Terms of Service Agreement for Premade Cover Art and Designs
Reverie Press, LLC (hereinafter referred to as Reverie Press) will always strive to fulfill your needs and meet your goals. The purpose of this Terms of Service Agreement is to set forth, for both parties, the basic expectations of this working relationship – particularly, who is responsible for what and what happens if anything goes wrong. This agreement avoids complicated legal terms and lengthy, confusing text whenever possible. Reverie Press wants to do what’s best for both parties’ safety, now and in the future.
Briefly: You are purchasing from Reverie Press the agreed-upon premade book cover or premade design and acknowledge, accept, and agree to abide by the related terms and conditions.
Particularly: As Reverie Press’s client, you have the power and ability to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company, or your organization. You agree to provide Reverie Press with everything it needs to complete your project, including text, images, and other info as and when Reverie Press needs it, and in the format that Reverie Press requests. You agree that during the workflow, you will review any proofs Reverie Press renders and that you will provide feedback and sign-off approval (in writing via email) in a timely manner.
Reverie Press will carry out all requested services in a professional and timely manner. Along the way, Reverie Press will endeavor to meet all deadlines set, but Reverie Press cannot and will not be responsible for any missed book launches or deadlines if you have been late in providing materials and/or have not signed off on proofs on-time at any stage. It is your responsibility to report any and all relevant details for your project before purchase. Any changes to this information can result in additional fees and may cause a cancellation of your order, without refund, at Reverie Press’s discretion. Reverie Press will maintain the confidentiality of any information you provide.
This agreement includes the purchased premade design plus the opportunity for you to make revisions as offered on the Premade Revisions & Custom Design Work page of ReveriePress.com. If you are not happy with the design after the second included proof, you agree that you will pay Reverie Press in full for all of the work that it has produced until that point and either the contract will be canceled, or you may be able to continue to commission Reverie Press to make further design revisions at an adjusted rate.
Premade books covers: All required information for the first proof of a premade book cover must be received by Reverie Press within one (1) year of the original purchase. If you exceed this timeframe, additional fees will apply. Twenty-four (24) months after the original purchase date, if the files have not been finalized, the order will be canceled without refund, and Reverie Press no longer has any obligation to fulfill the order or hold the files unless otherwise specified.
In the case of premade cover orders for a book series, all required information for the first cover must be received by Reverie Press within one (1) year of the original purchase. Each additional cover included in the premade cover series purchase extends the timeframe by one (1) year. (In other words, if a two (2) cover series is purchased, the first cover’s information must be submitted within one (1) year, the second cover’s information within two (2) years, and so on.) If these criteria are not met, the order will be canceled without refund, and Reverie Press no longer has any obligation to fulfill the order or hold the files.
Add-on & other designs (book teaser images, etc.): All required information for the first proof of an add-on or other design must be received by Reverie Press within ninety (90) days of the original purchase. If you exceed this timeframe, additional fees may apply.
Two proofs are included, free-of-charge, with each premade cover and premade design purchase. You will have the opportunity to review each proof and request any additional revisions needed. Premade Revisions & Custom Design Work page of ReveriePress.com for a more detailed description of available changes and their potential associated fees.
All proof approvals should be submitted in writing via email and are absolutely final. You may request changes after final approval is given if necessary, but additional fees will apply, and any deadline for delivery of finalized files is no longer guaranteed.
Original artwork files are not included as part of the final product of any design work performed by Reverie Press. However, if you absolutely must have access to an editable file, inform Reverie Press immediately and state your intended use of the file. Reverie Press does not promise to deliver editable files for any reason, but if Reverie Press agrees that editable files will be provided, additional fees will apply. In such cases, you will also be required to purchase your own commercial licenses to any images, fonts, elements, etc. used in the design.
If the premade design you have purchased includes stock photography, you are responsible for complying with the Terms & Conditions related to that stock. A copy of the agreement will be provided by Reverie Press upon request.
