Pre-made terms and conditions

The following agreement is entered into by and between any customer and THE PRETTY LITTLE DESIGN CO.  a sole trading business under the laws of the United Kingdom:

 

TERMS AND CONDITION OUTLINE

  • The following agreement outlines the terms and conditions of service used by The Pretty Little Design Co. in regard to any premade cover artwork and/or design work produced between The Pretty Little Design Co. and their client.

  • All payments much be made in full on the website - www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk.

  • The client acknowledges that any covers bought are at their own discretion.

  • All premade covers sold are final, non-refundable, and non-transferrable.

  • The client is eligible to one of two packages and must choose to upgrade when purchasing.

  • Clients acknowledge they are only allowed one set of changes - information should be final.

  • The client is not eligible to continue any artwork on with another designer as The Pretty Little Design Co. owns all intellectual copyright. Failure to follow this may result in legal action.

  • Individual premades cannot be joined to make a series due to the design process.

  • The Pretty Little Design Co. does not have to make premades into a series.

  • Standard licensing is covered by The Pretty Little Design Co.

  • Extended licensing is the client’s responsibility.

  • Additional work is chargeable.

  • Under The Defamation Act of 2013, unjust and unfair defamation of the business name and its designer on any social media platform and/or third-party website is not tolerated.

  • By purchasing, the client automatically agrees to any terms and conditions listed by The Pretty Little Design Co, including those classified for custom work.

 

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1.  All payments must be made in full via www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk.

2. Premade covers are singular sale only. Any premade cover artwork sold by The Pretty Little Design Co. is marked as sold automatically and will be subsequently removed from the site at the earliest possible opportunity without notification to the client or any other user of www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk.

3a. The client understands that all premade artworks are not eligible for refund or exchange and are deemed non-transferable products.

3b. Premade covers cannot be resold in any form. Any client found selling a premade made by The Pretty Little Design Co. will face legal action.

3c. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not allow sale or resale of any purchased premade covers with or without permission. These are a once only sale and must be respected by the client to remain true to this. Any sales of premades purchased by a client and sold to another party will not be eligible to changes and may result in legal action.

4a. Prices vary per cover dependent on each design aspect, images used, and time required for changes.

4b. Each premade dated after May 2021 comes with the following:

  • 1x high-res e-book

  • 1x high-res paperback wrap (JPEG and PDF)

  • 1x PNG text lock-up of title and author name.

4c. To upgrade the package, the client must pay an additional £25 via the author add-on option.

This will entitle them to the original package and the following:

  • 1x Facebook banner (1,640px x 720px)

  • 1x eBook teaser

  • 1x Cover Reveal image

  • 1x 'Now available' graphic

  • 1x PNG mock-up of cover.

4d. Payment should be made via https://www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk/product-page/premade-upgrade.

4e. Any premades made before May 2021 will come with the old package offers listed on the site.

4f. The client understands that any additional graphics will be charged accordingly as stated on the author add-ons page.

4g. All premades come with ONE set of changes.

5a. STANDARD licenses only - bought from a third party site - Adobe Stock, Depositphotos or Shutterstock, or any other site The Pretty Little design Co. may have credit it for.

5b. The client is responsible for purchasing Extended licenses.

6a. The Pretty Little Design Co. is not liable to contact any client for information that is required to deem a premade cover as complete.

6b. Any premade cover changes will be sorted around other work, and should not be expected as an immediate job.

6c. The Pretty Little Design Co. aims for a maximum of a 14 working day turnaround for any changes.

6d. Changes included in price include changes to text, minor font changes to text and colour, and placements.

6e. Anything more major are chargeable at the hourly rate of £25.

6f. Changes must be sent via email and include the order number, the title, penname, any subsequent taglines or additional information and the blurb. The blurb can be added separately but ONLY at the same time as receiving the final PDF.

Email: theprettylittledesignco@gmail.com.

6g. Premades have no time limit on when information is sent.

6h. The client acknowledges that any information sent must be final.

6i. Anything sent after delivery of final files is chargeable at the hour rate of £25.

