Tuesday, February 26, 2013

100+ Websites for Authors and Designers to Find Book Cover Art

Source: stock.xchng
If you're a designer or artist who wants a great looking cover, you know that stock photos play a key role in that. Maybe you want to use the images for inspiration or maybe you want to use them as the center of your illustration. If you're looking for photos or stock photos for book cover art, this is a comprehensive list of both free and paid websites that have them. There are even a few websites on here that sell pre-made or custom-made cover art. Be sure to check the rules of each website regarding usage and copyright. Thanks to Sophrosyne at Kindleboards for starting this list. I'll be updating it with more sites and information over time.

UPDATE 3/1/13 : I've added categories and a few more links to take it over 100 links!

UPDATE 3/15/13: Added "cover designer" category

ARTWORK
Artres
Chalkartstudio
Deviantart

PRE-MADE COVER ART
Author Marketing Club: Premade Covers
Bookcoversale
Ebook Indie Covers
Indie Book Covers
Indie-spired Book Covers
Estrella Cover Art
Ebook Designs
My Cover Art
Fantasia Frog Designs
Romancenovelcovers.com
Tibbs Design
Spittyfish
Selfpub Book Covers
Go On Write
Syd Gill
Razzdazzstock

COVER DESIGNERS

Creativindie
Scarlettrugers.com
Candescent Press
mad-gods.com Covers for Hire
http://coverart.joleenenaylor.com/
Digital Donna
Fiverr
http://flipcitybooks.com/
http://gentlepeneditorials.com/portfolio/
http://gobookcoverdesign.com/
jaebee Creations
J Simmons Illustration
Killer Covers
Litteradesigns
http://mycoverart.wordpress.com/
Once Upon a Book Cover
http://spearcarrier.daportfolio.com/
http://streetlightgraphics.com/
http://artbykarri.com/
http://www.missmaesite.com/designingbookcovers.htm
http://thecovercounts.blogspot.com/
https://www.elance.com/
http://www.everything-indie.com/
http://www.waywardsunstudio.com/art.htm
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign/resource-list-of-stock-image-websites-photo-vector-and-footage-free-and-paid/


FREE RESOURCES
The following websites have photos that are royalty free and free for commercial use
Wikipedia.org:Public domain image resources
Flickr: Creative Commons
Totally Free Images.com
Stock.xchng
Free Stock Photos

STOCK PHOTOS
Photoshelter
Papilio Photos
Fotolia
Visions in Golf
123rf
Acclaim Images
A Digital Dreamer
Alaska Stock
Arctic Photo
Artbitz
Blend Images
Blue Moon Stockphotos
Canstockphoto
Cfgphoto
Cgtextures.com
Corbis Images
Cornerhousestock.com
Crestock
Dartmoor Archive
Deposit Photos
Dinodia
Dreamstime
Europe Stock Photos
Everynight Images
Fairfax Syndication
Food and Drink Photos
Fotolibra
Fotoscopio
Fotosearch
Francis Frith
Garden-collection
Gardenworld Images
Gekko Images
Getty Images
Illustrationweb
Imagesource
Inmagine
Israel Images
istockphoto
http://www.johnbirdsall.co.uk/
http://www.jpsviewfinder.com/
http://www.jupiterimages.com/Collections/BananaStock
http://www.klemcoll.com/
Lebrecht.co.uk/
Leonardsmith.co.uk/
http://www.loupeimages.com/Index.asp
Marinethemes
Masterfile
Minden Pictures
Morguefile
http://www.narratives.co.uk/
Northwind Pictures
http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://www.onimage.co.uk/do/onimage/
Ozimages.com.au/
Pacificstock
Pete Mcarthur
Photo-key
Photoalto
Photoresourcehawaii
Photos.com
Photoshot
Photosindia
Picturesque
Retrostockpix
Superstock
Shutterstock
Simmonds
Stockbyway
Stock Photo Finder
http://www.storee.se/
http://www.theispot.com/
Thinkstockphotos
Travel Library
Victoria & Albert Museum Images

SPACE
Nasa.gov
Scienceimage
Sciencephoto.com
Galaxypix


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19 comments:

  1. A great resource. Photos always look more professional.

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  2. Great resource! I was just looking into covers and you saved me a lot of time!

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  3. Thank you for this amazing list!!!

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  4. Oh, boy... am i am that list? wait am i suppose to be on this list?

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    1. I think you qualify as artwork

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    2. thank you... here is some of my samples...

      http://ebookdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  5. Will definitely keep this in mind!

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  6. Such a great list, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thank you for the mention for cover art on your blog. I'm happy to list your site as well. :)

    Tara at FFD

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