OK, I've written a book, novel or story containing, what some might describe, erotic material. The best way to market such a piece is, obviously, with an eye-catching sexy book cover. Problem. I am in a job that requires me to have an exemplary character and, whilst I meet lots of attractive young ladies in the course of my work, to ask any of them to pose or model for me would be professional suicide!
How the Hell can I create a sexy book cover without the necessary raw material?
Any helpful advice would be much appreciated.
Go to shutterstock.com and type in sexy females in the search box. A ost of attractive possibilities will pop up. Search and buy the image you want for less than 5 bucks. I created the cover for this story using images from shutterstock. I'm no graphic artist, but it came out ok.
There are other sources for images also. just google to find them
Betty's House http://amzn.to/vHqqKe
Buying an image from one of the royalty-free stock sites will run you a few dollars. That's way cheaper than any model's fee, and--no slights to your abilities or anything, but--will probably look more professional than what you could do on your own.
Tons of erotica-appropriate images on iStock and the like. Search for things like nude, erotic, sexy, lingerie, etc.
Thanks for the advice everyone. You have all given me plenty to consider and, I imagine, scrolling through lots of sexy pictures will be a chore I might enjoy!! (if my wife isn't looking over my shoulder, that is! )
Now, if I can only fathom out how to work a photo editing program, I might be in business.