According to PsPrint, there are many good software options for creating booklet designs, but beginners often do well using Microsoft Office or Open Office. These two options are available at a low cost and are easy to use.
Options for more advanced booklet designers include GIMP and Scribus. Both are free, open source and professional platforms that are known for their similarities to Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress, respectively. Software such as QuarkXpress and the Adobe suite, including Adobe InDesign, are used by graphic designers and are more suitable for professionals and amateurs who intend on using the software on a regular basis.