How long does a cover design usually take?
I allocate a week for a standard design, taken from the agreed booking date. You should receive initial ideas within three days. Revisions and post work like painting and honing fonts takes the rest of the time.
What is your pricing for custom cover design?
Prices start at $299. For this you get a custom cover design – either original illustration, stock image manipulation (e.g. for real life models), or a graphic design style. And of course premium typography. You will get the eBook format for all stores and I also include a complimentary audiobook cover and a promo/ social media package (4 image formats of your choice) for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or custom sizes you specify (for ads/ emails). For illustrated designs extra charges (+$50) apply for more complex scenes with multiple characters. Upgrade to a paperback wrap (+$50). I offer discounts for multiple cover bookings or series continuations.
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.
What if I’m not happy with the design?
Based on your additional instructions, I will make you a new one.
How many revisions can I get?
I offer four revision points in the design process for layout and typography and you will get a choice of two concepts. I always make sure to understand your needs by asking lots of questions and for style examples.
What if I want to cancel the design?
You can cancel at any point. Once work has begun we cannot refund your deposit but up until that point you will receive a full refund.
Can I provide my own image for the book cover?
Yes, but you must make sure 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?
Text revisions are $15, our standard hourly rate is $50 p.h.
Can I order the paperback version but come back to you later for the file once I have all the info like trim size and page count?
Can I order paperback versions or other formats separately?
Yes, there is a $70 charge for a paperback version if not taken as an option in the original booking. Other charges are available on application. 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