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1. PREMADE COVERS

Premade covers are available on a first come, first served basis and sales are final at point of purchase.


1.1.  PREMADE PRICING

Pricing for premade designs are advertised with the cover. The Designer reserves the right to provide a price differing from what was shown, whether it be higher or lower - such as during a sale or with added extras.


1,2. REVISIONS

A once off revision will address text changes, and a small modification MAY be allowed. If the cover is intended for a series more leeway for change is permitted to provide a more holistic series.  Additional revision rounds will incur additional fees and will always be discussed with the Customer first. These fees are dependant if they are considered minor or major and to what complexity


2.  CUSTOM-PREMADE COVERS

If the Customer is on a budget but would really love a custom cover, the Designer offers a Custom-Premade option. The design will take place at the Designer’s pace and is secondary to Custom and Priority customers. Once completed, the Customer will be given the first option to purchase the cover. If they opt not to take the cover, the Designer will make further changes and offer the cover to the public as a premade cover.


2.1 CUSTOM-PREMADE PRICING

All prices and fees will be disclosed upfront prior to work beginning. If the Customer opts not to take the cover, the Designer reserves the right to provide a price differing from what was quoted, whether it be higher or lower.


2.2 REVISIONS

The Designer wants to ensure all the Customers are completely happy with their covers. Revisions are limited to three (3) rounds. Additional revision rounds will incur additional fees and will always be discussed with the Customer first. These fees are dependant if they are considered minor or major and to what complexity.


2.3 PAYMENT

After the first revision the Customer will make the decision whether to move forward with the design concept or not. If yes payment is to be remitted by the Customer upon presentation of a PayPal invoice. If no payment is received after two (2) weeks the cover will be deemed unwanted and will be made available as a premade.


3. CUSTOM COVERS

The Customer is purchasing a design that is the Designer’s creative concept, or an interpretation the Customer’s vision. The finished design is based on the Designer’s understanding and available resources. The Customer is not purchasing their own concept developed in exact detail.


The time frame and pricing is estimated before the start of the project. These may be subject to change depending on how the revisions are handled, or other issues that arise outside of the Designer’s control. Normally a custom cover will take 2 weeks from concept to completion if there is not already a project in progress.


3.1 CUSTOM PRICING

Pricing for design packages can be reviewed at www.starlovenova.com/custom.html but may be subject to change, depending on the complexity of the project, number of characters/stock images required, etc. The Designer reserves the right to provide a price differing from those listed on the website. All prices and fees will be disclosed upfront prior to work beginning.


3.3 REVISIONS

The Designer wants to ensure all the Customers are completely happy with their covers. Revisions are limited to four (4) rounds. Additional revision rounds will incur additional fees and will always be discussed with the Customer first. These fees are dependant if they are considered minor or major and to what complexity


3.3 PAYMENT

Payments are to be remitted by the Customer either via our website portal or via a PayPal invoice. The Designer requires payment prior to the start date of ALL projects. Work will not begin until payment is received in full. If you require booking more than one (1) month in advance, a booking/retainer fee per cover may be placed to book your spot.


3.4 CANCELLATION

In the event the Customer cancels two (2) weeks or less before their scheduled booking, a cancellation fee will be collected, and the rest of any funds paid upfront will be refunded within thirty (30) days.


In the event the Customer is a no-show and cannot be contacted for two (2) weeks after their requested start date, no refunds will be issued for any funds paid.


The Designer understands that publishing schedules may change and the Designer will try to accommodate. There are no penalties for rescheduling, but a minimum of two (2) weeks would be considerate to the Designer. Please simply let us know as soon as possible to give us a chance to refill your spot.


3.5 SCHEDULING

Covers are scheduled before payment. The Customer must provide us with the full specification (Form SLN-05) of their project at least two weeks before their start date so that the Designer has ample time to review, plan, seek stock and ask questions if needed.

If the Customer’s preferred date is booked and the Customer has a deadline, the Designer will be expected to undertake work after hours which cuts into the Designer’s private life and will therefore be subject to a Priority Fee.

In the event the Customer submits this information late, the Designer has the right to request a reschedule, or the project may be pushed to the back of the current "in progress" list. This will depend on how late the information was received, how full the week's schedule is, and the complexity of the project.


4. RESPONSIBILITIES

The Designer will obtain proper rights and/or licencing for images/fonts used in the creation of your design.

The Designer will provide references/links to stock imagery or fonts used that are not public domain.

The Designer is not responsible for maintaining any stock or font service accounts past the delivery of the Customer’s project.

The Designer acknowledges that they have no legal rights or claims to the written work or content therein even if inspired by the Designer’s concept. In fact, we would be honoured.


The Customer is responsible for adhering to the licencing of the stock images which are sourced from DepositPhotos.com

The Customer may not edit, reuse, or change the final design in any way, without written consent from the Designer.

