Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, we like to have at least 30 days for every project, but some projects do take longer than others. We pride ourselves on putting out great designs, and great designs take time.
It also depends on how many revisions you request, and the level of each revision.
Our diary is currently only open until December 2019. To be the first to know when our diary re-opens for 2020, sign up to our newsletter, follow us on our social media pages, or join our Eight Little Pages Facebook Group
Yes, we require a 50% deposit at the time of booking. This will hold your time slot.
Deposits are only refundable if work has not already begun. Work begins on your booked start date, unless otherwise stated in our correspondence.
Yes. We understand that things can change. You can cancel anytime before your booked start date and receive a full refund on your deposit. If the project is cancelled after the booked start date, the deposit is not refundable.
No refunds can be issued once Final Files have been sent.
– Up to 500,000 eBook or print copies
– Promotional images
– Free Merchandise (NOT FOR SALE).
If you wish to create merchandise for resale, (for example, bookmarks, mugs, t-shirts, calenders etc), or if your sales exceed 500,000 copies, then by copyright law, Extended Licenses are required for each image used in the design(s). These must be purchased by the author. A list of all the images used can be provided upon request. Please see question “Can I use my book cover design on sell-able Merchandise?” for more information, or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not require, request or even accept any royalty payments of any kind or amount from the sales of your book.
All images used by Eight Little Pages to create your cover design are sourced from reputable stock image companies such as Shutterstock, Deposit Photos, Neostock, and are Royalty Free, so you do not need to pay any royalties to the original photographers and/or image creators either.
If you have not purchased the Extended licences for each image used in the composition of your cover art, you cannot legally use the cover design on merchandise you intend to sell.
For every image we use in the creation of your book cover, we purchase the Standard Image License. That License allows you to use the cover for your ebook and printbooks up to 500,000 copies sold. It also allows you to use the cover in any promotional material such as posters and promotional/sales graphics, on website and social media banners/sites, and on any FREE swag you create to promote your book, for example, if you we’re attending an event and were giving away bookmarks with your cover art on them, that would be allowed under the terms of the license. However, if you were to then start selling those same book marks, that would be a breach of the license.
If you wish to purchase the Extended Licenses to cover yourself for commercial merchandise as well as unlimited copies of your book sold, just let us know and we can give you a list of every image used in the composition as well as links to where you can purchase that license.
Extended Licenses range from £60-£500 per image, depending on the image provider.
We only offer basic revisions on our Premade Covers. These include text and image colours, and title & tag line wording. Slight alterations to text layout may be made, depending on actual title wording.
Never. We will always wait at least 24 hours after your designated cover reveal date before we display your design/s on our website.
For custom illustration, we do have an in-house artist available for custom cover illustration and maps. For more information on booking this service and a tailored quote, please contact us at:
Our package prices are very simple. The price you see is the price you pay, regardless of your word or chapter count.
The only additional charges are for extras. Those charges are as follows:
– Custom artwork or exclusive photo shoots
– Additional 3D Renderings: £10 each.
– Inputting Editorial Corrections to manuscripts:
- First 30 = FREE
Over 30 = Charged as part of our File Fixing Service at £15 per 30 mins
At this time, we only accept payments via PayPal.
Send us a message via our contact form, or alternatively, just drop us an email at:
We usually reply within 48 hours (we are based in the UK, so we like to allow for time zones), though at busy times, it may be longer. We’ll send you a list of questions about your book that will help us create a one-off design just for you. During those initial email conversations, we will confirm with you that you’d like to go ahead with the booking, and will send you an invoice for the deposit.
Yes, of course! It’s an honour to know that you appreciate our work and want to give us credit! You can do this by adding one of the relevant lines below into your copyright page:
Cover Design by Eight Little Pages
Interior Formatting and Design by Eight Little Pages
Cover and Interior Design by Eight Little Pages
We understand this can sometimes happen. Perhaps there was a miscommunication, or you started out unsure of what you wanted, or we misinterpreted the information. In this instance we can talk over the design and see if we can come up with a third concept that better suits your books.
Our tips for avoiding this situation are:
1. Provided as much information and detail about your novel as possible in the booking questionnaire we send you.
2. If you haven’t any idea what you’d like for your cover, take a look at the best selling books in your genre and see what style is selling well.
3. If you’re really unsure what to do, trust your designer. We know the industry and understand the market, we follow the trends keep up to date with upcoming releases, we know what’s tipped to be the next big thing, and we know the styles and looks that catch reader’s eyes. We strive to be the best and put out amazing work, so we’ll never send out designs we’re not 100% confident in.
It’s also important to understand that working with stock imagery can sometimes be limiting. If you have something very specific in mind, for example, you’d like the main character on the cover and they have a very specific look, outfit, weapon, scar, etc etc, then it might be in your best interest to commission an artist or photographer to compose bespoke imagery. We have worked with artists and photographers in the past and can help you liaise with people to ensure we have everything we need to complete your cover design. If this is a service you’d like, please mention this in your email to us.
Please note; We reserve the right to cancel any project at anytime.
Don’t worry! We include 30 manuscript corrections free of charge that you can use any time you find a typo, even after your publication date, providing the final page count remains the same. If you need to make more than 30 corrections you will need to book our File Fixing Service which is charged at £15 per half hour.
Please be aware all editing and proofing should be complete before sending the files for formatting.
If you need to make vast changes that will effect the page count and layout, you will need to book in for a re-format. For more information and a quote on re-formatting, please email Chris at email@example.com