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Step 1: Browse the Shop
Looking for a quick premade cover or more detailed cover work? Does your manuscript need an edit or just a format? Browse the available services and packages to decide what will fit your needs. Unsure about something? Drop an inquiry–just remember, my time is limited and my focus is projects for paying clients, so I’m unavailable for a lot of back and forth on work I haven’t been hired for yet.
Step 2: Review the ToS
Hiring an artist or editor involves entering into a legal agreement with them. It’s a good idea to review my terms of service in detail, where I lay out what you can expect from me and what I expect from clients when my services are contracted. Some examples:
- You must be 18 years or older (minors must have a parent contract my services).
- I won’t work on the same cover you have another designer currently working on.
- I retain copyright to my designs and work, and covers can be used for one title only (eg, you can’t slap a new title on it for a sequel) and on any and all promotional materials.
- You agree to pay the balance of your bill promptly after the work is complete.
Step 3: Order Your Service
Unless we have an established working relationship–meaning several completed projects I’ve delivered and you’ve paid for over at least a year–I do not start a project without a down payment in place. Payments can be made via PayPal internationally. All prices are in USD.
Premade cover fees are paid up front entirely. If you would like to add-on a print wrap, you can order it through the store when you’re ready.
Step 4: Email Contact
I’ll ensure you receive my cover art questionnaire if you’re ordering a cover. If you’re requesting formatting or editing, I’ll touch base with a list of what I need. I can give you an estimation of turn around time if different from what I list on my availability page. If you need something faster, you can request I add a rush charge to the service at this time.
Premade covers are typically turned around in a few days. I’ll double check I have the correct customization (title, author name, tagline/series title if needed). If a different font is required, please request at this time.
Step 5: Drafts & Revisions
For cover art, I will send you a couple of drafts. If you’re ordering the Budget-Friendly Ebook Cover, typically we will have worked out what you’re looking for and I’ll send a draft to confirm the direction. For the higher-end services, I’ll often send a few drafts with possible directions and watermarked images while we settle on your cover.
When you’re happy with the direction, I’ll work on finalizing the image, and run it past you for more changes and tweaks until we have something you’re satisfied with (number of rounds depends on services ordered).
For interior formatting, I’ll send a PDF of the inside of your book for you to review for any errors and you can send me back any issues you’ve found that need correcting, including typos. This only applies to print interiors. Correcting typos in ebooks after I’ve formatted them will result in a new charge because I have to remake all the files. (The exception is if there is a problem on my end with the ebook file, which I will correct free of charge.)
For premade covers, I’ll make up to one alternation of the titling. Subsequent alternations will require a fee.
Step 6: Finalize & Payments
When we’ve settled on your cover, your interior, or I’m done your editing, I will send the completed file(s) with your invoice.
Full payment is due when services are rendered. After five business days, a late charge will apply.
With editing, I will be happy to exchange a few emails discussing my suggestions or answering any of your questions at no additional charge.
For your cover art, once the final is delivered, an alteration fee will be required to make any further changes, billed at my hourly rate ($40/hr) in fifteen-minute increments with a minimum half-hour charge.