Like books, music, paintings, and photographs, video also falls into the public domain and/or copyright protection. Please be sure to check and double-check that you have the appropriate license and usage rights prior to downloading and/or using any video for any of your projects. This list will continue to expand as I find more websites offering free & paid video, so please check back often. If you know of a great website, please let me know.
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.
Looking for music for your book trailer, or perhaps just wanting to listen to something new? Here are the best websites that I’ve come across so far, for both free and paid music. Every genre under the stars, you’re bound to find that perfect tune. I love music, it inspires me in my writing, and I’m forever searching for that one song that will make my stories and thoughts come alive with emotion. Feel the beat, and go for a listen. If you know of a great music website that I haven’t listed yet, please contact me.
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.
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.