Commissioned Book Covers and Premade Cover Designs
If you have purchased, created, or acquired the use of an artist, photographer, or model – a release form stating you have the right to use the work for your project is required.
Final work shall be licensed to the Client under the following terms: unlimited, perpetual, unrestricted* use of the final design– which includes promotional and marketing use in all e-book formats and up to 500,000 impressions in print format. Unrestricted, royalty-free use of the final design is transferred to you upon payment of all fees.
*This means you have the right to use the design solely for the scope of which it is intended for – as a book cover. Promotional items derived from replicas of the book cover are included with this agreement.
Any and all concepts, including sketches, mock-ups, and samples created or designed by atrtink, are provided to the Client for review, critique, and requested changes only and cannot be publicly displayed. Until all fees are paid, atrtink retains the copyright ownership (derivative work) of design drafts and their materials.
atrtink reserves the right to display work in portfolio and marketing material.
atrtink takes effort to provide the Client with a unique design. If artwork accidentally infringes on any existing trademarked artwork, the liability of atrtink is limited to a refund of the Client’s paid amount. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure the names of a product, company, or service are not already in use. It is the Client’s responsibility to secure a trademark to protect the rights to a name or image. Atrtink will not be held to legal actions resulting from improper due diligence on the availability of a company name, book title, or image provided by the Client.
Custom Illustrations/Digital Paintings.
Digital paintings or other traditional mediums are under the copyright protection of the artist. The agreement to the commission and sale of such an image is for royalty-free, unrestricted use of the design as book cover artwork and promotional materials use only. The Client agrees not to resell the illustration to a third party. If the Client wishes to use it in multimedia to resell (such as bookmarks or mouse-pads), the Client agrees to enter into a new agreement with the artist for extended usage rights. An additional fee for extended, unlimited requests is negotiable with atrtink, but atrtink still reserves the right to place the artwork in online or print portfolios and promotional materials.
Please send a message if you have any concerns or questions!