In my last post, I snuck in a reference at the end regarding having just hired a designer to work on my book cover(s). And because of it, I’m kind of freaking out. First, the designer assured me that he was doing me a favor in working with me on our negotiated price. When I excitedly told Hubby-pants what he was charging me, his jaw dropped. But he was right. The guy could easily tell me he was working with me while laughing on the other side of our email conversations and all the way to the bank. But I did a little internet searching and it turns out he is definitely working with me. In fact, I would almost call it pro bono. I got lucky. And if I like working with him, I plan on commissioning him for my author website and promotional materials. So exciting! And a heavy, cumbersome weight off my shoulders.
But wait, why am I still freaking out?
Because I don’t know what the fee should include!!! *pulls out hair* What about revisions? I obviously need to make sure the image works in ebook and print formats. Is that two different things? What if it prints out in different colors? How do own the rights to the image? What about my book blurb? (By the way, does anyone wanna write that for me? I’ll be your best friend!) He mentioned head shots in our conversations. I have to get my hair done!
Now do you see why I’m freaking out? And if you guys care about me at all, even a little bit, even in that you-open-the-paper-and-see-my-obit-and-think-it’s-a-shame kind of way, you’ll provide some suggestions in the comments section.