Absolutely! I buy the photo stock I use from DepositPhotos and I also used several 3D render shops as well as doing my own 3D renders. All the images (and fonts) I use will have a minimum of a standard commercial license allowing them to be used for your book cover.
When you buy a cover from Arcane Covers, I also provide you with a Word doc that includes the details of all the images and fonts I used so you can double check the licenses, or if you want to get into merchandising, you know where to go to buy the additional extended licenses
Please see the prices page for the details of all of my prices.
Definitely! I hold all of my files for a minimum of 4 years. Just let me know when you're ready and I'll fit you into the schedule for the extra format(s).
Just contact me from the Custom Covers page and tell me what formats you want up front, your genre and how many characters you want on the cover.
If it's a genre I work in, I'll email you back with my custom questionnaire.
You can then either reserve a specific date in my schedule for a $50 nonrefundable deposit (that is credited toward your cover), or simply send me back your completed questionnaire when you're ready and join the end of the queue (I'll let you know at the time how long that is).
If I have space, there is. Please ask. If someone has paid to reserve a specific date I cannot change my schedule. However, in all other instances, for an additional $150, I will make your project my #1 priority and you'll get your cover within one week (provided you quickly respond to my requests for feedback).
It depends on what you want on it and how many formats you want...
Essentially my custom covers start at a base price for the eBook version with a single character. After that, each additional character is an set amount extra. Please see the prices page for the details of all of my prices. Other formats are also extra.
For a premade cover: You have to pay 100% of the cost up front. I will only customize the text for you after payment has been received.
For a custom cover: As soon as I'm ready to begin your project, I'll send you an invoice for a 50% deposit. Once that is paid I'll begin your project. As soon as the project is complete, I'll send you an invoice for the remaining 50%, and once that is paid I'll send you the final files.
For the other formats: I'll send you an invoice for the full amount up front and begin work once you've paid.
For premades: You only get the changes on the text included. If you want other changes after that, the project can be converted into an hourly-custom at $60/hr for changes, with a minimum of $25.
For customs: You get 4 rounds of revisions. I do aim for client satisfaction and as you can see in my testimonials, I do check in with you along the way to ensure you like the direction your cover is going in. I've yet to have a project need more revisions than that, just make sure to give me feedback when I ask and I'll do my best to give you your dream cover.
Since my covers are largely photo-manipulations and 3D renders, the copyrights will be held by the original artists for the individual images that go into your cover, as well as by me for the overall design. You will have a perpetual license to use the design (and images within in) for your book cover, for the formats you purchased.
If you want to get into merchandising, you'll need to purchase extended licenses for some or all of the images contained within your cover (the Word doc with the license details for your specific project in will tell you exactly which ones). The overall design itself and possibly some of the images contained within your cover will already allow for merchandising, but it will differ cover by cover.
You will NOT have the rights / license to:
For the full details please see the terms and conditions you will be agreeing to by purchasing.
No. Once a premade is sold, that's it. Each design will only ever be sold once. I will change the text to your author name, title, series and any other information once you've paid for the cover.
My premades are usually on a first come first served basis. My email list is given the first look at a new premade, usually the day before it is available for sale. When I post it on the site, the email with the link to the purchase button is sent first to my email list, then ten minutes later it is put up for sale on my Facebook group. So, if you haven't yet joined the email list, that would be the best way to get in early on an upcoming premade.
The only other way I sell premades is via the occasional auction on other Facebook groups when they host specific events.
If you're struggling to buy a premade, you can either opt for the custom route, or alternatively feel free to pitch me an idea for a premade. I do occasionally do custom premades. If an idea is really inspiring and I think it will sell well as a premade, I'll give you the first right of refusal, usually the day before it goes live.
Series continuations, however, will always be custom projects.
Please credit "Cover design by Karen Dimmick / ArcaneCovers.com"
For premades there are obviously no refunds.
For custom projects: