faq bookcovers


How do I get started?

Congratulations – you're either writing or finishing up on your book! Visit the portfolio page to see examples of my work to be sure I can fit your style. Once you've looked over the portfolio and you're ready to find out more, fill out the data sheet for pricing information. The sheet gives me the information needed to design your cover.. When you’ve completed the sheet, I'll be in contact with you.

How far out do I need to book for my cover?

We’re usually booked out at least two-three months in advance. I'm a single designer, so it’s best to get in touch as early as possible. Never be afraid to reach out at any time though, I do have a waiting list and often have random slots open up last minute! 


What genre do you work with?

I work in all genres and I am happy to take any challanges!

What happens once I’m happy with the cover?

Once you’re 100% satisfied with your print or Ebook cover design, I will invoice you for the remaining 50% balance. Once you’ve paid, you’ll receive the final high resolution files ready to use. Print covers are delivered as print-ready PDFs ready to upload to your printer of choice (once ready to print, this is typically done after Ebook files are delivered). Ebook covers are sent as high resolution JPEGs. If you need any other specific sizes for different distributors, I will accommodate those requests.
(I don't send open files / PSD)

Who should I credit?

All designs should be credited as such: Cover Design by: Michelle Tocilj of Tociljdesigns.de

Can I supply an image for the cover?

Yes. However, the image needs to be high enough resolution (at least 300dpi ) and you must own the rights to use the image, or get permission to use an image from a photographer with model and photographer release form. Supplying your own image does change any package fees.

What does the fee NOT include?

The design fee does not include the rights to any of the draft or final designs provided. Essentially when a cover is complete, Tociljdesigns allows a lifetime usage of the art to promote & sell your book.

Do you accept paypal?

Yes I do, but specifically for clients in various countries.

Does the PRINT cover package include a back and spine design?

Yes it does.

Can I design an EBOOK cover now and a PRINT cover later?

Yes. The Ebook cover is initially created in high resolution format that is also suitable for print. Should you choose to convert your Ebook cover to a print cover at a later date, you can simply upgrade to a print package.


Are your book covers exclusive?
All book covers on Tociljdesigns.de are 100% exclusive and only sold once
(I make use of stock images so I cannot guarantee that the image/s in your cover will not be used elsewhere.)