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Joel Friedlander
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This article has prompted a spirited discussion on The Delusional Author (or as +Judith Briles calls them, "The Princess Author"). What's your opinion?
The Princess Author Syndrome by Judith Briles explains the beliefs of Princess Authors and why these beliefs create the guaranteed formula for author and book failure.
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If you're in the San Francisco area, come join me  at the San Francisco Writer's Conference, running from Thursday to Sunday (schedule here: http://sfwriters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SCHEDULE-1-22_2.pdf) FOLLOWED by +Carla King and her Self-Publishing Boot Camp (info here: http://selfpubbootcamp.com/classes/spbc-sfwc-2015/)
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+Judith Briles joins The Book Designer as a Contributing Writer today with this post, and what a great idea! I want to put this into action myself, and plan to do so this month. Check it out here:
Authors: Is There a Photographer in Your Midst? by Judith Briles explains why it is important for authors to have professional photographs taken to use when promoting themselves and their books.
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Join us tomorrow, it will be educational and fun!
 
Join us this January as our ALLi Insights seminar shifts its attention to great looking book design. Whether it’s working out a strategy to identify your design-needs or getting yourself a perfect book cover, Joel Friedlander will be chatting to Orna Ross at the various ways indie authors can approach book design, and the tools and platforms available for great book covers. We’ll also look at how design fits into your wider self-publishing marketing plan, and understanding the relationship between book design, and reaching readers. 

The seminar will be broadcast live on G+ and you can always catchup later on ALLi's YouTube Channel  www.youtube.com/user/indieauthoralli or via our Self-Publishing Advice Centre www.selfpublishingadvice.org

About Joel Friedlander
Joel Friedlander is the creator of the hugely successful website, The Book Designer (www.thebookdesigner.com) and is ALLi’s Advisor on Book Design. 

About ALLi Insights
ALLi Insights are free to attend educational seminars on self-publishing, with some of the industry’s leading experts. Filled with tips and advice, join us each month as we explore all stages of the self-publishing process, and show you how to self-publish successfully. 

Event starts at 7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 11pm PST 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Orna Ross at Alliance of Independent Authors. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Today +Nina Amir has one of the most practical, actionable articles I've read on blogging. This is particularly good for nonfiction authors. Don't miss it!
12 Ways to Use Your Blog to Achieve Expert Status by Nina Amir explains how to use your blog to get known as an authority or thought leader in a subject area even if you aren’t one now.
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Thanks for the complement, Joel!
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A thoughtful piece on where ebook authors stand right now, and where the business goes from here, by +Jason Matthews *Recommended Reading*
Ebooks: What a Long Strange Trip by Jason Matthews details how ebooks have evolved since Amazon introduced the Kindle.
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Thank you for sharing, Joel :)
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Terrific interview Joel. This kind of set-up interests me very much--I may be their kind of author. I'll be looking into it.
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Very happy to be interviewed on +Joanna Penn's amazing blog along with my coauthor +Betty Sargent as we spread the word about The Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide. 
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Getting ready for my chat with +Orna Ross coming up at 11:00 (in about 30 minutes). Why don't you join us? We'll be talking all about book and cover design.
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I was interviewed recently for The Successful Author Podcast. Check out our discussion of interior and cover designs here: 
http://successfulauthorpodcast.com/12/
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Latest from +Carla King on +PBS MediaShift a great roundup of the past year's news and innovations for self-publishers. Recommended reading.
In 2014 it seems that both publishers and authors accepted the fact that self-publishing and traditional publishing are not mutually exclusive. Non-delusional authors sell books and build...
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  • Marin Bookworks
    Book Design & Consulting, Blog about Publishing, present
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Introduction

Here’s my goal, simply put:

To help publishers and authors who decide to publish their own books get to market with a great looking, properly constructed book, on time and on budget.

I help create books for publishers and authors who decide to self publish. Award-winning book design, typography and photography books are a specialty. I am also the author of two self-published books. I run freewriting and self-publishing workshops and enjoy cooking, baking, and spending time with my family.

At my blog, TheBookDesigner.com, I write articles about book design, self-publishing, the future of books, and the indie publishing life. If you want to publish a book, come on over and get into the conversation.

I'm also the author of two books: Body Types, originally published in the 1990s looks at how to tell what people are like just by looking at them. And A Self-Publisher's Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, which came out in 2011. 

Here is a series of articles I wrote to introduce people interested in self-publishing to the wide range of information available. I call the series Self-Publishers Start Here. Here are the topics:

I've recently started offering Q & A sessions to help new self-publishers get up and running fast with their publication plans. You can find out more about this service by clicking through to the Q & A With the Book Designer page.

Now I'm helping authors create better books with book design templates and services at BookDesignTemplates.com using software you already own and know how to use.
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Founded the Self-Publishing Roadmap, the most extensive video-based online training for authors who want to publish their own books, and BookDesignTemplates.com, a site that offers tools and services for self-publishers.
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  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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