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I am also the owner and publisher ofa traditional publishing company called Vine Leaves Press. At VLP we publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and novels (all genres with a literary bent).
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FAQs

I’ve already had acover designed by you. Do I have to pay full price for you to generate other cover formats using the same design?

No. If we already have the front cover (eBook cover) design finalized, and you’d like me to create other cover files using the same design, please let me know what other file types you’d like and ask me for a quote. If you know that you’d like multiple file types right from the beginning, I advise you book yourself in for a packaged deal right from the get-go to receive the best possible rate.

I have had a KDP paperback cover designed by you, but I want to also distribute via IngramSpark. Can you convert my KDP cover over to an IngramSpark template?

Yes, I can, but it will cost you 30 Euros for my time. If you want your existing cover converted for any other printer or distributor, please make sure you provide me with their specific printing guidelines.

Do you offer discounts for series design?

Yes, you can receive 15% off for all covers beyond the first.

I am a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors. Do you still offer discounts to members?

Yes. If you are an Associate or Author member of ALLi you may receive a 10% discount. Professional and Partner members must pay full price.

I want you to do some extra work beyond the three revisions allowed in the agreement. What happens now?

We discuss the amount of extra work that’s needed and you can decide on whether it’s more worthwhile paying a negotiated extra flat fee, or take it as it comes at 30 Euros per hour of my time.

I want to develop an author brand. Do you do that sort of thing?

Yes, absolutely. Contact me and we can discuss how to proceed and negotiate the cost.

I want to create my own marketing materials using the elements of the cover design you created for me. Can I have the layered Photoshop file?

You’re welcome to purchase the layered Photoshop file of your cover for 150 Euros. Sorry it’s a bit pricey, but you’re purchasing the right to alter my creative work. It’s essentially like paying for permission to reproduce copyrighted materials. It would probably be cheaper to hire me to design the marketing materials for you.

How do I make sure that I’ll get my materials on time and that there are no hidden costs?

I have a contract that we will both sign. Take a look at a sample contract here.

How do I pay?

To lock in your booking, I’ll send you an invoice for 50% of the total fee. This deposit will need to be paid within 48 hours.You can pay via PayPal, credit/debit card, or bank transfer.After 48 hours, if the 50% deposit hasn’t been paid, another client has the opportunity to snap up your slot.

I’ve already had acover designed by you. Do I have to pay full price for you to generate other cover formats using the same design?

No. If we already have the front cover (eBook cover) design finalized, and you’d like me to create other cover files using the same design, please let me know what other file types you’d like and ask me for a quote. If you know that you’d like multiple file types right from the beginning, I advise you book yourself in for a packaged deal right from the get-go to receive the best possible rate.

I have had a Createspace paperback cover designed by you, but I want to also distribute via IngramSpark. Can you convert my Createspace cover over to an IngramSpark template?

Yes, I can, but it will cost you 30 Euros for my time. If you want your existing cover converted for any other printer or distributor, please make sure you provide me with their specific printing guidelines.

Do you offer discounts for series design?

Yes, you can receive 15% off for all covers beyond the first.

I am a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors. Do you still offer discounts to members?

Yes. If you are an Associate or Author member of ALLi you may receive a 10% discount. Professional and Partner members must pay full price.

I want you to do some extra work beyond the three revisions allowed in the agreement. What happens now?

We discuss the amount of extra work that’s needed and you can decide on whether it’s more worthwhile paying a negotiated extra flat fee, or take it as it comes at 30 Euros per hour of my time.

I want to develop an author brand. Do you do that sort of thing?

Yes, absolutely. Contact me and we can discuss how to proceed and negotiate the cost.

I want to create my own marketing materials using the elements of the cover design you created for me. Can I have the layered Photoshop file?

You’re welcome to purchase the layered Photoshop file of your cover for 150 Euros. Sorry it’s a bit pricey, but you’re purchasing the right to alter my creative work. It’s essentially like paying for permission to reproduce copyrighted materials. It would probably be cheaper to hire me to design the marketing materials for you.

How do I make sure that I’ll get my materials on time and that there are no hidden costs?

I have a contract that we will both sign. Take a look at a sample contract here. Jessica Bell Design Project Agreement.

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