If you already have the front cover for your book and all you need is the back and spine or you want to add a back and spine design from a cover I’ve made you, I can create a paperback spread for your eBook cover. Please note that their are some limitations to what I can do with covers from other designers and I will let you know if it will be possible before I take the job.
General Information for Spine + Back Cover Designs
For non-fiction book cover design I might need significant direction in order to create the cover design due to the expertise of the subject matter and/or personal nature of the book. I do not need a copy of the book in full or part to begin design.
Print designs are created and precisely sized using the PDF print template provided by your printer. The completed print cover design files are provided as a flattened PDF print ready file and in JPG format for online promotion. Ebook cover files for new designs are created from the front of the print design. The size of the eBook file is determined by the size of the print template. For example: A 5.25×8 print book cover will have a 5.25×8 eBook design. Common fiction print book cover dimension trim sizes include 5×8, 5.25×8, 5.5×8.5, and 6×9.
Additional Services to Add-On
You can add as many of following services to your order as you need. If your project isn’t on the list, just let me know what extras you need and we can discuss the project and rates to create it.
Mini Social Media Banner = $35.99 (1 social media banner and 1 avatar)
Over-Sized Social Media Banner = $125.99 (4 social media banners and 4 avatars based on a single design and resized for each social media avenue)
Website Banner = $35.99
Bookmark Design (1 side only) = $45.99
Bookmark Design (both sides) = $ 85.99
Business Card (1 side only) = $35.99
Business Card (both sides) = $65.99
Upload Assistance = $40.99 for each place (If you’d like me to upload your files to your printer or other distribution channels I can do that. Please provide login information and book details. If you aren’t sure what you need, please ask so I can provide the information for you.)
Layered PSD of cover is $150 (For those who want the book cover files in layers so that they can revise as they need to. By paying this, I’m giving you the rights to modify my design as you see fit.
General Information about the Designs
Design Limitations: I do not work with offer illustration based designs, designs with cartooning/caricature or designs with a clip-art focus. Designs with sensitive material, language or those that are too religious or political in nature may be declined.
Stock Photos: You will need to provide the images for your cover design. I am willing to help you look for the best image for your cover design. I do this for several reasons you can find in this article, which also has a list of stock photography sites I would recommend.
Mock-Ups: In the interest of working as efficiently as possible, I’ve moved away from creating mock-ups using low-resolution “comp” images and now try to work with licensed images from the start if at all possible. If you plan to license stock images from a site like istockphotos.com or dreamstime.com, please be aware that any changes I make to a “comp” image will need to be replicated later for the full-resolution/licensed version.
Revisions: I am always happy to make adjustments to your cover; however, I may ask for an additional $20/hr revision fee if your volume of revision requests is particularly substantial.
Printing: I recommend Amazon’s incredibly popular print-on-demand service for print books. I have also used Lulu and have very limited experience with formatting paperback covers for Ingram. I do not create hardcover spreads at this time.
Payment Option: I use PayPal, which can also process any credit cards, or check. I currently require 100% of the payment upfront. I will issue refunds (if needed or requested) on a case-by-case basis.
Money Back Guarantee: If for some reason you end up not using the design I’ve made then the refund is available. 100% of the amount and no kill-fees. However, you will not be able to use the design I created and I will be within my rights to sale the design to another author.
Editable Design Files: Finished files are flattened and are not editable. If editable files are required, please contact me prior to ordering. You will need PSD (Source) Files. These files are not included with the cost of your cover. If the licensing restrictions of the images used in your design permit it, you may be able to purchase the PSD file for an additional fee.
Rights: You do not have the rights to draft covers or sample designs provided before selection of the final design.
Credit: While a credit line on your Copyright page (ex: Book Cover Design by Stephannie Beman at StephannieBeman.com) is appreciated, it isn’t required!
Thank you for looking into my services for your Design needs. I love to show off my work! I reserve the right to use approved designs in my portfolios.