Using Photos in Self Published Books: What You Need to Know | Episode 149

July 7, 2020

Be careful with photos in your self published books! A question from an author forum prompted me to share these tips to help keep you out of copyright hot water, save money, and provide a better user experience.

Blog: Using Photos in Self Published Books: What You Need to Know http://hub.me/anBev

U.S. Copyright Office Circular 15a on Duration of Copyright: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ15a.pdf

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/V5eyhwYwnpI

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view that segment on YouTube):

0:12 One rule of thumb for using photos

1:07 What about "old" photographs and images?

2:25 Why you need permission to use photos

4:50 Your headshot and book cover photos

6:22 Stock photography issues

8:10 Photo quality that's needed for print books

8:29 Photo issues for eBooks

10:46 How photos can make your book outdated

13:19 Photos for fiction books? Nonfiction?

14:18 Take a tip from the big trade publishers