Can You Copy Online Pictures To Paste Onto Your Website?

I first posted this article in March 2013; I’m reposting to make it current because I feel it’s important information to be aware of when it comes to pasting copied pictures online.

R. Lynn Archie, Romance Author

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Have you ever wondered if could get you in trouble for pasting a copied online picture onto your blog, website, or using for some other key business? I can say that personally, I did not until I decided to self-publish.

I cannot even tell you the countless number of times that I found myself searching through Google Images, in need of a stunning picture for a school project. Even now years later, I hear friends and collegues claim Google as their site of choice, when needing to find the perfect photo, to create an invitation, or use in a PowerPoint presentation for work. Regardless of rather the photo is for hard copy or not, if you are not the owner you don’t have the right to use it. In my opinion, I think that using it online only makes it more likely, for the copyright owner to learn about his/her…

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KDP: Updates Regarding Series Books

 

 

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Recently, I contacted Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) inquiring about series books, and there was a discussion about some new things happening soon that I thought I would share.

KDP is making updates to the way series books get listed on Amazon.com. Series books are books with multiple volumes whether they’re each complete books, or individual sections of a longer book. In making these books easier for customers to find, in mid-May they are updating how they organize them in the Kindle Store.

The detail pages will now display the title for series books as Title: Subtitle (Series Title Book Volume). KDP states these changes will help make sure that customers can find all of your books easily.

Here’s how KDP instructed series information should be used:

Series Title: Your Series Title in KDP should be the name of the series. By ensuring that all books in a series have the same value for Series Title, you will improve the discoverability of your books.

Volume: Enter only a numerical value (e.g. 1, 2, 3; not “Book 5” or “Book V”)

For example, if the name of your books is The World and is the second book within your Science Facts book series, your information would be as follows:
Book title: The World
Series title: Science Facts
Volume: 2

The title for this book will show up as The World (Science Facts Book 2). I hope this is information is helpful.

R. Lynn Archie

Mother’s Day Reading Blitz – All Books $.99

Mother’s Day Reading Blitz Sale Starts Today!!

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My book, Trial of Marriage and over 70 others by 60 female authors, will be ONLY .99 cents from May 9-May 11th for the Mother’s Day Reading Blitz! There’s all different genres for you to choose from. Please share with your reader friends!

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Promoting And Marketing A Book Or An eBook

Reblogging some useful tips by Don Charisma

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I’ve been asked indirectly to give some advice on promoting and marketing a Book for a friend. This is probably starting to fall under the category of work, and generally my work is paid for. However part of marketing oneself is giving away free high level concepts and ideas. So this is what we can do for you at our commercial side – DonCharisma.com.

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I’m calling this a “30 minute blog”, because I’ve set my stopwatch and will stop writing at 30 minutes.

Promoting And Marketing Plan

You’ll need a plan. The plan should include your timescales. Promoting and marketing either costs money or you expend effort, ie hard work and do it yourself.

Make an inventory of resources, what’s my budget ?

Low budget – who are my friends that might help me ? who do I know that has skills ?

Decent budget – research companies that do…

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Featured Author: ME:-)

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I’m the featured author today on my friend and fellow author, Marisa Oldham’s Facebook page. There’s going to be a Giveaway and you still have time, so stop by and enter. If you can, please “Like” her page; that would be awesome, here’s the link:
https://www.facebook.com/thefallingseriesofnovels?ref=br_tf

Thanks a bunch!

R. Lynn