You have burning questions that can’t wait to be answered? In the FAQ page you will find answers to common customer questions at Black Cat Editing.
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No. I do not refund for my services. If I take a deposit, the deposit is also non-refundable. Some services also require a contract to be signed with the remittance of the deposit for services.
All my document technician services need both a deposit and a signed contract. Editing, layout and book covers need a deposit and signed contract. The deposit is non-refundable, nor are my service fees. I use digital contract services for my contracts that are traced and verified through a service called Adobe Signatory Services.
I take wire transfer, the customer is responsible for the costs incurred for a bank to bank wire transfer. I take cash if you are local to me and I take email interac payments. I now take PayPal payments!
KDP, the print on demand service from Amazon calculates their covers with, requires specific information like the trim size and page count of your book. In order to provide you with the proper size for your cover I need that information to calculate what KDP will need to accept your cover.
I need the back cover synopsis and your author name and title to add the typography to your cover for you. I need the release date so that I can feature your cover on my blog on the day of your book release.
I believe in credit where credit is due. I firmly believe in ethics before profits. In exchange for this I make it a point to feature your book on my blog with the relevant links to where your readers can buy it as a thank you at no extra cost. I ask for the same credits if I have provided you with copy editing services as well. However, if I am a beta reader or proof reader I don’t require the credits on the copyright page.
KDP, Amazon’s POD (print on demand) service requires a PDF file format of your cover for print editions while it requires JPG format for their kindle (aka digital edition) covers.
I keep a copy of the PNG file format for my online and offline portfolio. My portfolio of my work helps me to create a dialog between a potential new client and myself that may lead to contracted work.
A limited creative commons license is an agreement between the person who owns a piece of work (your cover in this case) and the person who created it for you (me in this case) that allows that creator to use it in a limited manner online and offline. I use one to help create a dialog between a potential client and myself to generate profit leads for BCE.
I WILL NEVER USE YOUR COVER FOR ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN MY PORTFOLIO. YOU OWN YOUR COVER OUTRIGHT.
Yes I do. You can find my portfolio here.
If you choose not to part ways and decide that it’s worth the cold hard cash (or in this case, interac email) to have me look at your files and fix it for you then the next step would be to send me the original manuscript files to layout, package and export to PDF for you. Need a cover too? Well, I can do that – Check out my portfolio for covers.
These services do include a file for Ebook, the PDF for print which includes the descriptions, SEO and meta data for both – you just provide the information for the description and the genre and a small mini synopsis of your manuscript.
I do full front, spine and back cover pieces or wrap around. My covers are in PDF, PNG & JPG formats at 300DPI resolution.
You will be provided with the two formats that KDP accepts for cover files. I will provide 3 adjustments at no extra cost for cover sizing if KDP asks for any cover image adjustments.
I will be using the PNG format for my portfolio with a limited creative commons license. The license is limited to strictly online and offline portfolio use for the purpose of acquiring new clientele with.
Covers will be credited within your copyright page to me:
Sheal Mullin Berube
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST
After I have your information: I will send you a client contract to look over and sign. NaNoWriMo discounts are based on condition of being a participant and the discount only applies during the month of November.
Don’t see your question here or have a suggestion? Contact me directly, I welcome all manner of feedback and am more than happy to clarify my services for you. Use my contact form here to get in touch with me!