Book Cover Frequently Asked Questions

The License

What exactly does the License include?

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Image Licenses from FuriousFotog grant exclusive use of purchased Image(s) for book covers of any genre, including romance and erotica. 

Does the License require renewal or have any other restrictions?

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No. 

FuriousFotog Image Licenses are indefinite and do not expire. They are also global and do not expire after exceeding a certain number of sales.


NOTE: Some publishers may have their own contracts with different terms; these are reviewed and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Can I use the Image on an audiobook cover or on swag/teasers?

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Yes. 

FuriousFotog Image Licenses cover ebooks, physical copies, and audiobook editions of a book. You can also use the Image in any promotional manner, including but not limited to swag, teasers, banners, free cups or other merchandise. 

Can I use the same Image on a second or third book cover?

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Yes, but there is a fee.

If you wish to use the same Image on a second book cover, there is an additional $200 fee.

If you wish to use the same Image on more than two covers, there is an additional $100 fee for each cover after the second.

Can I use the Image on products that I want to sell?

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Yes, but there is a fee.

If you wish to use the Image on a product that you will sell for profit, you must pay an additional fee of $300 for an Extended License, per Image, per Product. 

Can I resell the Image to someone else?

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No.
Licenses are non-transferrable and non-sublicensable without express written permission and oversight from the Photographer.

Price

What am I paying for?

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You are buying the exclusive right to use an Image for commercial use on the cover of a book cover. This covers all forms of the Work, including ebook, physical copies, and audiobooks for an indefinite amount of time, globally, and without sales restrictions. 

What is the price comprised of?

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For a standard FuriousFotog Image License, the price is a sum total of both a Photographer Fee ($300) plus a Talent Fee. A quick reference PDF is available in the Book Cover Information Center.

What is a Talent Fee?

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A Talent Fee is an independently determined rate that a model or their management/agency requires for use of their Image in a commercial manner (as granted by the License). This fee begins at $300 for Furious Models, but may be higher or lower as set by freelance models or agencies.

What are the Image Price Tiers?

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Under $600, A: $600, B:$650, C: $675, D: $700, E: $750, F: $800-$999.  No single exclusive image is over $1000!

Do you offer a payment plan or anything like that?

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Yes.

Payment plans are offered via a PayPal invoice that can be paid on at your leisure. The initial $150 deposit is nonrefundable. Invoices carry a 4-month term. Once past due, entire amount of the invoice is nonrefundable and Agreement is subject to termination.

Are there any other fees that I should know about?

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Yes.

If you wish to use the purchased Image(s) for multiple book covers (eg a duet or two titles, trilogy, etc) or for any commercial sales of products (such as a calendar, mugs, etc.) there is an additional fee assessed in the License Agreement / on the invoice.

Image Modifications

I like an Image but the background is black. Can you change it?

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Yes.

The Image background can be adjusted from its default black to any color or gradient at no charge. See below for anything that goes beyond this single color change.

Can I edit the image to suit my needs?

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Yes.

The Image may be modified in any way for your cover. For example:  changing hair and eye color, adding or removing tattoos, changing backgrounds to include other things like a cityscape, etc. As long as the end result does not defame the model or FuriousFotog, you're okay.


NOTE: FuriousFotog is only responsible for the integrity of the original Image that is sold. FuriousFotog is not responsible for the resulting design that is created by the Licensee and/or a cover designer (i.e. cropping, editing, styling). 

Can FuriousFotog add things to the Image for me or design the cover?

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Yes, but with a cost. 

The Image may be modified by FuriousFotog instead of a cover designer but this will incur an additional editing service fee (typically $75 for artistic edits and $150 per design). Normally cover design happens over the months of November to January (due to busy spring to fall travel). 


NOTE: FuriousFotog will NOT design or change an image to look like someone else's cover design.

Can I use FuriousFotog Images on romance or erotica books?

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Yes.
You can use Images for covering any genre of book, including romance and erotica. This is covered by the FuriousFotog and its model releases.

Image Replacements

I've seen a different Image I like better. Can I change the one I picked for a new one?

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Yes, but there is a time limit.

You are allowed to change your selection for a replacement Image one time per active contract within its first 45 days. Once paid in full and/or the high resolution Image delivered, there is no ability to exchange.


NOTE: Some models have higher or lower Talent Fees which may change the overall price of the License if you change.

Why can I only change my mind once and in a specified period of time?

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When a Licensee selects a photo, it is taken off the market and others cannot buy it. Limiting the number of changes and the time in which it can be exchanged also limits the number of Images that are potentially tied up in the administrative process (which can cause the Image to miss a sale or remain unsold).

Refunds

I have changed my mind. Can I get a refund?

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Yes, but with limitations.

Licensees are able to cancel their License at any time when making payments. The amount paid will be refunded, less the $150 nonrefundable downpayment. No refunds are given once paid in full, the invoice goes overdue, and/or the high resolution Image has been delivered.

Why is the down payment nonrefundable?

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Similarly to Image Replacements, when a Licensee selects a photo, it is taken off the market and others cannot buy it. Depending on the amount of time or popularity of the Image, there may have been missed sale opportunities (other clients turned away, etc.). This deposit ensures FuriousFotog is able to maintain a minimum bottom line. 

Exclusivity & Copyright

So the same Image is not re-sold to another person after I buy it, right?

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Right.

Images are exclusive, meaning the same one will not be sold again.

What does the term "exclusive" actually mean in this case? I don't want to be screwed over.

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Exclusive in this case means just that; the Image you purchase will not be sold to another Licensee for use on a book cover.

Will an Image in the same outfit/set or at the same location still be available for others to buy?

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Yes

Standard FuriousFotog Image Licenses grant exclusivity to the particular pose/shot that is purchased (see examples further down this page). Other photos from the same set/in the same outfit will still available for sale unless the Licensee has paid for a full custom photo shoot or "buys out" a segment.

Do I have full copyright of the Image after I make a purchase?

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No. 

The License grants use of the Image to the Licensee, but not full copyright. FuriousFotog retains full copyrights and can use the Image for their own projects/promotion (such as selling prints) in a manner that will not infringe upon the rights granted to the Licensee.

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Custom Photo Shoots

What is a "custom request"?

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This is a photo that is requested prior to an already scheduled photo shoot. This look (outfit and pose) would be licensed to the Licensee just as any other photo under a standard FuriousFotog Image License. Other shots in the same outfit would still be available for others to purchase in this case. (See Package A and B  for more information.)

What is a "fully custom photo shoot"?

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This is a photo shoot that is scheduled specifically for the Licensee. As such, the Licensee has exclusive access to those photos and none will be available for sale to others. This service is priced at Photographer's rate of  $450-$500 (see Package C and D for more information).

Are Talent Fees included in a full custom shoot price?

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No.

Talent is scheduled and paid independently. Normally, Licensees have someone in mind and have made initial arrangements with them before contacting FuriousFotog.  

What other fees am I looking at?

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In addition to the session fee for a full custom shoot ($450-$500), travel costs, lodging costs, and M&IE (Per Diem) are the responsibility of the Licensee.

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