Image Licenses from Furious Fotog grant exclusive use of purchased Image(s) for book covers of any genre, including romance and erotica.
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.
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.
Note: FuriousFotog does not license images at a lower rate just for use as teasers.
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.
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. See Extended Licensing for more information.
Licenses are non-transferrable and non-sublicensable without express written permission and oversight from the Photographer.
You are buying the exclusive right to use an Image for commercial use on the cover of a book. This covers all forms of the Work, including ebook, physical copies, and audiobooks for an indefinite amount of time, globally, and without sales restrictions.
For a standard FuriousFotog® Image License, the price is a sum total of both a Photographer Fee ($300) plus a Talent Fee (and sometimes an agency fee). A quick reference PDF is available in the Book Cover Information Center.
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.
Payment plans are offered via a PayPal invoice that can be paid on at your leisure. The initial $150 of this invoice is nonrefundable. Invoices carry a 4-month term. Once past due, the entire amount of the invoice is nonrefundable and the Agreement is subject to termination. Please contact the Photographer if you need extensions.
If you procure 3 or more images at the same time on the same Image License Agreement, there is a discount of $100 per image applied.
This discount must be applied to Images licensed at the same time. Purchasing on separate days, etc. does not apply.
If you wish to use the purchased Image(s) for multiple book covers (e.g. a duet or two titles, a 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.
Yes, but with limitations.
Furious Fotog believes in supporting legitimate causes and will donate up to 4 images a calendar year to 4 different charity anthologies. These must be 100% charitable with NO BUY-IN COST and Images are limited to select galleries at Furious Fotog's discretion. Anthologies that wish to use Images not in the select galleries or that have any buy-in costs for participants must license an Image using the standard process as if for a regular release.
Images are exclusive, so the same shot from the same set will not be resold.
Exclusive in this case means just that; the Image you purchase from a set will not be sold to another Licensee for use on a book cover. You can find out more details on Exclusivity and how it is determined using the button below.
All sold images remain in the gallery (marked as sold), so you can make your own informed decision about a purchase.
Standard FuriousFotog™ Image Licenses grant exclusivity to the particular shot that is purchased from a single set (see more by clicking the Exclusivity button below). Other (different) Images in the same set, in the same outfit, or at the same location will still available for sale.
Note: the same pose may appear in multiple sets and be available for purchase by others (e.g. shirtless with an arm up in the studio vs. on location).
The License grants use of the Image to the Licensee, but not full copyright. Furious Fotog 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.
The Image background can be adjusted from its default black to any color or gradient at no charge. See other questions for anything that goes beyond this single color change.
The Image may be modified by you or your designer 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 Furious Fotog, you're okay.
NOTE: Furious Fotog is only responsible for the integrity of the original Image that is sold from a set. Furious Fotog is not responsible for the resulting design that is created by the Licensee and/or a cover designer through cropping, editing, styling, etc., even if the end result they come up with is close to something you have for your cover design. Those particular issues will need to be addressed between authors and/or designers.
Yes, but with a cost.
The Image may be modified by Furious Fotog instead of a cover designer but this will incur an additional editing service fee ($25-$100 for artistic edits and $150 per custom cover design). Normally, custom cover design happens between the months of November to January).
NOTE: Furious Fotog will NOT design or change an image to look like someone else's cover design or edit the photo to look like an Image that was already sold or copy an existing cover design done by another designer (except in the case of series continuation with written permission from the former designer)
Yes, with an important restriction.
You can use Images for covering any genre of book, including romance and erotica, including diverse stories with diverse characters. This is covered by the License Agreement and model releases.
There is a restriction on use for book covers wherein the characters perform lewd acts as a main element of the plot (such as but not limited to being a pedophile, having sex with a minor, extreme racism/homophobia, or necrophilia). Of course you may have mentions of these elements in your stories, but if they are the main element use of Furious Fotog imagery is not allowed. Also, the cover itself cannot be designed to imply the model and photographer support these elements, nor show the model engaging in any of these elements. Remember, your design shall not defame.
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.
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).
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 amount.
No refunds are given once an Image is paid in full, the invoice goes overdue, and/or the high-resolution Image has been delivered.
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 $150 makes sure Furious Fotog is able to maintain a minimum bottom line.
The views and opinions expressed by any model, the model's manager/agency, or any other clients, subcontractors, and/or vendors are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the official views, opinions, policy, or position of the FuriousFotog® brand. Per the agreement, cancelations or refunds cannot be made solely on instances of such.
You can utilize the Furious Toolkit Service to help rebrand your covers if needed. Use of the Toolkit is free on purchased Images, or $100 for images properly licensed from other photographers. Please double check those agreements to determine if editing images is allowed.
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.)
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, not including travel & lodging (see Package C and D for more information).
Talent is scheduled and paid independently of the Photographer in this case due to the added logistics of travel, lodging, etc. Normally, clients have someone in mind and have made initial arrangements with them before contacting Furious Fotog.
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 client and must be paid before the first date of travel begins.
The images in the galleries are unedited proofs at low resolution (900 pixels on the longest side) to prevent theft. The images on social media are final edited versions (still at a low resolution of 1200 pixels). Files delivered to clients are at least 7000 pixels at 300 dpi.
Unfortunately, use of images in this manner constitues commercial use and therefore requires a licensing fee be paid beforehand.
Upon request I can provide a higher quality, watermarked image.
That is what this is all about! Furious fueling fantasies! Feel free to use images posted on social media for character inspiration.
The only restriction is the Image cannot have any client branding, character names, or other book related details or quotes added to it (that'd be commercial use and also imply that it's been purchased).
Use of images in this manner constitues commercial use and therefore must be licensed.
Please do not add any client branding directly onto images, even for fun games like "This or That", "Which drink are you?", etc. You can use the images for these games without any client branding and leaving the watermarks intact.
At least before final payment is made.
Watermarks are a simple but effective defense against intellectual property theft. While you may have good intentions, someone seeing the image (however you use it), may be looking for a freebie.
It should also go without saying but please do not edit out watermarks. That constitutes IP theft.