Optional Revisions to Pre-Made Covers

So, you’ve seen a cover you like and you’re thinking: “That’s almost perfect, but I wish…”

Premades are created as a unified design, and purchased as a whole. All changes listed on this page are an avenue for tweaking the cover.
Coming to a premade with the expectation of overhauling the entire design will, honestly, leave everyone disappointed. If you look at the list below and think ‘yes, I need all of those’,  you will be serving your story (and budget) better if you inquire about a custom cover instead. (An Economy Custom Cover package falls within the same general price-range as premades.)
Please note: Premades can not be sold without the title & author information (aka “just the picture”). This is a violation of stock licensing. Similarly, please request any and all necessary revisions to the art before giving approval. Any changes made to the approved final files violates the license applicable to premade covers.
Paper & Sage provides premade book cover design and not book cover stock art.

Three proofs are included with a premade purchase. Beyond that, each new proof will involve an additional charge.

Here are changes that can be made to pre-made covers free-of-charge:

  • Text – obviously, we’ll replace the current “filler” title with yours & put your name in rather than “author name”.
  • Fonts – current font too formal, too classic, too plain?  Let us know what you’d like instead: simply reference another cover on this site and we’ll use that font on your cover. If there are multiple fonts on the cover you reference, please be specific as to which you’d like.
  • Font color – Want more contrast? Less contrast? Orange? Purple? Please keep in mind, though, that some colors will not work depending on the details of the design and may make the text illegible.
  • Over-all coloring – Would the design fit your story better with a warmer tone? Maybe a slight blue cast? (See the example of Into Wonderland’s transformation to Our Frozen Wings). We’re happy to discuss if a request falls into this free revision, or if it will require extra cost (more details under “Specific Coloring” below).
Any changes beyond those listed above will require additional charges. Please get in touch to discuss them before purchasing, so that we can respond with an accurate quote! Examples of changes that are not covered in the purchase (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Title and/or image re-arrangement – We will likely have to tweak these elements to make your cover cohesive. However, any alteration to the design based on your specific instructions will involve an extra fee as it typically requires a re-layout of the design. This includes the title, the image, any other text on the cover, as well as any additional elements such as flourishes or frames.
  • Additional Text – If you’d like to add a tagline or series info (assuming the design doesn’t already include this “filler” text), please get in touch. There will be an additional charge since it often requires a re-arrangement of the layout (see above).
  • Eye or Hair Color – Sometimes we can make this change and other times we can’t. It depends heavily on the stock image, so please check with us before purchasing if a color change is needed. The same applies to clothing & object colors.
  • Specific coloring – Do you want to change the color of a specific item (or element) in the design? (See the example of Listen to the Rhythm’s transformation to The Stubbs and The Parlor’s change to Fallen). Please go ahead and send an email, and we can discuss the details and cost.
If you’re looking for a skilled and affordable designer, look no further. The communication is excellent, and the end product will make you proud.

DS Black, The Stubbs: A Novella

2015-01-15T17:40:14+00:00

DS Black, The Stubbs: A Novella

If you’re looking for a skilled and affordable designer, look no further. The communication is excellent, and the end product will make you proud.
Easy. No hassle.

Peyton Woodson Cooper, True North

2016-09-10T17:04:43+00:00

Peyton Woodson Cooper, True North

Easy. No hassle.
Thank you for making my novel come to life with your beautiful cover! …I had been shopping around for a few weeks before I realized your service was unprecedented.

B.M. Sandy, Someone to Stay

2017-03-17T16:56:29+00:00

B.M. Sandy, Someone to Stay

Thank you for making my novel come to life with your beautiful cover! …I had been shopping around for a few weeks before I realized your service was unprecedented.
Super friendly and prompt feedback and delivery! Christa is a total joy to work with!

Becky Wicks, Our Frozen Wings

2014-12-18T17:44:48+00:00

Becky Wicks, Our Frozen Wings

Super friendly and prompt feedback and delivery! Christa is a total joy to work with!
Christa is a joy to work with.

Lana Voynich, Away from Here

2015-05-25T16:45:57+00:00

Lana Voynich, Away from Here

Christa is a joy to work with.
I fell in love with Paper and Sage the first time I visited the website, and I’ll never go anywhere else for my cover-art. Christa is the ultimate professional and I love all the covers she’s done for me, but the cover for The Standout literally stands out. So many people noticed and complimented it during my Kindle Scout campaign, and I know her work majorly contributed to my success as a Kindle Scout winner.

Laurel Osterkamp, The Standout, Kindle Scout Winner

2015-10-29T16:43:26+00:00

Laurel Osterkamp, The Standout, Kindle Scout Winner

I fell in love with Paper and Sage the first time I visited the website, and I’ll never go anywhere else for my cover-art. Christa is the ultimate professional and I love all the covers she’s done for me, but the cover for The Standout literally stands out. So many people noticed and complimented it during my Kindle Scout campaign, and I know her work majorly contributed to my success as a Kindle Scout winner.
As a returning customer, it was another job well done. They're professional [and] their pre-made book covers are top notch.

