Types of Licenses For Stock Images

Royalty Free The most affordable license type for stock photos is royalty free (or RF). Royalty free means you can use the image multiple times, without paying a royalty. This is the best choice for budget-minded designers and marketers. The downside of royalty free is that RF images are non-exclusive, meaning anyone can purchase and use them. Royalty free images have the most lenient permissible uses for both commercial and…

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Buying and Downloading Images From Depositphotos.com

Important Always make sure that the image that you are using for your book cover has the correct license. You cannot just grab an image off the someone's website and use it for your book cover! If you don't own an image then your best bet is to buy an image with the correct licensing.

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Print On Demand Book Sizing

The following sizes are for the KDP Print (Amazon) Print On Demand Books: The most widely used sizes are: 5.5 x 8.5 inches 6 x 9 inches Alternative Sizes: (Note not all these sizes can be shipped to other Book Stores so be careful of creating a book size that is not carried by certain book stores as you will shrink your potential market) 5 x 8 inches 5.06 x…

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How To Edit .MOBI Format Documents

Editing a .Mobi file is a lot more work than editing other files. You cannot just do an edit on the Mobi file. There are 3 steps to this process: Unpack the Mobi file Apply the edits to the files Repack the Mobi file For this you will need software and a knowledge of HTML etc. In the following few articles I will attempt to give you the various options…

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Editing PDF Formats

The other day I came across a challenge of how one edits a PDF – I had to make one small edit and reformatting the document was just not an option! If you have the original word document that was used to create the PDF in the first place then use this option – make the changes to the word document and then recreate the PDF (fastest and cleanest way…

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Creating A Book Cover For Your eBook

This is a very important aspect of your book. The Book Cover makes or breaks your book sales! Your have several options: Make your own cover Use cover maker software Employ the services of a freelancer Employ the services of a Graphic company But whatever you decide to do, make sure that your cover look professional. Some things to look out for when designing your book cover: Make sure that…

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Smashwords Uploading Errors

Some of the typical errors one comes across when uploading an ebook into Smashwords: Corrupted images: This probably means that your image is not a .jpg format. Your best option is to delete the image in your book and then insert it back into your document making 100% sure that your image is really a .jpg format. Sometimes you could be using a .png image that has been cut &…

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