How to Get Permission to Use Images Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer

Ebook cover images copyYou 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.


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7 responses to “How to Get Permission to Use Images Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer”

  1. AlanD says:

    A good source for military images, tanks, planes and such, would be the public relations websites maintained by the United States Departmen fo defense.

  2. Carole says:

    Where’s the newsletter sign-up area? All I can find is the “subscribe to my blog” area.

  3. 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.

  4. I can’t find the link to sign up for your newsletter either?

  5. 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
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  6. 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.

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