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Cover Art by Forever After Romance Designs
By purchasing a design, you are reserving exclusive rights to use the design as your book cover. However, Forever After Romance Designs will retain the license and/or copyright to the artwork, images, and materials used in producing the cover. If you will be providing your own custom shoot images, you will - of course - retain the rights to the original photos, but I will need proof of license before proceeding.
Unless an exclusive image is purchased, Stock images are available to anyone who licenses them, so we cannot guarantee they will not be used on another design.
ARTWORK LICENSE LIMITS (Standard RF licensing):
Licensed for unlimited digital eBook and digital Audio Cover reproductions.
Licensed for up to 250,000 total paperback and/or hardcover prints.
Permitted Use with Standard License: Digital promotion of your book (example: online teaser images, e-newsletter, Facebook banner, etc.).
NOT PERMITTED with Standard RF License:
- Use the artwork for more than one book title.
- Transfer or sell the artwork to another party.
- Alter the finished artwork in any manner. The only exception being font placement (Typography).
- Use the cover design to create items for resale or distribution this includes postcards, bookmarks, keychains, etc. If you would like to create items for resale, distribution, or a higher print volume, additional licensing is required.
-Designs may not at any time be used for or by individuals engaging in pornography, sex trade or illegal activities. They also may not be used as the cover for hard-core erotica novels.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE EXTENDED LICENSING, PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE A CUSTOM DESIGN.
Premade artwork is sold as is and are priced as marked. Each cover is only sold once. All sales on premade art are final. eBook Cover Sizing (KDP or 6x9) and front cover typography (one language - from our licensed font collection) is included at no additional charge with an art purchase. Additional language translations can be added via our online booking page.
Premade cover art is usually delivered within 24 hours, with the exception of weekends, holidays or unless otherwise noted.
Full Wrap, Audio Cover and more can be added to a premade art purchase via our "Online Booking" Page (must be ordered within one year of original art purchase).
As your design date approaches, an online art form will be emailed to you. If you are ordering more than one design, you MUST complete one art form per design.
If more than 48 hours passes beyond your scheduled custom design start date and we have not received your artform or heard from you, we reserve the right to move on to the next client and you will need to reschedule for another date.
The turn-around for custom cover art is generally 5-15 business days from the given start date of that cover. However, in the end it will depend on working with you on any draft revisions and finalizing the design. If there will be a delay in completion, I will let you know.
Please be thorough when completing your art form. Your design will be created based on your input. You may request up to 2 rounds of minor revisions to the first draft. There is a fee of $35.00 per hour for additional edits. If MAJOR changes are requested - basically a complete re-work of the art - it will be considered a rejected design. Rejected designs may be offered as a premade cover.
RF images are chosen and a composite will be created based on your requests. Hand painted elements, custom lighting effects, color grading and blending will all be utilized to create the final design.
Head-swaps, clothing swaps or additions can be made. However, not every request can be achieved if the required stock is not available, or if you have chosen a stock image which is unsuitable for the desired requests. For example: A fully clothed contemporary stock couple that you want dressed in a historical fashion likely won't work.
If you need a very specific look, we suggest booking a custom photoshoot. There are several photographers who offer this service.
FULL WRAP AND ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS:
If you ordered a print wrap, they are created based on the specifications you provide. Trim size, page count and paper color. The cover is then fitted to either KDP, B&N or IngramSpark templates - based on your preference. Images are flattened and delivered as a High-Quality Print PDF file. Each print service varies, it is recommended that you request a draft copy of your cover prior to offering it for sale.
If you have provided incorrect specs or spelling for typography or you need an adjustment to the wrap after it was finalized, there is a fee of $35 per hour to adjust. If specs (page count, etc.) are not available for wraps at the time of completion of the art, the client MUST book their print wrap at another time via our "Online Booking" page. Please allow 5-10 days for delivery of the completed wrap.
The same applies if you order additional items such as audio cover or promo material. If information is not available at the time the artwork is complete, you must schedule for a later date.
Forever After Romance Designs does not require deposits for custom designs unless you are getting Extended Licensing.
An invoice will be sent to you upon completion of the first draft, however, payment is not due until approval of the final design. If your order changes during the design process, the invoice will be adjusted.
Requesting and completing an art form for a custom design is not a binding contract to perform the service.
Forever After Romance Designs reserves the right to refuse service for any reason. If work has begun and we feel unable to meet the client's desired requests, or if requests become excessive and unreasonable, we reserve the right to terminate service.
Scheduled Custom Designs may be cancelled by the client. However, once designing has begun should the client choose to cancel, Forever After Romance Designs reserves the right to offer the design as a premade cover.
Final Approved Designs will be emailed once payment is made in full. Once a design is finalized and approved, there are no refunds.
Should you cancel scheduled custom artwork more than twice in a 12 month period, Forever After Romance reserves the right to decline future custom bookings.
DELIVERY AND DESIGN STORAGE:
PSD (editable) files will be stored by Forever After Romance Designs for 12 months following the final design.
All media is delivered via email with a Dropbox Link to download. Please be sure to immediately download the files and manually save them to your own personal storage. Our business Dropbox is only a means of delivery of the final products and not meant to permanently store the media for clients.
Forever After Romance Designs reserves the right to display the final approved cover designs in our portfolios.
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 error, please inform us immediately so the adjustment can be made. There is a one-week deadline for typography adjustments. After that, there is a fee of $35 per hour (one hour minimum).
If you use the Finished Licensed Art in a manner other than that which is expressly authorized, such use amounts to copyright infringement and entitles Forever After Romance Designs or its licensors to enforce all rights available to it under U.S. and international copyright laws.
Forever Romance Designs LLC reserves the right to amend the terms at any time without advance notice to you.