How it works (custom)

1 COVER PER BUYER !!

In this case, you have a unique and mindblowing book cover, made in my own style of art!

Give credit to me as an artist, but also to the stock providers. You will receive a list with all stocks used at the end.

Please mention (when publishing your book): 

Cover art by Evelyne Paniez, www.secretdartiste.be

 

Stocks used for your projects

The stocks (photographs that I have used to create your book cover) were either purchased by me from Shutterstock.com (basic license), Gumroad, fantasybackgroundstore, etc.... I also use stocks from Deviantart from time to time (where commercial use is allowed and approval was given by the stock provider to use their resources for commercial use). You need to credit all these resources in your book.

 

That's fair for everyone ;-)

Agreement

When purchasing one of my covers, you automatically agree that you will abide by the terms of Shutterstock.com. As a basic license is used for your premade cover, you can not sell merchandising of your books, including but not limited to bookmarks, buttons, calendars, prints, etc... as this is listed in the agreement of Shutterstock.

Want to sell merchandising of your book or are you exceeding the amount of 500.000 printed copies?

Then please buy an extended license yourself. Please keep that in mind. You will receive the numbers of the stock, so you can easily find them and can purchase an extended license if needed. If you have bought an extended license, just go ahead and print your merchandises. You don't need my approval ;-) Though it would be nice if you could send me some copies by air mail to my home address (for my portfolio).

 

You can read the full terms of use from shutterstock on www.shutterstock.com

Please provide me with the following details in order to start our project together. Send me an e-mail here

What info do I need from you?

  1. What is your book title?

  2. What is your author name?

  3. Is there a tagline or a series name?

  4. What is the genre of the book?

  5. Do you already have stocks/models for your book?

  6. What is the format of your book?​

  7. When will your book be published?​

  8. When do you want to receive the final cover?

  9. Do you want a full wrap?

 

In this way, I can see whether your request is feasible (or I have the time in my schedule) and the subject of the commission is my cup of tea to work on. After I received the above information, I can send you a price quote of the project, so you can decide whether you want to work with me.

WANT A PREMADE COVER?

Check out my shop to see which premade covers are still available for purchase (click on the deer below to enter the online shop!

 

All payments are done by PayPal. If you are living in the European Union, a bank transfer can be done too, please contact me if you want to pay by bank transfer.

VAT/GST/BTW

Exemption VAT/GST (Value Added Tax) small business, VAT/GST is not applicable. This means that you pay no taxes on my services.

 

Paying for your project

A 50% deposit is required in advance. With the final approval, the balance needs to be paid. After payment, you will receive the book cover in .jpg or .png optimized for online selling (ebook) and/or high resolution pdf (for printing - if included in the package you ordered).

Refunds

A refund is possible when I have not yet started working on the project (minus the costs e.g. Paypal transaction costs, ...). When already started, refunds are not possible anymore. Thank you for your understanding.

Extended license stocks

In case you will exceed the amount of 500,000 printed copies, or you want to sell merchandise of your book, you must upgrade your stocks to an extended license. This is not included in my price. I only work with basic licenses. Please keep that in mind.

When buying a book cover (premade or custom), you are purchasing the right to "use" the artwork, not the copyright on the design itself. The copyright remains my own, unless stated otherwise.

I designed the cover, that's only fair ;-)

IMPORTANT

You are not allowed to make changes to the design yourself. You are also not allowed to copy/paste pieces from the design and create your own artwork, etc... And before you buy one of my services, I strongly recommend you to read the general terms and conditions here. These texts are both available in Dutch and English.

Questions about this?

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail.

The best way of working is that the author has a look on paid stock sites (e.g. Shutterstock.com) for potential models to work with. If you don’t find the exact model that you’re looking for, I can help by searching and selecting models that seem to fit the project/mood you’re looking for.

 

Another way of working is that the client provides me with a moodboard and that I will be searching for images that are suitable for the project. Please mention beforehand whether I need to look/search for suitable stock images.

Important note

  1. If your chosen stock photos come from www.shutterstock.com, I will purchase them myself (under a basic license) and include them into the price of the package.

