FAQ - CUSTOM BOOK COVERS
What stock sites do you use?
The main stock site I use is www.depositphotos.com and I now have a subscription so I’m able to cover the cost of stock images from there to a certain extent. Other stock sites I use are www.shutterstock.com; www.neo-stock.com; www.periodimages.com etc. but I either have no subscription for them or their stock costs are too high for me to be able to cover alone thus cost for stock purchased from there will be added to the total price of the custom cover.
Payment is NOT required up front and is done via Paypal only.
How does the process work?
The process depends solely on whether you’d like to be involved in it or not There are authors who love to be hands-on the project, some don’t. To keep a long story short - I will need as many details about how you envision your cover as possible; it’s extremely helpful if you already come to me with an idea. A good way to do that is to browse around and gather images I can use for inspiration (that being artwork; already existing covers you’ve seen and like the look of BUT NO COPYING ALLOWED HERE). And of course, the best thing that can happen to a designer is for an author to come with already chosen stock image/s(from a reputable source, of course; I reserve the right to decline using a stock image if I feel it’s not appropriate to use it for a legal or other reason). I take it from there and after lots of brainstorming and stock photo links exchanging I can get to work after we have agreed on what we’re doing! I love to work closely with the author and keep you updated with previews of the progress I’m making so that you can guide me in the right direction in case I stray off; I don’t want to end up with something you hate and also - two pairs of eyes are better than one in my experience! After hours and hours of work and messages/emails full of screenshots and previews, we finally agree the cover is ready. Then I send you the invoice for it via Paypal and after receiving clear payment, I send you the finalized ebook cover .jpeg file to your preferred email. That’s basically it!
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO:
- share your final cover on my social media and display it on my website gallery AFTER it has been officially revealed;
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