrepreneur, in 2003 Kristen turned her life-long love of reading and writing into a full-time career she LOVES, teaching authors and entrepreneurs how to create books that bring them business and turning authors into successful authorpreneurs.

Kristen has taught hundreds of students to publish their own books, workbooks, journals and planners and has helped many of them to start their own publishing companies.

By taking this course, you are setting yourself up to be able to successfully design and publish your own workbooks and journals.


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Content Rich Journals Are MUCH More Than Lines on a Page
They Can Boost Your Income, Help Your Readers, and Increase Your Income!

Imagine this… You walk into a bookstore or specialty gift shop. Along the wall is an impressive display of journals of all types and sizes. Journals for list making. Diet & exercise journals. Blank-page journals with cool or quirky quotes. Journals for fun. Journals for in-depth writing. Journals for hobbies. Dozens of beautiful, quirky, attractive and awesome journals!

And yet, it’s still missing…

There’s that ONE journal, that special one you’ve been searching for, that you just can’t find. The one that speaks to you, that has everything inside it that you want. And you know others want it, too.

Amidst dozens and dozens of choices, you leave empty-handed and disappointed. Don’t let your audience leave empty-handed and disappointed, too!

Journals… they’re like potato chips… or cats… You can never have just one! I know I own and use at least a dozen myself. From journals for weight loss to inspiration to blank books with lines and fun illustrations, the opportunities for tapping into this niche are endless!

Journals are a high-selling hot book style and the trend continues to grow, right now! Everything from journals for writing about your day to keeping track of life events, to managing your kids, your business and your life! But still… yours isn’t out there yet. Is it?

As a well-seasoned author, artist and publishing professional, I’ve been getting ready to create journals for a long time. I’ve also received a LOT of feedback from people just like YOU who are ready to create their own journals. And in my own personal research, I’ve discovered a NEW trend of mash-up journals becoming more popular as niches combine to create one-of-a-kind highly-desirable low-content, highly-attractive and engaging books!

  • What if you could look over my shoulder as I create a beautiful, simple, and marketable (yes, it’ll look GORGEOUS next to all those other journals you’d LOVE to stand out next to on that shelf!) journal?
  • What if I walked you through step-by-step beginning with idea all the way through EACH stage of creation?
  • How much would you invest in a live, step-by-step design, layout, publishing and marketing course for this exploding book publishing niche? (You’ll be surprised at the answer!)

See, what I want to do is teach YOU exactly how to design and publish these amazing books yourself… without the high cost of hiring book designers. I don’t want to just throw a bunch of facts together or share some good theories! What I want to do is put into your hands the know-how to turn around and design your own journal… immediately!

In fact, I will personally create AND publish one of these books from scratch right in front of your eyes! You get the benefit of all the training, experience, research and know-how that comes with my well over 10 years in the publishing industry and experience designing and publishing books for well over a dozen clients. Skip to the head of the class and be prepared to create your own beautiful journal by the end of this training experience!

Introducing... Journal Design Mastery Program Bundle
Taught by T
he Book Ninja - Kristen Joy

(A Note from D'vorah: Everything I learned about creating and publishing all of my journals, action guides and planners, I learned in this course!)

Here are the journals D'vorah learned how to create in THIS course...

Course #1 - The Journal Design Basics Course is broken down into
5 Sessions with 5 corresponding recorded Q&A segments

Module One -- Niches, Research, Basics, and More!
Module Two -- Cover Design 101, Interior Layout 101
Module Three -- Book Design Tweaks, Tips, Tricks and QnA
Module Four -- Publishing 101
Module Five -- Out-of-the-Box Marketing

This “Journal Design Basics” class is an in-depth video training course that was originally taught as a LIVE Virtual 2-Day Workshop. You have the benefit of all the QnA sessions as well as Kristen's dynamic over-her-shoulder demo's EVERY step along the way!

In this extensive hands-on training, you'll discover...

