How our process works:
Commercial artists and photographers make their living by selling the rights to use their works. What you are purchasing here is the right to reproduce these designs as a book cover. You may use the images in advertising and marketing your book. No other transfer of rights is involved – which means to use these designs as, say, posters, CD covers, or for other purposes you would need to make arrangements with us to do so.
Once you purchase one of our premade designs, we will mark it sold, and will not resell that design to anyone else.
Non-exclusive use is how we keep the prices reasonable for you. Please be aware that in the case of One Crow designs, we have purchased the rights to use stock photography and illustrations on these cover designs. Though we have made adaptations to the original images, and each of our final designs is unique, we have not purchased exclusive rights to these images, and it is possible you could see the same basic photograph or illustration (without our adaptations and type designs) elsewhere – in an advertisement, on a brochure, or possibly even on another book cover. We are happy to negotiate exclusive book cover rights, if they are available for an image.
For Three Crows and above, you will be purchasing book cover rights to custom photomanipulations or illustrations which are created by us, and you are purchasing exclusive book cover use. Though stock photographs may be incorporated, the final images will be unique productions of Corvid Design, and you will not see these final images on any other book covers.
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