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Terms & Conditions - Book Cover Design


These Terms of Service, when agreed to and accepted by you (the Client) after you enter your full legal name and click “I have read and accept the Terms of Service,” will create a binding and legally enforceable contract between you (the Client) and Indie Bubble Studio LTD. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting your form.


1.1 Indie Bubble Studio LTD is bound by contract to deliver a one-of-a-kind e-book cover and optional add-ons to the Client, which has been designed with the Client’s wishes in mind.

1.2 Cover design is the visual appearance of the front cover of your book. For premade, custom, and illustrated covers, unless agreed between the parties (with the payment of an additional fee), in no case will the artwork of the front be continued into the back cover, even in the case of the purchase of the paperback add-on.

1.3 Indie Bubble Studio LTD will never infringe the copyright of another designer’s work, unless express permission has been granted to mimic said art. In the case of series continuations, the burden of proof is with the Client.


2.1 The artwork will be delivered in JPG format for e-book covers and in PDF format for printable covers. All other optional add-ons will be either in PNG or JPG format. According to international copyright law, we can't sub-license the stock images we use, so fully layered PSD source files will never be provided.


3.1 In the case of Client-provided images to be used in the project, the Client acknowledges he/she has obtained all rights and permissions to publish materials to be used in the project and shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks, and ownership claimed by the Client. The Client agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Indie Bubble Studio LTD from any and all copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials the Client provides. The book material the Client provides must not be a public domain work (unless the Client is the original author).


4.1 All Client information and materials are considered confidential and only for use by Indie Bubble Studio LTD to provide a quote or complete a project. Client information and project materials will not be given out or shared with any third party, unless otherwise requested by the Client.


5.1 Upon receipt of full payment, Indie Bubble Studio LTD grants the Client an exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork (PDF, JPEG, or other publishing-ready format) for his/her e-book cover and associated optional add-ons.

5.2 The Client understands that he/she has no right to alter the final cover design in any way except to change size for printing or digital display. If the Client desires any alterations, he/she will consult Indie Bubble Studio LTD. The Client understands that additional payments may be required to make these alterations.

5.3 We use our own images or images bought on various stock image sites. Those stock image sites have different license terms, but those we use allow the use of each image up to 250,000 or 500,000 printed copies; digital impressions are usually unlimited. It is the Client's responsibility to inform us of the need to extend such a license, and we will point the Client where to buy the relating license(s). The Client acknowledges that the Standard License under which the images are bought allows the Client to create whatever digital promotional items he needs with the artwork we provided. As for physical products, the Client is allowed to create promotional items as business cards, information leaflets, and flyers, but the creation of an item which has a purpose in itself (such as mugs, T-shirts, etc.), is prohibited and needs the Extended License for each stock photo used in the artwork. Illustrated covers are full original covers, so no printing limits apply.

5.4 Indie Bubble Studio LTD retains the right to use the Client’s final and draft book cover design, name, and book title in its portfolio and to market and promote its services. Indie Bubble Studio LTD retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

5.5 If the Client supplies Indie Bubble Studio LTD with materials subject to intellectual property rights by a third party, the Client will secure the appropriate rights to use the materials before directing the designer to incorporate them into his/her project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the Client provides, the Client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.


6.1 Attribution is optional, but I appreciate the attribution of my work on the copyright page such as “Cover Design by” (with a working link) or “Cover Art by” (without the link). I’m used to adding on the back of paperback covers a small and discreet credit reading “Cover Design by”, but it can be edited out or removed upon request.


7.1 If the original details in the brief change after the first proof is delivered, or after work has begun, it will incur additional charges to be negotiated between the parts.

7.2 The Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by Indie Bubble Studio LTD. It is strongly suggested that the Client requests a proof from the printer before ordering any materials using the provided designs. At no time will Indie Bubble Studio LTD be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees, or expenses incurred by the Client as a result of using the provided material.


8.1 Indie Bubble Studio LTD is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to their services. Indie Bubble Studio LTD is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

8.2 That said, Indie Bubble Studio LTD guarantees to use assets that, to their best knowledge and ability, are legally sourced, and sourced from companies that provide legal and financial support in the case of misuse, and that, if the author has used the created artwork only in the agreed-upon, legal manner, the above will apply to their cover. Indie Bubble Studio LTD also agrees to edit free of cost or refund any cover, promotional item, or other provided artwork should questionable stock have been used.


9.1 For custom covers, a 50% deposit is required in advance; the final payment is due prior to delivery of the final files.


10.1 The Client or Indie Bubble Studio LTD may cancel this agreement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. If Indie Bubble Studio LTD cancels a project before the design process starts, neither the Client nor Indie Bubble Studio LTD is under further obligation to the other; all payments shall be refunded. If the project is canceled by the client, a £10 cancellation fee applies. The client can cancel the order only before the final files are delivered.


11.1 This agreement is the entire agreement of all parties. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral, apply to this agreement that is not included herein.


12.1 Modification of any provisions of this agreement is not valid and enforceable unless confirmed in writing and signed by all parties either in hard copy or by e-signature.


13.1 The finding of any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable does not render the remaining provisions invalid or unenforceable.

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