6j. The client understands that it is their responsibility to make sure information sent is grammatically correct and free of errors. The designer does not have to reach out to double check this information.

6k. Any files sent have a 24-hour window to be checked and errors resolved. The Pretty Little Design Co. cannot be held accountable for any errors in the final copy.

6l. After finalisation or if this timeframe runs out, additional changes will incur a fee of the designer’s hourly rate of £25.

7a. Delivery of final files is through third party site Dropbox.

7b. The client will have full and exclusive access to their artwork for a 30-day period before it is deleted from the Dropbox account.

7c. If after this time, the client loses the files, The Pretty Little Design Co. will keep hold of any copies as backups.

8a. The Pretty Little Design Co. can, at any time, change the prices of pre-made artwork without notifying any potential and/or existing clients.

8b. Prices are at The Pretty Little Design Co.’s discretion.

9a. If the client wishes for a faster turnaround on any artwork, they acknowledge there is an additional charge.

9b. If this falls outside of the hours operated by The Pretty Little Design Co, the charge is the same as those applied to custom work – see full T&Cs for rates.

10a. Premade covers may or may not be made into series.

10b. The client must ask before buying if this is possible when purchasing any cover.

10c. Individual premades cannot be combined and made into a series.

10d. The Pretty Little Design Co. creates premade covers as standalone products and does not have to agree to match. If agreed, the additional work required is chargeable.

11a. The Pretty Little Design Co. explicitly does not match other designers’ artwork and advise against this when purchasing any premade covers.

11b. Premade covers are not sold with the intention to continue a 'book brand' and are sold solely as they are.

12a. Clients understand that they cannot continue the cover artwork with another designer as The Pretty Little Design Co. own intellectual copyright of all designs they create.

12b. Continuing any elements of a design made by The Pretty Little Design Co. may result in legal action.

12c. All parties will be given a chance to rectify the issue.

13a. Under the UK civil law, The Defamation Act of 2013, any slanderous or unjust negative comments made in regard to The Pretty Little Design Co., its designer or its work will not be tolerated.

13b. Any posts on social media and/or third-party platforms made by non-UK citizens, will similarly be approached in regard to defamation of character and business.

13c. The Pretty Little Design Co. works hard to produce a safe and positive work environment and will work to rectify any issues and find a mutual resolution.

13d. If indisputable evidence shows that The Pretty Little Design Co., has acted unfairly towards its clients, full fault will be taken by the business.

14a. By purchasing anything via The Pretty Little Design Co., you are agreeing to all terms and conditions listed by The Pretty Little Design Co and The Author Zone - T&Cs.

14b. Any premade purchase, regardless of when purchase was made, must abide by these terms and conditions.

14c. Failure to abide by this will result in legal action.

15. Errors do not affect the terms and conditions listed.

 

Below is the full contract agreement and terms and conditions of The Pretty Little Design Co.

 

CONTRACT OUTLINE

  • The following agreement outlines the terms and conditions of service used by The Pretty Little Design Co. in regard to any design work undertaken between The Pretty Little Design Co. and their client.

  • Design work carried out by The Pretty Little Design Co. and its subgroup The Pretty Little Design Co. - The Author Zone are done on the understanding that the client has agreed to abide by the terms and conditions given by The Pretty Little Design Co..

  • Copyright of any and all concepts are retained by The Pretty Little Design Co. including copies, concepts, ideas, proofs, and illustrations (unless specifically released in writing) until final payment is made on any outstanding invoice. Final Photoshop files are not included.

  • Payment does not allow copyright of intellectual property.

  • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required upon booking any design work with The Pretty Little Design Co.. This will confirm allocated booking slots and secure the job will start on the dates given.

  • The client acknowledges that a fast turnaround is not always possible and understands the designer has shown their hours of working, but understands these are subject to change. The client also acknowledges that for the purpose of a faster turnaround, additional rates will apply.

  • Any additional work required on finished articles are billable at the designer’s hourly rate of £25. The client understands other charges may apply outside of their allotted booking.

  • Any concepts will be watermarked until final payment.

  • The client is asked to remain active and communicable during the process to make this experience as hands on and enjoyable for the client as possible, but the designer asks for trust in order to bring something unique to the final design.