The Customer understands that the design provided may contain a STANDARD licenced stock image. Should the Customer require an extended licence they should obtain such, as and when it is needed.


5. CREDIT

It is not mandatory but appreciated if you would credit the Designer somewhere within the book, such as on the copyright page, or on the back cover itself, with a link. “Cover Design by StarLoveNova www.starlovenova.com


6. WORKING FILES

The listed prices do not give the customers access to the working files (.PSD or .AFPHOTO) used to create the cover. We are unable to do this due to copyright reasons and licensing restrictions on stock photos, elements, overlays and/or fonts used. If the Customer feels they need the flattened artwork, this can be supplied for an additional fee.


7. COPYRIGHT & RESTRICTIONS

The Designer retains the copyrights to the all the artwork, and concepts, completed or not (similar to buying a painting: you own the painting and can display it however you wish but the artist retains the copyright). The Designer retains the right to display the work in her portfolio(s), on social media, or as a printed work for promotional purposes.

 The Customer has the exclusive license to display and use the final cover design (.pdf, .jpg, .png, or other publishing-ready format) for their book cover and associated promotional materials. The Customer does not have the rights to any other designs or concepts presented to them during the design process unless they purchase such.

The Customer is responsible for following the licensing rules of the images and fonts used. The customer may request proof of purchase, or location of where sourced imagery was obtained.  The references to the stock will be provided with the final file. The Designer is not liable for the Customer’s misuse. Please see section on INFORMATION OF STOCK IMAGES below.

You may not use the Designer’s work, in whole or in part, or as part of a derivative work, to create or sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of any kind.

For more information on copyright transfer regarding book covers, please see this article for further explanation.


8. EDITING OF FILES

Clients may not, without prior consent from the Designer, "cut out" sections of their covers for use on future covers or other work unrelated to the book it was designed for.


9. PRIVACY

In order to conclude a sale, your billing details will be shared with PayPal or whichever billing system we operate to conclude your purchase. Information supplied via this website or via emails will never be intentionally sold or supplied to outside (3rd-party) sources for purposes of marketing. Your details will be added to the Designer’s database for the purpose of communication, payment, general account management needs, and other opt-out communication from the Designer (eg. newsletters, sales notifications, etc.)


10. PRESERVATION OF FILES

The Designer guarantees to keep all working files for three (3) years. Should a file become lost or damaged within this period, the Designer will recreate the file at no cost to the client. After this period, the files may still be contained on the Designer’s system, but there is no guarantee.


11. PUBLIC REVEAL OF COVERS AND DISCARDED CONCEPTS

The Designer reserves the right to display the Customer’s finished custom designed cover in their portfolio and on social media sites, however, this is subject to the Customer’s public reveal, or six (6) month hold, whichever comes first.

The Designer reserves the right to display any version of the cover that was created during the process if they feel it is a better representation of their skills and work than the final product.

The Designer reserves the right to take any discarded concepts that differ substantially from the final product and reuse them at a later time, either for another client or as a premade cover.

If the cover is a premade cover, the version depicting the author’s details will be held for three (3) months or until the Customer’s public reveal, whichever comes first. The initial premade version, before purchased by the customer, will have no restrictions as it would have already been made publicly available.


12. INFORMATION ON STOCK IMAGES

All stock images will be purchased under the Standard License from DepositPhotos.com. Images requested by the Customer from premium stock sites (such as ShutterStock.com, Neo-stock.com, etc.) can also be discussed.


A Standard License permits use on eBook and print book covers, as well as promotional materials such as business cards or bookmarks (which fall under the "unusual size business card" category, and must contain promotional information, not just artwork). Standard Licenses DO NOT COVER things such as physical products i.e. mugs, t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, etc. intended for resale and distribution. The Customer will need to purchase an Extended License for this usage.

A Standard License covers printed books up to a total of 500,000 units printed. If the Customer finds their sales exceed that number, an extended license will need to be purchased. The Designer will provide references/links to any and all stock images used.

The Customer is responsible for following the licensing terms of all stock photography. The Designer is not liable for the Customer’s misuse.

To familiarise yourself with our stock licencing, please visit: https://depositphotos.com/license-comparison.html


13. RESELLING FINAL DESIGN

The Customer may not under any circumstances resell the cover designed for them unless agreed to by the Designer.

The Customer must make it known to the purchaser that there may be a re-titling fee.

The Customer must provide the Designer with the details of whom they are selling the cover to.

If the cover is more than three (3) years old the Designer does not guarantee that the cover files are still on the system.

If the cover files are still on the system there will only be a retitling fee, if not the cover will need to be completely redone for the going price of a premade. (The cover will be similar, but not exact)

The new owner must agree to our Terms and Conditions as they are treated as if they commissioned the work to begin with.


If you have any question(s), please be so kind as to email us so that we may clarify for you before you make the purchase.

Thank you!