Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free photos? Only three credits.

Like many writers, I'm trying  to take advantage of every opportunity available to promote my book for free.

So far, it's cost me $40.00.

You see, I'm trying to make a book trailer. A two minute book trailer. And you can't do that without photos. So I've been going to different sites, looking for free images and then--of course finding the "perfect" photo, which is not free.

And it's only one image. But you must buy a package of credits. And it's only $, you do. But then, you've got these other credits to use. So you begin to scroll through the other photos. And you find more. But then, you're short one you have to buy more so you can round out your collection of images. And've got these extras, so...

I'm telling you, it's all a scam. Does anyone besides the friends and families of writers watch those book trailers, anyway?

But then again...sometimes you just can't help yourself. Could you resist using this sweet little face in your Christmas book trailer? That sweet little smile just melts your heart. Feeling grinchy? Not anymore.

I got Cindy Loo Hoo here from Dreamtopia. (Damn it, I'm gonna make sure I get use out of these things.)

Where do you go to spend money on free photos?

1 comment:

  1. well unfortunately I have not found myself in your shoes yet. I like the do it yourself approach most of the time but then again $40 is prolly not too much and am sure pple watch it on youtube. Have you hooked up with other writers on youtube?