FAQ

BOOK COVER DESIGN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PREMADE COVERS FOR EBOOKS AND PRINT BOOKS

How do you design a Book Cover?
BookCRITICO design book covers using and manipulating hi-quality stock images to create unique graphics with specialist design software. All images carry a CC0 License and are available to use for personal and commercial purposes.

Can I order an illustrated cover?
BookCRITICO does NOT offer illustrated book cover designs.

What information must I supply when I want to order a Book Cover?
BookCRITICO will require:

  • book title
  • author name
  • tag line
  • series/other
  • publishing platform
  • book size and qty pages post-formatting, white or cream inner pages, if it is a print book

What size will my cover be?
eBook Cover design specs meet the requirement of eBook publishing platforms. The master artwork is designed at 3125 x 4167 pixels (300 dpi). BookCRITICO supply a second file at 72 dpi, for the thumbnail which potential buyers see on online publishing platforms, e.g., Amazon, Smashwords, etc.

The cover can be rescaled to any size you need, as long as you specify it up front when ordering.

Print Wrap design specs must be provided by the author as this is different for each book, depending on the book size, number of pages, publishing platform, etc.

What is the design timeline?

  • Premade: 3-5 working days

These are estimated timelines, as it depends on the BookCRITICO design schedule. If you need your Book Cover sooner, contact me and I can confirm if it is possible to facilitate a faster turnaround.

Can I order a Custom Designed Book Cover?
BookCRITICO
specialises in Premades only.

Where do you source photographic stock images from?

  • BookCRITICO source hi-quality stock images from numerous reputable stock image suppliers. All images carry a CC0 License and are available to use for personal and commercial purposes.

Are designs recycled?
No, once a cover is sold, it is removed from the BookCRITICO website. Premade Book Covers are once off creations. The same stock photos could be used on multiple covers but are manipulated in such a way that every design is unique.

Will there be any restrictions on using my cover?
Stock photography licensing allows you to sell up to 500,000 copies of your book without any restrictions. Should more than 500,000 copies be sold, the author is required to buy an Extended License for every stock photo used. License Agreements are published on the various stock photography sites used.

How do I credit BookCRITICO as the Cover Designer in my book?
If you credit BookCRITICO in your book, use the following:

“Cover Design, Luculle Stols, BookCRITICO”

Should you wish NOT to credit BookCRITICO, please DO NOT list yourself or anyone else as the cover designer in your book.

Do I receive an editable design file when my cover is completed?
BookCRITICO do not supply layered editable design files as part of its Book Cover design service.

Orders and Payment
All orders are placed via the BookCRITICO Website and payment is facilitated via PayPal. BookCRITICO will process your order, and provide you with an invoice, which you can conveniently pay with your debit or credit card, securely using PayPal.

Does BookCRITICO have a cancellation and refund policy?