Some frequently asked questions
Q: What experience do you have?
A: As well as being a writer and illustrator, I have over eighteen years experience working as a Graphic Designer; ten of which was working for a renowned international advertising company. I also have qualifications in Graphic Design, Art, and Animation. Up to now I've created several hundred covers for satisfied authors around the world.
Q: What if I don’t like my final book cover design?
A: If all avenues have been taken, and you’re still not satisfied, I will refund your deposit. The ball is entirely in your court.*
Typesetting deposits cannot be refunded once started.
*Non-refundable if not given the opportunity to fix and correct the cover designs. Any artwork submitted remains my property.
Q: What if I need to resize my book cover in the future?
A: Although unusual, this does sometimes happen, say if authors decide to release again in a hardback version. The covers are produced in massive high resolution files (at least 300dpi) and are fully editable so resizing is not an issue. I will provide free* after sales service to do this for you.
Q: I'm a new author, and not sure how to get my book uploaded to print. Will you help with this?
A: Absolutely! I've seen other designers charge for this, but I believe the after service is just as important. Whether it's finding where to get ISBNs to getting the cover submitted to publishing platforms, I'll be here to help you along the way.
Q: Can I provide my own artwork for my book cover design?
A: As long as it’s of a high enough resolution, of course! This will also be taken into consideration when we talk costs.
Q: Who has copyright and ownership my book cover design?
A: This is your book, and your design. I retain absolutely zero copyright of your designs. Some images however, will remain copyrighted by the original photographer.
Q: Do you use AI generate art in your designs?
A: Short answer - no. Absolutely not. Despite the unavoidable growing presence of AI art such as MidJourney and Stable Diffusion, not only does it require zero creativity, but the legal and moral implications of such work is questionable and sketchy. Because the work is scalped from existing copyrighted artwork and blended together, it's going to become difficult to regulate. At the moment AI art cannot be copyrighted. Some designers may insist they use such tools for concept creation, but to me that's my job. I'm paid to create the concepts and designs myself.