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, 4-8 weeks is a good estimate.
What is your pricing for custom cover design?
Different styles require different amounts of work, so I always look at your specific needs, e.g. genre, type of artwork needed, whether you require custom illustration, to give you the best value price I can while guaranteeing quality.
What files will I receive?
I supply KDP approved JPG/ Tiff formats for all the major retailers for eBook. Paperback formats are provided in layered PDF format at high resolution, customised for page count and trim size for one retailer. Please note, if you require more than one paperback file (e.g. an additional Ingram Spark version), these are chargeable extras – see my cover design page for details. I supply Photoshop and other source files in some cases for an extra fee.
How many revisions can I get?
I offer unlimited revision points in the design process, within reason, once we have agreed the concept, and I 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. Full payment is due if the project is complete to the best of my ability.
Can I speak to you to discuss my cover needs?
Yes, I love chatting about books. I’ll schedule a Zoom or audio call with you at your convenience.
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 to my book cover after final delivery of the files?
I’ll always correct any of my mistakes for free (of course), otherwise simple text revisions cost $35.
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, audio book or promotional images. I am always happy to create series continuations with the same style at a later date.
Where are you?
I am based near Brighton, in the UK.
How are payments accepted?
I accept secure payments for your peace of mind through PayPal ([email protected]), by bank transfer, or by card payment.