Frequently Asked Questions

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

BookCreative was designed with a lot of thought, time, and attention to the specific design needs of a book writer. 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 charges anywhere from $300 and up - even into the thousands. BookCreative was created for the busy self-publisher who wants quality design and complete control of his or her project without maxing out their budget. 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 operating system do I need to run this program?

You will need to have a Windows 7 + newer or Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks and newer) platform.

Is this program hard to learn?

Not at all. We've designed this as a simple "plug & go" program to learn and apply. The Quick Start guide is very helpful in providing step-by-step instruction on how to apply your design. Feel free to contact us or email us at if you have any questions. We're happy to assist!

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

Standard includes the BookCreative program and Quick Start guide.
Deluxe includes the BookCreative program, Quick Start guide, plus full access to our private page with templates, images, tutorials, and more. Deluxe users can also join our private Facebook Users Group for tips, articles, more templates, and networking with other users.

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

No worries; this is due to your security settings. It used to be that you could simply go into your Gatekeeper and select System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, set Allow apps downloaded fromAnywhere:

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. Select the app and right or control-click.

  3. Click on Open.

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