60 Journal Style Ideas and how to “mash” them up with other niches to create the PERFECT one-of-a-kind product your audience will LOVE. (Your best ideas expanded and skyrocketed to awesome!)

How to identify the perfect niche and theme to create journals for. (Profitable, attractive & scalable!)

Journal Cover Design 101: Step-by-step demonstrations of how to create a high quality journal cover, including the spine, dimensions, where to get images and MORE! (With Photoshop AND Adobe InDesign tutorials that work on BOTH Mac AND PC!)

Interior Book Design 101: EXACTLY FROM SCRATCH step-by-step demos of how to lay out the interior of your book page by page, with page numbers, how to do margins (and EASILY create those pesky lined pages) in design programs for BOTH Mac AND PC: PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign (PLUS a bonus surprise software training!).

Back Cover Design 101: What goes where, what to do about ISBNs, how to calculate spine width and MORE. (All the details, super-simplified!)

Selling Your Journal: How to price your journal to SELL, compete and still make money. (Stop wondering what to sell your book for!)

Back Cover Copy 101: Step-by-step instruction AND real time demo of how to write the book description for Amazon for your journal so it’ll fly off the real and virtual shelves. (The most important sales copy you will ever need).

Publishing Essentials: CreateSpace, IngramSpark, pros/cons, which to use, when to use them, Details steps on how to create your PDF print files and step-by-step how to upload your book. (The most detailed side-by-side comparison you'll ever see!)

Step-by-Step Demonstrations: Discover exactly how to pre-sell your journal to your friends, followers and fans. (You can take this one to the bank!)

Step-by-Step Marketing: 10 (TEN!) complete out-of-the-box, step-by-step marketing strategies that are guaranteed to get your journal noticed and sold! (Including FIVE (5) BONUS marketing tactics revealed!)

Elements: A dozen elements to choose from to include inside your journal to set it apart from the competition. (Exceed your customers' expectations!)

Bonus Session Q&As: Q&As from each session when it was held live are included! (Your additional questions will most likely be answered!)

And probably most spectacular of all…

Look over my shoulder and watch as I personally design and publish not just one, but TWO complete journals of your classmates' choosing from scratch!

You get to watch every step. I'm not going to hold even one secret back from you. Watch in "realtime" as it unfolded and be inspired!

Watch As Kristen Creates These TWO Beautiful Journals, Right Before Your Eyes!

(This photo was taken 10 days after the initial live training for this course. In this course she shows you EXACTLY how she made these two books... step-by-step!)

Course #2 - Advanced Journal Design
4 Training Sessions with Q&A Segments

This “Advanced Journal Design” course provides you with a four module, in-depth training program.

Each module includes power-packed training sessions where you get to look-over-Kristen's-shoulder as she demonstrates the strategies taught in this program.

In this ADVANCED level Journal Design training you will find...

Module 1: How to make your Journal stand OUT from the pack: Industry updates, what's happening RIGHT NOW and the steps you must take to be a profitable journal publisher!

Module 2: Novice to PRO Journal Book Cover Design: Mistakes to avoid in cover design, copyright issues and WHY your journals might not be selling as well as you hoped. (Includes complete ADVANCED cover design InDesign demo!)

Module 3: Advanced Interior Journal Design: InDesign training and demonstrations including how to make your own backgrounds, making it EASY to write inside them, using transparency, borders and frames and "fancier" effects! (And keep your branding intact for better customer experience.)

Module 4: Advanced Marketing: Get your Journals on TV, in bookstores, create and run your own virtual book tour and more!

