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I checked out the article. Don't know much about Pinterest. I wonder how all those thousands of photos people put up, presumably from the internet, bypass a need for copyright permission. Looks like people just skim them off Google searches and hope for the best. Am I missing something?
 

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Love pinterest. It's great for things that are picture focused.

Copyright isn't a huge issue because normally the images being pinned are allowed to be pinned. Meaning, you'll find a "pin it." link directly over the image. This applies to products found on etsy.com as well as recipe blogs and tons of other places as well.

Pinterest is a truly great way to get more traffic to your books... use repins to build a following for the items you pen. There are tons of books and articles on using pinterest to market all kinds of things. I recommend building a blog around your books and using pinterest to market both your books and your blog.

Good luck!

 

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CarlG said:
I wonder how all those thousands of photos people put up, presumably from the internet, bypass a need for copyright permission. Looks like people just skim them off Google searches and hope for the best. Am I missing something?
Actually, it is in the T&C's that the Pinner is responsible for the copyright permission. There are of course thousands and thousands of pins up there without permissions.

I used it to illustrate several of my books (reminds me I didn't finish that project for all my books yet) and I went out and got stock art or in a very few cases some true public domain pics to use. I doubt most people do that, but given that we're authors, hopefully making a buck off this, I think the risk is a lot higher for us than for Mary Jo Doe who just links to a cookie baking blog and some ads for fancy shoes.
 
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