RSS

Tag Archives: Free images

How to Create your Book Trailer?

Book trailers are becoming more and more popular and with a good reason:  video content almost always doubles the amount of visitors and their click-through rates!  How to plan, design and most important, how to market your book video is explained in detail and with more than 111 tips, tutorials, links to free music and free images a valuable tool for everyone. 

How to design it?
The best book trailers start with the cover shot and end with a reminder of where you can buy it. Once you have sorted out your video, images and music and cut it down to less than two minutes, you can set up a free You Tube account and upload it.

Your sound / written message
The one paragraph to explain your book (or your elevator pitch) you have already written for your book is a great place to start.  Create the best key words and title to make it easy to find.

Copyright free music for your video
There are quite a few artists that offer their music under the Creative Commons License, but it is sometimes hard to find them through all the sites that ask a lot of money to use one song.

Royalty Free Music
Royalty-free means you do not have to pay an ongoing fee while you use their compositions. Although a small fee to upload it may be charged. Always credit the composer in your book trailer.

http://www.taylorhayward.org/freemusic.htm
http://sonnyboo.com/music/music.htm .
http://www.soundclick.com/business/license_list.cfm


Royalty Free Photos

http://www.stockvault.net
http://www.public-domain-image.com
http://gimp-savvy.com
http://www.pdphoto.org
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml

More on copyright and a comparison table at:
http://budgetstockphoto.com/free_stock_photos.html

Get  111 Tips to Create Your Book Trailer   at  Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y15YYO for only $2.99

<><><><><>

.

If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts of this blog (there are almost 570 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful. Thanks, Doris

.

.
Hyper Smash

Pingates

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Why Steal When You Can Get it for Free ?

No Entry Sign

 

.

Expecting that nobody will notice if you make use of an image that you just take without permission is foolish, tools like TinEye make it free and easy to find who has used an image without permission, and stock agencies such as Getty and others use paid services like picscout.com track image misuse, bill the offender, taking legal action if images are not removed. Their tools help image buyers identify and license premium content as it appears across the Web.

If you are using images without the correct license, someone will catch up with you sooner or later. here’s a typical forum quote “I currently have a demand from Getty images for $1200 over an image I hot-linked to in a blog entry 2 years ago.

Check out this extensive list of resources, providing free stock photos with a table of comparisons:
http://budgetstockphoto.com/free_stock_photos.html

.

<><><><><>

.

If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this customized Online Seminar / Consulting for writers: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 1,100 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

.

Hyper Smash

Pingate

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Photography

 

Tags: , , , ,

Part II of Free Image Sources

I am only on page 15 of about 3,000 pages of free photos and have downloaded dozens of beautiful images that I can use for websites, books and yes, also for this blog. This is the best of all websites I found so far:

http://www.morguefile.com

An amazing hidden treasure on the internet, ten, no hundred thousands of free images (260610 to be precise) and you are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit and to adapt the work. No “accounts” necessary as on other websites, just go to “free photos”, choose an image and download it.

photographerSome of the photos are in such a high resolution that you can use them for your book cover image. A real treasure trove!

———

I did not have the time yet to browse these more common websites that have royalty free images at low prices and even some free ones too. Have a look:

http://www.istockphoto.com

http://www.dreamstime.com

http://www.shutterstock.com

http://www.fotosearch.com/

 

 

As you browse, pull any images that catch your eye. Don’t assume you’ll be able to return to that page later. Chances are, you’ll never find it again. (They’re tricky that way.) Just save the ones you like and cull them later.

 

.

.

.
Hyper Smash

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: