About FFD, FAQ, Contact & Prices

Fantasia Frog Designs can create a variety of styles, genres, and products for you.  Contact me here “ffdsfd2022 (@) gmail (dot) com”  and include a description of the type of Work you would like done and I will get back to you.

If you have been referred to Fantasia Frog Designs by someone I have previously worked with, please let me know their name and they will receive $10.00 off their next custom or premade cover (with a value of $40 or higher) when/if FFD takes on the new client project. Over the years I’ve had quite a few author referrals, and I thought it would be nice to give something back. After all, Word of Mouth is the best kind of advertising, and I do appreciate it. Also, if you are looking for info on publishing, writing, etc… here is a great resource: https://www.theindiepubpath.com/

~ Discount only apply if the referrer has had something designed by Fantasia Frog Designs in the past.
~ Discount only apply of the referred person isn’t already a client of Fantasia Frog Designs.
~ Discount isn’t transferrable to another client, are only applied to book covers, and they expire after 1 year.

I am no longer accepting all projects, nor will I accept a project where I am asked to duplicate another designer’s work.  I recommend browsing through my premades to see if there is already a design style or font type that might work for you. Many of my Non-erotic/Gay designs have been moved to either spittyfish.wordpress.com, https://bellamediamanagement.com/vendor/spittyfish/thebookcovershop.com/fantasiafrog, or lastly, selfpubbookcovers.com/spittyfishdesigns

FFD creates many types of book genres, the exceptions being any topic involving animal cruelty, child pornography, torture, rape, or incest.

Fantasia Frog Designs creates new and unique covers for each author. Once an image is used, it is taken out of our available files. That way no two covers can be duplicated, (sold twice). We work hard to find individualized images, and each Royalty Free licence we purchase, (often/if not always), allows for 1 use per purchase. We are an ethical company, and won’t take advantage of this licence agreement. Thanks for your understanding in this. If an author provides an image, we may ask you to sign a waiver stating you are the party responsible for that image.

Paypal is the preferred method of payment.

Custom Design

Chasing down payments is one of the worst parts of being a freelancer, but it is necessary as I have bills too. Please be aware that, as per my terms,  additional interest will be applied to an invoice more than 30 days past its due date.

If a project has been signed off on/closed/completed, but you would like alterations, add ons, or changes made, there is an additional fee.

If you drop out of contact mid-project, the design will be created into a premade bookcover and we will no longer accept new work projects from you.

If the project goes past 4 proofs, the project moves from a flat rate to an hourly rate. please contact us via the Inquiry Form. 

Rush fee – If you need your book cover rushed (within one week), there is a $30 rush fee, though we much prefer not to rush projects out of the order they are taken. We are currently running within a two week turn around, but most are finished within a week.

FAQ

What sizes do I get with my book cover purchase?/What are the various sizes are good for?

200×300, 300 x 450,  &  432×648 = avatar/goodreads/blog posts

750×1125 = Barnes and Noble

1800×2700   &   up = Mostly publisher use for ebook and print.

1600×2400 high res – Smashwords

2500 and 3000 high res — Amazon

3000 x 4500 high res–  Amazon-NEW

  • Can I request other sizes? Yes

Is the cover I am purchasing for Print?

 Not unless you specify that that is what you need. We offer High Resolution covers and can create a print cover for you using specific measurements through sites such as KDP, Lightning Source, Got Print, Vistaprint, Lulu, & Ingram Spark. Print covers start at $80.00 which includes the ebook. To do up a print cover from an ebook that you are providing, we charge $30.00 plus the the cost of any additional images we might need to purchase, though we rarely need to buy more.

How do I find the page count for my print book?

– For those considering a tangible book, I have stumbled across a site that details the important measurements of books (word count to pages calculator). That can be found here: http://www.writersservices.com/wps/p_word_count.htm 

And this one http://wordstopages.com

And this one how to figure out page count for KDP print book

Kindle Formatting (tip thanks to Teresa Wilde/IndieRomanceInk) – http://kindleformatting.com/book/files/KindleHTMLtags.pdf

Does Fantasia Frog Designs upload my print files to the print press?

– Nope. Never done it. Wouldn’t know the ins and outs of it, and I might mess it up. So, nope.

What print presses do you create print covers for?

  • KDP, Lightningsource/Ingram Spark, and Lulu

Who owns the copyright?

– Because it is an artist’s work, the copyright remains with the cover artist. That said, you are allowed to use the cover to promote your book. Some limitations do apply though, such as the amount of print items you can create with the product, and that depends on the image license from the photostock site. Visit here: http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/~troys2/tutorials/copyright.html  for more information on the subject

A good read on the subject is eloquently put here: Who owns the Copyright

What are the limitations that come with my book cover?