Premade designs created by Reverie Press are sold exclusively to one customer. Premade covers are never re-sold. However, Reverie Press does often rely on stock photography, so there is a chance that another author or designer will use the same image, and thus Reverie Press cannot be held liable in such a circumstance.
Liability & Releases
It is agreed that Reverie Press is not responsible or held liable for any errors contained in the final product after the final product has been approved by the client, (approval must be given in writing via email), committed to print, displayed digitally, or in any other way posted in view of the public. Reverie Press will not be held responsible for any changes or amendments made after approval. It is the sole responsibility of the client to notify Reverie Press of any such errors during the revision cycle and before the final files have been generated. Reverie Press cannot be liable to you or any third party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of any errors approved by the client.
Failing to abide by the Reverie Press Terms and Conditions and the Reverie Press Terms of Service Agreement for Premade Cover Art and Designs can result in a cancelation of your project, without refund, at Reverie Press’s discretion.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Copyrights, Trademarks, and Licensing
You guarantee to Reverie Press that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide Reverie Press for inclusion in your project are either owned by you, or that you have permission to use them.
After the artwork has been approved and the final files are available for download, copyright is assigned as follows: You are licensed to use the graphics and other visual elements for the purpose(s) for which they were created. This is a personal and royalty-free license to use the work produced by Reverie Press in the designated manner. You may resize the cover for promotional and/or marketing needs as long as the full-sized file is not stretched beyond 50% of the original dimensions. Any changes to the art or sub-licensing to others must be pre-approved by Reverie Press and may require additional cost.
For premade book covers: You are issued an exclusive license to use the final cover design for your book and/or ebook cover and associated promotional materials.
For add-on designs or other custom designs that are not book covers: You are issued an exclusive license to use the final files for the stated purpose only.
Reverie Press will provide a copy of the finalized files, and you should store them safely as Reverie Press is not required to keep them. Reverie Press will not provide any native source files used in making the finalized files. Finalized files consist only of ready-to-use artwork.
The following list is not all-inclusive, but these are the standards for commonly produced items at Reverie Press: digital & web items are web-quality JPGs of 72dpi. Print & press items are print-ready quality JPGs or PDFs (whichever file type is more appropriate for the specific use-case) of 300dpi. Any deviation from these must be discussed with Reverie Press in advance and may require an additional fee.
You retain ownership of text content, photographs and other data you provide, unless someone else owns them. The Terms & Conditions of the stock photography purchased for inclusion in the final design are assigned to you and applicable to your use of the finalized files. It is your responsibility to ensure proper attribution is given where necessary for any resources included in the finalized files.
Attribution to Reverie Press for the design is required.
For book covers, it can be included in the front matter and/or on the back cover of the design. Please use either “Cover design by Reverie Press” or “Cover design by Reverie Press (www.reveriepress.com)”.
For any instances where you share book covers or other designs online and/or via social media, design credit should be included in comment or caption as “Teaser designed by Reverie Press” (where “teaser” is replaced by the applicable term for the type of image you are sharing) or by tagging Reverie Press in the post.
Reverie Press reserves the right to display and link to your completed project as part of its portfolio. Reverie Press may also write and/or talk about the project on websites, in interviews, and in any other forums where discussion of design takes place.
This Terms of Service Agreement for Premade Cover Art and Designs supersedes any previous Terms of Service Agreement for Premade Cover Art and Designs distributed in any form. Reverie Press reserves the right to change any rates and any portion of the Terms of Service Agreement for Premade Cover Art and Designs at any time and without prior notice.
You cannot transfer this contract to anyone else without Reverie Press’s permission. This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If, for some reason, one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.
Although this agreement is simple, the intentions are serious. This contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America.
By purchasing a premade cover or premade design from Reverie Press, you agree to the above terms & affirm that you have read and understood them fully.
Reverie Press Refund Policy
All sales are final. Reverie Press does not provide refunds for any product or service it provides. This includes deposits and scheduling fees.
Updated: July 2020
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