Design Policies

Cover Design 100% Money-Back Guarantee – If you receive your book cover drafts and don’t like the results, we will work together to edit the cover drafts or come up with a new cover draft. If we still can’t make something work, you may receive your deposit back, but this must be done within 30 days of receiving the initial cover drafts.

Refunds – Refunds are only granted when you are dissatisfied with your book cover designs. Refunds are not granted under the following circumstances:

  • You decide you no longer want to publish your book.
  • You decide to cancel your design 30 days or less before your scheduled design slot.

Scheduling Your Design – I am only able to reserve design slots for clients who have paid their 50% deposit. Do not consider yourself scheduled until I receive your deposit.

Pausing Your Design – If at any point you’d like to put a pause on the design process, you may do so, but you are required to pay the remaining balance on your design fee.

Receiving Finished Files – During the design process, you will be sent drafts over email. Finished designs will be sent to you in a DropBox folder. You will be sent this folder after you have paid the remaining balance on your invoice. At this time, raw files such as Photoshop or Illustrator files are not available.

Payment – All payments are made securely via PayPal invoices.

Re-Scheduling – If you need to reschedule your design slot, you must do so 30 days before your original scheduled design slot.

Cancelations – If you choose to cancel your design entirely before you receive cover drafts, you forfeit your deposit.

What Comes With Your Design? – Design packages are made clear on the main cover design and formatting page. You are subject to additional fees if you require material that is not included in your package.

Rush Fee – Clients receive draft versions of their designs at the end of the month they are scheduled for. To receive designs sooner than this, clients are subject to a rush fee, which is decided on a case-by-case scenario.

Rights to Design – By paying for the design, you retain all rights to the design in accordance with the Standard Image Licenses purchased by Stone Ridge Books LLC from Depositphotos and Shutterstock. You do not need consent or permission to use the design as described above in the Standard Image License.

Stone Ridge Books LLC retains the right to display the design in their portfolio and to use it for marketing purposes only after the design has been revealed to the public by the client.

Stone Ridge Books LLC is not obligated to promote the design.

You have the right but are not obligated to use the design.

You also have the right to hire another designer for future books in the series.

Standard Image License – Further information regarding Standard Image Licenses and their terms can be found at https://depositphotos.com/license.html and https://www.shutterstock.com/license

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