A time-consuming thing it can be to find the right images for a project, whether that project is a book cover, poster, banner, or a social media header. This list will expand with time, as I locate more of these websites, so come back often. Please note that some of these websites may ask you to create an account, and it is probably a good thing that you do. Read through their Licensing Terms & Conditions to be sure that you have the right to use, manipulate, and/or transform any image prior to downloading and using them. Do the CYA and stay legal – you’ll save yourself a world of stress if you do. Best of luck to you in your projects.
Adobe Spark – Some of the images appearing throughout this website were acquired through the generosity of Adobe under Creative Commons License.
Pixabay – Some of the images appearing throughout this website were acquired through the generosity of Pixabay.com under Creative Commons License.
Pexels – Some of the images appearing throughout this website were acquired through the generosity of Pexels.com under Creative Commons License.
Yale Art Gallery
Travel Coffee Book
NOAA Photo Library
Death To The Stock Photo
US Agriculture Image Gallery
New York Public Library
Public Domain Archive
FFCU – Free For Commercial Use
National Gallery of Art
Authors need Resources – that’s a fact. Finding the right resource can be a total nightmare. Some of us, as newbie authors, have no idea just how vast and complex the book market and world really is. Here’s a list of just some of the incredible number of research and resources every author needs to know about. If you know of a great resource that’s not on my list, please tell me about it. Every author can be successful if they know the rules of the game, and where to locate those rules.
Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage
Retail Council of Canada
Canadian Electronic Library
National Library of Canada
Gutenberg Canada – Public Domain
Gutenberg Australia – Public Domain
Gutenberg USA – Public Domain
Many Books – Public Domain
LibriVox – Audio Books – Public Domain
Wikipedia – Online Research Encyclopedia
JSTOR – Digital Library
Askew & Holts – Library Stock
DuoLit – Best Newbie Author Info
Canadian Writers Union – Contracts
Canadian Writers Union – How-to Guides
Quill & Quire – Hottest Canadian Writers Online Magazine
Glossary of Publishing Terminology
CANSCAIP – Canadian YA Literature Association
Canadian Council for the Arts – Grants
Canadian Encyclopedia – Writers Search
Wikipedia – Public Domain Images Resources
Harvard Law School Library
Shopping for the lastest eReader, or eReading App? Perhaps you need an update for your eReader? There are many options out there, and this list will help you find the right one for you and your budget. With so many eBooks out there, and many websites offering free ebooks, this is the starting point. The more we read, the more we learn – authors must read every day, to expand our writing style and word skill. If you know of an App that’s not listed here, please let me know so I can add it to the list.
Books to Film is a very real dream of many authors. Finding those who know the industry, following them and learning from them, adopting them as mentors, is the first step to bringing your dream to reality. For me, this reality also consists of purchasing the software the big-name scriptwriters and filmmakers use and teaching myself to bring my novels to scripts. Multi-generational films/movies and their scripts can be found, and when you do find them, watch and read them through, because those are the keys to discovering why they have been popular and have become classics and successful for generations. Many of these links below will either offer insight to the industry, further details, or allow the free download of the scripts and films – you should never have to pay for them if they are in the Public Domain, yet many websites charge varying prices.
Go Into The Story
IMDb – List of PubliScreenwritings
The Script Lab
The Writing Room
Indie Film Hustle
NY Film Academy
Script Reader Pro
B&W Old Movies
Public Domain Movies
Archive.org Feature Films
Public Domain Flicks
Ranker – Public Domain Films
Public Domain Movies
Wikipedia – List of Films in the Public Domain
Each one of the links below are high traffic websites – each hosting book reviews. Locating the right person, with the correct method of contact however, is something that will take me a while yet to do – but, once found I will update this post with that additional information. In the meantime, if you find the right person, and their contact information, please let me know so I can update the information for others. I hope you find this useful. Best of luck to you.
CTV News Calgary
New York Times
Globe & Mail
Wall Street Journal
Toronto Star – Toronto, Ontario
The Loop – TV Talk Show
The Province – Vancouver, BC
Indie Author News
The New Yorker
New York Review