If I purchase a premade book cover, will someone else be able to buy it too?
No. Every premade book cover is only sold once. The cover will automatically be removed from the catalog once the purchase transaction has been completed.
Can I purchase a premade book cover if I don't have all of the information (title, blurb, etc.) yet?
Yes, you can. When you check out, just leave a note that says you don’t have all of the information yet. You can put “TDB” in the fields if the information is unknown. Once you are ready with all of the information, contact me through the contact form or send an email to email@example.com.
Can I purchase the cover now to use at a later date?
Yes, you can. When you check out, just leave a note that says you’re saving the cover to use later. You can put “TDB” in the fields if the information is unknown. Once you are ready with all of the information, contact me through the contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What files do I receive when I purchase a premade book cover? What are the dimensions?
Every premade book cover is made at a resolution of 1800×2700 (6″ x 9″ at 300dpi). When you purchase a cover, you will receive a high resolution 1800×2700 PDF, PNG and JPG. You will also receive a low resolution 450×675 JPG.
Does the listed price include in the paperback design?
No. The listed price is for the ebook (front cover) only. A paperback upgrade is an additional $95 which includes the front, spine and back.
What can I put in the back cover design of the paperback?
Anything you want: book synopsis, author information, author image, publisher info, etc. If you want to have an elaborate designed back that requires extra design work, then extra fees may be required.
Do you offer an audiobook cover upgrade?
Yes. The audiobook cover upgrade is an additional $40. You will receive the cover in a square size: 2400 x 2400.
Are the covers created with your own images?
No. Most of the book covers I create use stock images. Because of this fact, I cannot stop another cover designer from using the same stock image in their own covers. I do try to make changes to the original stock image or combine them with other stock images so that the design will be more unique.
What type of license are the stock images you use licensed under?
Most of the stock images are licensed under the Standard license. Once in a while I may use stock images/graphics with an Extended license, but very rarely.
When I buy a premade book cover, does that mean I have full ownership of it and can do whatever I want with it?
Not completely. Since my book covers are made using stock images, they are still bound to the terms of the stock image license(s). The ownership of the stock image themselves still belongs to the original creator. The book cover that you buy, the derivative work that I create with your title and author name, is what you buy from me and I don’t have any restrictions on use. The only restrictions you are bound to are those of the stock image license. Most images are licensed under the Standard License. In regards to book covers, the main thing that might be of concern is the number of impressions allowed. The amount differs from company to company but usually it’s “up to 500,000” impressions. After that, you would need to obtain the Extended/Enhanced Licenses of the stock images.
I use stock images from various sources including Depositphotos, Freepik, Envato Elements, Shutterstock, 123rf, Big Stock Photo, iStock and several more. The main one I use is Depositphotos.com.
When purchasing a book cover from me, you can request a list of the stock images used in the design if you want to look up the license information.