FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DESIGN

How can I order a custom made book cover?

Just select one of the design packages or services and click on the order button to make a 50% deposit.

How many revisions do you offer?

All my design services come with unlimited (common sense) revisions. I am happy when you are happy otherwise you’ll get a refund. It’s simple as that.

How do you design the covers and graphics?

I am specialized in creating high-end compositions with heavy photo manipulation. I usually take own photos or use stock sites to license third-party images. I then extract certain parts of several images and blend them together to create something new and unique.

In what format and size do you deliver the cover?

Depending on the package you selected you’ll either get a 72dpi graphic in PDF and JPEG format or a high-resolution 300dpi version for print. eBook covers have a size of 1600×2560 pixel, which is the standard kindle size. The size of a print cover depends on your book format.

Can I provide my own photos and graphics?

Of course, just make sure that any photo, logo or artwork comes in 300dpi high-resolution suitable for print. Keep in mind that you must have the legal right to use the photo, logo or artwork!

What file types do you accept?

You can provide images in any file format but prefferably as JPEG or PNG.

How do I get my cover?

Once I have designed your book cover and/or promo graphics, I’ll send you the finished files as download link via eMail or messenger. Whatever you prefer.

Can I get a eBook cover now and a high-resolution print cover at a later time?

Sure, just get in touch with me when you want to publish a printed book.

When can I expect a first draft?

After I have received the project details, I will start with the design process.
Typically I will have a first cover draft ready for you to review within 2-3 days.

What can we do if I don't like the book cover design you created for me?

I always do my best to work directly with you to ensure that I fully understood your requirements. However, if you are not completely satisfied with the draft I’ll create another one for you. If you are still not happy with the second draft we can end the project and you’ll get a full refund.

I don't yes know the exact page count. Can you still design a print-ready cover for me?

Of course. In this case I need to adjust the size of the spine once you provide the page count. After this I will send you a print-ready cover.

Can you make adjustments after I received the finished files and marked the project as complete?

Just contact me if you need any changes. Minor adjustments are free but if major changes are required, additional charges might apply.

Do you provide the source files so I can make changes on my own?

Some packages don’t include the editable source files but you can anytime get them for an additional fee.

Payment

What type of payments do you accept?

You can make payment via Paypal or any major credit card. Wire transfers are possible on request.

What are the payment terms?

A deposit of 50% is required in advance. Upon delivery of the finished cover you can make the final payment. If you are not happy with the cover your deposit will be refunded.

Do I have to pay extra for stock images?

You don’t have to pay anything extra unless you want me to license a specified image with exclusive rights. Keep in mind that normal stock images come with a non-exclusive license. In some rare cases where the design requires any one-off commissioned photo or artwork, there may be additional charges. I may also use rights-managed stock sites. Sometimes it’s simply not possible to find a suitable royalty-free image. Prices vary, but if this is required you will be informed by me.

Do you offer volume discounts?

Yes, I offer a 30% discount for orders of 3 or more books in a series. Discounts only apply to book cover packages and not promo graphics, banners, websites etc. All covers must be ordered at the same time.

GENERAL

What is an author website?

I will create a unique website for you with up to 5 pages (Home, Books, About Me, Contact etc.) This website can be used to promote your books and to brand yourself as an author. It’s a great way to connect with your readers. You can fully administrate the site and easily add and modify the contents yourself.

Is a web hosting account needed for the author website?

Yes, you need a hosting account and own domain name. For an additional fee I can care about everything and register the domain and host the site on my own server. Please contact me to discuss further details.

What does royalty-free mean?

Royalty-free means that you don’t have to pay additional fees for the images and photos

Can you design promotional material like banners and teaser graphics?

Yes, please see the services page for further details.

I have more question. Can I send you a message?

Sure, just send me an eMail or submit your questions via the contact form located here.