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Course #3 - Create Journals with Canva
18 Training Demonstrations Featuring a Variety of Niche Topics

  1. Comprehensive Training on How to Design Journals with Canva
  2. Demo #1: My Genealogy Journal
  3. Demo #2: The Coffee Journal
  4. Demo #3: My GF Journey: A Journal to Track My Gluten-Free Diet
  5. Demo #4: My Holiday Journal: What They Want, What I Got Them, What They Gave Me
  6. Demo #5: The Tracking Journal for Flower Gardening
  7. Demo #6: Stay-at-Home Mom's Grateful Kid Journal
  8. Demo #7: My Organic Market Journal
  9. Demo #8: My Favorite Music Journal
  10. Demo #9: My Magical Unicorn Sightings Journal
  11. Demo #10: The 30-Day Abundance Journal for Women
  12. Demo #11: My Parents Rock! A Gratitude Journal for the Ones You Love
  13. Demo #12: A Journal to Keep Track of My Dreams & Accomplishments
  14. Demo #13: Rebounds, A Healing Journey
  15. Demo #14: The Bride's Recipe Gift Book
  16. Demo #15: I Love Books!
  17. Demo #16: Strong Inspirations for the Strong Woman
  18. Demo #17: Cat's Are Awesome

Plus these bonuses:

  • Bonus: Frame Images
  • Bonus: High Resolution Background Images
  • Bonus: Flourishes and Embellishments for Your Journals & Workbooks

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Course #4 - Design a Book Cover That Sells
3 Training Sessions with Q&A Segments

Module 1: You'll learn in-depth essentials in the world of design, including rules of design, when to break them, color theory, using images and more.

Module 2: We go into advanced details, including the differences between print and e-book covers, branding, how to make your title stand out, series title treatment, how to work with a professional (if you've reached the end of your abilities) and more!

Module 3: I hold you by the hand and show you step-by-step how to design a great book cover. Watch as I demonstrate the practical elements of a successful cover design across multiple platforms including Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, Pixlr and more!

As always... You receive ongoing access to the course content, your access does not expire!

Your Book Only Has 3 Seconds to Make Its
Critical First Impression on Potential Buyers. Make it Count.

It’s been proven that your book cover design can make or break your book sales.

Not only do you have less than 3 seconds to convince someone browsing Amazon to click on your book, but once they click and look at your cover you have less than 7 more seconds to persuade them to read your book description.

Buyers DO judge books by their covers. If your design doesn’t
make the cut, you don’t make the sale.

In this course: How to Design a Book Cover that Sells, you will learn the essentials professional designers use to design book covers.

From Art 101 to advanced effects, at the end of this course you'll be armed with everything you need to go forth and create your own amazing book covers!

You will discover...

  • The essentials of graphic design, how book design is different, and why this directly impacts your potential sales.
  • How to properly use color to draw in your readers… and get them to open their wallets.
  • Where to get high quality images, how to properly use them, and how to keep your cover from looking like Google threw up on a Tabloid.
  • How to make it easy for your customers to find and buy every book you write in a series.
  • How to treat your title and subtitle to stand out and make readers want your book at a glance.
  • Genre-specific industry secrets revealed for fiction, non-fiction, romance, business how-to, self-help, sci-fi and more!
  • How to work with a professional cover designer (and where to find them) at any part during your cover design process.
  • LIVE DEMOS of 5 different software programs you can use to create your rocking book cover that won’t break the bank.
  • And so much MORE!

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With Your Registration Today You Receive:

  • The Complete Journal Design Basics Program
  • The Complete Advanced Journal Design Basics Program
  • The Complete Create Journals with Canva Workshop
  • The Complete Create a Book Cover That Sells Workshop

Each Program Includes:

  • Video Tutorials
  • Handouts
  • Bonuses
  • Our Interactive Discussion Forum
  • And Much More...

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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?
You receive ongoing and unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is the refund policy?
Refund Policy: Due to the astronomical value and the included materials which match exactly the offer described on this page, no refunds are available for this training program.
What if I've already taken the Journal Design Basics Course with Kristen?
If you registered for the Journal Design Basics program on Kristen's website - send D'vorah an email, along with a copy of your paid invoice or a screen capture image of your course listing on Kristen's Classroom dashboard, and we'll send you a coupon that you can apply towards the complete Journal Design Mastery bundle - as described on this page.