Frequently Asked Questions
See below for Terms of Service
What do I need to start a design?
I invite you to provide as much information as you would like in regards to your cover design, including:
• Plot synopsis/blurb to help decide the mood the cover needs to set.
• Colors - likes/dislikes.
• Are there any elements we need to avoid? (example: not revealing a character's facial features)
• Any images/concepts you have found that you like the look of.
Stock image fees are included in the cost of your cover design.*
*This applies to standard stock images, found on most stock image sites, which do not exceed $20 each.
Unless otherwise specified, I will create your eBook with the dimensions of 1563x2500 based on Amazon's current suggestion (best quality image should be 2500 pixels on the longest side with an ideal height/width ratio of 1.6). Please let me know if you require other sizes.
What about a Paperback cover?
Createspace provides several trim size options and is the most commonly used service for paperback 'Print on Demand' covers among my authors. To get started I will need the following information:
• Trim Size
• Page count (the size of the spine depends on the number of pages, so please provide your final page count)
• Interior type - if not black and white.
• Back cover text (i.e. blurb, bio, quotes/praise)
• Author portrait image file, if desired.
Who is Torrie Cooney?
Terms of Service
TorrieCooney.com offers eBook cover, Book cover, Promotional and Marketing material design services using royalty free stock images combined and/or manipulated to create a unique design.
Services are invoiced and paid via PayPal. Once the final design is accepted, I will email an invoice from PayPal for the full amount. Payments are due upon receipt. Full resolution file(s) will not be sent until invoice is paid in full.
After your payment has been received and final file has been sent, the design is yours to use as you wish. I only ask permission to use the final design for the purpose of promoting TorrieCooney.com.
If I am unable to create a design you are satisfied with (no payment is received), I retain copyright on all designs created during the process.
I purchase all royalty free stock images (usually through Adobe Stock) with a Standard use license agreement, meaning the photographer/creator maintains the copyright. Please note, Standard use agreements do restrict the number of uses (sales). I recommend reviewing the license agreement(s) for additional details - a link can be provided upon request. Please advise at any time if you are interested in purchasing an unlimited license.
I will provide unlimited revisions until a final design is accepted, at no extra cost. Once your design is complete and payment has been received, revisions can be requested, but may require a small fee which will be determined at that time.
Additional questions are always welcome - firstname.lastname@example.org