The sample templates and guides will get you started quickly: however, just because you can make your own covers, doesn't mean you should (without guidance, you can use all my tools and still make ugly covers). There's a lot of free stuff on DIY Book Covers, including tools, tutorials, templates, resources and training. The biggest value is in learning how to make your own covers that sell - and I wanted to make that free for everyone. But if you need better looking covers quickly, and don't want to risk messing things up and hurting your book sales, you can join as a member and get access to a huge collection of book cover templates. Think of the templates as training wheels, to give you a firm design foundation to begin from, so you can make a much more professional book cover, much faster than you would be able to on your own.