From start to finish

HOW TO BOOK YOUR CUSTOM SLOT

 

Please fill-out the following in-take form for customs here. If the project matches my skillset and schedule, you will be contacted through email within 2 to 3 business days. Well, are you ready to go on an epic adventure together? Don't wait and sign up below ... ;-) Talk to you soon?

STEP ONE

Choose your custom package
and complete my in-take form.

Before ordering one of my services, please read my full terms and conditions. This will avoid unpleasant surprises.

STEP TWO

I will get in touch within 2-3 business days, usually through email to discuss details.


A timeslot will be agreed upon and a non-refundable booking fee of $50 needs to be paid to secure your slot. This fee is non-refundable and will be deducted from the final invoice.

STEP THREE

Before creating your concept and draft mockup you will need to pay a deposit (50%).

 

You will be kept up to date with each step, from selecting the right stocks (faces, costumes, …) until the first draft composition mockup. When this draft mockup has been approved, I can start and go ahead to the next step.

STEP FOUR

In this stage I'll be finalizing your book cover, adding lightning, effects, and adding the magic touch. :-)

 

The remaining balance needs to be paid. After full payment has been done, the files agreed upon will be send to you.

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STOCKS USED FOR YOUR PROJECT

 

Any third-party stocks used to create your book cover are purchased from legitimate and respectable stock sites (such as Depositphotos, Shutterstock, ...), under a basic license (max. 500.000 end products). A basic license means that you cannot sell merchandising (like e.g. mugs). It is possible though if you purchase an extended license yourself (you’ll receive a stock list at the end). This also means that I do not use AI based software to create your book cover. 

 

 

PAYMENTS

 

All payments are done through PayPal.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation before start: if the client chooses to cancel the booking before the scheduled date, the booking fee ($50) will serve as a cancellation fee (non-refundable). If already started working at the project, the client is owed 50% of the project total sum. This is to cover resources and the time taking during the project up to the point of cancellation. If cancellation is the case, client will have no rights to any mockups sent to the client and agrees to destroy them. Any tracked changes or work unfinished will not be implemented.

LICENSE

When buying cover art created by Secrèt D’artiste (premade, custom premade or custom), you are purchasing the right to "use" the artwork, not the copyright on the design itself. The copyright remains from Secrèt D’artiste, unless stated otherwise. If you want to obtain full copyright, please get in touch to discuss possibilities. You have my full approval to use the design of the cover to make your own marketing materials such as: banners, profile pictures, headers for various social media platforms, your website, etc… I can help you with this, just let me know ;-)

 

WHAT NOT TO DO

You are not allowed to make changes to the cover design and texts yourself, unless agreed upfront.

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

You are not allowed to use my designs to make series continuations yourself, unless agreed upfront.

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

You are not allowed to resell your custom cover to another author, unless you have written permission from me.

 

 

CREDIT AND ATTRIBUTION

Always credit me in your books as the artist who created your book cover design:

Cover art by Evelyne Paniez, www.secretdartiste.be

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Don't forget...

... to read the full terms and conditions, as the information above is only a summary.