I’d like to take a look at what I think is the biggest pitfall authors face, especially if they are not hiring a professional to design a book cover for them. Though many authors don’t appear to know, there’s one thing to bear in mind. COPYRIGHT is LAW!
Photos and Pictures and art are all automatically copyrighted. (see #2 & #3)
Here are 5 important things you need to think about when it comes to copyright.
1. Assume everything is copyrighted by someone. Absolutely nothing is available for you to use for free or without permission, unless *specifically* stated by the copyright holder. (more…)