Effective from 12/08/2020
Before you order a custom or pre-made book cover you must read and agree to following information.
Besides the illustrations made by the designer at ‘Art 4 Artists’, the designer is also using stock images occasionally, if necessary. All stock images used were purchased and licensed on a stock image website. The copyright for all licensed images used are held by the stock image website or the photographer and/or artist. The price for standard licenses is included in the total package, pre-made or single object price. Please note that you are not buying the stock images, but the entire cover design created with these images. However, you, the customer, is obliged and responsible to use the purchased design within the limits of the image licenses. All covers created with illustrations by the designer at “Art 4 Artists” are subject to the rules or restrictions held by the designer. The designed book cover is licensed to the customer by “Art 4 Artists”, but the copyright always remains with the designer. “Art 4 Artists” reserves the right to present the book cover in portfolios, marketing materials and on websites, taking into account the client’s wishes. “Art 4 Artists” is the owner of all designs, concepts, licenses and materials that are not used in the final design.
YOU MAY …
>> use the purchased design for publishing your book, book related and/or for, in your order specified, purposes only.
>> use the purchased design on a website, blog and/or social networking websites for promotion in original or reduced size.
YOU MAY NOT…
>> use the purchased design for prints on t-shirts, mugs, posters, binders, or any other product with the intention of selling or giving the product away for free without purchasing extended licenses.
>> use the design for more than 500,000 printed copies, if stock images are used in the design.
>> give the right to use the purchased design to another person. The license to use the design grants to the original purchaser only.
>> alter the design in any way except to change the size for digital display.
>> cut out parts of the final design to create something new.
>> submit the cover design (concepts or finished cover) to any competition or cover evaluation on social media websites without the designers approval.
Effective from 01/07/2020
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Effective from 01/07/2020
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Book Covers)
Effective from 01/02/2021
1. Is the book cover I buy unique?
Yes, my custom covers and most of my pre-mades are created with my own illustrations.
2. Is the book cover exclusive?
All covers, pre-made and custom, are unique and will be sold just ones! Every book cover is exclusive and just for you.
2. What licenses do you offer?
All book cover designs and promotional material come with a standard license. That includes the right to use the delivered material for publishing the book as eBook, as print (if ordered) and showing it unlimited times on websites or social media platforms. If I don’t have to use stock images, I can offer an extended license with the right to use the image for all book related purposes including merchandise (mass products for sale). What license you want has to be mentioned at the beginning so the price can be adjusted accordingly.
3. Can I use one book cover for multiple books or a book series?
Only on request. I need this information together with your order. It may affect the package price. You are not allowed to make changes by yourself, because of copyright violation.
4. Can I have a file with layers for Photoshop so I can edit the image myself?
In general NO. Because of copyrights I don’t deliver PSD files with layers. But there can be exceptions. If I created the cover without third party stock images and you would like to purchase the PSD file with layers, we have to negotiate a price.
5. I changed my mind and I want a complete new book cover design. Is it possible?
In any package price are 2 initial concepts included. I can always make some changes to the current cover as long it doesn’t exceed the boundaries of our contract or the content of the cover package you bought. When you change your mind after you decided to take one of those concepts and I already finished the cover, we have to discuss a price for a complete new design.
6. What if I lose or delete my downloaded files by accident?
You are responsible for all your files, but in case of an accident, you can order a copy.
7. What if I bring my own images? Do you create covers only with images/stock images?
No problem, in some cases I still create covers with licensed images, but you have to proof that you purchased a license for the image. I DON’T accept public domain or free images.
8. What is in the pre-made cover price included?
The price includes minor changes, like text, but it doesn’t include major changes to the design or the additional work for a print cover.
9. I bought an eBook cover from you months ago. Now I need the cover for print.
If you purchased a pre-made cover through me, I can create the print cover for an additional fee. If you ordered an eBook custom design more than 3 months ago and you want now the print cover, a higher fee applies. See the prices in the price section. You are not allowed to create the print cover by yourselves without my permission!
10. I bought a cover from you, but I changed my mind about the title. Can you help me?
After your final approval and cover delivery an additional fee applies for minor changes to the text and preparing new images for download.
11. I want to purchase one of your pre-made covers, but I need some changes.
No problem! Minor changes and changes to the text and font are possible and in the price included. For major changes we have to discuss the price.
12. If you use stock images, do I have to pay for the image licenses in addition to your cover design?
One or two images are in the package included, if you need it. If you want to sell or give away t-shirts or other merchandise with your cover, an extended license for each image used in the design, must be purchased by you. Extended licenses for stock images are NOT included in my cover prices!
13. Are the images you use licensed?
I usually don’t use stock images for custom designs, but, of course, if I have to, I am using standard licenses from Depositphotos. Those allow the use of a stock image for up to 500,000 times for printed versions. Note: License rules can change any time. For other things you may have to pay an extended license for each stock image used. Note: Licenses for stock images from other websites than Depositphotos are not included in the price.
