COVER DESIGNS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

How does the service work and where do I start?


Start by deciding what kind of cover you need: custom or pre-made. Then fill out the form and submit it. We will respond to your request within 24 hours. For the custom cover design, we will send you a detailed survey form, so you can provide us with all the information we need to know to design the book cover for you. With this email, we will also send you a link to PayPal to pay a 50% deposit.




What is the difference between Pre-made and a Custom Book Cover?


A custom book cover design is done in accordance with the information and details you provide. It is tailored to the your storyline and your vision of your novel. A pre-made cover is a book cover design that is done in a style appropriate for a selected genre, but it is generic.




How do you design the covers?


To design our custom and pre-made covers, we are utilizing photo manipulation techniques, using the stock photography.




How do I pay for the cover design?


All payments, the initial deposit and the final payment, are done via PayPal.




Do you offer a discount for a series cover design?


Yes, we do offer discounts for series cover designs. We must be notified ahead of time that there will be subsequent covers in the series. Discounts do not apply to pre-made covers.




How do I contact you?


The easiest way to contact us is through this website, but you also can message us on our Facebook page.




What size and format are the eBook covers?


The finalized version of the eBook covers will be delivered as JPG files, 1600x2560 pixels. This is the standard Kindle size. If you need different sizes please let us know at the time of ordering.




What other services do you offer?


Besides cover design and pre-made covers, we also offer a variety of add-ons that include marketing and promotional materials, 3D book renders and others. As a part of our services, we offer digital marketing, and website design and development for authors. You can find more information about digital marketing services on our "Services" page.




How can I credit you for the service?


Please include the following sentence in your copyright page: "Cover design by www.OriginalBookCoverDesign.com". In an eBook, please make it a link.





Copyright and Licensing Questions

Who owns the rights to the cover, after I purchase it?


After you make the final payment, the cover is yours to use under the iStockPhoto Standard License terms of use, which allows you to sell up to 500,000 eBooks and Paperbacks. If you exceed this amount, you must purchase an Extended License for each major photo that was used for your cover design. It is your obligation to let us know, so we can provide you a list of the photo IDs that were used in your cover design.




Can you send me a PSD File of my cover?


Yes, you can get the cover file in PSD format however all the layers will be flattened except for the text layers. Since a full-layered PSD file contains licensed material (stock photos or other design elements from third parties that could be extracted), we can't distribute those files because of licensing and copyright issues.




Can I get my cover design without any text on it?


No, we sell only competed covers, including the typography. However, we can work with you, making adjustments to make sure that you are completely happy with the final result.





OUR CUSTOM COVER DESIGN PROCESS

01

First Contact

Contact us via our website and let us know what kind of services you need, your genre and the timeline. We will discuss your ideas and settle on the start date.

02

Initial Payment

After we agree on all the details, the invoice will be emailed to you. The 50% deposit must be made via PayPal. At that time, we are also going to forward a detailed survey that we need you to fill out and send us back at least a week prior to the agreed start date.

03

Cover Design

Once we receive your deposit, we start working on the initial concept, which can take 5 to 7 work days from the start date we agreed on. During this time, we may contact you if we have some questions related to the design.

04

Making It Perfect

(Adjustments)

After we send you the initial concept, please review it carefully and let us know if you need us to do any changes. You get limited rounds of revisions, depending on the package your purchased. It takes usually a couple days before you see the updated design. We will work with you to make sure that the final design meets your expectations!

05

Final Payment & Delivery

Once you approved the final design, you will need to send us the last payment. After we receive your payment, the finalized design file will be forwarded to you. The finalized files for the eBook package would include the eBook Cover, 3D book render, and title page in JPG format. (For more information, please visit our Pricing page)

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