Using Affinity Publisher

Create Professional Low Content Books With This Affordable Tool

  • Want to use professional publication software without any recurring subscription fees? Affinity is a one time charge.
  • Intimidated by InDesign?
  • Not loving how things look in Powerpoint?
  • Ready to take your book business seriously?

If you are ready to level up your low content book business by using professional publishing software, Affinity Publisher is one of the best choices. It is both affordable and powerful.

In this course, you will learn how to use the most important features of Affinity for low content book creators. No extra fluff, no wasting time learning tools you will never use.

Best of all, you will be able to immediately apply what you have learned. Follow along with the lessons using the included Demo File for Publisher. Recreate the journal and planner layouts that I demo, as well as the coloring book template.

What you will learn

  • Various notebook interiors
  • A journal layout
  • A planner layout
  • Coloring/Puzzle/Activity book templates with a table of contents
  • Lay out your cover

If you want to learn how to use Affinity Publisher quickly, this course will get you on your way in the shortest time possible. Enroll today!

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Create a new document
  • Edit a document
  • Grids and Guides
  • Pages & Master Pages
  • Put together your manuscript and export your pdf

Module 2: Creating Notebook Interiors

  • Lined notebook paper
  • Grid paper (graph)
  • Dot grid paper
  • Handwriting practice paper

Module 3: Creating Journal Layouts

  • Artistic Text Tool
  • Text Box (Frame Text) tool vs. Artistic text tool
  • Dotted lines
  • Two ways to place an image
  • Transform, rotate, & flip images
  • Add semi-transparent images on journal pages (image behind lines or text)
  • Adding text with the Frame Text tool
  • Shape tool
  • Type on a path with shapes
  • Type on a path with the pen tool
  • Decorate pages with shapes or text

Module 3: Create a Planner Layout

  • Text, Shapes, Colors, Alignment
  • Alternating colored lines two ways
  • Align & distribute
  • Align textboxes
  • Basic table setup: an appointment page
  • Basic table colors
  • Table options window
  • More table options

Module 4: Laying out Coloring, Activity, or Puzzle Books

  • Layout your template
  • Adding page numbers
  • Place multiple images
  • Using text styles to create a table of contents
  • Making changes in bulk

Module 5: Cover Design & Layout

  • Getting things ready
  • Document setup and background
  • Add barcode and place your elements
  • Adding text
  • Adding effects to text
  • Spine text and exporting your cover


  • PDF of course notes
  • Demo file of designs from the course for you to practice with
  • Three editable notebook templates in 6×9″; 7×10″, and 8.5×11″ in .afpub files

Join the over 350 students in this course

What Students Are Saying

I love Catherine’s video courses because they are all super helpful and clear, so when I wanted to create my first journal in Affinity Publisher I watched and followed along with Using Affinity Publisher for Low Content Books. With the help of the course, I created my first journal within a few hours. It was much simpler to pick up than I thought it would be and I’m delighted with the result. 
Jan Small


Catherine’s teaching style is top-notch and the information she provides in her course, Using Affinity Publisher to Create Low Content Books is high-quality and not filled with fluff.
As she teaches you how to use Affinity she explains in simple to understand terms, and as she performs action steps she explains what she is doing and why. It is evident going through this course she has spent quality time planning out the content she is teaching and creating the videos with all the step-by-step details.
Christina Salus

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