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Novel Expression, Premier Source of Genre Fiction Cover Imagery Announces Launch



There is a new player in the world of genre fiction cover imagery; Novel Expression. Novelexpression.com offers thousands of fully released images created specifically for the genre fiction market, with an early emphasis on the Historical and Regency niches.

Founder Sheridan Stancliff of SheridanInk.com identified a gap in the marketplace while searching for stock photography for new releases for the authors in her stable. Calling upon her background in commercial photography, she enlisted photographer Chip Latshaw to lay a plan for creating an upscale agency with historically accurate costumes and professional models. Ellen Herbert of NEAT Production was brought on bringing production quality and a base of knowledge about the commercial stock photography.

Sheridan observes, “The idea for Novel Expression has been brewing for a couple of years and with the exploding self and electronic publishing markets, the time is right to address the unique needs of genre fiction authors. I’m excited to bring our imagery to the marketplace and can’t wait to see what wonderful covers are to be created.”

Sourcing costumes from Hollywood studios, casting from the deep well of talent in Los Angeles and working with top tier stylists, Sheridan brings her expertise in the fiction cover industry to craft images that inspire writers and readers alike.

Expansion plans include bringing on contributors. Chip Latshaw is creating guidelines for interested photographers, stating; “Ongoing education of our contributors will ensure a level of photography unsurpassed in our market. Our aim is to build a community of committed contributors with the end goal being the premier source of genre fiction imagery.”

Ellen Herbert adds, “Long a fan of niche collections, it is refreshing to be involved in an emerging market for stock photography. The basic rules of stock photography apply, but there are many nuances incorporated in the collection keeping in mind our core customer – authors, designers and publishers”.

Come be delighted by and transported to different eras and worlds with Novel Expression.




Online Stock Photography Provider Dreamstime Releases WordPress Plug-In

WordPress Users Can Choose from Dreamstime’s 22.2 Million Image Library


WordPress Users Can Now Add Dreamstime’s Rich and Engaging Free and Commercial Copyright-Attributed Images to Their Blogs and Websites

NASHVILLE, TN — Dreamstime, a distinguished leader in stock photography, today announced the release of a plugin for WordPress, the leading free blogging framework and content management system used by more than 60 million websites.  Several top brands including Coca-Cola, The New York Times Company, Sony, The Rolling Stones, Linkedin, and Reader’s Digest utilize WordPress to build and manage their sites.

The plugin gives WordPress users access to free and commercial content from Dreamstime’s massive image catalog, allowing them to easily embed professional quality images. A credit line promoting the image conent on Dreamstime can also be displayed using the plug-in, and users are encouraged to include proper copyright information. The easy-to-use plugin means WordPress users will only select approved stock images, instead of pulling low-quality images from search engines or social media sites without permission. WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely.

With the new plug-in, WordPress users can select from Dreamstime’s catalog of more than 22.2 million professional stock photos. They can insert an unlimited number of images directly from the WordPress Add Media tool, so they never need to leave the WordPress platform. All Dreamstime images are model released and attributed to the proper entity, removing the blogger or web designers’s concerns about any future copyright claims from photographers or models. It also allows WordPress users to generate income from the automatic integration with the  Dreamstime referal program which rewards the highest royalties in the industry.

“The WordPress community includes a massive group of individuals and businesses that are building everything from simple blogs to complex image-intensive sites,” said Serban Enache,  Dreamstimes’s CEO and co-founder. “Users can now utilize this handy plug-in tool to embed images from our massive free library which offers high-quality images from dozens of categories. We’re also educating users on the importance of managing image copyright, instilling in them best practices which can protect them from the pitfalls of copyright infringement.”

For more information about the WordPress plug-in, visit www.dreamstime.com/wordpress-photo-image-plugin.