James Hanson, Trancelike

2017-08-23T13:57:52+00:00

James Hanson, Trancelike

As a returning customer, it was another job well done. They're professional [and] their pre-made book covers are top notch.
...Christa was amazing with responding to my emails. I asked many questions and not once did she make me feel like I was a bother. She made the entire process enjoyable and exciting. She did everything I asked and had [the premade cover] for me in under three days. All of this took away a ton of stress and I plan to work with her again.

Jami Wagner, Date in the Dark

2016-03-17T17:34:54+00:00

Jami Wagner, Date in the Dark

...Christa was amazing with responding to my emails. I asked many questions and not once did she make me feel like I was a bother. She made the entire process enjoyable and exciting. She did everything I asked and had [the premade cover] for me in under three days. All of this took away a ton of stress and I plan to work with her again.
Efficient, Professional, Creative

Aria James, Hearts of Larceny

2015-02-26T17:31:53+00:00

Aria James, Hearts of Larceny

Efficient, Professional, Creative
I’ve been looking into cover designers for a bit, and I made sure I felt my project would be in the right hands before I agreed to anything and I felt Christa was the right designer as soon as she responded back. …[She] was incredibly easy to work with! The little changes I did want, she made without any problem.

Nicole Sobon, The Outbreak Duology

2013-12-08T17:57:40+00:00

Nicole Sobon, The Outbreak Duology

I’ve been looking into cover designers for a bit, and I made sure I felt my project would be in the right hands before I agreed to anything and I felt Christa was the right designer as soon as she responded back. …[She] was incredibly easy to work with! The little changes I did want, she made without any problem.
Although it bills itself as a pre-made cover outlet, P&S actually rides the line between one-on-one designer support and a straight “here’s your cover” download experience. It’s somewhere between custom and pre-made. I liked that a lot. There’s a definite need in this market for a service like that... I liked that I was able to type in a title and my name, then pass it off for a professional tweaking.

Benjamin Sobieck, Glass Eye

2015-03-12T17:38:05+00:00

Benjamin Sobieck, Glass Eye

Although it bills itself as a pre-made cover outlet, P&S actually rides the line between one-on-one designer support and a straight “here’s your cover” download experience. It’s somewhere between custom and pre-made. I liked that a lot. There’s a definite need in this market for a service like that... I liked that I was able to type in a title and my name, then pass it off for a professional tweaking.
[Clients of P&S are] getting a quality product that’s incredibly professional and it will allow their book to stand out from all other indie books.

Cheyanne Young, Not Your Fault

2014-08-28T17:46:45+00:00

Cheyanne Young, Not Your Fault

[Clients of P&S are] getting a quality product that’s incredibly professional and it will allow their book to stand out from all other indie books.
I think the different available services, from pre-made to the various tiers of custom work are important. As an indie author, I appreciate the ability to balance expense with the level of customization and detail.

Laurie Baxter, A Charlie Brown Christmas & Who Does He Think He’s Fooling?

2016-12-01T14:44:25+00:00

Laurie Baxter, A Charlie Brown Christmas & Who Does He Think He’s Fooling?

I think the different available services, from pre-made to the various tiers of custom work are important. As an indie author, I appreciate the ability to balance expense with the level of customization and detail.
I could not be happier...and I will definitely come to [P&S] for book 3, as well as any other books. Thank you SO much for all of your hard work, and for seeing inside my head so brilliantly.

Dena Nicotra, The Weaver Series

2013-05-11T18:02:06+00:00

Dena Nicotra, The Weaver Series

I could not be happier...and I will definitely come to [P&S] for book 3, as well as any other books. Thank you SO much for all of your hard work, and for seeing inside my head so brilliantly.
I had a great experience working with Paper and Sage. I was feeling so frustrated after looking at dozens of sites… The covers [at P&S] are so current and original, I trust the designer’s pulse on the marketplace and that is really important to me.

Anya Monroe, Heart of Stone

2015-03-13T17:36:37+00:00

Anya Monroe, Heart of Stone

I had a great experience working with Paper and Sage. I was feeling so frustrated after looking at dozens of sites… The covers [at P&S] are so current and original, I trust the designer’s pulse on the marketplace and that is really important to me.
I loved the huge selection of premades. [A]ffordable and…beautifully made.

Lindsey Sablowski, Bloodline Inheritance

2015-06-30T17:30:15+00:00

Lindsey Sablowski, Bloodline Inheritance

I loved the huge selection of premades. [A]ffordable and…beautifully made.
It was so easy to make changes and approve the design. Easy……Professional……Friendly.

Gia Riley, Between the Pain

2014-05-08T17:53:29+00:00

Gia Riley, Between the Pain

It was so easy to make changes and approve the design. Easy……Professional……Friendly.

Finally, there are certain changes that simply aren’t available for pre-made covers, due to licensing, stock and other concerns. Premades can not be “upgraded” to custom designs. These changes include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Advanced photo manipulation
  • Incorporating additional stock / elements
  • Mirroring a cover by another author and/or designer
Last, but not least, if you have any questions, or need a quote on a revision, please get in touch!