Terms and Conditions

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

1. The client acknowledges he/she has obtained all rights and permissions to publish materials to be used in the project and shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership claimed by the client. Client agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Killerbookcovers and its employees from any and all libel and copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides. The book material client provides must not be a public domain work (unless client is the original author).

CONFIDENTIALITY

2. All client information and materials are considered confidential and only for use by Killerbookcovers to provide a quote or complete a project. Client information and project materials will not be given out or shared with any third party, unless otherwise requested by the client.

COVER DESIGN SERVICES

3. Killerbookcovers’s fee for design of a print book cover includes the following:

  • A complete paperback book cover design and layout of the front, back and spine set to client’s printer specifications. Client must supply or direct Killerbookcovers to printer’s template with specifications or written specs.
  • A high-resolution, print-ready PDF of the cover to send to client’s printer.
  • A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-book cover.
  • Smaller images of the book cover suitable for promotional use.
  • An ISBN bar code created and placed on the back cover if needed. Client must supply designer with the ISBN.
  • Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. (If client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)
  • Digital delivery of the included cover files.

 

4. Killerbookcovers’s fee for design of an e-book cover includes the following:

  • A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-book cover.
  • Smaller images of the book cover suitable for promotional use.
  • Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. (If client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)
  • Digital delivery of the included cover files.

 

5. Killerbookcovers’s fee for design of an audiobook cover includes the following:

  • A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an audiobook cover.
  • Smaller images of the book cover suitable for promotional use.
  • Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. (If client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)
  • Digital delivery of the included cover files.

The book cover design service does not include original artwork or illustrations, copywriting or text editing services, or anything else not specified in the included list above.

OWNERSHIP RIGHTS

6. Upon receipt of full payment, Killerbookcovers grants the client exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork (PDF, JPEG or other publishing-ready format) for his/her book and/or e-book cover and/or audiobook and associated promotional materials.

 

7. The client understands that he/she has no right to alter the final cover design in any way except to change size for printing or digital display. If the client desires any alterations, he/she will consult Killerbookcovers. The client understands that additional payments may be required to make these alterations.

 

8. The client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by Killerbookcovers through a third-party image provider for use in client’s book cover design. The cost of cover design includes the license to use these images and is limited to a print run of 500,000 units. For books with a print run over 500,000, additional licensing fees may apply. Images used for client’s cover are royalty-free; however, the photographer owns the copyright to those photographs and they cannot be distributed in any manner other than in the book cover design.

 

9.Killerbookcovers retains the right to use client’s final book cover design, name, and book title inKillerbookcovers’s portfolio and to market and promote our services.Killerbookcovers retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

 

10. If the client supplies Killerbookcovers with materials subject to intellectual property rights by a third-party, the client will secure the appropriate rights to use the materials before directing the designer to incorporate them into his/her project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

11. Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by Killerbookcovers. It is strongly suggested that client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book. At no time willKillerbookcovers 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.

LIABILITY

12. Killerbookcovers is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services.Killerbookcovers is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

PAYMENT

13. Client agrees to pay an initial deposit of half the total cost before work will begin on the project. The remaining balance is due upon approval of final book cover design. Killerbookcovers will not release finished files to the client or other parties until final payment has been received. The final payment is also final approval of the project, and this contract will be considered fulfilled and thus, terminated. Killerbookcovers retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend services for any account should payments not be paid for a contracted job in the order specified in this agreement.

CANCELLATION POLICY

14. The client or Killerbookcovers may cancel this agreement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. If either client or Killerbookcovers cancels a project before work has started, neither the client nor Killerbookcovers is under further obligation to the other, and this contract will be considered cancelled.

 

15. If the client should stop or cancel a book cover design job once it has started, the client agrees to forfeit 50% of the project total sum. This is to cover resources and time taken during the project up to the point of cancellation. The client will have no rights to any mockups sent to the client and agrees to destroy them.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT

16. 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.

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT

17. Modification of any provisions of this agreement is not valid and enforceable unless confirmed in writing and signed by all parties either in hardcopy or by e‐signature.

SEVERABILITY

18. The finding of any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable does not render the remaining provisions invalid or unenforceable.