PUBLISHING RIGHTS – The client acknowledges he/she has obtained all rights and permissions to publish materials to be used in the project and shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership claimed by the client. Client agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend TrifBookDesign and its employees from any and all libel and copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides. The book material client provides must not be a public domain work (unless client is the original author).
OWNERSHIP RIGHTS – Upon receipt of full payment, TrifBookDesign grants the client exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork (PDF, JPEG or other publishing-ready format) for his/her book and/or e-book cover and associated promotional materials.
The client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by TrifBookDesign through a third-party image provider for use in client’s book cover design. The cost of cover design includes the license to use these images and is limited to a print run of 500,000 units. For books with a print run over 500,000, additional licensing fees may apply. Images used for client’s cover are royalty-free; however, the photographer owns the copyright to those photographs and they cannot be distributed in any manner other than in the book cover design.
TrifBookDesign retains the right to use client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in our portfolio and to market and promote our services. TrifBookDesign retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.
If the client supplies TrifBookDesign 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 into his/her project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.
ATTRIBUTION – Crediting me in your book is very much appreciated.
If you’d like to do so, please credit: “Cover design by www.trifbookdesign.com”
CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES – Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by TrifBookDesign. It is strongly suggested that client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book. At no time will TrifBookDesign be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by client as a result of using the book cover design.
LIABILITY – TrifBookDesign is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. TrifBookDesign is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our clients’ written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
PAYMENT – Client agrees to pay an initial deposit of half the total cost before work will begin on the project. The remaining balance is due upon approval of final book cover design. TrifBookDesign will not release finished files to the client or other parties until final payment has been received. The final payment is also final approval of the project, and this project will be considered fulfilled and thus, terminated. TrifBookDesign retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend the activity for any unpaid service.
CONFIDENTIALITY – All client information and materials are considered confidential and only for use by TrifBookDesign to work on a project. Client information and project materials will not be given out or shared with any third party, unless otherwise requested by the client.
All correspondence from and to TrifBookDesign will be via e-mail or the website www.trifbookdesign.com. There are no exceptions.