BOOK COVER DESIGN TERMS & CONDITIONS

BY TRANSACTING WITH COVERS BY JUAN, THE CLIENT ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING: 

PREMADE COVERS

Description

The completed premade cover is delivered in JPG format with an original file size of 2000x3000x300 pixels and incudes the blank artwork, without typography. 

Ownership Rights and Exclusivity

Premade covers are exclusive. All sales are final once the covers are paid for and posted as sold. Premade covers cannot be sold or transferred to other designers. All covers cannot be modified, altered, or adapted by other designers. However, clients can send blank artwork to another designer if the former opt to have the typography done by the latter. Clients can request for the stock photo and all other items used to make sure the cover is original.

Clients can only use premade covers for advertisements on social media promotions. Reproducing copies is limited to up to 500,000 with unlimited web usage and is also based on the standard license on stock images (www.shutterstock.com/license-comparison ). Contact the designer to get permission for any other usages such as product packaging, magazines, marketing campaigns, mobile applications, newspapers, and album artwork.

Covers by Juan maintains the right to use the client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in its portfolio to promote the business services. Covers by Juan reserves copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

Covers by Juan is not amenable for incidental, indirect, consequential, vindictive, exclusive, or inculpable damages of any kind, including loss of profits, loss of transaction or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. Covers by Juan is not accountable for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other imprecision appearing on our website or in the clients’ written documents.

Payment 

Clients agree to send the full payment before receiving the final artwork. Clients must pay an additional cost for any additional items requested, e.g. paperback format, audiobook format, promotional ads. 

A corresponding fee will be asked should there be a major and significant change requested after the final artwork was submitted and paid.

Confidentiality 

All client information such as the book and series title are confidential and only to be utilized by Covers by Juan to complete the book cover. These are classified information that will not be given out or shared with any third party.

Covers by Juan will not be held liable when an artwork is deemed similar to other artworks merely based on general cover trends, themes, and genres.

Alterations

Requests for alterations are limited to changing the font style or specific colors used and adding symbolic objects to the premade cover. Requests are made after the payment is settled. The modified premade cover will be given within five working days after the request is made. 

Series Continuation

Any series continuation is posted together with the premade cover and can be scheduled depending on the availability of the designer. The price for the succeeding book covers will be the same as custom cover pricing.  

CUSTOM COVERS

Description

The completed premade cover is delivered in JPG format with an original file size of 2000x3000x300 pixels and incudes the blank artwork, without typography. 

Booking

A maximum of three booking dates per month are given for each client depending on the availability. Once the desired booking date is approved, a deposit of $30 is required to secure the slot.

Clients will receive a questionnaire and will be required to send it back at least one week before the agreed booking date.

Initial cover briefs sent from any other platforms (such as via Facebook messenger or email) other than the questionnaire will not be honored as an official request or description.

License Rights and Exclusivity

Custom covers are exclusive. All sales are final once the covers are approved and paid by the author. Custom covers cannot be sold or transferred to other designers. All covers cannot be modified, altered, or adapted by other designers. However, clients can send blank artwork to another designer if the former opt to have the typography done by the latter. Clients can request for the stock photo and all other items used to make sure the cover is original.

Should a client furnishes Covers by Juan with materials subject to intellectual property rights by a third party, it is the obligation of the client to acquire the pertinent rights to use the materials before instructing the designer to integrate them into their custom cover. If any intellectual property dispute may arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.

Clients can only use custom covers for advertisements on social media promotions. Reproducing copies is limited to up to 500,000 with unlimited web usage and is also based on the standard license on stock images (www.shutterstock.com/license-comparison ). Contact the designer to get permission for any other usages such as product packaging, magazines, marketing campaigns, mobile applications, newspapers, and album artwork.

Covers by Juan is not amenable for incidental, indirect, consequential, vindictive, exclusive, or inculpable damages of any kind, including loss of profits, loss of transaction or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. Covers by Juan is not accountable for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other imprecision appearing on our website or in the clients’ written documents.

Covers by Juan maintains the right to use the client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in its portfolio to promote the business services. Covers by Juan reserves copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

Payment

Clients agree to pay the mandatory deposit of $30 to reserve a custom cover slot. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable and will be deducted from the final amount. The $30 fee will be deducted from the full payment of the first book cover. Clients who are making a reservation for a series, with the continuation being after a month or two, need to pay another $30 deposit for the next booking.

Clients agree to send the full payment before receiving the final artwork. Clients must pay additional costs for any additional items requested, e.g. paperback format, audiobook format, promotional ads. 

A corresponding fee will be asked should there be a major and significant change requested after the final artwork was submitted and paid.

Confidentiality 

All client information and materials such as questionnaire or cover briefs  are confidential and only to be utilized by Covers by Juan to complete the book cover. These are classified information that will not be given out or shared with any third party.

Covers by Juan will not be held liable when an artwork is deemed similar to other artworks merely based on general cover trends, themes, and genres.

Alterations

Clients can request a maximum of three major revisions in each custom cover after the first draft is sent.

There is a charge of $50 per revision if a client exceeds the maximum number of revisions.

A $100 fee is required should a client request for a revision after the cover has already been approved and fully paid.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Description

Additional items include the following: paperback, audiobook, Facebook banner, author logo, and other advertising materials. The corresponding prices for the mentioned additional items can be found in services section of this website:

The template for paperback is downloaded from Amazon KDP website https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates. If the clients prefer another template, they are allowed to send it to the designer.

Scheduling

There is no need to secure a slot for a formal booking date on these additional items. Contact the designer for any requests. Additional items are usually scheduled on Saturdays.

Alterations

Clients can request a maximum of three major revisions in each additional item after the first draft is sent.

There is a charge of $15 per revision if a client exceeds the maximum number of revisions.

A $25 fee is required should a client request for a revision after the cover has already been approved and fully paid.

License Rights, Exclusivity, and Confidentiality

Same as above.