Effective from September 20, 2021

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

How we work (custom)

There is only 1 cover per buyer.
This means you will receive a unique & mind-blowing book cover, made in my own style of art!
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Credit

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 the following for giving credit:

Cover art by Evelyne Paniez, www.secretdartiste.be

Stocks used for your projects

All stocks that are used in our designs were purchased from legitimate and respectable stock sites (all under a basic license). We are proud to say that we do NOT use stocks from Pixabay, Google, Pinterest or any other free websites. 

Stock basic license

As a basic license is purchased for all stocks used in our premade designs, means that you can not sell merchandising of your books, including but not limited to art prints, bookmarks, buttons, calendars, etc... It is possible though if you purchase an extended license yourself (see below).

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

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 our approval).

If you have purchased a custom booking from us, please fill in the questionnaire here.

After we received your completed questionnaire, we will contact you through email and send you a price quote for the project so you can decide whether you want to work with us. If the project isn't our cup of tea (or not in our genre fields), we will inform you via email that we will decline that particular project.

A non-refundable booking fee of $50 will be charged from now on to secure your slot. This amount will be deducted from your final invoice. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

WANT A PREMADE COVER?

Check out our shop to see which premade covers are still available for purchase here.

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Booking

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Payment

All payments are done through PayPal.

VAT/GST/BTW: 

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

Paying for your premade

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 we 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 our price. We 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. If you 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, 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 and texts 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.

  4. You are not allowed to make text changes to the covers yourself, unless agreed upfront.

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

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License

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Briefing

Maybe you already have an idea on how your cover should look like? Please provide us 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. Please fill out our questionnaire for custom covers here.

Don't know which elements would combine best on your cover? No worries, we will help you through this process. Show us some example book covers which you like or make a mood-board. In this way, we will be able to search suitable images and show them to you and ask your opinion. Your opinion is very valuable to us!

For the characters, we need a detailed description about their looks (hair, skin, eyes, ...), costumes, accessoires, weapons, etc... Please fill out our questionnaire here. 

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

Step 1: Select a package from my website

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

Step 2: Rough preview with approved images

After selecting the right models/stocks, we 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 approval was received, we can start and go ahead!

Step 3: Ongoing process and revisions

You will receive a watermarked version of the artwork in the reviewing/correction process (take into account that this can take 1 to 2 workweeks for custom covers, depending on other projects we are working on).

Step 4: Final result

Images will be provided as described in our packages. Please be aware that we never give a PSD layered file to our clients. If you want the blank artwork without any texts, you can receive a flattened version for an extra fee. You can use this blank artwork under a basic license only for marketing purposes. If you want to use this for merchandising, please first buy an extended license of the stocks used yourself. You will receive a list at the end of the project.

Important:

Purchasing the blank artwork does not mean a transfer of copyright. If you want to obtain full copyright, please contact us and we can find an arrangement & price.

 

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

Paperback or dust jacket needed?

Please visit our packages here to see the available possibilities. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me via email, chat, ... Please let us know the timeframe you will need this full wrap, so we can inform you about possibilities.

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), we will inform you in advance.

Fonts for your cover

 

Please let us know which type of font you would like to display on your cover. Make sure you chose a font that can be used for commercial purposes!! If we need to purchase a new font, an extra fee will be charged.

Templates cover

 

Do you publish through Amazon? Please provide us with the following information: the final page count, the size of your book and what kind of paper (or color) you like. We can make our own templates.
 

Do you publish through others than Amazon (e.g. IngramSpark, LuLu, etc ...)? Please download the template yourself and email it to us so we can finish the design for you. 

Blank artwork (flattened without texts)

 

Please be aware that we never give a PSD layered file to our clients. If you want the blank artwork without any texts, you can receive a flattened version for an extra fee. You can use this blank artwork under a basic license only for marketing purposes. If you want to use this for merchandising, please first buy an extended license of the stocks used yourself. You will receive a list at the end of the project.

Important:

Purchasing the blank artwork does not mean a transfer of copyright. If you want to obtain full copyright, please contact us and we can find an arrangement & price.

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Add-ons

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