Terms and Conditions


MiblArt is a company that offers printed, electronic, custom, and illustrated book cover design, interior book formatting, and author branding design services. 

These Terms & Conditions form an agreement between you (the Client) and MiblArt (the Company). 

The Company reserves the right to modify, alter, or add services at any time and without prior notice. 

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

1. The Company guarantees control over the privacy of your ideas, manuscript, and files. These materials won’t be shared or distributed to the third party unless it is the Client’s request. 

2. The Company uses only licensed and royalty-free images and fonts in the projects. Additional fees may be applied in case if the client wants the photo from stock photo sources others than the Company uses.

3. The Client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by the Company through a third-party image provider for the book cover design. The cost of cover design includes the license and is limited to a print run of 500,000 units. For books with a print run over 500,000, additional licensing fees may be applied.

4. In case of providing materials for the project, the Client is solely responsible for the validity of copyrights, trademarks, and ownership. 

5. If the Client supplies the Company 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 the project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the Client provides, the Client assumes full legal and financial responsibility. 

6. The Client agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Company and its employees from copyright and permission infringement actions caused by the materials the Client provides. 

COVER DESIGN SERVICES

7. The fee for a print book cover design includes the following:

  • Design of one concept.
  • A complete paperback/ hardback book cover design and layout of the front, back, and spine set to Client’s printer specifications. It’s the Сlient’s responsibility to provide the Company with the correct book size.
  • A high-resolution, print-ready PDF for one publishing platform. 
  • A JPG file for an e-book cover.
  • A 3D book cover mockup.
  • An ISBN barcode created and placed on the back cover if needed. The client must supply designer with the ISBN.
  • Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. If the Client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.
  • Digital delivery of the included cover files.
  • The source file in PSD format for the paperback cover.
  • 1 month of free book cover design revisions.

If the Client requires extra files formatted for more than one platform, they may be ordered as an additional service.

8. The fee for an e-book cover design includes the following:

  • Design of one concept.
  • A JPG file formatted for an e-book cover.
  • A 3D book cover mockup.
  • Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. If the Client has specific image requests, an extra charge may be applied.
  • Digital delivery of the included cover files.
  • The source file in PSD format for the e-book.
  • 1 month of free book cover design revisions.

If the client requires files formatted for over one platform, he/she may order them as the additional service.

The Company does not take responsibility for mistakes related to the content of the provided blurb (spelling, typographical, grammatical, semantic, lexical, and stylistic).  

The Company does not correct any mistakes in the blurb. 

9. The fee for an illustrated book cover design includes the following:

  • Design from scratch with 2 characters and background. An extra charge may be applied to illustrate each additional character.
  • Hand-drawn digital art in PDF and JPG formats.
  • Source file in PSD format.
  • Free 3D model of the book for marketing use.

The Client agrees to pay a 50% deposit for the illustrated book cover design before the Company starts working on it. 

Illustrated book cover design process consists of 3 stages: sketch, illustration, and typography design. If the client is not satisfied with the sketch and doesn’t want to continue cooperation, the Company is obliged to refund a deposit. Once the sketch stage is completed and the designer starts to work on the illustration, the deposit is non-refundable.

10. The fee for an animated book cover design includes the following:

  • high-resolution MP4 file.

The Client agrees to pay a 100% deposit for the animated book cover design before the Company starts working on it. 

If the Client is not satisfied with the animated book cover design and doesn’t want to continue cooperation, the Company is obliged to refund the deposit.

11. The fee for interior book formatting includes the following:

  • Ebook formatting optimized for Smashwords, Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, Kobo, Apple, iBooks.
  • Print-ready formatting for KDP Print, IngramSpark.
  • Appropriate front and back matter.
  • Maintaining italics, bold, underlined, strikethrough.
  • Image editing

It is the Client’s responsibility to provide the final version of the manuscript for formatting as no changes can be made after the order is placed and the work process starts. 

The Company does not take responsibility for mistakes related to the content of the provided manuscript (spelling, typographical, grammatical, semantic, lexical, and stylistic). 

12. No fee is charged if you need to change:

  • the size of the cover
  • the number of pages
  • the text on the back cover
  • the title or the subtitle
  • the author’s name 
  • the author’s photo on the back cover
  • the barcode.

OWNERSHIP RIGHTS

13. Upon receipt of full payment, the Company grants the Client all copyrights to the products included in the package. 

14. The Company retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

15. The Company retains the right to use the Client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in the portfolio and with a marketing purpose.  

ATTRIBUTION

16. The Company requires cover design credit to appear in the Client’s book either on the back cover or on the copyright page. For example: “Cover designed by MiblArt.”

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

17. The Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover design provided by the Company. It is strongly suggested that the Client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book. At no time will the Company be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by the Client as a result of using the book cover design.

LIABILITY

18. The Company 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. 

19. The Company 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 because of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

PAYMENT

20. The Client agrees to pay the full cost for the cover after approving the front cover design. The Client can add and adjust the blurb and spine after the payment with no extra charge and time limit.

21. The Company will not release finished files to the Client or other parties until the final payment has been received. The final payment is the final approval of the project. After that, the Client receives all the files without watermarks.

22. The Company holds the cover for 4 weeks after the Client has approved the design. If the Client doesn’t purchase the cover during this period, the Company has the right to use it for other projects.

23. The Company may apply extra fees for changes in the book cover design when the month of free revisions after the approval of the book cover design is over. 

24. The Company has the right to use the finished book cover design unless the Client approves it for 4 weeks since the designer fulfills the order. 

25. The Company retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend services for any account should payments not be paid for a contracted job in the order specified in this agreement.

26. The Company uses 2Chekout as a payment processing service that gives an option to pay with debit/ credit card and PayPal.

27. The Client agrees to pay the full cost for the cover after approving the final design product. The final design product means the graphic part of the cover and does not include adding blurb, adjusting spine width, etc. All these details can be added after the payment without a time limit and an extra charge.

COMMUNICATION

28. The Company uses e-mail or the website (miblart.com)  as the sole means of communication with the Client. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

29. The Client or the Company may cancel this agreement at any time before the cover confirmation by providing written notice to the other party.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT

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

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT

31. This Agreement may be modified by the parties hereto only by a written supplemental agreement executed by both parties with legal binding power.

SEVERABILITY

32. The finding of any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable does not render the remaining provisions invalid or unenforceable.