We will make your book cover original and eye-catching.
Where do you source stock images for the cover designs?
We source our stock images from DepositPhotos.com. In most cases, we combine multiple images to create a new, derivative work.
Do you use free stock images?
If there is a free stock image that you LOVE, we can use that image on your book cover. However, we recommend being very careful about where you source these images and to make sure that the image is indeed in the public domain. In most cases, we advise against using free images because they are overused. (You might even find someone else’s book with the same exact image, and we wouldn’t want that to happen.) Also, be aware that free stock photo sites do not always have model releases. For this reason, we prefer to use DepositPhotos.com—each image of a recognizable person automatically comes with a model release.
What is the difference between the Standard and Extended image licenses?
The stock images we source from DepositPhotos.com come with two license options. The Standard License allows for unlimited e-book distribution and print distribution up to 500,000 copies. For authors in need of printing more than 500,000 copies, the Extended License is available. Extended License images are generally more expensive. In our “Extra” design package, we will cover the cost for an Extended License photo with a value up to $150.
I don’t want to use stock photos. Are there other options?
Absolutely! We can use any image that you would like to provide. Perhaps you hired an illustrator, or you have your own photographs. We can also help you find an illustrator to create a one-of-a-kind image. Illustration is outside our scope of services, but we are happy to make the introduction.
What if I need more revision rounds on my cover design?
Our priority is to create a book cover that you (and your readers) will love. We will continue to work with you even if we go beyond the scope of revision rounds. In the case that revisions get very far beyond scope, or if you need revisions after already approving (or publishing) the book, we charge an hourly rate of $50/hour. Revisions will usually fall under 1-2 hours of work, and we will alert you of any extra charges—no surprises!
How long does it take?
Typically, cover design projects take 2-3 weeks. This depends on the number of revisions and how quickly we can arrive at a final cover that you love.