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  • What's your design process?
    First, you need to contact me so I can send you a creative brief. This allows me to learn more about your book and target audience. I require a 50% deposit to confirm your booking before work can begin. Then I research typography, layouts, imagery, and colors to create a bespoke mood board for your cover to ensure I'm visually interpreting your story and themes correctly. This step helps us hone in on the ideas that most appeal to you so I can focus on those for your concepts. I deliver three concepts for your cover within 10 business days, or three formatted and styled chapters for your interior within five business days. These first drafts aren't finished versions of your book. Together, we'll revise and refine until everything is just they way you want it. This is why I offer unlimited revisions. Once everything is approved, I'll send the final invoice for the remaining 50% due. After payment is confirmed, I deliver your final files.
  • What information do you need?
    For your cover design, I need the following details: Title, subtitle, and author’s name Any additional text you want to see included on the front cover A book synopsis or selection of chapters I can read to become more familiar with your story Whether you need a print book, an ebook, or both Your book's trim size and final page count The platform or publishing house you're printing with Whether you're printing a paperback, hardcover, or hardcover with dust jacket Whether you're printing on cream or white paper Blurb for the back cover Your bio and photo (if including) ISBN(s), price, and barcode Publisher's name and logo (if including) Your book's genre Any details you'd like to see included on your cover For interior typesetting, this is what I need: Your book cover Title, subtitle, and author’s name Publisher's name and logo (if including) Any custom copyright information you'd like included with the standard language Your final, edited manuscript—preferably in Word or another reflowable format All images sent as separate JPG, PNG, PSD, or AI files (if including) Whether you need a print book, an ebook, or both Your book's trim size Whether you're printing on cream or white paper Your bio and photo (if including) ISBN(s) Any details you'd like to see included in your book, such as custom chapter headers, drop caps, and ornamentation breaks
  • Do you specialize in any genres?
    While I've designed for all fiction genres and several nonfiction ones, I've found my style works particularly well for contemporary fiction and historical fiction.
  • Do you use stock images?
    Yes, though I do my best to source images from public-domain or CC-licensed resources first. If stock imagery is required, there will be an additional cost. But I stick to inexpensive stock providers to keep costs as low as possible for you: Shutterstock, Depositphotos, Adobe Stock, Envato Elements, etc. I use only licensed, royalty-free stock images from these resources.
  • What if I have my own image for the cover?
    We can absolutely incorporate your image if it's properly licensed and at least 300dpi. If the resolution isn't high enough, I will do my best to find another image that comes close to your original.
  • What if I don't know my final page count, trim size, or cover blurb?
    That's fine! We can start the design process and adjust things later when you do have the information.
  • Do you generate a barcode?
    I can if you provide me with your ISBN. If you're using Amazon's free ISBN, they will create the barcode for you when you upload your cover. If you're using IngramSpark, they will include the barcode on your cover template when you enter your ISBN.
  • Do you provide discounts for book series?
    Yes. I offer $200 off the total cost of each cover after the first in the series. In other words, you pay full price for book one, but book two will be $200 off full price, book 3 will also be $200 off full price, and so on.
  • Is there any sort of satisfaction guarantee?
    Yes. I provide unlimited revisions until I absolutely get it right for you. But if we're unable to make the magic happen, I waive the final 50% of my fee.
  • What do I get when I order a custom cover design?
    You receive A custom mood board created specially for your book Three cover concepts to choose from Unlimited revisions of the selected concept A PDF file for your full print cover (front, back, and spine) A JPG file for your ebook cover 2 3D mockups to use for marketing purposes
  • And what if I order a pre-made book cover?
    You receive Your selected design customized with your book's title, subtitle, and author name A JPG file for your ebook cover If added to your order, a PDF file of your full print cover (front, back, and spine) Quick turnaround, often within two business days
  • What files do I receive if I order custom typesetting?
    You receive Three sample chapters to set a preliminary style for your book's interior Unlimited revisions of the sample chapters until everything appears exactly how you want Layout of your entire book, including custom elements such as chapter headers, drop caps, ornamentation breaks, running headers, page numbers, footnotes, etc. A PDF file of your entire book's interior, ready to upload wherever you've chosen If ordered, an EPUB file of your ebook conversion, also ready to upload to any vendor of your choice
  • Do you provide source files?
    Only upon request. (They're very large files to transfer.)
  • Do you create social marketing materials, website banners, audibook covers, etc.?
    Absolutely! Contact me about whatever you need, and I can put together a custom package for you.
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