Help! My Mac won't let me open BookCreative. What do I do?

It used to be that you could simply go into your Gatekeeper and select System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, set Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere:

But in Sierra, this option has been removed. Luckily, there is a simple workaround:

  1. After downloading an app from an unidentified developer, drag it to the Applications folder.

  2.  

  3. Select the app and right or control-click.

  4. Click on Open.

  5. Click on Open again to confirm you want to complete the action.

How do I create an ebook from my cover?

Q. I'm trying to design and layout e-book covers and I'm curious as to how I'm able to set up a new document to only design the cover, and what dimensions should I use in creating the e-book cover? Please advise me on this, it is very appreciated!

 

 

A. You would go to Menu > Export to E-Book, then choose your desired resolution (We suggest 72dpi) and your size, and which part(s) of the ebook you want to display. Browse the Output File for the format and place you want your e-book saved in - the most common format is JPG or PNG. Then click Export, and it will convert into a flat ebook image.

 

What does your program offer that other general graphic design programs don't?

BookCoverPro was designed with a lot of thought, time, and attention to the specific design needs of a bookwriter. Sure, anyone can use those big name programs to create their cover...if they want to spend $800 and up, and take the extra time to learn and apply a program that can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating at times, to master. On the other hand, a professional (code: good) book cover designer can easily charge $1000 and higher. BookCoverPro was created for the busy self-publisher who wants quality design and complete control of his/her project, while maintaining an often tight budget and deadline. This program allows the user to either create a custom cover from scratch, or select one of our templates and/or backgrounds – using their own images, fonts, and other elements. 

What's the difference between the standard version and the deluxe version?

The Standard includes BookCoverPro software only.

The Deluxe is our BookCoverPro software, with 45 templates, and access to other images.

Both versions also come with a new ebook cover generator — so you can take your cover and convert it into an ebook cover -- any size, any resolution, and you can select to view the front, back, spine, or a combination of the three.