Use of this website and Flintlock Covers’ services is provided on the following basis.
Client agrees to pay the deposit amount as requested in order to start the design process and the remainder upon completion. Deposits are non-refundable. Final files will be provided once full payment has cleared. In the event the client does not pay the final balance within 8 weeks of delivery of the final product, or fails to provide content or communication to progress the project within 12 weeks, the contract and any deposits paid shall be forfeit and any rights shall revert to Flintlock Covers unless agreed upon in writing.
Once design work has commenced, cancellation by the client shall result in forfeiture of any deposits paid and at Flintlock Covers’ discretion may be liable for the fully agreed amount. Deposits are non-refundable except by Flintlock Covers’ discretion. Where a deposit is refunded, the amount shall be minus transaction fees. Under cancellation, the client shall have no right to proofs, mock-ups or other materials supplied and agrees to destroy such.
Flintlock Covers reserves the right to refuse content or revisions which may be deemed offensive or beyond genre expectations or our house style.
[Cover Design] Once the initial design is agreed upon, the client may request up to three revisions of text style and placement. Where Flintlock Covers offers unlimited revisions, this is on a reasonable basis for progressing a design, not for unlimited designs or concepts. Once the client has approved an aspect of the design, changing it or reversing direction shall incur additional charges at our hourly rate. [Typesetting] Flintlock Covers will provide print proof versions for approval by the client to action reasonable formatting changes and requests. Correction of errors present in a submitted manuscript, which are carried over to the typeset document, are separately chargeable.
IP, OWNERSHIP & LICENSING
Flintlock Covers agrees to pass on full licensing legal advantages of the product to the client upon full payment solely for use in the product format purchased. Separated artwork and/or layered source files may be separately provided and licensed for an additional fee at Flintlock Covers’ discretion. Unless otherwise stated, copyright shall remain with the artist and 3rd party images shall be valid for up to 500,000 copies (digital or print).
The client agrees to only provide materials such as imagery for which they have the necessary rights, and in case they do not, to indemnify Flintlock Covers against copyright or trademark infringements and any costs resulting from such. The client agrees to use materials provided by Flintlock Covers legally at all times, and not to infringe upon intellectual property or local restrictions in their usage, and in case they do, to indemnify Flintlock Covers against all claims and costs resulting from such.
The client agrees that Flintlock Covers may use their design as part of a portfolio or for other reasonable promotional concerns. The client agrees to place an acknowledgement to ‘Flintlock Covers’ in their front matter where applicable.
PROOFS AND FINAL PRODUCT
The client agrees to check final designs or files provided for errors, and agrees that Flintlock Covers shall not be held liable for any financial or legal loss incurred by the client as a result of using the service.
Unless otherwise stated, print versions of cover designs are provided for one format/ retailer only for the standard paperback format. Additional formats for other retailers, hardback, or dust jackets can be purchased separately.
AGREEMENT AND SEVERABILITY
This contract forms the agreement of all parties. No additional conditions, other than undertakings provided in written correspondence, shall apply to this agreement. If any part of this agreement be found invalid, the remainder shall still be valid and enforceable.
Shaun’s work is inspired, and he has no shortage of ideas. His responses to my queries were always prompt, despite the fact I live and work on the other side of the planet. The book cover he produced was excellent and followed my brief exactly. A true professional.
I approached Flintlock to reboot my Gaslamp Fantasy Mystery series during Lockdown in 2021. Shaun’s patience and professionalism in dealing with my three books was commendable. The formatting is outstanding. I would absolutely recommend Flintlock Covers to any author who requires the services of a highly professional formatter and designer.
Shaun was a pleasure to work with. He did a fantastic job on cover design and type-setting. Thanks so much!
Ash B. Whitley
I wasn’t able to come up with the new look I wanted, or find someone who could come up with it – until I found Shaun at Flintlock Covers. His designs gave me exactly what I wanted. They are vibrant and moody and basically perfect. Shaun’s work was quick and professional. Highly recommend.
Working with Shaun at Flintlock Covers was a great experience. When I wasn’t sure how to explain myself, he examined what I needed and solved the problem. Now, I have a cover that meets genre expectations, is beautiful, and I’m proud to show off. Shaun is quick to reply, and super interested in making sure you have the best possible cover for your book.
Kelly N. Jane
Shaun is an outstanding book formatter. And he is a pleasure to deal with. By the time I found him I had already looked at several others but was not happy with quality or price, Shaun delivered on both! I definitely recommend him.
J. B. Baker
Shaun is a pleasure to work with. I asked him to create a cover for a short story to match an existing book series. He was quick, responsive, and focused on the details I requested, zeroing in on the elements that would make the piece fit with the pre-existing designs. And the several tweaks I required as the cover took shape, he executed without hesitation. The process felt very collaborative, which I appreciate. An excellent experience. Thanks, Shaun.
Monica Enderle Pierce
Book cover design for authors and publishers that always hits the mark
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