I’m currently developing a book cover design blog to add to what I do on Patreon. Obviously, in order to do this I need to use pictures of book covers. So, I’m wondering: is this something I would need permission to do, or is it covered by fair use? Is there anyone out there in a similar position?
The problem would seem to be that use of these images on Patreon is commercial. I’d be making money, indirectly, from use of other people’s images. Fair use does cover criticism and review, but I’m not sure how this fits with the commercial aspect.
Anyone have any ideas?