Friday, November 05, 2010

Hot Damn Stock

The idea behind Hot Damn Stock seems to be sale of stock photography specifically tailored for romance books covers.  I can see this being a useful model especially if exclusive pictures from within a larger shoot could be made available at a price that makes sense for ebooks. 

The limitations of this particular site seem to be a narrow range with a uniform style and background (no M/M) and a high price ($20-$30 for non-exclusive use, $300 for exclusive) compared to about half that with some of the larger agencies.

5 comments:

Annemarie Hartnett said...

I think a site like this is badly needed. This month I've seen the same stock image on three vampire paranormals and one low-budget movie poster.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure this site will help with that, like the others they sell stock on a non-exclusive basis.

M Barnette said...

I'm always on the lookout for good stock images. That being said, their models don't do much for me, and probably won't do much for our readers.

jenn said...

Those pictures seem mediocre at best, but at least no one's making the duck face.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are lacking. I clicked on Asian - all I saw was this one asian woman who could be from one of the far eastern countries. Not a south asian woman to be seen. I clicked on interacial - one of the lightest black women I've seen. The white guy is darker than her.

I'll stick with the larger sites.