Art Cover Designs

Non-Exclusive Art Designs FAQ:

  • These designs are created using model and background images purchased from various stock websites under a multi-use, non-exclusive license.
  • Each design is only sold ONCE! In the event of a rare occurrence, where two buyers are purchasing the exact same design at the same time, the timestamp on the sale will be used to determine which sale is valid. The second buyer will be notified of the error and a refund issued.
  • Designs are sold AS IS! Be absolutely sure the design is EXACTLY what you are looking for before purchasing. No Exceptions!
  • Prices start at $50.00! More complicated designs that use multiple models or props sell for a slightly higher fee.
  • These are ART only! Purchase of one of these designs does NOT include the addition of Your name, Title, etc. or other customization’s. See the custom designs information page if you require this service.
  • No Refunds! -except in the scenario already mentioned regarding accidental multi purchases of the same design.
  • Cover Art credit, when given, should be Midnight Muse Designs.

Exclusive Art Designs FAQ:

  • These designs are created using model stock images that are exclusive to The Midnight Muse, either through individual Exclusive license purchase or from a custom photo session.
  • Midnight Muse Designs retains full usage rights on the original model stock.
  • Designs are sold AS IS! Be absolutely sure the design is EXACTLY what you are looking for before purchasing. No Exceptions!
  • Each design is only sold ONCE! In the event of a rare occurrence, where two buyers are purchasing the exact same design at the same time, the timestamp on the sale will be used to determine which sale is valid. The second buyer will be notified of the error and a refund issued.
  • Prices start at $125! All Exclusive designs include SIMPLE customization of Your name and Title for ebook only. For additional elements or print please contact me for pricing.
  • No Refunds! -except in the scenario already mentioned regarding accidental multi purchases of the same design.
  • Cover Art credit, when given, should be Midnight Muse Designs.

 

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If you run into any issues during ordering please let us know by sending a message through the Contact page.

If you have any further questions, please contact me before purchase and I will be happy to help.

 

THE ART DESIGNS SOLD AT THE MIDNIGHT MUSE ARE NOT TO BE RE-SOLD PUBLICLY OR SIGNIFICANTLY ALTERED WITHOUT PERMISSION.

 

 

 

 

Custom Information

Custom Design Work Information

 AVAILABILITY STATUS: Unavailable for Custom projects until 2019!

 

Price List: (As of January 1st, 2018)

eBook Only: $150 PLUS cost of stock images. This includes a 6×9 300 dpi copy of the finished design with your title, name and other cover text added. The PSD file is available on request upon completion of the project.

eBook + Print: $200. Includes the above for eBook plus a cover flat (front, back & spine) PDF created using a standard template from Amazon/Create Space custom to fit the page count provided and your print size preferences.

eBook+ Print+ Audio Book Cover: $225. All of the above plus a standard audio book cover.

eBook Box Set: $150 PLUS cost of stock images. This includes a 6×9 300 dpi copy of the finished design with your title, name and other cover text added. The PSD file is available on request upon completion of the project.

eBook Box Set + Print: Includes the above for eBook plus a cover flat (front, back & spine) PDF created using a standard template from Amazon/Create Space custom to fit the page count provided and your print size preferences.

3D Mockup of Box Set available by request for an additional $25

PRINT OPTION DOES NOT INCLUDE: Additional print flats for other services (ex. Ingram Sparks, Barnes and Noble) A copy of the layered Createspace print PSD file will be made available upon request which can be used to reformat your cover flat to work for these other services, but I will no longer be providing that service.

 

 

 

Billing:

A deposit is required on ALL custom projects. Deposit will be equal to half of the total base fee with the balance to be paid, along with the cost of any stock images purchased by me for the project, when the final art is approved.

Billing invoices are sent and are to be paid through Paypal. Please include the email address associated with your Paypal account once an agreement has been reached.

During the design process you will receive PROOF SIZE images to approve before the final art is completed. Full size copies, including requested PSD files will be provided AFTER the final payment has been received.

Payment on invoices is expected within 5 days of receipt. Clients who have an unpaid invoice after 14 days, unless other arrangements have been made will be subject to removal from the client’s list. After 30 days, any unclaimed designs revert in ownership to The Midnight Muse and will be placed for sale in the Art Cover Design shoppe.

 

Custom Requests Information:

Please read through the following information carefully before submitting the project details form-available HERE

  1. Specify what type of project you are inquiring about. (eBook only, eBook + Print or eBook, Print and Audio)
  2. If you are contacting about more than one projects, as in a series of covers, be sure to include the total number of covers needed and if they will be eBook only or require Print copies to match.
  3. Indicate if you already have purchased stock images that you wish to use for the project and if not, include as much detail as possible for what your requirements are: Single model (m/f), Couple, Ethnicity, Wardrobe-time period, style, Positioning-embracing, sitting, standing etc. and a description of the physical attributes—hair color, eyes, build, etc.

Providing your own stock image is encouraged as it saves a substantial amount of time.

  1. Be sure to include as much information about the design you wish to see incorporated as possible. Specifics like the color/style of clothing, what type of scene (ex. Outdoor, Interior room, etc.), Props or other miscellaneous details.

Bad Example:  I want a regency couple embracing. (end of details)

Good Example: I couple in Regency style clothing embracing on a gold chaise lounge with lots of candle light. Heroine should have long red hair, green eyes and with a sapphire blue dress that drapes over the side. Hero has short, black hair with blue eyes, shirtless or wearing a loosely fitting white shirt. Include a silk fan either in her hand or lying in view.

Designs will be created using the details that you initially provide. The more details the better!