  • After final files are sent, the client has twenty-four hours to review and address any changes that may be needed. After this, the client will be expected to pay the designer’s hour rate of £25 for an hour’s work.

 

CONTRACT PRIVACY POLICY

2. Any client information received (i.e. name, email address, payment information, etc.) are strictly confidential and will only be used by The Pretty Little Design Co. in accordance to their use. Under no circumstance will this information be shared with anyone who isn’t a part of The Pretty Little Design Co. team.

 

OWNERSHIP RIGHT

3a. Only upon full receipt of payment, will the client be granted copyright to use the design artwork in whatever format (JPEG/PNG/PDF) the designer sends.

3b. Until full payment, The Pretty Little Design Co. own any and all artworks.

4. The client does not own full copyright and cannot trademark artwork due to the use of stock images and purchased fonts and elements.

5a. The client acknowledges that he/she has no right to alter any final design in any way except with the use of The Pretty Little Design Co.’s services. If the client desires other alterations, he/she will need to consult The Pretty Little Design Co..

5b. The client understands that additional payments may be required to make these alterations. This will be done at their hourly rate of £25.

5c. Changes to the files without consent may result in legal action.

6a. The client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by The Pretty Little Design Co. via any of the chosen third-party image provider used. This may be Depositphotos, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock or any other provider the designer chooses to use, or where the designer has available credits.

6b. A maximum of two images will be supplied by the designer. An additional £5 per image will be required if the client goes outside of this. The designer will advise if this is the case.

6c. The client understands the designer will only purchase STANDARD licenses per image. It is the client’s responsibility to purchase extended licenses where necessary.

6d. The cost of cover design includes the license to use these images and is limited to a print run of 250,000 units. For books with a print run over 250,000, additional licensing fees may apply. Images used for client’s cover are royalty-free. As this may vary between websites, it is the client’s responsibility to check.

6e. This may change as per the third party’s wishes and The Pretty Little Design Co. is not liable.

The client may ask where the licenses are secured from.

6f. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not have to supply the Extended license for any images. This is the client’s responsibility.

6g. Due to the licenses provided, the client cannot use the files for Print-On-Demand products that make them profits. The client understands the need to purchase an Extended License for all elements used, including fonts. The designer can give appropriate information where necessary.

6h. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not have to supply licenses or stock images at their own discretion.

6i. If the client wishes to receive their artwork free of any typography, the client understands they must pay additional for this. This charge is to cover any work and relevant licenses the designer will have to find in order to make this happen.

6j. The Pretty Little Design Co. can refuse to send any textless imagery at their own discretion.

7. The Pretty Little Design Co. retains the right to use the client’s final design and name in their portfolio or to promote services. This will not be done until after the client has publicly posted the cover themselves.

8a. The Pretty Little Design Co. retains the copyright and ownership of all intellectual property and rights of overall Adobe Photoshop files (PSD) and design even after final receipt of payment.

8b. Access to these PSD is not granted with payment for design work. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not have to send this with final files and can charge a reasonable sum for clients to receive this document.

8c. If the client wishes to purchase the PSD file, they understand that the designer will flatten all layers before sending and will charge a fee.

8d. Any unused design concepts may be turned into premade covers at the designer’s discretion. The client has no right to unused concepts.

9a. If the client provides The Pretty Little Design Co. 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 in any future design artwork.

9b. The Pretty Little Design Co. reserves the right to request a copy of secured rights. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.

10. Due to the nature of the images and/or materials used, the client cannot fully trademark any artwork unless they acquire any and all rights.

11. The client understands that it is not possible to have exclusive rights to fonts, images, styles, concepts, etc. The designer will endeavour to use a multitude of fonts, images, textures, styles and concepts to make sure each design is unique, but cannot promise. The client is not allowed to mention that an element or font was used on their design, and therefore, cannot be used on another client’s artwork unless it looks identical.

 

ATTRIBUTION

12. Any artwork received by the client from The Pretty Little Design Co. is required to be credited to The Pretty Little Design Co., whether on social media, final products, sales platforms and/or the client’s website.

