- Publishing Rights
Upon approval of final design, after final and complete payment had been made, Natasha Snow Designs will grant the client exclusive license for the final cover design. Natasha Snow Designs will sent the final high resolution JPEG to the client promptly after payment. If the client needs other sizes of the cover in the same ratio, those will also be provided upon request.
If the complete and total payment is not made by the client to Natasha Snow Designs after the client has been provided the final copies of the agreed upon work, the client has no rights to the work and may not publish or post it anywhere. If the complete and total agreed upon payment has not been made to Natasha Snow Designs within 60 days (unless otherwise agreed upon), all rights for the work return completely and entirely to Natasha Snow Designs and any paid amount is forfeit.
Natasha Snow Designs will not provide any PSD files.
The client may not alter the completed design in any way, or have another person/designer alter any of the provided work/graphics/cover art in any way. The client may, however, use crops of the finalized ebook cover, once final payment is made, for any promotional materials associated with the book or series the ebook was contracted for.
The client acknowledges that they have obtained all rights and permissions to publish materials to be used in the projects and shall sole be responsible for any provided materials and their licensing rights. This includes copyrights, trademarks, and ownership of any visuals. Natasha Snow Designs will not be held responsible for licensing of any of the visuals, etc. provided by the client.
The client understands that Natasha Snow Designs will not work with any public domain materials unless they are the original work of the client. If exceptions are made (the client hires an illustrator, the client obtains artwork from friend or family) they take sole and complete responsibility for any copyright or permission infringement resulting from provided materials.
Contract applies to all materials, print or digital, that are created by Natasha Snow Designs associated with the ebook cover(s).
Ie. promotional graphics, paperbacks, etc.
All client information and materials are considered confidential and will only be used for work-related purposes by Natasha Snow Designs to provide agreed upon services. No information will be shared with any third parties.
- Image Usage
Client agrees to abide by the terms and services and licensing agreement of all stock photography Natasha Snow Designs purchases for the project.
The client is allowed to use the final book cover to a limit of a 250,000 print run and ebook cover of a 500,000 print run. Licensing does not allow Natasha Snow Designs to provide the client with unedited purchased images. If the client requires additional usage of the images for the book cover, it is their sole responsibility to inform Natasha Snow Designs in order to purchase additional usage licensing. Fees will apply.
- Ownership Rights
Upon receipt of full payment, Natasha Snow Designs grants the client exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork (JPG, PDF, or any other provided format) for her/his book and/or e-book cover and associated promotional materials.
The client understands that she/he 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 Natasha Snow Designs. The client understands that additional payments may be required to make these alterations.
Final rights of the working/editable file(s) are still solely owned by Natasha Snow Designs and cannot be licensed, sold, or given to any third parties.
None of Natasha Snow Designs custom or premade work may be resold by a third party supplier or author. All premade book cover designs are final sale and will not be refunded once sold.
Natasha Snow Designs requires credit to appear in client’s book in front matter or back matter.
i.e.: Cover Designed by Natasha Snow Designs
Natasha Snow Designs is not liable for incidental, punitive, indirect, consequential, or exemplary damages of any kind. This includes loss of projects/revenues, loss of business/reputation, or loss of data. Natasha Snow Designs is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies in clients documents, written work, or on Natasha Snow Designs’ website, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Any claim against Natasha Snow Designs and/or Natasha Snow shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.
- Modification of Agreement
Client agrees that this agreement of terms and conditions may not be altered in any way. Any alternations are invalid.
- Company Rights
The current Terms and Conditions listed on Natasha Snow Designs’ website or on this contract supersede any previous Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. We also reserve the right to change any rates and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Natasha Snow Designs can refuse to work with any client or refuse any project at any time. If Natasha Snow Designs feels a project with a client is not working or will not result in good work, we may terminate that project and refund any payments made to date, if we see fit.
- Force Majeure
Neither you nor us shall be liable for failure to perform our part of the contract, if the failure is due to force majeure events (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, natural disaster, war, civil war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities, rebellion, terrorist activity, government sanction, change of law, strike, lockout, industrial action, embargo, sabotage, interruption or failure of electricity service, interruption or failure of transport networks or other public utilities, interruption or failure of Internet or other communication service).
- No Transfer of This Contract
You cannot transfer, assign or novate this contract, the licenses given under or in connection with it, or any other parts of this contract to anyone else without our advance permission in writing, which we may choose to give subject to additional conditions.
We cannot transfer, assign or novate this contract without your advance permission in writing, except to a company or business in which we or our ultimate owners have a majority ownership interest.
If any digital or printed materials are created by Natasha Snow Designs associated with the ebook cover(s) (ie. paperback covers, promotional banners, audiobook covers, etc.), this contract is applicable to them as well.