Let's start with some good news!
There's no need to worry, each design is only sold only once. Rest assured that no other author will have the same GORGEOUS design as you!
By placing an order with Forever After Romance Designs you must acknowledge and agree to the following:
By purchasing a design, you are reserving exclusive rights to use the finished design as your book cover for an unlimited number of digital copies of the book, and up to 250,000 combined total print (paperback) copies.
One stock image of the model(s) from my sources will be included for each cover you purchase. If you request more than one model image, the price of additional images will be added to your total.
To create my designs, I use stock images with Standard Royalty Free Licenses. Since I purchased the license, you do not own the license to the original stock images and I cannot provide the original images to you. I am happy to provide you with the source of the original stock images, if you want to purchase the licenses for yourself.
Some stock photo services reserve the right to revoke a license at any point, just in case they need to remove the content from their archive, or run into a dispute with the photographer. If that happens, you'll be forced to stop selling any books with the stock cover, and replace them with an alternative image.
As stated above, Forever After Romance Designs will retain the license and/or copyright to the artwork, images, and materials used in producing the cover. Purchased cover designs may only be used as your book cover.
Due to Licensing Restrictions, you CANNOT:
- Alter the finished cover design.
- Use the design for any purpose other than the cover for the book you are purchasing the use of the design for.
- Use beyond the 250,000 allowable prints for a full wrap cover.
- Use the cover design to create items for resale or distribution (postcards, mugs, shirts, etc).
If you would like to extend the license to an unlimited number of prints, and be able to use it for items which will be for resale distribution (mugs, shirts, etc), additional licensing MUST be purchased. Currently, the pricing for the additional licensing starts at $75.00 - per stock image used.
The turn-around for a custom design depends on my design schedule, working with you on any draft revisions and finalizing the design. I will notify you of a timeline prior to placing your order.
A Non-Refundable Deposit will be required prior to the start of work for a custom design. The design is created based on your input on the order form. After the first draft is sent to you, you may request up to 3 rounds of revisions to the design before it is finalized. After that, there is a fee of $25.00 per hour for additional edits. The balance is due before delivery of the finished product(s), unless other arrangements have been made prior. The finished design(s) will be delivered via email once payment is made in full. The finished design(s) will be delivered to you as a flattened/un-editable image.
Final approved design images will be flattened, and you will receive the file as a Photoshop High Quality Print PDF's, as well as one JPEG.
Once your design is delivered, the .PSD editable design files will be stored by me for three months. After that time (due to the size of the files) they will be purged, and I will no longer be able to make changes to the design. If you plan to write a series or will want the same general layout to future designs, please let me know.
All Cover Design sales are final. Sorry, no refunds, returns or exchanges will be allowed.
I reserve the right to display final approved cover designs in my portfolios.
Forever After Romance Designs reserves the right to refuse service and return the full purchase price to the buyer at any time.
My designs may not be used for or by individuals engaging in pornography, sex trade or illegal activities.
All of my equipment is protected by anti-virus software, however, please always be sure to scan any images you download.
You are responsible for proofing the cover design at the time of delivery. This includes all text (Title, Author Name, tagline, etc). If there is an issue please inform me immediately, so the adjustment can be made.
Credit is required in publications. I will notify you of the proper credit upon delivery of your products.
These terms are subject to change.
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