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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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More from +David Kudler on the inside workings of ebooks, don't miss this one:
An ebook is just a website in a box. In order to know how to get in and edit your ebook, knowing some HTML, the basic building blocks, is essential.
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This month's winners and losers:
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Help with using visual imagery to market your books. Hey, it works!
Visual communication grabs our attention more than text. Get ready to boost your visual marketing because I’m about to explain some cool apps.
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Authors, do you wonder who is in your audience, and how to find out? +Frances Caballo tells all. . .
As an author, do you know who your audience is? Let’s look at three resources you can use to find out who your readers are.
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Sometimes writers just need a little help. . .
Are you getting the story out of your head and onto the page in your opening chapter? Here's how to recognize and shake off the burden of knowledge.
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If you're an author getting stuck with your book, you need a helping hand, and +Jennie Nash is holding one out to you right now.
Are you getting the story out of your head and onto the page in your opening chapter? Here's how to recognize and shake off the burden of knowledge.
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Just out, winners, good covers and plenty of train wrecks to learn from:
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Authors, save time, money, and frustration. Check out +Judith Briles post on my blog today:
Every author has a bucket list of things to do “right” to avoid book publishing blunders, bloopers and boo-boos along the way.
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The first in our new series of news updates for self-published authors (and writers working on their book) from **Amy Collins**​.
This month: updates on Barnes & Noble, books sales figures, UK ISBNs, audiobook usage, and holiday catalogs. Enjoy!
Here are some of the recent announcements in the publishing world and what they mean to us here in the self-publishing business.
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Great tips and insights for new fiction authors:
Here are four truths and four myths about publishing a novel that will help you on your journey to becoming a novelist enjoyable and rewarding.
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Authors: have you used +NetGalley? Here's the story from one author who did, courtesy of +David Kudler 
NetGalley is a book review service that connects book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators.
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Authors, do you want to design your own book? You're in luck, because with this new book and a copy of Adobe InDesign, you're in business. Highly recommended.
Editor’s Note: Please see the end of this article for a special offer on Book Design Made Simple and a free sample download, courtesy of the authors. Are you a do-it-yourself self-publisher? If you answered “Yes,” then today is a good day for you! Professional book designers Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett have collaborated on …
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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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Book Design & Consulting, Blog about Publishing
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  • Marin Bookworks
    Book Design & Consulting, Blog about Publishing, present
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Mt. Vernon, NY - Danbury, CT - Buffalo, NY - North Tarrytown, NY - Yorktown Heights, NY - Carmel, CA