TERMS & CONDITIONS
All the information that the client shares is considered confidential, and will only be used by Sly Fox Cover Designs to provide our best services, and to complete the design of the book cover. This information will not be shared with any third party, unless requested to do so by the client.
Payment plans are available. Plan arrangements will be discussed and a separate agreement will be reached. Failure to meet the agreed upon arrangement will result in termination of the agreement and no funds received will be refunded.
A non-refundable 50% down payment is due upon booking. Deposit is required to hold your scheduled time slot. Deposits are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. By paying your deposit, you agree to all of the terms and conditions listed on this page.
Final payment is due within 7 days of the invoice being sent. A 10% late fee will be added for each additional week payment has not be received. Invoices not paid within 90 days will have a $100 fee applied. No files will be released until final payment has been made.
Premades are available on a first come, first served basis. Once they are sold, they are never sold again. Payment plans are not available on premades and must be paid in full through the shop. All sales are final and will not be refunded under any circumstances. Premade covers cannot be resold. By purchasing a premade cover, you agree to all the terms and conditions listed on this page.
Modifications to premade covers must be scheduled one week ahead of time and are only scheduled on Saturdays. Modifications will be completed and final files provided to you within one week. Customization of text is included in the purchase price. Modification to fonts will be billed at the hourly rate of $50 with a one-hour minimum. Only 3 alterations will be permitted on pre-made covers. Any further alterations will be billed at $50 per alteration.
Sly Fox Cover Designs will provide 3 to 5 rough drafts. These will be sent to the client. Rough drafts may not be shared with any third parties or posted publicly online in any form (messaging, groups, forums, etc). If you would like to share the concept with another party, permission must be granted.
Rejected images may go up for sale as a pre-made design.
Up to 5 revisions are included in the custom cover package price. Each additional change beyond the included 5 will be billed an additional $10, up to three.
Once the 5 revisions have been used, any changes to typography or edits to text (blurb/taglines etc) will be billed at $10 per revision.
Average turnaround time is 10-14 business days (holidays and weekends excluded). During busy periods, designs may take between 14-28 business days. Sly Fox Cover Designs is not responsible for missed deadlines due to poor communication.
Updates to existing orders can take up to 2 weeks depending on work load and may be subject to extra fees.
PDF Printable wraps sizing normally completed within 24 Hours.
Any changes requested after final approval and/or after final files have been delivered will be billed an additional $30 per hour with a one-hour minimum fee. If you do not have the final page count at the time of booking, one revision will be reserved for this on the print package.
Prices are subject to change at any time and without warning. Price is guaranteed once deposit has been received.
All files will be delivered via DropBox. DropBox is a free service and an account is not required to download. A link to your files will be provided via email and/or Facebook messenger.
Client represents and warrants that the text, graphics, photographs and/or other material provided by Client for the book cover design project are owned or licensed by Client and that Client is authorized to use and display such items in a book cover design. Client shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership claimed by Client. Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Designer and their affiliates harmless from and against any claim of infringement, or any trademark, copyright or trade secret, or negligence arising from any of the text, graphics, photographs or other material provided by Client. Sly Fox Cover Designs reserves the right to request a copy of secured rights.
Client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any royalty-free stock images licensed by Sly Fox Cover Designs through any third-party provided for use in final design. Print runs of up 500,000 are included in licensing. Additional licensing fees will assessed once this threshold has been reached.
Sly Fox Cover Designs is an Australian-based company so please allow for time differences. All communications will be answered within 48-hours, however this time frame may change due to holidays.
BOOK COVER DESIGN LICENSING:
Upon receipt of full payment, Sly Fox Cover Designs grants the client the exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork for his/her book cover and associated promotional materials in its entirety. This does not include materials such as cups, bookmarks, t-shirts, pens etc. made with the finished book design in order to be sold as merchandise. These items may be given away for promotional purposes only.
Lauren Bearzatto of Sly Fox Cover Designs maintains full copyright of all designs and draft concepts (including layout, style, image placement and fonts) and may not be recreated by anyone, nor can any works be based on the original design.
Sly Fox Cover Designs retains the right to use the final design, author name and book title in their portfolio and to market and promote services.
The client understands that the design may NOT be altered by anyone other than Lauren Bearzatto of Sly Fox Cover Designs.
Raw layered files or blank files (graphic images lacking text) will not be provided to client due to copyright issues. PDF, JPG and/or other publishing-ready file(s) will be provided.
Sly Fox Cover Designs requires cover design credit to appear in client's book on the copyright page as: "Cover design © Lauren Bearzatto of Sly Fox Cover Designs" as well as in a small, unobtrusive line on the back cover of print designs.
Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by the Designer and it is strongly suggested that Client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book.
At no time will Sly Fox Cover Designs be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by Client as a result of using the book cover design provided by Sly Fox Cover Designs. While Sly Fox Cover Designs will do their best to fix any problems that may arise with the book cover design, she cannot be held responsible for any costs, fees, or expenses due to any problem with the book cover design.
Sly Fox Cover Designs takes pride in her artwork and will not put her name on anything she is not proud of designing. She asks that you take her suggestions and ideas, which are given in your best interest. Any form of micromanaging or forced art direction during the development phase will not be tolerated. She reserve the right to terminate this agreement if a client: interferes with excessive micromanaging; and/or demonstrates a continued lack of trust or inability to move forward within a project. Notice will be given with every opportunity to remedy the situation before suspension will be considered. Any suspension/termination will not result in any refund of funds and all designs and concepts developed remain under the full ownership of Sly Fox Cover Designs. Client will forfeit any rights to share/use the works created in any phase of the development and agrees to destroy any provided drafts/files.
This agreement is the entire agreement of all parties. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral, apply to this agreement that are not included herein. Upon delivery of final files, this agreement is considered fulfilled.