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 RR Publishing from any and all libel and copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides.


All client information and materials are considered confidential and only for use by RR Publishing to provide a quote or complete a project. Client information and project materials will not be given out or shared with any third party, unless otherwise requested by the client.


RR Publishing’s fee for design of a print book cover includes the following:

RR Publishing’s fee for design of an e-book cover includes the following:

The book cover design service does not include copywriting or text editing services, or anything else not specified in the included list above.


Upon receipt of full payment, RR Publishing grants the client 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 RR Publishing 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.

RR Publishing retains the right to use client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in RR Publishing’s portfolio and to market and promote our services. RR Publishing retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

If the client supplies RR Publishing 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.


RR Publishing requests cover design credit appear in client’s book (either on the back cover or on the copyright page). Format options: “Cover design by Rachael Ritchey, RR Publishing”; “Cover & Interior Design by Rachael Ritchey, RR Publishing”; “Interior Design by Rachael Ritchey, RR Publishing.”


Client is fully responsible for proofing the book cover and/or interior design provided by RR Publishing. 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 RR Publishing be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by client as a result of using the book cover and/or interior format design.


RR Publishing 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. RR Publishing 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.


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 and/or interior format design. RR Publishing 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 contract will be considered fulfilled and thus, terminated. RR Publishing 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.


The client or RR Publishing may cancel this agreement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. If either client or RR Publishing cancels a project before work has started, neither the client nor RR Publishing is under further obligation to the other, and this contract will be considered cancelled.

If the client should stop or cancel a book cover and/or interior format design job once it has started, the client agrees to forfeit 50% of the project total sum. This is to cover resources and time taken during the project up to the point of cancellation. The client will have no rights to any mockups sent to the client and agrees to destroy them. If the client should stop or cancel a cover design and/or formatting job once it has started, the client will pay for the work completed through the date of cancellation.


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 any provisions of this agreement is not valid and enforceable unless confirmed in writing and signed by all parties either in hardcopy or by e‐signature. Verification of modification by e-mail correspondence counts as e-signature in most cases.


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

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