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

How it works (premade)

Effective from February 12, 2021 - version 4.0

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, Gumroad, Depositphotos, fantasybackgroundstore, creative market, etc.... (all under a basic license). I also use stocks from Deviantart from time to time (purchased or 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 or other free websites. 


You need to credit all these resources in your book if possible.

That's fair for everyone ;-)

Stock basic license

As a basic license is purchased for all the stocks used in our premade covers designs, which means 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 (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 on Shutterstock or on Depositphotos (depending on the stocks I used).

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 format of your book?​

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

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

  7. Do you like the font on the mock-up?​

  8. Are there any other changes that needed to be made?

  9. Do you want a full wrap?

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.

All premade covers in my shop only include the price for en ebook cover. A traditional full wrap can be designed for you with an additional fee. Please see our packages here.


e.g. color change or remove a small item.

  1. Contact me via e-mail prior to buying a premade from my shop or my FB-group for possibilities.

  2. Small changes are possible but depending on the change and complexity, an extra fee might be charged (some small changes will be free, depending on what you need, so please contact me prior to buying!). 

  3. Full payment in advance. FCFS base.



e.g. a head swap, remove or add certain big elements, etc...

I do not do complex changes to a premade cover design. Thanks for your understanding. Instead you have the option to choose for a custom made cover.


Please check out the available packages for customs here.

All payments are done by PayPal. If you buy a cover in my online shop, this will automatically go through PayPal. If you buy a premade cover through my FB group, payment is also done through Paypal.


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

100% needs to be paid in advance for premade covers, because I work with the FCFS option (first come first serve). After payment, you will receive the book cover in .jpg or .png optimized for online selling and printing. Of course, please see the info above in the 'briefing' area above and provide me with the necessary details to finish your cover. 


A refund is not possible when buying a premade design. Thank you for your understanding.

Selling a premade cover to another author

If you made a purchase in the past, but you don't need that particular design anymore, it is possible for you to resell the ebook cover at the same price you bought it from me to another author, BUT:



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.

Payment plan (free service)

As a service to my (possible) clients, there is an option for payment plans for duo and trilogy covers.. 

Standalone/single covers:
no payment plan possible.
Full price has to be paid at once (FCFS).

Trilogy covers:

OPTION 1: you directly pay 100% of the price via PayPal within 24h after your purchase. You will receive an invoice from me.

OPTION 2: you directly pay 50% of the price via Paypal within 24h after your purchase. The remaining 50% has to be paid within 30 calendar days. You will receive an invoice mentioning the due date for the second payment. 

OPTION 3: you directly pay 1/3 rd of the set price (trilogy) within 24 hours after your purchase. Part 2/3 needs to be paid within 30 calendar days and the last part 3/3 needs to be paid within 60 calendar days. You will receive an invoice mentioning the due dates for the next payments.

Reservation covers online shop (free service)

-> not possible for covers released in my FB-group (new arrivals), only for the covers that are shown in my online shop here.


If you don't have the money yet to pay for the 'standalone' cover you want in my online shop, please contact me through e-mail, so I can make a reservation.

New clients

Covers can be reserved for 30 calendar days. After these 30 days, the cover has to be paid through PayPal.

Known clients:

Covers can be reserved to a maximum of 3 months. After these 3 months, the cover has to be paid through PayPal.

If there was no payment, the cover that was reserved, will be again in my shop for others to purchase. 

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 ;-)


  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.

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.


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. Make sure you chose a font that can be used for commercial purposes!! If I need to purchase a new font, an extra might be charged, so please contact me before you are buying a premade cover.


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.

Paperback full wrap or dust jacket (with blurb) needed?

In need for an additional full wrap for your ebook? Please visit my packages to see the available possibilities. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me via email, chat, ... Please let me know the timeframe you will need this full wrap, so I can inform you about possibilities.


2 revisions are included in the price. For extra revisions needed, you will have to pay an extra fee of $15 per revision.

When will I receive my final book cover?

Estimated turnaround for premade ebook covers will be 3 to 5 working days. If you want a full wrap, this can take 5 to 10 working days. 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?

Please contact me for further details.

Interested in exclusive covers?

Looking for a cover design that is suitable for your stories? Be the first to know about new exclusive covers, projects and discounts! Join my Facebook group and get instant access to the latest news! Don't miss it and join us on Facebook (click here). 


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.

The foxes are illustrated by the lovely Eve Farb.

They were purchased by me on Creative Market.

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