FAQ

Our Covers

What are Cover Credits?

Cover Credits and Premium Cover Credits are designed for authors who want to take advantage of our multiple cover discounts, but aren’t sure what they want for that 2nd or 3rd cover.

If you find one cover you like, and know you’ll need a second one–but aren’t quite sure which one to order yet–you can add a Cover Credit or Premium Cover Credit to your order to take advantage of the Two Cover discount. We will hang onto those credits indefinitely, until you’re ready to select your chosen cover.

What are Premium Covers/Custom Covers/Flash Packs?

Premium Covers are designed using multiple stock images to create a more unique cover that you probably won’t see replicated elsewhere.

Custom Covers are covers designs specifically to your requirements. Depending on your needs, we can illustrate your cover from the ground up, or use a wide range of photo resources to create something that represents your story perfectly. For more information about Custom Covers, including pricing, please go HERE.

Flash Packs are bundles of simple, attractive covers designed for authors who are publishing short stories, or have a large body of work. We understand that it can be prohibitively expensive to purchase multiple covers for small works that can have a limited return on investment. Flash Packs are primarily text against a textured background, and unlike our other covers, they are not sold exclusively. 

Ordering Covers

How quickly can I get my cover?

For premade covers, our usual turnaround is 24-48 hrs, Monday through Saturday.

Custom covers are dependent on the complexity of the project. Most custom covers can be completed in 1-2 weeks.

Customizing Covers

Can I swap out one of the covers in my Flash Pack?

Yes! If you like 4 of the covers from the Metal 1 Pack, but hate the 5th, and want one from the Texture 3 Pack, just let us know which one you want delivered to you instead.

 

How can I be sure my cover will be unique?

Once we sell a design, it is removed from the site and no longer offered for sale. This does not apply to Flash Packs.

However, it’s important to note that we source our photographs and illustrations from non-exclusive stock, which we have licensed from the original photographer or artist (who may then sell the same image to someone else). This is what allows us to offer professional design at a very low price.

With all covers, the rule of thumb is: Quality, Exclusivity, Low Price – pick two! High quality, exclusive covers cost publishing companies thousands of dollars. 

If you want to be sure that your cover will be unlike any other cover out there, consider purchasing a Premium Cover, which is a design using multiple stock images to create a more unique design–or ask us for a quote on a Custom Cover, which can be designed from the ground up to your exact requirements.

Can you make changes to the cover I’ve chosen?

Minor adjustments such as font color, size, placement (etc) can be done for no additional charge. You’ll have an opportunity to request the changes after ordering. For more substantial changes (give her a katana instead of a broadsword, change his hair from brown to blonde, etc) consider having a Custom Cover designed to your exact specifications.

Remember that a well-designed cover doesn’t need to tell your story–that’s what the text inside is for. The cover is an advertisement to prospective readers, telling them what kind of story they’ll find inside.

Formatting

Can you create a banners/ads/bookmarks/etc based on my cover?

Of course. All of our additional services–banners, click-to-web ads, audiobook covers, mockups, etc., can be found HERE.

Can you format my cover for Createspace/LightningSource/ACX?

Of course. The price for a wraparound print cover is $85. Coupon codes for multiple cover orders come with discounts on future wraparounds of your purchased ebook covers. See codes and discounts HERE.

All of our additional services, including typography, audiobook covers, mockups, etc., can be found HERE.

 

What size and format will my final cover image be?

The final JPEG image you receive will be 3200 pixels wide and 4800 pixels high. If you need your cover sized differently, or in a different file format, let us know when ordering.

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