Question 1: I have all the pictures I want that I can put on my e-book, but what I'm wondering is am I allowed to put it on my e-book and sell it?
You can put any picture you want in your ebook as long as;
a. You own the rights to them…. For example, they are your own original drawings, illustrations, graphics or photographs you’ve taken.
b. You have permission to use other people’s pictures that you don’t own the copyright to. (best to get in writing).
c. Pictures that are in the public domain.
d. Pictures or clipart, etc, that are “royalty free” for commercial purposes.
Question 2: The city's logo. Will I be able to post that on my e-book?
You will have to check with the city’s council, local government office or statuary body responsible for the reproduction of the logo. Laws vary between countries on this issue.
You have to be careful here, as using the official city logo, could be taken that your ebook or publication has been approved by the city authorities or can be misconstrued that your ebook is actually an “official city" publication.
Question 3: Also what is the easiest way to get my work copyrighted?
Your original work is automatically covered by copyright at the time of it’s creation. You do not have to physically apply for “copyright”
For more information on copyright issues, please see my post on this forum titled
Copyright & What You Can & Cannot Use
Question 4: Lastly, do you think this well sell?
I've seen many hard cover books that promote cities, but never came across an e-book.
Sang… It all depends on the following;
a. The “value of information” your ebook offers.
b. The “title” of your ebook.
c. The target audience… e.g. Is it a travel guide?…Is it for tourists?, who do you see as your market?
d. How you intend to promote and sell it?
Let me offer you this advice, and I want you to think for yourself, here….
Let’s assume I decide to write a guide to the city of “Bangkok”…..
If you can correctly identify the winning ebooks below, then you will have learned the answer to your question……
The following are my hypothetical intended “guide books” to Bangkok….
Titles off the top of my head....
1. “A guide to Bangkok”
2. “Where to stay in Bangkok”
3. “The best sex guide to Bangkok you'll ever read!”
4. “Driving a car & surviving in Bangkok”
5. “Shopping in Bangkok….Where the bargains are”
6. “The Best Nightlife Spots in Bangkok”
7. “Bangkok on $10 a day”
8. “How to live like a king in Bangkok!”