28 May 11 5:46 pm
It is not illegal to use someone else photos as long as you and photo owner agree to its right, whether it is for free of use or with a license fee.
But either way , the other thing to consider is the quality of the images, photos are an incredibly important part of marketing your eBook , for instance a woman’s image on the cover page, that can help draw your buyers into hearing what you have to say, that depends on the model’s projection, aura and even the type of costume she is wearing , and another thing is the background of the image it should also fit on your eBooks’ theme or topic, that’s why professional photos is the best way to go.
Quality photos add a level of professionalism to your eBook, you may buy photos online or just grab from any free photo websites and if you decide it to be a computer generated images, you may hire a graphic artist to personalize the design and layout for you, or you may even hire a photographer for your model’s photo shoot, just don’t be afraid to express what you desire, so that the photographer may be able to understand what kind of images he or she needs capture.
If you decided to choose a computer generated images, I may be able to help you since I do graphic editing and designing, or go to these websites for free images:http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsphttp://www.gettyimages.com/CreativeImages/RoyaltyFree
For images with royalty fee you may go to this websites:http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/paid.htmlhttp://www.fotolia.com/Info/HowToBuy
For paid photographers you may visit this website:http://www.photoshelter.com/buyer
I hope this will help… more power to you!