TERMS & CONDITIONS
A non-refundable 50% retainer is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is not due until approval of the cover is accepted. Final files won't be sent until payment is complete.
Final payments are due within 72hrs of the final cover file approval. If you miss the deadline, there is a $20 fee. If you let Opulent Designs know beforehand that you'll be late, there will be no fee.
Although Opulent Designs offers rush orders, it's upon their decision whether they can take a rush order. Rush covers/branding/and etc have an added fee of $50 for a week rush and $100 for a day rush.
Pre-made sales are final. There aren't any refunds or exchanges done after the invoice is paid. Once the invoice is sent, you have 24hrs to pay, failure to do so will put it back on the market. There's also a form to fill out. Once that's filled out with your information it takes 1 - 2 weeks to get all final files completed.
Opulent Designs will send 1 proof unless otherwise discussed before starting.
Depending on which tier cover package you've purchased, there are limitations to revisions done. Opulent Designs has an additional package (unlimited changes) for $50. It gives the Clients room to breathe if they feel they're going to be making a lot of little tweaks. If that's something you're interested in, let OD know.
Changes to images:
If the main cover image changes after work has begun, there will be an additional $50 charge, per image change regardless of who provides the image.
Please try to book your cover as soon as possible and well ahead of any scheduled deadlines. Each additional change will take extra time on Opulent Designs part to complete. Opulent Designs isn't responsible for missed deadlines on the Client’s end due to changes and late bookings.
Once you're placed on the schedule, Opulent Designs emails you at the beginning of the month with a cover design form. Please email any Pinterest/Mood boards you may have, it gives both you and the designer a stronger connection to your vision.
Opulent Designs goes in booked order. First come, first served.
Changes after approval:
The Client understands that the image isn't to be altered by anyone except Opulent Designs. The Client also understands that additional charges may apply for any alterations after approval and/or after final files are sent. Changes after the final files are sent will begin at $50 and may increase with the number of files that need to be altered. This option will only be available for six months after original final files have been sent.
Prices are subject to change at any time, and without warning. Price is only guaranteed upon receipt of deposit.
If the Client chooses to provide the cover image: They maintain the rights to said image. Details, such as flourishes, small extra images, and certain back images, are included in the cover design package and will not be the Client’s responsibility. The Client must obtain the correct rights and permissions for use of the photo they are providing. Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Opulent Designs from any and all copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides.
The image chosen will only be used for this project. OD maintains full rights to this photo, Client maintains limited rights to use this photo for anything involving the Client’s book promotion, alone. Other authors/designers may have the same or similar images/models and OD can't be held liable for other covers/etc that contain the same imagery.
Photo may NOT be sold, reused, or used out of context aside from the specified book-related printing, reproductions, and otherwise. It may be used for any print promotion and online promotional use. It may not be used for sale items other than the eBook, and print book. If other sale items will be created from this photo, the Client will need to purchase the full rights to the image.
Photo may not be used on any other printed work by alternate designers unless otherwise discussed. OD and the Client maintain rights to the specified photo.
Each image shall not, under any circumstances, be altered without prior permission by OD.
In the event of a cancellation before work has started, no further expenses will be owed. If the work has begun on the project, the remaining balance will be owed. Once work is booked, no refund will be given.
OD maintains the full rights of all original designs. Designs and their concept, including layout, image style, coloring, placement, and fonts aren't permitted to be recreated or altered by another person.
The Client maintains the rights to the stock photo that they have downloaded. If a custom photoshoot is done for the Client, the Client maintains limited rights to the images used on their covers. Those images may be used for promotion of their book, only. The cover itself can be used for merchandising.
The Client understands that any image isn't prohibited to be altered by anyone except OD. The client also understands that additional charges may apply for any alterations after approval and/or after final files are sent.
OD controls the limited rights to the cover to use as any sort of self-promotion, portfolio, client viewing, etc.
PSD Files for Audio or Otherwise:
Opulent Designs offers PSD files for audio and otherwise in the case of publishers seeking. You can purchase an audio cover add-on for the cover, but it's a flat JPEG file of the audio cover. PSD files are OD's work layer-by-layer and they don't allow images they've created to be manipulated in any form. You can, however, ask for permission to recreate the series/images you want to use if you're no longer wanting to use OD as a designer.
Opulent Designs requires cover design credit appear in Client’s book, whether on the cover or inside on the copyright page.
Cover Design © Cassie Chapman @ Opulent Designs
OD isn't liable for damages of any kind, including loss of revenues, profits, business, reputation, or data, in any way related to our graphic design services. OD isn't responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents once the cover has been approved.
Should OD take longer to complete the project than originally indicated i.e. family emergency, act of nature, the Client will be contacted via phone or email in order to agree upon a new project completion date.
CODE OF FAIR PRACTICE
OD acknowledges that to the best of their knowledge, the work prepared is an original creation and has not been previously published, and/or consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis. The work prepared does not contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter. The Client and/or others may not use OD products in any way that may infringe upon the rights of others.
ACCEPTION OF TERMS
Both OD and the Client will acknowledge acceptance of these terms. By acknowledging this contract, the Client agrees to hold OD entirely free from any liability, including financial.