Custom Book Cover Design FAQs

It's important to understand how the process works, from beginning to end, and we want to ensure that none of our clients are left in the dark at any stage prior to, or after undertaking our services. This set of frequently asked questions should help answer any queries you may have.

Custom Book Cover Design FAQ

Take a look at our various cover design packages to see which one suits you best and whether you want any additional services, such as formatting and/or Facebook/Twitter banner design. Fill out the order form, including as much detail as you can in the briefing sections. This will enable us to build up a good idea of what direction to take your design in. Once you have completed the form, you will be directed to a payment page where you will be asked for a 50% deposit, payable via PayPal. The balance is payable on completion of the project, once it has been signed off.

Sorry, at this time, we only offer PayPal.  This not only protects us against non-payment, but also provides you with a safe and secure payment environment as well as the ability to follow up any grievances with PayPal.

Once we have received your form and your deposit, we will set to work on your design. We may contact you for additional information or to clarify any areas or notes in your briefing form. Typically, we expect to have your first draft ready in seven days. From there we take your feedback and work with you to finalise the design. Should you not like the first draft, then another will be offered.

Absolutely not. In a perfect world, we would know exactly what you want and be able to achieve this without any back and forth, but we know that this is probably not going to happen. If you reject the first draft, we’ll ask which aspects of it that you did and didn’t like, which should be expanded upon, and which should be discarded entirely. This will hopefully make your second draft closer to what you had in mind, or the next draft. Ultimately, we’re here to work with you to give you something that you can be proud of.

Even the most talented and intuitive designers are unlikely to absolutely know what their client wants and nail it on the first attempt. We don’t expect that to happen, and would hope that if the first draft doesn’t immediately set fireworks off then you’d be able to explain what you do and don’t like about it, making it easier for us to produce other concepts. If, after a certain period of time, neither party feels as though we are getting anywhere, we will gladly refund your deposit in full. It’s important to note, however, that this refund prohibits any of our concepts from being used.

Once you are happy with your design, we will invoice you the remaining 50% balance. Once paid, you will be sent your final files, ready to use. For print covers, you will receive a print-ready PDF file, and for eBook covers, you will receive a high resolution JPEG image. If your choice of package includes them, you will also receive your 3D book mock-ups and poster files.

No. Your design fee is for one cover design only. If you wish to use early or discarded drafts, then a reduced fee can be arranged.

No, sorry. We only offer bespoke book-cover design.

No. We are not artists and character creation can be a complex thing. We recommend that if you have someone very specific in mind, then you hire an artist or illustrator to provide you with the character you require before commissioning a cover design.

It depends on your package, but all cover design services include print-ready/high resolution files, no stock image fees, and swift professional service.

Only as far as books go. If you wish to utilise your design on merchandise that will be sold, then a different license will be required for the images used in the creation of your design. We can advise you of these costs and make arrangements for you, should you require, just get in touch.

When we design an eBook cover for you, we will only provide you with what is necessary to have it used as a cover for an eBook.  If you want that cover to be used on a print book, you would need to get back in contact with us to arrange for a print cover to be produced using that cover design.  You wouldn’t be charged the separate fee for the print cover though; we would simply charge the difference between what you paid for the standalone eBook cover and the price for the eBook and print cover design bundle.  We don’t believe in milking our clients.  That said, we also don’t want you to take our initial design and pass it on to someone else to produce a print cover for you – we keep our prices low enough that you don’t need to cut corners, so that you always have a professional product.