 

Attribution is based upon the work you have used The Pretty Little Design Co. for.

For example:

Cover design © The Pretty Little Design Co.

Branding © The Pretty Little Design Co.

 

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

13a. The client is fully responsible for proofing the design provided by The Pretty Little Design Co. within twenty-four hours of sending, unless otherwise discussed between designer and client.

13b.The Pretty Little Design Co. take no responsibility of errors found after final files have been sent and are outside of the twenty-four-hour period.

13c. The client acknowledges that they will be charged by the hourly rate to make any amendments, if the error is not The Pretty Little Design Co.’s.

14. At no point can The Pretty Little Design Co. be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, legal matters, additional costs, fees or expenses by the client as a result of using the final design.

15a. It is the client’s responsibility to be an active part of the design process. The client understands that their allocated slot is given to them to maintain that their work is dealt within that timeframe agreed with The Pretty Little Design Co. – usually a full day’s work. For this reason, the client understands that they need to be available to approve and/or offer feedback to make sure the design work reaches their expectation and design brief. Unless otherwise specified, the client must get in contact within twelve hours of receiving any proofs.

15b A maximum of 12-hours for feedback is expected and should be respected to keep design work moving forward and respect other clients also using the same designer.

15c. The client accepts that if they delay feedback and/or approval, there will be a delay in receiving their files.

15d. Final files may take up to 14 working days to be finalised.

15e. Once payment is made, final files are sent at the earliest opportunity.

15f. Any issues with files must be brought to the designer’s attention within twenty-four hours of final files being sent. Anything outside of this, will be charged by the designer’s hourly rate.

15g. The designer can charge the client extra if there is a delay in feedback or the client delays proceeding with the design artwork that infringes on another client’s scheduled appointment. This will be billable at the designer’s hourly rate of £25.

16. If the client wishes for a faster turnaround on any artwork, they acknowledge there is an additional charge of 50% of the asking price.

17a. If any work falls outside of the hours operated by The Pretty Little Design Co, the charge is 50% of the original amount. If this happens to fall on an evening, weekend and/or public holiday, the client understands they will be billed for up to 100% of the original amount for the design work.

17b. See clause 22a and 22b for breakdown of times and rates.

17c. The client understands the designer may work outside of their hours at their discretion and should not be expected.

18. It is the responsibility of the client to send relevant information to theprettylittledesignco@gmail.com in advance or up to a minimum of 24 hours before work begins. Whether by email or via the design brief link.

This should include any and all information needed, such as the title, relevant tag lines, penname(s), blurb, a design brief including any aesthetic elements and anything else the client see’s appropriate to see their design come to life. The designer asks the client to think carefully about what they would like and advises them to think about the genre and current book charts when piecing a design brief together.

19a. The client understands that only watermarked files will be sent until final payment is made. These may also be low in resolution and unlike the final cover quality.

19b. The client has no right to their watermarked files.

20a. Each package comes with two concepts and three revisions per concept, if required. The client is asked for a full design brief to make sure the designer has a solid idea what the client is after in their book cover design.

20b. The line of communication will be kept open to make sure this is done with ease and precision.

20c. Outside of this, the client will be charged £25 for an hour’s worth of changes and/or work.

21a. The client is aware what each package consists of and acknowledges that the paperback wrap comes in both a single JPEG and a single PDF edition. The PDF is considered the final file and the job is counted as final once dimensions for the print edition are given.

21b. The client is not entitled to more than one print edition. For example, KDP, Ingram Sparks, etc.

21c. There will be an additional charge of the designer’s hourly rate to create more than one print edition.

22. It is the client’s responsibility to acknowledge that The Pretty Little Design Co. can change their terms and conditions where best suits the needs of the business without any warning to the client.

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

22a. The Pretty Little Design Co. will endeavour to operate within the hours of 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday (UK time), but the designer may take any day off during the course of the week without being answerable to any client.

Any and all work will be booked within these hours where possible. The designer will give a rough outline of when the project will begin, and if any changes may need to be made.

22b. The client acknowledges additional fees apply if work falls outside of these times due to any delay and/or additional work that the client is responsible for.

