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Joel Friedlander
Works at Marin Bookworks
Attended University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Lives in San Rafael, CA
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Writers, this is a great post from Bryan Collins for when you feel stuck. It will really get you moving again!
Think your writing problems are unique? Think again. 25 successful writers - including two million-selling authors - share their hard-won solutions.
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Authors, have you thought about *crowdfunding* your next book?

Did you know that #‎crowdfunding is a trend, not a fad! Get a really
fast read on all the how-tos to fund your book project now. Judith Briles launches The CrowdFunding Guide for ‪Authors & Writers: Get FREE Money to Finance Your Book today on Amazon. Judith Briles does it again, providing exactly the resource indie authors need to make their way through the crowdfunding jungle. From planning to platforms to real-world strategies, this is the go-to guide that I'll be recommending. ‪#‎Crowdfunding is an #author trend, not a fad! Get your copy now PLUS free gifts: http://bit.ly/CrowdFundGuide  
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On Wednesday, an event I've waited years to bring you. Find out how you can combine blogging, self-publishing, and internet marketing to really make some money at this crazy game.
Live Event: How to Sell Thousands of Books Using Your Blog with Yaro Starak explores the results of blogging and announces a free webinar
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+Joel Friedlander +Joel Friedlander Two Qs: 1. Is the Nina seminar listed the same as THIS we're viewing or more in-depth? 2. Is the template for a one-time use or multi-use? THANKS.
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+Helen Sedwick, an author and an attorney, tackles the question many authors ask: 
Should Writers Incorporate? by Helen Sedwick explains whether writers should incorporate or form an LLC (short for limited liability company) for their writing, blogging, and self-publishing businesses, and why.
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We don't like to think about it when we're writing, but you know you have to do it: proofread your book! Today +Carla Douglas and +Corina Koch MacLeod give you some tips that will make it better, I promise:
7 Tips for Proofreading Your Book by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains why you should proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading and offers tips for how to do it.
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They Are Back! 25 More Awesome Author & Publishing Tips from the Pros
Join us for a webinar on Sep 02, 2015 at 5:15 PM MDT.
Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8970958620593578242

Get ready to buckle your seat belts and start writing. Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Judith Briles, Amy Collins and Kelly Johnson have 25 more killer ideas to soar your author and book success--all delivered to you in one hour. Whew! 

Over 600 registered last time. Don't miss the boat ... you can use every one of these tips.
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Using real people in your fiction? This is a must-read from author and attorney +Helen Sedwick 
Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick explains if and when writers can model characters after real people and name names without getting sued.
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*Copyediting demystified* (and watch out for your scalpels when you're weightless!)
Copyediting: It’s Not Rocket Surgery by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas provides examples of how copyediting is a process that incorporates many tasks and requires various skills.
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Alternative social networks, because Facebook isn't the whole world:
Cool and Not So New Social Media Networks for Indie Authors by Frances Caballo explores alternative social media networks Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram, CafeMom and Medium and discusses how authors can use them.
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Ever wonder what actually goes into creating a book cover? +Dane Low shows you step by step. Kind of amazing!
Book Cover Design Behind the Scenes by Dane Low shows behind the scenes of a book cover design through the entire process from photo selection, photo manipulation, font choice to the completed concept.
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  • Marin Bookworks
    Book Design & Consulting, Blog about Publishing, present
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San Rafael, CA
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Mt. Vernon, NY - Danbury, CT - Buffalo, NY - North Tarrytown, NY - Yorktown Heights, NY - Carmel, CA
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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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