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!

Effective from September 21, 2020 - version 3.0

All prices are in US dollar and subject to change anytime.

Please 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 purchased by me from Shutterstock.com, Gumroad, fantasybackgroundstore, creative market, etc.... (all under a basic license). 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). I am proud to say that I do NOT use pictures from Pixabay. 

 

You need to credit all these resources in your book.

That's fair for everyone ;-)

Stock basic license

As a basic license is purchased for all the stocks used in my custom covers, you can not sell merchandising of your books, including but not limited to bookmarks, buttons, calendars, prints, etc... It is possible though if you purchase an extended license (see below).

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

Please buy an extended license yourself. 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 finish the cover you have purchased through my shop. You can do so via email. Send me an email 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. Is your book cover part of a series?

  8. When will your book be published and when can I share it on my social media and online portfolio?

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

  10. Do you want a full wrap?

NEW: from now on, I also require a written statement that you have read my copyright information and privacy policy, and that you agree with them.

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. For more info, please check the 'give credit' section on this page.

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 ;-) If you really, really want to obtain full copyright, please contact me and I am sure we can find an arrangement & price.

You have my full approval to use the design of the ebook cover to make your own marketing materials such as: banners, profile pictures and headers for various social media platforms and your own website, visuals for Instagram/Facebook, etc ... I can help you with this, just let me know ;-)

IMPORTANT

  1. You are not allowed to make changes to the cover design yourself.

  2. You are not allowed to copy/paste pieces from the design and create your own artwork.

  3. You are not allowed to use my designs to make series continuations yourself based upon my designs (that would be copyright infringement).

  4. You are not allowed to make text changes to the covers yourself.
     

New: I also require a written statement that you have read my copyright/license information (this section), terms of use and privacy policy, and that you agree with them.

Questions about this? Please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Maybe you already have an idea on how your cover should look like? Please provide me with a brief description of what you are looking for and what elements need to be shown on the cover. If you deem necessary, you can also provide me with a short synopsis of the story so I can have a better understanding of the mood and characters from your book.

Don't know which elements would combine best on your cover? No worries, I will help you through this process. Show me some example book covers which you like or make a moodboard. In this way, I will be able to search suitable images and show them to you and ask your opinion.

For the characters, I need a detailed description about their looks (hair, skin, eyes, ...), costumes, accessoires, weapons, etc... 

Please check the packages I offer and what's included. And of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

TIP - If you buy stocks yourself on any stock site:

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

 

Stock basic license

As a basic license is purchased for all the stocks used in my custom covers, you can not sell merchandising of your books, including but not limited to bookmarks, buttons, calendars, prints, etc... It is possible though if you purchase an extended license (see below).

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

Please buy an extended license yourself. 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

 

Please visit the packages page to choose which package you prefer.

Want a series of covers? Contact me via email 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 for the cover 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

Please let me know which type of font you would like to display on your cover so I can search a font to your preference. You can have a look on sites like www.dafont.com or www.fontsquirrel.com or other font related sites. 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. If you really, really want the plain image (for marketing purposes only), please contact me and I am sure we'll come to an arrangement and price.

 

 

Format ebook cover/paperback

Please inform me in advance about your format (dimensions of the cover) in inches or centimetres.

 

-> Do you publish through Amazon? Then I need the final page count, the size of your book and what kind of paper you like. In this way, I can download the template myself.

-> Do you publish through other publishers than Amazon (e.g. IngramSpark, ... etc)? Please download the template yourself and email it to me so I can finish the design. 

Full wrap/dust jacket (with blurb)

In need for an additional full wrap for your ebook? Please check the packages page here for more information.

Revisions

Please check the packages page here for more information. 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 per extra revision.

When will I receive my final book cover?

Please check the packages page here for more information. 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.

Interested in exclusive covers?

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You are welcome at any time to contact me via email or have a look on the FAQ-page. This page is subject to change anytime, so please check this page frequently.

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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