Terms & Conditions
Premade Covers & Logos
Premades are first come, first serve. There will be no holds on premade covers. To see new covers join the AWT Cover Design Group and turn on group notifications.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the estimated cost will be due upon booking your date. The remaining balance will not be due until the client has approved the cover (exception for synopsis and page count). Final files will only be sent once final payments are completed. Final payment will be due 7 days once final files are done. If payment is late a late fee will be added to your bill for every week that the payment is late. Please see pricing for prices.
How Custom Covers Work
The author provides and purchases the main image to ensure the author holds the rights to their cover image. You can choose your images at these locations: depositphotos, shutterstock, adobestock, istockphoto. For specified romance genre images: Period Images, Romance Novel Covers, JL, Hot Damn Stock and Novel Expression.
*Some images may be a challenge to use for a design. An example of this would be an awkward arm or elbow all the way across the page. AWT Cover Design is confident in their design capabilities however in rare cases an image can be a challenge and would not suit for a cover. If you are unsure about what image to choose, we would be happy look at the image before you make the purchase and we can brainstorm together. Also the designer cannot use a 72 dpi image for a cover, or a picture from a camera phone. The image must be 300 dpi.
Additional images such as design elements, secondary images etc will be provided by the designer.
If the client wants a specific font and the designer does not have it, an additional fee (the price of the font) will be added to their custom cover total. The designer has about 600 fonts, so this likely may not be the case. If the client is unwilling to pay the additional fee the designer will try to match the font to the best of her ability. To get the process started on your custom cover go here.
AWT Cover Design may send 1-3 proofs unless otherwise discussed. If the client has a very specific idea they want, the designer may send one proof and go through alterations from there.
There will only be 10 changes total to be made to the cover after the client picks a proof. Any additional changes (up to 3) are granted for a fee of $20. This will include fonts changes, color changes, theme changes, hair color, eye color, etc, whatever the designer deems a change.
Changes After Approval
The client understands that the final product may NOT be altered or changed in any way except by the designer Emma Rider at AWT Cover Design. Additional fees (beginning at $35) may be applied for any changes after approval or after final files are sent.
Pricing and Payment Plans
For a full price list please scroll up.
Payment plans will no longer be implemented unless the buyer is purchasing a series of covers (minimum 3 covers) or the designer deems otherwise. Time limit is worked out between the designer and client with a maximum of 3 months to pay. Late fees will be added to missed payments.
Turn Around Time
Custom covers can take up to 4-6 weeks depending on how long it takes the client to inspect each proof, and how many changes we need to do. It is imperative that you book your date as soon as possible because the designer’s schedule may have limited availability. As you schedule your date please leave some time before your book is due. Rush orders will cost more. Please note that I am human and life happens. Your order is of utmost importance to me. I will do the best of my capabilities to make sure you get your order on time.
The client understands that they have to notify the designer as soon as possible. If you have paid your 50% nonrefundable down payment for your booked date, the designer has the rights to not grant a refund. If the designer has begun to work on the cover then the full amount is still due. Please notify the designer before the work has begun.
AWT Cover Design requires “Cover Design by Emma Rider at AWT Cover Design” is stated in your paperback copy and ebook. In any ebook platform AWT Cover Design also requires you to list “AWT Cover Design” as your cover designer/illustrator. This last part is up to you: If you do a cover reveal please notify Emma Rider so that she can share with her group and with her friends. Please list AWT Cover Design on your cover reveal the first time you reveal your cover. Tagging is appreciated.
Exclusive photography will be available for covers. The image will only be used for a cover once. If an audiobook cover, teaser, swag or any Add On’s are purchased along with a Cover Package for one client—AWT Cover Design will use that exclusive photo for all of those if requested for no extra image charge. AWT Cover Design & AWT Photography will maintain full rights and copyright to the image.
Photo may not be sold, reused or used out of context aside from what the designer provides the client (print & ebook, any purchased swag etc). Print and online promotion are allowed. The client cannot alter the image. Only AWT Cover Design can.
Photo is not allowed to be purchased then used by another designer, unless approved by AWT Cover Design.
Gallery will be available soon.
AWT Cover Design is not responsible for any damages, loss of files, or data. AWT Cover Design is also not responsible for reputation damages or loss of revenue, or any other damages believed to be caused from any design contracted by the client. AWT Cover Design is not responsible for any injury, damages, claim, or inaccuracies appearing on AWT Cover Design website or the clients’ books, ebooks, written words once the cover is finalized.
Should AWT Cover Design take longer to complete a project than originally indicated i.e. family emergency, acts of nature, any emergency whatsoever, AWT Cover Design will contact the client and notify them to discuss a new completion date.
Moral Designer Code & Copyright
AWT Cover Design makes original covers to the best of our ability. Some of our covers are exclusive. The rest we use stock photos. We try to make a unique design fit for your book and brand. The AWT Cover Design is not responsible if another author or designer uses the same stock photo.
All covers are copyrighted and belong to Emma Rider at AWT Cover Design (AWT Technical Support LLC). The cover may NOT be copied, nor the CONCEPT of the design. Altering the design is prohibited. The design may be altered only by AWT Cover Design. AWT Cover Design will pursue legal action if there is a violation in copyright or any violation of the Terms and Conditions.
Term and Conditions Acceptance
By purchasing a service/design from AWT Cover Design, AWT Cover Design and the client both understand and agree to these terms and conditions.