  1. Once the design process begins you will receive a Proof size copy to approve or request changes (generally less than 1000 pixels in width) via email once it is completed. If changes are required, the process is repeated. (Please be specific about what changes that need to be made.)

No more than 3 attempts will be made during the art design process to produce the final approved art. If after the third proof, the art design has not met your needs OR if additional requests are added that differ from the original specification, I reserve the option to terminate the agreement and refund the deposit, minus the cost of stock photos purchased for the design.

IF, you wish to move forward after requesting additional changes as mentioned above, an additional fee of $25 will be added to your final balance for each additional proof.

  1. Once the art has been approved, the title, name and any additional text or series information will be added to complete the cover. Be sure to include the color/style of the font(s) you wish used or if possible, include either a copy of your font choice, a link to download or simply the font name as I may already have the font on my system. If you are unsure and do not have the font, providing an example is always helpful.

 

  1. For Print Copies: Provide the PAGE COUNT provided by the publisher (not your own as they will vary depending on the printers format), Back Cover text (synopsis, reviews etc.), if you wish to include your name or title on the back and the print size of the final book (6×9, 5.5×8.5), as well as paper choice. (white or cream)
  2. Changes After Completion of Project: Once the cover(s) has been approved and finalized the project is considered complete. Any requests for revisions to the ART, at a later date may be denied or considered as a NEW design and billed accordingly. Revisions to the cover text, such as title or series name change will incur an addition fee of $25.
  3. CREDIT: If you intend to add a design credit to your book please use the following: Cover Art Design by The Midnight Muse (if including a link) www.midnightmusedesigns.com
  4. FILE STORAGE: Designs files, including the original Photoshop files will only be held in storage for 6 months. After this time the files may be deleted from the system as well as the online cloud storage. (Be sure to request a copy of the Photoshop file and save it to your own system for future use.)

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the information above or anything you need to ask that is not covered in this information, please feel free to contact me at any time via email at contact@midnightmusedesigns.com

 

 

Custom Request Form

Fill out and submit the form below, providing as much information about the custom project you are requesting as possible.

By hitting you are signifying that you have read the information on the CUSTOM INFORMATION page carefully and agree to the prices and termed defined there.

Submitting a request is no guarantee of service. Please check for availability status and send a custom inquiry message through the contact page before completing the form below.

Does not include cost of stock images. 3D mockup on Boxset's available by request only for an additional fee of $25.00
Custom Designs with a deadline for completion less than 7 days from the time of this request may be declined.
Please be as specific as possible in describing the details you need included on the design. Especially in regards to the number of models, physical appearance, costume(s), props and scenery.

Portfolio

A small sample of the covers I have created with many more to be added as they release.

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Client Testimonials

“Teresa is not only enormously talented, she is a joy to work with. I’m thrilled with the covers she’s made me so far, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. I highly recommend her.”

NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author, Jacquie D’Allesandro

Find out more about Jacquie at: www.jacquied.com

 

“Always up for a challenge, Teresa and THE MIDNIGHT MUSE is my go to for indie designing. If you’re looking for unique, creative covers with an extreme attention to detail, look no further. I know when I ask her for a design, I’m going to get something no one else has…and that is always a good thing. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

~USA Today Bestselling author Anna J Stewart

Find out more about Anna at www.authorannastewart.com

 

“Teresa with The Midnight Muse Book Cover Designs created nine covers for my upcoming Regency romance releases. She is always professional, timely, and goes the extra mile to understand and create a cover that totally captures the vision of the author. I highly recommend her services to all indie authors and traditional publishing houses”

Best Selling Author ~Christina McKnight

Find out more about Christina at www.christinamcknight.com

 

“Teresa’s skill at producing unique historical covers is unmatched. She is able to move quickly concept to prototype and produce wonderful book covers. I highly recommend her for your next book project.”

Christian Regency Author ~Vanessa Riley

Learn more about Vanessa at http://christianregency.com

 

“I have been incredibly impressed by Teresa’s work. The quality of the design is amazing, and she works with speed and efficiency that few could surpass. She works with me until we achieve a design that is both original and a perfect compliment to my branding and vision for the book.”

–Erica Monroe, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Learn more at www.ericamonroe.com

 

“Teresa has consistently done work for me of the highest quality and her turn around time is wicked fast. I’ve come to her when I wanted something specific and when I had no idea what I wanted and she always produces a terrific end product. I’ve recommended Teresa to several friends and they always end up thanking me! She makes me and my work look good.”

Eileen Rendahl, National Bestselling Author
Learn more at www.EileenCarr.com or www.EileenRendahl.com

 

“Teresa was so wonderful to work with. She really listened to what I wanted and made sure that my cover was stunning. Most important, she let me know one thing I wanted might not look great, I insisted, she was great about it and tried. She was right! With a great eye and supportive work style, I can’t recommend her enough.”

–Eva Devon, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Learn more at www.evadevonauthor.com

 

“Finding a great cover designer or graphic designer is like finding a unicorn. I mean sure, there are a lot of great looking horses out there with shiny, putty horns taped on when you look from a distance–but appearances can deceive. A great cover is about more than “pretty” and Teresa has that rare talent for making it work for a genre, for a specific author and for the market. I love the intuitive way she pulls out the right elements to make sure that my covers “pop” but that they do so with artistic meaning, balance and playfulness. She is my unicorn and I was selfishly hoping the rest of you wouldn’t notice how fantastic she is…but it’s time to share. She is brilliant, easy to work with, professional and fabulous. It’s not something you see everyday. Trust me. Teresa Spreckelmeyer is one of the best!”

Renee Bernard, USA Today Bestselling Author and Host of “The Romance Bookmark”

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