Questions & Answers

If you have any questions not answered here, please let me know – I’ll add on to it. Thank you!

 

Do you take requests on premades?

I do not.  I work in different genres when the inspiration hits.  Check back often if you don’t find your genre or a cover that you like.  I try to upload new work every week.  (usually in ‘genre batches’)

I see a cover I like,  but I don’t have funds available- can you save it for me until payday?

My premades are sold on a first-come, first-served basis – this includes my regular clients and my author friends.  I don’t think it’s fair otherwise and I don’t believe in putting up my work for ‘bidding’ (which occurs in Facebook groups)

Can I make payment plans on a commissioned cover?

I do not accept payment plans. I also do not pre-date invoices.  Commissioned covers have a non-refundable work fee, depending upon the scope of the commision. Please query for project estimates regarding this.

Do you ever re-use any of the stock photos for other projects?
No. Once I use a stock image (including pre-mades) I place the image(s) I use, into that particular project folder.

I just bought a pre-made. Can I have the original files in layers?

Premades are “flattened” with minor adjustments available upon purchase (such as changes in color) . The only existing layer is a temporary title and author name placer, which can be adjustment to suit your taste prior to the delivery of your final file.

Can I have just the art as a PSD file, then? And do the typography myself?

I only do this for small publishers or established authors who use a specific branding for their covers.  The cover design is still under my terms of use regarding the cover artwork. 

Why do I need to agree to your service terms? Don’t I own the cover and can do whatever I want with it?

You own the right to use the cover for its intended purpose – as a book cover. The stock images are under copyright to the photographer, and my design concepts of the cover is considered a derivative work. Unless you pay for, or own the stock images – you never really own the copyright.  Respect the work artists and designers put into their craft, just as you – the author -ask and expect people to respect your copyrights.

I have photos (or artwork) that I would like to be made into a cover. Can I mail you the images?

I’m sorry, no. The post office is not always reliable, and I don’t want your work lost, or damaged in transit. I do accept scanned images via e-mail, and a release form stating you own the copyrights to the images is a requirement.

 

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