The fee is added to the original job’s value:

  • Evenings – 50%

  • Weekends/ public holidays – 75%

  • Personal leave – 100%

For example, a client receiving a custom cover under the standard package, would pay £150, but if requested to work outside of the hours, the designer can charge an additional £75-£150.

23a. The Pretty Little Design Co. may work outside of these times at their own discretion to make sure a job is finalised and should not be expected by the client.

23b. Exception to this rule, is if a conflict arises with time zones. This matter will be addressed prior to the job, and not during.

24a. The client understands that they must book in with plenty of time between the design work beginning and needing the final files.

24b. The Pretty Little Design Co. recommends a minimum of 4 weeks between booking and needing files.

24c. A minimum of 14 working days is requested to comfortably and sensibly guarantee final files are sent after final receipt of payment.

24d. If the work is seven days late, the client is eligible to a partial refund equivalent to the amount outstanding after deposit is paid.

24e. The client understands they are not eligible if the designer has addressed lateness with enough time to complete at a later date before the client needs the final files.

24f. Refunds are not available in the event the designer has a family emergency, personal issue, or illness that could not have been predicted.

25. The Pretty Little Design Co. cannot foresee issues that may arise regarding family obligations, personal issues, and/or sickness that may delay work. In these instances, the client will be asked to reschedule or will be offered a full refund.

26. If, for any reason, the client requires delaying or rescheduling their allotted slot before any work has begun, they are required to rebook within one month of the original date, or forfeit their deposit or any money that has exchanged between the client and The Pretty Little Design Co.

 

PAYMENT

27a. Client agrees to pay an initial non-refundable 50% deposit before work will begin on either custom package offered.

27b. All other payment must be made in full.

27c. The remaining balance is due upon approval of final design. The Pretty Little Design Co. will not release final files until final receipt of payment is made.

27d. While payment is classified as final approval of the design work conducted, this contract will be considered fulfilled twenty-four hours after final files are sent, allowing the client a chance to check for any issues or errors. The client is still eligible to work under the terms and conditions laid out in this contract even after this final point.

27e. The client understands they will be charged for any additional work needed after this point. This is usually at the hourly rate of £25, additional rates may apply.

27f. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not offer payment plans, and does not have to be flexible to the clients budget in this manner.

28a. Additional payment will be required if a client, at any time after approving a concept, decides to change any element or direction. Once final images are licensed, this is deemed approved artwork. If the client is outside of the two-concept rule, they will be expected to pay for the entire cover again, usually the standard package. However, if not, the client will be asked to pay for the stock images (£5 per image) where necessary and additional hour(s) work.

28b. The client has no rights to the concepts or images outside of this.

 

29a. The Pretty Little Design Co. retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend services for any account should payments not be paid for a contracted job within in an agreed timeframe or delayed by the client for no apparent reason.

29b. Payment should be made within four weeks after final approval is given of a concept, unless otherwise agreed with the designer.

29c. Late payment will incur an additional fee of £25 for each week outside the four-week payment window.

30a. Payment must be made through the website.

 

Pay via the website at https://www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk/make-a-payment

Found under THE AUTHOR ZONE on the dropdown menu.

 

30b. No other payment methods are allowed.

30c. It is the client’s responsibility to choose the correct package (standard or premium) before work starts. The designer will create final files based on the deposit paid.

30d. Clients who pay via PayPal or bank account will be charged the designer's hourly rate (£25) if an invoice is needed as these payment methods are no longer encouraged.

31a. Prices are subject to change at The Pretty Little Design Co.'s discretion.

31b. The Pretty Little Design Co. does not need to notify clients of these changes to the business.

 

LIABILITY

302a. The Pretty Little Design Co. is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss off revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of date, in any way related to our services.

32b. Clients are asked to approve their designs, and therefore take ownership of the work created between designer and client.

32c. The Pretty Little Design Co. cannot be held accountable for any claims, losses or injuries that occur based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on the website or in our clients written agreement documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

33a. The client or The Pretty Little Design Co. may cancel the agreements at any time by written notice to the other party.

