I work in publishing and design . Can you please tell me if I have the following correct. As I understand it Adobe Images only enable standard licenses at present.
1) If I sold a cover to be used by ONE author only for their book and used TWO separate stock images to make the cover would that be permissible by a standard license fee for each stock image used in the cover?
2) If I sold a cover to be used by ONE author only for their book and used ONE stock image to make the cover would that be permissible by a standard license fee for each stock image used in the cover?
3) Does Adobe have to be credited on the book cover and in what format? E.g. the image number?
Here is the licensing agreement: http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/legal/servicetou/Adobe_Stock_Terms_en_US-2 0150313_hpc.pdf
You can use the images in print for up to 500,000 copies. You do not have to have the credit 'on the cover' but would be a good idea to add it in the book credits with any other credits you are listing.
Where you may run into a snag is you are 'selling' the image ('If I sold a cover ....."). If you are reselling the image you will likely need an Extended license for the image. You can get those from Fotolia.com. Also if you suspect for any reason it may not fall in to the standard license requirements it is also a good idea to get the extended license from Fotolia.