Where do you source your stock photography?
There are 2 websites I use.
They both provide high quality photos. I will be using the standard license with both websites. Please see the terms and conditions of the license to see restrictions for the standard license. I will discuss with you the possible images to use prior to my purchase of them. If you see an image you like I will happily purchase that one and use it within your cover design.
Can I talk to you about my cover before hiring you?
Yes! 🙂 Please feel free to email me through the contact form on this site (or my email firstname.lastname@example.org ) to discuss the thoughts you have on your cover. I’m based in the UK and will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
What is the process to get my cover?
At the start I’ll need the your book title, a short description of the story and what genre category it would usually reside in. Based on that information I will come up with some basic ideas for what your cover should contain. We can then discuss that idea for the cover and once we are in agreement for the ideas for the cover you will pay a 50% non-refundable deposit. I will then produce for you a visual concept based upon the agreed ideas within 72 hours. We can then discuss the concept and I will do changes based upon those discussions and present you with another concept. This process can then continue with a reasonable number of changes until you are happy with the concept. I will then create the finished cover based on the agreed concept. We will then do a final check of the finished cover and I will be happy to do a few more small changes at this point until you are happy with it. At this point you will pay me the remaining 50% and once I have received payment I will send you the cover design file.
If you want me to handle the entire process that is of course fine, but I’m equally happy to hear your thoughts on your preferences for your cover as well.
I ask that you include acknowledgement in your book, that I created your book cover. It will be greatly appreciated if you can include the sentence “Cover design by StarBookCovers.com.”
I will also need confirmation in an email that you have read and agreed with the terms and conditions available here.
What are the image dimensions of the cover you create?
I create the final covers are a resolution of 1838×2775 pixels. At a DPI of 72 for the eBook covers, and 300 DPI for the print covers. Premade covers are delivered at 72 DPI.
What files will you deliver to me on completion of the cover?
I will provide you via email a .png and a .jpeg file of your cover. I do not provide the .psd (photoshop) file.
Do you offer any refunds?
The 50% deposit is non-refundable, however if you are not happy with the final cover once you have made the final payment I will refund your final payment minus any paypal fees for up to 30 days from the date you made the final payment. I reserve the right to sell any custom covers I create where I have not received final payment.
Are there any kinds of images you won’t use for covers?
I won’t create covers which can be considered highly sexual or offensive. It has to be something which Amazon would be ok with.
Can you create promotional materials as well?
I will be happy to create promotional materials for your book. There will be an extra charge for these which will be charged at the rate of 20GBP or 30 USD per hour. Please make sure that creation of these promotional materials falls within any license acquired for the stock photography used.