You have probably heard the old joke,
What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start.
Okay, that’s unfair (unless, of course, I get to choose which lawyers), but I do think there are many matters that writers can handle on their own without paying an attorney.
All they need are tools and information. That’s why I wrote Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook and this blog.
With that same goal in mind, Jessie Brown and I wrote a new e-book
How to Use Eye-Catching Images Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer to be released on Amazon on September 19, 2014 and currently available for pre-order.
The price–99 cents, but if sign up for my newsletter, you will get it for free.
The e-book covers the option of using free public domain images, including linking to dozens of resources.
And we explain when a writer may not need permission because the use is “fair use.”
But the focus of the book is how to track down a copyright holder and ask for permission, including a sample permission request letter.
With links galore.
This is the first in a series of short e-books. The next one will be How to Use Memorable Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer. We’ll get that out before Thanksgiving.
Again, the ebook will be 99 cents on Amazon or free if you sign up for my newsletter.
A good source for military images, tanks, planes and such, would be the public relations websites maintained by the United States Departmen fo defense.
Where’s the newsletter sign-up area? All I can find is the “subscribe to my blog” area.
Carole, The newsletter sign-up is on the home page. But you question made me realize I should add it to my blog page as well. Thank you.
I can’t find the link to sign up for your newsletter either?
The signup for my newsletter is on the home page. But in a couple days, it will also be on the blog page. Sorry about that.
I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website.
I really hope to view the same high-grade content
by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me
to get my own, personal blog now 😉
There is so much pertinent information for writers on your website – and I especially like this page because even now those of us who write in any capacity are always trying to find copyright free images. I’m going to explore a lot of the topics on your sidebar that are jumping out at me. Like: public domain, self-publishing, stock images, trademark issues and license. Thanks for compiling a fantastic website that is quite useful to writers.