What do I get for my money?
The price is for the ebook version of the cover. The price does not include print-on-demand version of the cover (futher details below).
What size do you send the file?
1563 pixels wide by 2500 pixels high. If you need any other sized please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What format do you send the file?
KDP likes JPEG - so that's what I send.
Is the cover I buy unique?
Of course I only sell a cover once. Once it sold I mark it sold and then removed from the site.
What if I want a cover but don't have the title yet?
No problem - go ahead and buy it - I'll keep it on file for you. Then no one else can get it. And just come back to me when you're ready with your title. But make sure you definitely want the cover before ordering. Because once bought it's yours.
What if I take a cover without title but then days, weeks, months later I want a different cover, can I swap it out?
No. Once you purchase a cover that cover is allocated to you against your name, it is taken off my site (so no one else back buy it) and a lot of admin work goes into moving that file across to your name. Plus in affect that would allow people to reserve covers without getting them and swap and change as they fancied. It would cause a logistical nightmare for me. And the more time faffing, the less time I can spend designing - the thing I love. So once you order and send me a number for a cover it is set in stone you want that cover. So make sure you definitely want that cover before ordering.
Can I reserve a cover without paying?
Sorry, no. I work on a first come first served basis. And this works by ordering that cover.
Can I have less or more text on the cover?
Yes I will fit the design to whatever the amount of text you want on there. You might not have a tagline on the example but you really want on on there - just tell me and I'll add it.
I want to change the design (different fonts, colours, different elements on there), can you help?
Yes, I can makes changes to the covers: font are easily changed, say if you like the font from a different cover just tell me the number of that cover and I'll swap it out (but there is a fee $10 for the extra work that this involves); font colours are easily changed (no charge); if it's a background colour, or different elements, that might be a little harder - so might incur a greater charge. If you are unsure always email before hand.
Can I use one cover for multiple books in a series with different titles?
More than that we can make them look distinctly different as well. Some examples here. So what would you charge for this extra work? Well, say if you find one cover you like and want to use it for five covers I charge the price for five covers - so you would buy five pack for a single cover and then I make that look different for your different parts of the series.
Can I have my file in a different format / size?
Of course, just ask - I'm a helpful, friendly chap. This does not include the Photoshop - simply because I don't design in the Photoshop.
Can I have a file that I can edit myself?
Sorry, no. This would not work because you would not have the fonts to do the editing of the text. But I am happy to make changes, once you know your title, till it looks perfect for you.
Can I just have the image and put my text on myself?
Again, this is a no. Because then you're not paying for a cover design, you're effectively using the site to find a good stock image. There's a simply, cheaper, solution if you want to go this way - go find a stock image from one of the major stock image sites yourself. I am selling finished cover designs.
I've approved my design but months later I want to change my pen name or title, what can you do?
For initial changes obviously I don't charge extra, but if you came back to be me weeks or months later after you've approved the design I charge $10 per cover to makes text changes.
I have bought a cover, not yet titled, and then decide I don't want it, can I have a refund?
Sorry, once you have purchased that cover I have taken it out of circulation, done all the work to mark it against you and remove it from my site, this all takes time and as such the simple answer is no. So if you think you might change your mind then do not purchase. All sales are final.
Are the stock photo images licenced?
Of course - they are indeed. You can sell upto 250,000 books with the image without a problem.
Do I have to pay for the stock image as well?
Nope, that's included in the price.
Do you sell the cover more than once?
No, once you buy a cover it's taken off my site and not sold to anyone else.
What if I want a ten pack of covers but can only find eight I like?
Then you will need to buy a 3 pack and a 5 pack. If you buy a 5 or 10 pack it represents that you know the 5 or 10 covers that you want and you will need to supply the cover numbers within 48 hours so I can allocate them to you.
What if I feel later that my cover isn't suitable, can I swap it out for another?
No. Once a cover is sold to you it's your cover. So make sure that it is completely suitable for the purpose before purchasing. If you come back and want another cover, you will have to pay for that second cover and discard the first. Otherwise I would have authors swapping covers out left, right and centre.
Do you have a mailing list I can join so I don't have to keep checking back?
Indeed I do. If you want to be added to it - just give me a shout at email@example.com. Everytime I put new covers on the site I will email you all.
Do you turn covers around within 24 hours even on weekends and holidays?
No, as I do have a life but sometimes I will do if I get a spare hour or so. I try my best to keep people happy.
Can you do a CreateSpace wrap-around print design from a cover I buy?
Of course - the price for this is $65.
What about LuLu, Lightning Source, or other print-on-demand services?
No because they have lots of different types of specifications and that over complicates my system for working.
What if I am just designing the CreateSpace cover myself, will the ebook cover work?
I make no assurances that the ebook cover will work. If you want to proper print-on-demand cover then select the wrap-around design below, and I'll design it for you.
I have another question:
If it's something I've not covered then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'm a friendly helpful sort of chap, and you'll get a response quickly.