Terms and Conditions

PAYMENTS

      Initial Payment:

A non refundable 50% down payment is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is not due until approval of the cover itself, with the exception of the blurb and page count. NO files will be sent until payment is made in full.

      Final Payment:

Final payment is due within 7 days of the final invoice being sent. A 5% late fee will be added for each additional week that payment isn’t made. If an invoice is not paid for more than 90 days, an additional $100 fee will be applied.

     Rush Order Requests:

Cover Me Darling can occasionally fit a rush project into schedule. A rush project, with less than a week turn around, will be a $300.00 added fee. A rush project, with a two week, or longer, turn around, will be a $200.00 added fee.

WORK FLOW

       Initial Proofs:

Cover Me Darling will send 3 starting proofs, unless otherwise discussed, or if the Client has a very specific vision.

      Changes to Proofs:

There is an allowance of 10 changes TOTAL that may be made to the cover after the 3 initial proofs. Each additional change (up to3) will be an extra $20. This may include, but may not be limited to, font changes, color changes, image mood changes, mix and match of proofs, etc.

Changes to images:

If the main cover image changes after work has begun, there will be an additional $25 charge, per image change regardless of who provides the image.

    Time frame:

Please try to book your cover as soon as possible and well ahead of any scheduled deadlines. Each additional change will take extra time on Cover Me Darling’s part to complete and delay the completion of the final artwork. Cover Me Darling is not responsible for missed deadlines on the Client’s end due to additional changes.

      Changes after approval:

The client understands that the cover image MAY NOT be altered by anyone except Marisa Shor of Cover Me Darling. The client also understands that additional charges may apply for any alterations after approval and/or after final files are sent. Changes after the final files are sent will begin at $45, and may increase with the amount of files that need to be altered.

DESIGN SERVICES

Prices are subject to change at any time, and without warning. Price is only guaranteed upon receipt of deposit.

With each cover package, the following is included:

  • Ebook File suited for all platforms
  • Paperback, high resolution, wrap
  • Digital Delivery of the files

Additional extras may be included depending on the cover package chosen.

IMAGE EXPENSES

   Stock Art Photo/Image:

The Client provides the MAIN cover image. This ensures that they maintain the rights to said image. Details, such as flourishes, small extra images, and certain back images, are included in the cover design package and will not be the Client’s responsibility. The Client must obtain the correct rights and permissions for use of the photo they are providing. Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Cover Me Darling from any and all copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides.

      Cover Me Darling Photo:

Image chosen will be removed from Cover Me Darling’s library. Cover Me Darling maintains full rights to this photo, Client maintains limited rights to use this photo for anything involving the Client’s book promotion, alone. While this image will be pulled from my library, similar images may remain from that same photo shoot. This keeps your price as low as possible. Variations in the angle of the image will still be available. Which images get removed from the set are up to Cover Me Darling’s discretion. Images that are almost exact will be removed.

Photo may NOT be sold, reused, or used out of context aside from the specified book related printing, reproductions, and otherwise. It may be used for any print promotion, and online promotional use. It may not be used for sale items other than the ebook, and print book. If other sale items will be created from this photo, the Client will need to purchase the full rights to the image.

Photo may not be used on any other printed work by alternate designers, unless otherwise discussed. Cover Me Darling, and the Client maintain rights to the specified photo.

Each image shall not, under any circumstances, be altered without prior permission by Cover Me Darling.

CANCELLATION

In the event of a cancellation before work has started, no further expenses will be owed. If the work has begun on the project, the remaining balance will be owed. Once work is booked, no refund will be given.

OWNERSHIP OF ARTWORK

Cover Me Darling maintains full rights of all original artwork. Artwork AND CONCEPT, including layout, image style, placement, and fonts) may NOT be recreated by another person (Client OR alternate artist included)

The Client maintains the rights to the stock photo that they have downloaded. If a custom photo shoot is done for the Client, the Client maintains limited rights to the images used on their covers. Those images may ONLY be used for promotion of their book. The cover itself can be used for merchandising, but Cover Me Darlings photo, purchased for the cover, cannot be used on its own, unless full rights are purchased, for any merchandising. If a client uses an existing Cover Me Darling photo, from the Cover Me Darling stock library, or from a custom shoot, they may request the full rights of a Cover Me Darling image at the rate of $350 per image.

The client understands that the cover image MAY NOT be altered by anyone except Cover Me Darling. The client also understands that additional charges may apply for any alterations after approval and/or after final files are sent.

Cover Me Darling always maintains the limited rights to the cover to use as any sort of self promotion, portfolio, client viewing, etc.

ATTRIBUTION

Cover Me Darling requires that design credit in the form of “Cover Design by Marisa Shor of Cover Me Darling” in the clients ebook, and paperback copy. Ebook files have the option to be linked to Cover Me Darling’s facebook page and/or website, but it is not required.

LIABILITY

Cover Me Darling is not liable for damages of any kind, including loss of revenues, profits, business, reputation, or data, in any way related to our services. Cover Me Darling is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents once the cover has been approved.

Should Cover Me Darling take longer to complete the project than originally indicated i.e. family emergency, act of nature, the Client will be contacted via phone or email in order to agree upon a new project completion date.

CODE OF FAIR PRACTICE

Cover Me Darling acknowledges that to the best of his/her knowledge, the work prepared is an original creation and has not been previously published and/or consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis. The work prepared does not contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter. The Client and/or others may not use Cover Me Darling’s product in any way that may infringe upon the rights of others.

ACCEPTION OF TERMS

Both Cover Me Darling and the Client will acknowledge acceptance of these terms. By acknowledging this contract, the Client agrees to hold Cover Me Darling entirely free from any liability, including financial.