    For 'SOLAR' packages 2 Shutterstock stocks are included. For 'REBIRTH' & 'DIVINE' packages, up to 5 stocks are included. Need more than 5? Pay $10 per extra stock photo you want to include.
     

  2. If your stocks come from another paid stock site, you will have to purchase the stocks yourself and send them to me for retouching. The stocks you pay yourself are not included in my packages and you still need to pay the full price of the package, as shown on my website.

TIP: If you buy the stocks yourself:

Please purchase the biggest format possible (L or XL) for the best results. This will increase quality!

 

Short summary for Shutterstock images/stocks:

 

Standard or basic license:

less than 500.000 books produced and printed.

Enhanced license:

more than 500.000 books can be produced and printed. Also needed for commercial use (merchandise for sale or promotional distribution).

Want to sell merchandising of your book or are you exceeding the amount of 500.000 printed copies?

Then please buy an extended license yourself. Please keep that in mind. You will receive the numbers of the stock, so you can easily find them and can purchase an extended license if needed. If you have bought an extended license, just go ahead and print your merchandises. You don't need my approval ;-) Though it would be nice if you could send me some copies by air mail to my home address (for my portfolio).

 

You can read the full terms of use from shutterstock on www.shutterstock.com

Step 1:

Select a package from my website

 

There are 3 different packages available for you to chose from:

  • Package 'SOLAR'

  • Package 'REBIRTH'

  • Package 'DIVINE'

 

For more info and what's included to each package, please visit the packages page.

Want a series of covers?

Contact me via e-mail to discuss possible discounts for your series.

 

Step 2:

Rough preview with approved images

After selecting the right models/stocks, I can start working on your project and make a rough preview. This means: a simple copy/paste visual to look at the composition. No effects will be implemented yet. When I received approval, I can start with creating a masterpiece for your book.

 

 

Step 3:

Ongoing process and revisions

The client will receive a watermarked version of the artwork in the reviewing/correction process (take into account that this can take 1 to 2 weeks for custom covers, depending on other projects I’m working on). In the end, the artwork will be send to the client without watermark, when full payment has been done.

 

Step 4: Final result

Images will be provided in a JPG or PNG format or a high resolution PDF, depending on the package you have chosen. I don’t provide .psd files with layers, so please take into account that you cannot make changes yourself.

 

The client will receive a watermarked version of the artwork in the reviewing/correction process. At the end, the artwork will be send to the client without watermark, when payment has been fully done.

Fonts

The font on the premade book cover was used for the mock-up. This can be changed to a font to your preference. Please let me know which type of font you would like to display on your cover. You can have a look on sites like www.dafont.com or www.fontsquirrel.com. Make sure you chose a font that can be used for commercial purposes!!

Important! 

I do not deliver plain/flattened images without text/typography of the cover. This is to prevent thievery.

 

 

Format ebook cover

Please inform me in advance about your format (dimensions of the cover) in pixels or centimetres. If your book will be printed @ a printing company, please ensure to send me the full technical requirements/specifications I need to make a high resolution PDF. You will need to ask these requirements to your printing company in advance!!

Revisions

For more info about revisions and what's included to each package, please visit the packages page. A general tip: Try to send me all the corrections at once. If you need more revisions than the number that is included in the package, you will pay an extra fee of $15 per extra revision.

When will I receive my final book cover?

For more info about timelines and turnaround, please visit the packages page.

If the timeframe is not possible (due to other bookings/projects), I will inform you in advance.

Need banners or other visuals for social media, marketing, etc?

Want to make promotion for your new book? Or do you need materials for your Marketing campaign? Let me know what you need and we will discuss the price.

* Marketing materials are not included in the 3 packages. An extra fee must be paid when ordering your Marketing materials.

Then you are welcome to contact me via e-mail or have a look on the FAQ-page.

I also strongly encourage you to take a look to my general terms & conditions before your purchase.

The foxes are illustrated by the lovely Eve Farb.

They were purchased by me on Creative Market.

My artworks and photographs may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My works are not public domain © All rights reserved by Evelyne Paniez.

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