14. How can I pay?
International payments have to be made through PayPal. Within Australia you may pay into my bank account directly. You will receive the information and details together with the invoice.
15. Do I have to sign a contract?
Only for big projects and orders from publishers over USD2000. Emails are legal as contracts. So it is very important that all information I get about an order comes through email, not Facebook or other social media websites.
16. Do you need my personal information for the order?
17. Do I have to pay in advance?
For custom covers you have to pay 50% of the total price before I start to work. The balance is due before the delivery. For promotional material, pre-made covers and print covers made from pre-made covers you have to pay 100% in advance before I start working. IMPORTANT: If an order has been cancelled, a cancellation of 30% of the total has to be paid!
18. I decided to cancel the order. Do I get my deposit back?
In general NO, the deposit of 50% is non refundable. But there can be exceptions in case I didn’t start to work on your cover yet. In cases where I already started to create sketches, sent you concepts and got an approval from you, I don’t pay the deposit back!
19. I ordered a custom cover, inclusive eBook and print, and paid a 50% deposit. When do I have to pay the balance?
When you ordered an eBook and print cover, but you don’t know the final page count for your print version yet, I can finish the print cover later. IMPORTANT: If everything else is finished for delivery (except the print cover spine adjustments) and you already want those finished files, you have to pay the balance.
20. I ordered a custom cover, I made the deposit, the cover is finished and ready for download, but I can’t pay the balance. How can I get my order?
I understand that sometimes in life circumstances change, but you also have to understand, that I want to get paid for my work. First, I need to know why you can’t pay. No lies please! In hard cases you may have up to 2 months time to pay the balance. To avoid any trouble, please, check in advance, if you are able to pay for the cover design before you order! Note: You don’t receive any cover image or image for promotion, until the final payment is made.
21. Regarding No. 20 — What if I can’t pay you within those 2 months?
Again, I need to know why, because I want to get paid for my work, but you have another 2 months time. If you still can’t pay after those additional 2 months (4 months in total), I am going to make adjustments to the cover and offer it as pre-made in my shop. You no longer have the right to receive the final cover images! Now you will ask: what about the deposit? Well, as it is non refundable, I handle this case the same way, as if you would cancel the order, after I am finished the cover or half through the process, because I already invested time and money. To avoid any trouble, please, check in advance, if you are able to pay for the cover design before you order!
22. When I bought a cover, is it my property and can I do what I want with it?
No, you can’t! You may use the delivered cover for the purpose of publishing your book. You received images for promotion with the delivery. If you want to use the images for other purposes, you have to tell me at the beginning what you plan to do. The copyright is ALWAYS! “Yvonne Less © Art 4 Artists”. You are not allowed to claim the design as your own! You may NOT change the design yourself or cut out some elements to create your own promotional material or something else without my permission. You could violate copyrights!
23. After publishing my book, the printed cover doesn’t look like the original image and/or eBook. What can I do?
To create a print cover I have to follow rules in regards of dimensions and colors. Nobody is perfect, but I make sure that all images comply with the requirements. Please keep in mind, printed book covers will most likely look different to the eBook version, because of the conversion from RGB to CYMK. After the delivery I don’t take any liability for errors or misprints in regards of colors or general quality. If the print doesn’t look like the way you expected I can make some adjustments. This can happen, when the book cover you bought was created for eBook use with special effects. There are certain colors which are difficult to print, especially glowing effects. Perhaps a glossy paper for your cover may improve colors/contrast. If, in general, the print quality lacks, you also should complain about it to the publisher/print office.
24. I ordered a custom cover. What happens in case you may not be able to finish my book cover/order?
That depends on what status your order actually is. Not yet started, in process, started, half finished or finished. — First, I always try to finish an order in a timely manner. In case of a serious illness or even death, and I am not able to finish your cover order at all, a person of my choice will send you any half finished or finished material and you are allowed to find a designer who can finish the work for you.
25. I bought a pre-made cover from you, but they are not finished yet. What happens in case you may not be able to finish them?
As described in no. 24 — In case of a serious illness or even death, and I am not able to finish your cover at all, a person of my choice will send you any material and you are allowed to find a designer who can finish the work for you.
26. What happens with my order or unfinished pre-made cover, if you decide not to work as cover designer any longer?
First, if I decide (for what reason ever) not to work as cover designer any longer, I will give this note at least 3 months before my final work day. I’ll make sure that I finished any custom order. I perhaps only accept new orders, where all dates are clear in the time frame. All those not finished pre-made covers, which can’t be finished in the time frame, will be send out as a large JPG file without any text. You are then allowed to add the text by yourself or another designer.
27. If I have another question?
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