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WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

PREMADE: Search our SHOP for a Premade e-Cover that suits your genre and budget. When you find the cover place the order and remember to provide the Title Name and Author details on the shop checkout page. The cover will be prepared for you - this usually takes no more than 24 working hours. If need be, we will contact you for clarification before sending you your cover. We allow ONE revision on Premade Covers. with minor changes.

CUSTOM: We will email you a questionaire to complete in fine detail. The more detail we have, the better we can understand your needs. You return the questionaire. Once the cover is done, we will email you a low-res watermarked version. You can request further changes and then repeat this acceptance process if necessary for a total of 3 revision rounds. Once this is cleared, you will either receive the final cover via email, or if the file is too big we will provide a download link. File size can grow exponentially in high resolution print-ready colour formats.

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WHY IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREMADE AND CUSTOM?

PREMADE: covers are designed usually for the budget conscious. They may contain a single royalty-free stock image, but also open licence images and fonts. Although you will not find another book designed exactly the same, there is a chance that some elements are used elsewhere. You pay for the assimilation of the images/fonts and creative design process. These covers are made in our own time, with no specific book in mind according to genre standards Premade covers are bought AS IS, so you may be fortunate to find a cover that works for your story. You can change the Title, Author Name and sub-title/series,/tagline if applicable.

CUSTOM: covers are specifically designed for your storyline/character and/or vision. Images are royalty-free stock images, effects and elements that have been purchased. These are then extensively edited and combined with other images, effects and elements. There is usually other extensive editing to provide a genre specific feel. The process takes longer, as the buyer has the option to undertake numerous revisions (up to three rounds of revisions), until we reach the final design.

CUSTOM-PREMADE: Is the blend of the two options. You outline what you are looking for and when we get around to it we will design it. You have first option, or else it goes straight into the Premade pool.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ECOVER AND PRINT-READY COVER?

For e-Covers we will supply you with an RGB JPG file that is 1,600x2560px (Amazon ebook) at 300dpi.

For Print Covers, you will require a PDF at 300dpi minimum, the colour format must be CMYK and there must be a 'bleed' for the printers. The spine and backcover must also be designed for a complete print cover.

With this in mind we can also create a print cover book for you from your eCover design, but there is much more work involved. Please let us know if you will need this in the future as it will help with the transition from eCover to Print cover

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HOW DO I PAY FOR THE COVER?

We accept PayPal

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WILL I OWN THE COVER?

Once fully paid for, you will own the cover and can display it however you wish  (limited by your stock image licencing) but StarLoveNova retains the copyright. (Just like a painter retains the copyright to their painting, but the purchaser may display and use the painting as they wish within the confines of their stock licencing) We will never supply your cover to another author. If you decide at a later date, that you will not be using the cover, it will be your responsibility to sell the cover forward as a PREMADE. To do this ,you must first obtain our authorisation to transfer the cover to a new author. This is so we are aware of the new cover owner, in order to undertake the necessary changes to the title info.  

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WILL YOU SEND ME THE ORIGINAL FILE?

To be in accordance with copyright, and to prevent any infringement with regards to fonts, elements, effects and stock items, we do not provide the original files.  However, if the cover contains your own material such as photography or illustration we will be prepared to send the file but only in it's flattened form. This is an exception rather than a rule

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MUST I PROVIDE CREDIT/ATTRIBUTION FOR THE COVER DESIGN?

You do not need to attribute us for the design, but we would love that you would think of sharing the magic. If you would like to make an attribution, we would be most grateful.

Please use the following on your Copyright Page: Cover design by StarLoveNova www.starlovenova.com


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WHAT IF I INTEND TO WRITE A SERIES?

Fantastic! Please let us know about this before hand, so that we can find stock images that will provide continuity across your series. We would happily provide you with a discount. Let's talk!

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WHAT IS A ROYALTY FREE-STOCK IMAGE?

A Royalty-Free Stock image is an image that is purchased to provide your cover a higher level of individuality and realism . We  strive to use open licence stock on premade covers, however to maintain a level of individuality some covers may use stock items from Deposit Photos according to their STANDARD licencing. The image ID #s that were used in the design will be supplied with the final file. If you require an extended licence, this will be your responsibility (as a self-publisher and cover owner) to update your licence if/when your cover falls into the appropriate usage category. More on licence types >> HERE <<

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MAY I USE MY OWN IMAGE(S)?

Unless you are a professional photographer or illustrator we would advise against this, and would probably reject the image. If  you are a professional we would require you to provide us with a signed release of the  work (and a model release if one is used). We used Deposit Photos, but if you have found a stock image which you would rather use from somewhere else, you may purchase it and provide it to us along with the proof of purchase for relevant licence.  

For more information regards to using StarLoveNova Premade Service’s please read the Terms and Conditions. Thank you!