Stock Image Promo Deal at Dreamstime!

Attention all my fellow self-pubbing authors!

I have no idea whether this is still running, but by chance I came across and took advantage of a special promo deal over at dreamstime today, through which I obtained the standard rights (including book cover art rights for up to 500,000 copies) for 5 high-resolution images of my choice from their very extensive paid royalty-free image library for 1.29 Czech crowns (approximately 5 US cents). Two of the images I chose are basically ready to use as covers immediately (e.g. see below), just needing to add the text, two more will require a little framing, and the last one (one I had my eye on for a good six to twelve months) will require a little more work, (probably combining with some other elements), so I’m 80% done with the covers for four of my next five projects, have a good foundation for the fifth, and am very happy.

Simply register an account there (which is free), immediately upon logging in it should offer you a special promo deal (at least it did after I recovered my old password and logged in), if not choose to buy a monthly subscription for 5 images per month, this week they are offering an almost 100% discount, choose your images from their library, download and back up, then go to your account and select ‘no’ to automatically renewing your monthly subscription.

If this promo deal is now over, my apologies for not getting the word out soon enough. I am in no way affiliated with dreamstime or getting any commission for this, I just thought I’d share my good fortune in coming across this deal at just the right time, for all of you who do your own covers.

Below is a low-res version of one of the images I grabbed, which I’ll be using for the cover of a fantasy short story I’m working on:Strangers in the Forest_small

Win a Free Copy of Nobility Among Us!

NAU_poster_familyA competition has been set up over at my publisher’s website, with 2 free paperback copies of Nobility Among Us on offer for the winners. All you have to do is read an extract from the book and give your name and email address to be entered into the random draw. The deadline for entering the contest is the 12th of July.

Details can be found here:

Free Kindle ebook version of Nobility Among Us with each paperback purchase! has a feature known as matchbook, where the Kindle ebook version of a book can be set to a reduced price or free for customers who have bought a physical version. This is now activated for Nobility Among Us so that anyone who bought the paperback version from can now ‘buy’ the Kindle ebook version for free.

For those of you who have bought (or in the future buy) from another shop, I can manually send you a copy of the Kindle ebook version for free. Please use the contact form below to request your free copy. Once you do, a message will be sent to the email address you give according to the shop you bought from, telling you what sort of proof of purchase to send. Once that is received from you, a free copy of the Kindle ebook version (approx. 5.6 MB) will be sent to you, either as an email attachment or in the form of a temporary private link to where you can download it. If you are unsure as to whether your email account accepts an attachment this large, assume it does not and don’t check the box.

Thank you for buying the book, and I hope you enjoy it fully in whatever format. If you don’t yet have a copy, go here and choose the shopping channel that gives you the best deal.