What is a premade?
The designers over here at The Book Brander get together and dream up the most beautiful designs we can imagine. We then sell those covers as “premades” that authors can buy to either inspire a new story, or use to brand an existing idea. Each premade design is only sold once.
How do I customize a premade?
All premades are designed so that you can change the title, series name, and other text to make it yours. We can match fonts to another series if you want it to fit in with your existing books, and we can match author fonts! While we are 100% behind you changing the title text, if our title inspires you, keep it!
If you want to make any other changes to a premade, you have to buy early buyout. Early-buyout changes can include one round of MINOR changes, such as swapping out an animal for a shifter story, or tweaking a character’s hair color or adding a small element to the background or design. (Note, these changes can not exceed more than three hours of design work and only one round is included. If you think you may want them, we recommend reaching out before purchasing to confirm that they would be within the scope.)
When is the next sale?
Our next sale will run over two days and will be on November 13th and 14th, 2021, with “early buy out” on the 13th.
The sale will be first come first served, and covers will go live in batches based on genre. (We will update with those times soon.)
We usually do two big sales a year. In 2021, our spring sale was the end of March, and the fall sale in November.
How does the early buyout process work?
The first day of the sale will be on November 13th and will be “early buy out day”. On this day ALL the covers will be offered at a higher price-point and be listed as “Premium Early Buy Out.”
Not only will this early buy out price get you a better chance of getting the cover it also comes with other perks:
1.) First pick of continuation slots.
2.) One round of MINOR changes, such as swapping out an animal for a shifter story, or tweaking a character’s hair color or adding a small element to the background or design. (Note, these changes can not exceed more than three hours of design work and only one round is included. If you think you may want them, we recommend reaching out before purchasing to confirm that they would be within the scope.)
3.) Our eternal love and devotion.
Then! All covers not sold at early buy out will go live on the site on November 14th at our regular pricing.
What time will genre batches go live?
We’re working on it! We will update this page, the boutique, and our email list when we’ve got that info for you!
What happens once I’ve purchased my premades?
DURING A SALE: We will email everyone who purchased a premade during the sale an informational email on the evening after the sale with all the details about how to fulfill your covers! We’ll send you a form where you can note minor changes and your name, series name, and title (if you did early buyout) on Saturday evening, and Sunday evening we’ll send you a form where you can note your title, series name, and name change.If you purchase a premade not during a sale and are ready to finalize, email us at email@example.com and we’ll get you set up!
When will I receive my premades?
Once we have your premade form it usually takes us a week to turn it around.
However, immediately after the sale it usually takes us ten to fourteen days to fulfill all the premades, simply due to volume. That means we’ll be sending out premades every day, but can’t guarantee anyone a specific day in that window!
Can I do continuations of premades?
Absolutely! Continuations of premades are often done by our staff designers, who are incredibly talented and work to match the style of the original cover or set, no matter who the original designer was. If you’d like continuations, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll book you in =)
What about extras?
Yes, we have you covered! Our standard list of extras and prices are below. Once we have the details (ie, a paperback template) normally takes us a week to turn around an extra and send it back to you. If you want something that’s not on this list, feel free to reach out and ask if it’s something we can do! We love learning about new trends and publishing spaces from our clients, and we’re always excited to try something new for you.
- A+ set of 3 images — $100
- Audiobook — $50
- Author Branding — $250
- Book Mark (with existing branding) — $40
- Box Set Flat +3D combined — $75
- Business Card (with existing branding) — $40
- Facebook Ads — 5 for $150 (Comes with text, without text, and editable PSDs so you can easily switch out text!)
- Facebook & Twitter Banner — $75
- Paperbacks — $50
- PSD Files — $150 per cover
- Typography Only Covers — $160 (If you already have an image and just need me to add type.)
I didn’t get the covers I wanted! How do I order custom covers?
We’re sorry you didn’t get the set you had your eye on! Shoot us an email us at email@example.com with some information about the style of cover you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to take care of you. Please note, these covers will be at our custom prices–but that also means you can make them exactly what you’re looking for =)
When will I get my customs?
Once you’ve booked in a custom slot with us, you have a booking date. That is the day we start your project. If we have all the cover information on that day, it takes 10-14 days for us to put together a concept and send it to you. From that point, the number of changes, and the intensity of the changes, will decide the pace of the project. For extras and fulfillment of premades, expect a turn around of one week. However, if you’re in rush, let us know, and we can likely accommodate you for a small extra fee.
What are your payment/refund/cancellation policies?
In order to reserve your custom spot, I require a non-refundable 10% down payment. Upon the start of the project the next 50% is due, and the rest of the payment is due upon completion of the project. If you decide not to work with me for whatever reason before I begin work, I will refund anything paid over the deposit. Once work is begun no refunds will be given, unless I decide to cancel the project.