33b. If either client or The Pretty Little Design Co. cancels the project before work has started, neither the client nor The Pretty Little Design Co. is under further obligation to the other, and agreements will be considered cancelled.

33c. The client understands that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

34a. If the client should stop or cancel a design job once it has started, the client will have no rights to any mock-ups sent to the client and agrees to destroy them.

34b. The client understands that cancelling or stopping a project mid-design will ultimately mean losing the 50% non-refundable deposit and the rights to the files created.

34c. The files remain intellectual property of The Pretty Little Design Co.

34d. The mock-ups involved may become premade covers in the future.

35a. If the designer doesn’t send final files by the agreed completion date, the client is entitled to cancel the design job and will be refunded the 50% deposit.

35b. The client, however, will have no rights to any mock-ups sent to them and agrees to destroy them.

35c. Due to the nature of intellectual property, these may be considered for premade covers at a later date.

 

PROJECT SUSPENSION

36a. The Pretty Little Design Co. sincerely hopes the client trust the designer to do the job the client is paying The Pretty Little Design Co. to do.  That the client will take on board suggestions, and ideas to be in their best interests.

36b. The Pretty Little Design Co. ask any client to come with an open mind when filling in their design brief. Inability to allow freedom to design may complicate the design process and show an unwilling to trust the designer.

36c. The Pretty Little Design Co. take pride in their work and believes trust is a huge element of the design process. Therefore, any form of micro-managing, outside influence, or forced direction during the development of the project will not be tolerated.

36d. The Pretty Little Design Co. reserve the right to suspend any project if the client: interferes with excessive micromanaging, demonstrates a continued lack of trust and inability to move forward after showing more than a reasonable number of unique book cover ideas/concepts, uses outside sources for feedback, lacks the ability to communicate appropriately, and/or shows reluctance in paying the final payment.

36e. Fair notice will be given with fair chance to remedy the situation without resorting to project suspension or termination.

36f. Any suspension or termination based on evidence for the matters mentioned in clause 36d will not result in any refunds and all designs and work thus developed remains the full ownership of The Pretty Little Design Co.

 

DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER OR BUSINESS

37a. The client accepts and agrees not to post any slanderous or hurtful comments on social media and/or third party that in any way may affect The Pretty Little Design Co.’s business.

37b. The client acknowledges that any purchase via The Pretty Little Design Co. in regard to author services, must adhere to this clause. 

38a. Under The Defamation Act of 2013 any posts on social media and/or third party may be liable to legal action and may be fined under this civil law.

38b. Any posts deemed slanderous from clients outside of the UK, will be dealt with similarly to clause 38a, and legal action will be taken if unfair libel is seen to have a negative impact on the business.

39a. Any issues the client may have with any aspect of The Pretty Little Design Co. and its designer must be brought to their attention so that the issue at hand can be dealt with in a timely and respectful manner.

39b. The Pretty Little Design Co. promotes creating a positive work setting and will always strive to rectify any issues clients may have.

 

COMPLETE AGREEMENT

40a. This agreement is the entire agreement of all parties. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral, apply to the agreement that are not included herein.

40b. Errors do not affect the contract.

40c. By paying the non-refundable deposit or purchasing via the site, the client is agreeing to these terms and conditions even without signing the contract.

PREMADE RESERVE SCHEME

 

  • The Agreement is entered into by and between THE PRETTY LITTLE DESIGN CO. and its subgroup THE PRETTY LITTLE DESIGN CO. – THE AUTHOR ZONE, a sole trading business under the laws of the United Kingdom (“Designer”) and YOU (“Client”) with respect to designer services regarding reserving premade book covers in accordance to the following:

 

CONTRACT OUTLINE

  • The following agreement outlines the terms and conditions of service used by The Pretty Little Design Co. in accordance to the ‘premade reservation scheme’ enabling the client to a free 14-day hold on any premade of their choosing.

  • The client is not eligible to a payment plan in order to pay for the premade and payment must be made in full using The Pretty Little Design Co.’s official website.

  • The client understands no changes will be made or final files will be sent until after full receipt of payment.

