How do I get started? So you’ve completed your book. Now you just need something to wrap it in or items to . To begin choose the item or package that suits you– be it Ebook, print or both, book swag, or any other item – that best suits your needs. At the end of each item page you’ll find a content form to complete. This form gives us the information we need to design your cover and complete any formatting work you require as well (Formatting is a separate charge that can be added to any package). When you’ve completed the form you’ll be directed to a payment page to make your 50% deposit through PayPal. What happens once I’ve submitted the content form? The content form should give us everything we need to get started on your project. If not, we’ll email you for clarification or additional information. Within 48 hours you’ll receive an email from THG to confirm receipt of the form and then at least two mock-up book cover designs options based on the information you’ve offered up within 2 days after. You can give us feedback on those, and we will either make changes, or, if needed, design a new draft cover. In most cases, at least one of the draft covers matches your vision closely enough to be the base for your final cover. What if I don’t like the first drafts? Not a problem. If you’re not happy with either of the drafts, we’ll come up with at least one additional draft based on your feedback. Hopefully that gets us on track, but if for some reason the third draft doesn’t meet your expectations, we may terminate the project and provide you with a FULL refund at this point. Or we’ll keep going. It mostly depends on the kind of feedback we’re getting and how close we think we might get on more rounds. What if I’m unhappy with the process or the result and want to cancel? If, at any point during the initial draft design process, you (or we) cannot agree on a suitable draft cover design to move forward with, or you (or we) are not happy with the process or result, we will completely refund the deposit paid. Once we’ve passed the initial phase of the cover and you’ve selected a cover to go forward and make changes to, we assume you’re happy with cover and the process. From this point forward, any cancellations from the author side will result in a forfeit of the deposit paid. What happens once I’m happy with the cover? Once you’re 100% satisfied with your Print or Ebook cover design, we will invoice you for the remaining 50% balance through PayPal. Once you’ve paid, you’ll receive the final high resolution files ready to use. Print covers are delivered as print-ready PDFs ready to upload to your printer of choice. Ebook covers are sent as high resolution JPEGs. How much does it cost to design a cover? Our packages range in price depending on your requirements. What does the price include? All of our packages include the design fee for your final cover and the use of all royalty-free images used for your cover (subject to the terms of the image provider). There are no further payments due after your remaining 50% balance is paid. Once fully paid for, you are granted the exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork for your Ebook cover and any associated marketing materials. You may not alter the cover design in any way, unless those alterations have been approved in writing by THG. Can I supply an image for the cover? Yes. However, the image needs to be high enough resolution and you must own the rights to use the image. Supplying your own image does not change the cover design fee. Please note that I do not work with covers already designed by other people. What does the fee NOT include? The design fee does not include the rights to any of the mock-up covers or designs that were provided before you selected your final cover. The design fee does not include character creation for your cover. If you need a specific character created for your cover image, I may need to use a number of royalty-free images to create him or her. There will be a separate fee for this service. Can I pay for one cover and use the earlier drafts for different covers? No. The cover design fee provides you with one final cover only. If you would like to use an earlier mock-up for an additional cover, an additional fee will apply (starting at 50% of the normal cover design price). Paypal won’t accept my credit card. Can I pay directly by credit card instead? Yes, please let us know if we need to go a different route. Does the PRINT cover package include a back and spine design? Yes it does. Can I design an Ebook cover now and a Print cover later? Yes. Our Ebook cover design is initially created in a high resolution that is also suitable for print. Should you choose to convert your Ebook cover to a print cover at a later date, you can simply upgrade to a print package for an additional $100.