All payments shall be made by Paypal, in U.S. dollars (USD). I will send you a request for payment via Paypal and you can follow the instructions to pay the invoice.
For editing services and book formatting: With the exception of any sample work (those are free), there will be a deposit of 50% of the editing or formatting fee, which is calculated by the rate listed on the individual page for each service. The remaining 50% will be requested once I finish your manuscript and deliver your materials.
For pre-made covers: All pre-made covers should be paid for in full once you receive your invoice. All pre-made covers are first come, first served, and if payment is not received within 72 hours of the invoice, the cover will be made available for someone else to purchase. If I receive more than one request for a particular pre-made cover, the first person to contact me regarding the cover will get first chance at it. Each cover is sold only once. If the cover you’ve requested is no longer available, I will notify you by email and no invoice will be sent.
For custom covers: There will be a deposit of 50% of the design fee, as listed on the Cover Designs page. The remaining 50% will be requested once I finish your cover and deliver your finalized materials.
All finished manuscripts and cover files will be delivered by email.
For edited manuscripts: Once completed, I will send you the manuscript with my changes and comments in the file, plus any further (and broader) comments in my email and/or attached as a separate file. The Paypal invoice for the payment due will be sent as a separate message at that time.
For book formatting: I will send you the finished files for all of the file types you requested. For eBooks, that includes your choice of epub, mobi, pdf, and/or doc and docx. For paperbacks, that usually means pdf and doc/docx. We can further discuss any other file types you need even after you receive the final copies. Any additional converted files of the same edition of the same work will be sent to you at no charge. (For instance, if you thought you only wanted mobi but you’ve decided you want the epub, too. Or you’ve discovered a new retailer you’d like to sell through, but they require a different file type.)
For pre-made covers: Once your payment has been received in full, I will send you the high-resolution file for your finished cover that can then be uploaded to the sites of your choice.
For custom covers: During the design process, I will send you watermarked mock-ups before the work is finalized. Once the cover has been finalized, I will send you the high-resolution file for your finished cover. The Paypal invoice for the payment due will be sent as a separate message at that time.
Privacy and Safety of Intellectual Property
To protect you and your work, I will not share details about you or your works with anyone unless I have permission to do so. Your work is your work; that belongs to you. Your private details belong to you. Please be assured that I fully respect your copyright and your privacy. What you share with me will stay between us.