Are You Legal?

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Hello SErs. Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to take a look at designing a book cover for your latest master piece while ensuring you don’t break one of the many copyright rules.

Whether you make the cover yourself or hire a designer, a good chance exists that you’ll use a stock image for it.

Even if you paid the image designer or photo site, it doesn’t guarantee that you’re safe.

Many authors and designers don’t understand all of the nuances.

Below, I list the different types of license for stock photos:


Standard License – For example, a Shutterstock Standard License allows you to use images an unlimited number of times in digital applications, which includes eBooks, websites, online ads, software, mobile applications, and online ads.

What about printed designs, such as hardcover or softcover print books?

This is why the fine print for any stock photo you…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to Are You Legal?

  1. harmonykent says:

    Thanks for sharing, Charles. 🙂


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