Book covers – One of the Trials

06 Jul

So, I’ve got two stories sitting in my hopper.  I’ve finished an erotic story of two were creatures who were shagging, and then the story of a girl who’s whole existence came down to wanting to be shagged by a centaur.

Awesome, I say to myself.  Let’s put a cover on that and call it an afternoon.

Unfortunately, I’ve run into a snag.

See, I’m one of those people who will read a Terms of Service, and upon doing so, I noticed that, for most of the sites that I’d be interested in purchasing stock photos from, they don’t allow their books to be used in anything that may be ‘morally questionable’.

A girl realizing her dream of being porked by a centaur…may be morally questionable.

So I wrote the site that I was intending on using CanStockPhoto and decided to see what they have to say about allowing their stock to be used for my upcoming novels.

I found a great post over at about where to find erotica covers.  They seem pretty happy with CanStockPhoto, especially for a beginner such as me, but I will wait for an official answer.

Now, I know what you’re asking, why don’t I just find an image on Amazon.

Because I’d be furious if someone took one of my books, slapped their name on it, changed the names of the characters, and claimed it was their own.

Same idea.

Photographers put a lot of work into acquiring their models as well as their equipment.  They spend a lot of time and money working on their craft, and I wouldn’t dream of trying to take from another artist what would be right to purchase from them.

So, we’ll wait, and see if I have to become a photographer to get the covers I need!

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Posted by on July 6, 2015 in Publishing


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