Here are some answers to the most common questions clients ask me.
How long does a cover design usually take?
It depends on the design. Custom illustration takes longer, simpler graphical designs I can turn around in a few days if needed. Generally, with time for revisions and client feedback, 28 days is a good estimate.
What is your pricing for custom cover design?
Please see the prices on my custom covers page here. All prices in $ [USD].
What files will I receive?
I supply KDP approved JPG/ Tiff formats for all the major retailers. Paperback formats are provided in layered PDF format at high resolution, customised for page count. I supply Photoshop and other source files in some cases.
How many revisions can I get?
I offer three revision points in the design process for layout and typography and usually provide several concepts for you to choose from at the initial stage, so you can decide which direction you’d like me to take the design.
What if I want to cancel the design?
You can cancel at any point. Once work has begun I cannot refund your deposit.
Can I provide my own image for the book cover?
Absolutely, but you guarantee you have the necessary copyright or licensing to use it, and quality needs to be at least 300dpi at 6″x9″.
What if I want further changes after final delivery of the files?
I’ll always correct any of my mistakes for free (of course), otherwise text revisions are $15, and my standard hourly rate is $50 p.h.
Can I order the paperback version before I have all the info like trim size and page count?
Yes, you can order a paperback wrap with your initial order even if you don’t have the final details.
Can I order paperback versions or other formats separately?
Yes, I always keep source files so you can come back to me at any time for further formats like paperback, hardback, audiobook or promotional images. I am always happy to create series continuations with the same style at a later date.
How are payments accepted?
I accept payments through PayPal. ([email protected])