– Photo stock comes with certain print limitations. Each photo stock site has its own set limit. Many stock sites have it set at 500,000 print max, while others like Period Images have it set at 20,000.  If your cover/business cards/trading cards/postcards/bookmarks, etc…  are going to print, please request the number of maximum print copies you are allowed and do not exceed that limit. We do not use images from google. If a photographer requests they are credited, that should go somewhere visible, like on the back cover of a print or the copyright/credits page. If an author is providing their own image (as long as it has commercial use, Public Domain, or CC0 license) , the purchased license, or responsibility for that image, remains with the author (including if the image provided turns out not to be legit or illegally obtained (ie: right clicking an image off of google searches).

What if I’m late paying or I decide I won’t pay?

– If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot make the payment, you are required to inform us and make arrangements. If you do not make arrangements, you will most likely be sent a message to remove the cover from circulation after one month.  (see who owns the copyright to your book cover for how this is possible). If you use FFD again afterward, you will be required to pay before receiving your cover and all mockups will have watermarks. If you haven’t made arrangements with us, any payments later than two months after the invoice is sent are subject to an additional accumulative 3% fee added to your bill each month.

Holds/prepayments

– I will hold a premade or custom design up to one year, providing it has been paid for in full.

Why are there image credits listed beside some of your premade covers?

I’m a big fan of the creatives on deviantart and I belong to a number of stock groups. Most of those photographers, models, 3D artists request credit for the use of their image, but I also think crediting the source is a kindness, and an honest, upfront way of doing business. I also offer images for free, so knowing where the images are used is nice. I try to credit where I can.

I need to make changes to my cover, can you just tweak it?

  • alterations to a project that has been finalized are subject to a small maintenance fee of $25

What changes am I allowed with each cover?

For the most part, the artist and author will go back and forth many times in an effort to get the cover looking how the author wants it. That said, there are limitations to the cover artist’s ability and availability. Once the cover is finalized, we charge $25.00/each new modification. It is best to use a cover art form, and to fill it out in as much detail as possible.

Can I use the same book cover for more than one book, even in a series?

  • No, sorry. Images licenses do not permit multiple uses such as that.

Can I resell my book cover if I’m not going to use it?

  • No.

Can I have a copy of my cover without text?

  • No, this would go against photo stock image license restrictions.

Do you create logos?

What is your turn around time?

  • It depends on the work involved on the project and the others projects I’m currently working in. I like to give an estimate at the beginning of each project, but most will take up to three weeks. I do up a mockup design before purchasing any images, and try to get the main idea, based on your details and description of your book, to you as soon as I can.

Can I provide my own images?

  • Yes, if it is a purchased image licensed as a royalty free image, a photo you took yourself, a CC0 image and you can provide a link to where you obtained the image. I discount up to $10.00 off of the total fee when images are provided but I may refuse to use the image if it is not of a high enough image quality or if it comes from a resource that isn’t legit.

Can I order an ebook cover now and upgrade to a print cover later?

  • yes

Can I hold a premade book cover?

  • Yes, but full payment is required first and I only hold it for one year.

Can I have the psd file?

  • No. I cannot provide a layered file due to font and image license restrictions.

I love your designs but I can’t afford to buy one. Can you lower the price for me?

  • Sorry, that would be unfair to everyone, including me.

Are there restrictions in regards to my purchased book cover?

  • Yes. Most book covers have a print run limit of 250,000 to 500,000 copies (depending in the image license) and that includes everything you print with it, bookmarks, print covers, postcards, retractable banners, etc… If you ned to print more than that, you will need to purchase an extended image license.

23 thoughts on “About FFD, FAQ, Contact & Prices

  1. Cheysuli1

    Hi! Some time back I indicated interest in the Country Romance premade cover, but said I had to wait until I got paid to buy its use. You kindly took it down. Well, I can now pay you! How would you like me to proceed? Thanks for your patience!

  2. molly

    I need a cover made and cannot contact you through your ’email me’ button. I would like a custom cover made. If you could email me to get started, that would be wonderful. Thank you.

  3. Susan Burns

    Looking for a cover artist for my mixed genre adult paranormal with romantic, time-travel, and steampunk elements
    and for my author website.

  4. Oh, my gosh. You did my cover for Soul Defenders, the blue angel cover. Now you have the pink one up. I need it! How much? Also can we do the bar across the bottom, in black, like the first cover? I’ll buy it immediately.

  5. Shalleice Moore

    I am interested in purchasing one of your covers, the Valentines cover. I would like to know if the color could be changed. Please contact me. Thanks

  6. Sandie

    I was also routed to Outlook. I sent an inquiry, but don’t know if it went because Outlook keeps telling me I’m using the wrong password. Anyway, I’m interested in one of your covers, but haven’t yet decided on a title for my novel. However, I would love to go ahead and purchase the cover and send you the title and such when I’ve worked it out. How does that work? Please email me. Thank you.

  7. Zoe Kinnaman

    I was wondering if I could get into contact about a custom book cover. I have the word of an author that your covers are very well made and reasonable.

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