In today’s high-tech world, one thing reigns supreme: images. As authors use social media and blogs to discuss their books, images are a crucial component to making those posts pop.
While your book cover should definitely be designed to catch eyes, that’s not the only image you’ll want to include. For blog posts, you’ll want images that can speak to what’s being said and make your reader want to dive into the post. For social media posts, you’ll often want a nice background to make people stop scrolling and take notice.
Over the years, Indies Unlimited has provided all sorts of links to free resources for authors including pictures, music, fonts, video editors, and more. We’ve even got a dedicated resource page for this. We’re always updating that page, and it already includes the sites I talk about below.
Now we’re back with even more. (As a reminder, always check the license, because licensing sometimes changes over time.)
Just over a year ago I wrote a post highlighting some free online resources for writers. Since that time, I’ve discovered even more wonderful free resources for photos, music, backgrounds, fonts, and more, so it’s definitely time for an update.
Each site has a section regarding licensing, which needs to be read prior to downloading and using content. Some sites don’t require any attribution, but some do, so make sure to read the fine print.
Links to all the various sites won’t be included in this post, because minions can get into trouble with Google for posting too many scammy-looking links. But at the bottom of this post will be a link to one of Indies Unlimited’s fabulous resource pages, where you can find links to all the sites mentioned.