Terms and Conditions
All custom work clients will receive a copy of this agreement,
which must be signed to retain services.
By purchasing a premade cover, you agree to these terms.
Payment plans are available. Plan arrangements will be discussed and a separate agreement will be reached. Failure to meet the agreed upon arrangement will result in termination of the agreement and no funds received will be refunded.
A non-refundable 50% down payment is due upon booking. Deposit is required to hold your scheduled time slot. Deposits are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Final payment is due within 7 days of the invoice being sent. A 5% late fee will be added for each additional week payment has not be received. Invoices not paid within 90 days will have a $100 fee applied. No files will be released until final payment has been made (and cleared in the event of e-checks).
If we are able to fit in a rush order into our schedule, additional fees will be applied. Any projects with one week or less turnaround time will have an additional $250 fee applied. Any projects with two weeks or longer turnaround time, will have an additional $150 fee applied.
Premades are available on a first come, first served basis. Once they are sold, they are never sold again. Payment plans are not available on premades and must be paid in full through the shop. All sales are final and will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Wicked Book Covers will provide up to three concepts unless previously discussed, or if the Client has a specific vision.
Up to 10 revisions are included in the package price. Each additional change beyond the included 10 will be billed an additional $20, up to three. This does not include changes to images.
Changes to the main image after work has begun will be billed an additional $25 per image on all packages.
Average turnaround time is two weeks from the project start date. Wicked Book Covers is not responsible for missed deadlines due to additional changes or long response times from client.
Any changes requested after final approval and/or after final files have been sent will be billed an additional $50 per hour with a one-hour minimum fee.
Prices are subject to change at any time and without warning. Price is guaranteed once contract is signed and deposit has been received. Future series installments may be grandfathered in at previous prices at the sole discretion of Wicked Book Covers.
All files will be delivered via DropBox. DropBox is a free service and an account is not required to download. A link to your files will be provided via email and/or Facebook messenger.
Due to the nature of the illustrated works, initial concepts will be provided in the form of loose sketches. Once the sketch is approved, work on the design will begin. Screenshots will be provided along the way. Major changes to the initial sketch after approval are subject to additional fees at the hourly rate of $50, one hour minimum. Turnaround time is based on complexity of the project, minimum of three weeks. Deadline will be agreed upon ahead of time.
Client represents and warrants that the text, graphics, photographs and/or other material provided by Client for the book cover design project are owned or licensed by Client and that Client is authorized to use and display such items in a book cover design. Client shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership claimed by Client. Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Designer and their affiliates harmless from and against any claim of infringement, or any trademark, copyright or trade secret, or negligence arising from any of the text, graphics, photographs or other material provided by Client. Wicked Book Covers, LCC reserves the right to request a copy of secured rights.
Client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by Wicked Book Covers, LLC through any third-party provided for use in final design.
Upon receipt of full payment, Wicked Book Covers, LLC grants the client the exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork for his/her book cover and associated promotional materials. Wicked Book Covers, LLC maintains full copyright of all designs and draft concepts (including layout, style, image placement and fonts) and may not be recreated by anyone, nor can any works be based on the original design.
Wicked Book Covers, LLC always retains the right to use the final design, author name and book title in their portfolio and to market and promote services.
The client understands that the design may not be altered by anyone other than Lori Follett of Wicked Book Covers, LLC.
Raw layered files or blank files (graphic images lacking text) will not be provided to client due to copyright issues. PDF, JPG and/or other publishing-ready file(s) will be provided.
Wicked Book Covers, LLC requires cover design credit to appear in client's book on the copyright page as: "Cover design © Lori Follett of WickedBookCovers.com" as well as in a small, unobtrusive line on the back cover.
Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by the Designer and it is strongly suggested that Client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book.
At no time will Designer be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by Client as a result of using the book cover design provided by Designer. While Designer will do their best to fix any problems that may arise with the book cover design, they cannot be held responsible for any costs, fees, or expenses due to any problem with the book cover design.
Wicked Book Covers, LLC takes pride in our artwork and will not put our name on anything we are not proud of designing. We ask that you take our suggestions and ideas, which are given in your best interest. Any form of micromanaging or forced art direction during the development phase will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to terminate this agreement if a client: interferes with excessive micromanaging; and/or demonstrates a continued lack of trust or inability to move forward within a project. Notice will be given with every opportunity to remedy the situation before suspension will be considered. Any suspension/termination will not result in any refund of funds and all designs and concepts developed remain under the full ownership of Wicked Book Covers, LLC. Client will forfeit any rights to share/use the works created in any phase of the development and agrees to destroy any provided drafts/files.
This agreement is the entire agreement of all parties. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral, apply to this agreement that are not included herein.