  • If contact is not made within the 14-day period, the client acknowledges they forfeit the right to the premade cover.

  • An extension of the reservation period may be given at the designer’s discretion and should not be expected.

  • It is the clients responsibility to remember to purchase the premade cover, and as such, the designer does not have to approach the client to make payment.

  • Failure to communicate appropriately will result in the client being unable to reserve any covers in the future.

  • All other terms and conditions regarding premade artwork is agreed to with any purchase of a premade cover from The Pretty Little Design Co.

 

PREMADE RESERVATION SCHEME

  • 2. The client is entitled to a 14-day hold period without any fee or risk of charges.

  • 3. One client can reserve a maximum of one premade cover at one time.

  • 4a. Payment is required within this 14-day window.

  • 4b. The client understands they are encouraged to pay as soon as possible rather than wait until the time period is over.

  • 5. If no contact has been made by the date agreed, The Pretty Little Design Co. is within their right to put the cover live on their site and promote for other customers to purchase.

  • 5b. Failure to communicate appropriately within this timeframe will result in the client being unable to make any future premade reservations.

  • 6a. The ‘Premade Reservation Scheme’ places sole responsibility on the client to make sure payment is made by the date agreed and does not have to contact the client.

  • 6b. By signing this contract, the client understands this is final and faces losing out on the cover they have chosen.

  • 7. The designer does not have to extend the reserve period to accommodate the client.

  • 8. Once payment is made or the 14-day period is over this contract becomes null and void.

  • 9. The client understands they cannot put the same premade cover back on reserve.

 

PREMADE ARTWORK

  • 10. The client understands that the ‘premade reservation scheme’ does not affect the standard terms and conditions of any premade cover purchase.

  • 11. All payments must be made via www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk.

  • 12. Premade covers are singular sales only. Any premade cover artwork sold by The Pretty Little Design Co. is marked as sold automatically and will be subsequently removed from the site at the earliest possible opportunity without notification to the client or any other user of www.theprettylittledesignco.co.uk.

  • 13. The client understands that all pre-made artworks are not eligible for refund or exchange.

  • 14a. The client is entitled to 1x high-res e-book, 1x high-res paperback wrap, 1x PNG lockup of title and author name. Or can upgrade for £15 to add 1x Facebook, 1x Square image (Instagram ready), 1x cover reveal images, 1x 'Now available' graphic, 1x mock-up graphic.

  • 14b. It is the client’s responsibility to let the designer know which premade package they wish you purchase.

  • 14c. The client understands that any additional graphics will be charged accordingly.

  • 14d. The designer has the right to add additional graphics, free of charge, as they see fit.

  • 15. The Pretty Little Design Co. is not liable to contact any client for information that is required to deem a premade cover as complete.

  • 16a. Any premade cover changes requested must be booked in and should not be expected as an immediate job.

  • 16b. The Pretty Little Design Co. aims for a maximum of a 14-day turnaround for any changes.

  • 16c. Changes must be sent via email and include the order number, the title, penname, any subsequent taglines or additional information and the blurb.

  • Email: theprettylittledesignco@gmail.com

  • 17a. The client understands that it is their responsibility to make sure information sent is grammatically correct and free of errors.

  • 17b. Any files sent have a 24-hour window to be checked and errors resolved. The Pretty Little Design Co. cannot be held accountable for any errors in the final copy.

  • 17c. After finalisation or if this timeframe runs out, additional changes will incur a small fee of the designer’s hourly rate of £25.

  • 18. Delivery of final files is through third party site Dropbox. The client will have full and exclusive access to their artwork for a 30-day period before it is deleted from the Dropbox account. If after this time, the client loses the files, The Pretty Little Design Co. will keep hold of any copies as backups.

  • 19a. The Pretty Little Design Co. can, at any time, change the prices of pre-made artwork or the packages offered without notifying any potential and/or existing clients.

  • 19b. Prices are at The Pretty Little Design Co.’s discretion.

 

COMPLETE AGREEMENT

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

  • 21. These terms and conditions can be changed to suit the needs of the business, The Pretty Little Design Co.

CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO RESERVE ANY PREMADE COVER.