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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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Think you need more people to help market your book? Think again...
Every self-published author out there has a powerful, results-driven, hard-working, marketing “staff” at their fingertips.
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Terrific roundup of top creative writing sites:
Join The Writers' Academy as we sift through the huge pile of creative writing blogs online to bring you the very best 15 of the bunch.
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Our monthly cover design competition features lots of great ebook covers, with each designer getting credit. Of course, we also have both winners and losers, check out all the critiques here:
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+R. Harlan Smith Yes, we have over 100 covers each month. 
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Great tips from professional author and photographer +Lee Foster 
This list offers 11 top tips you can use to monetize your writing/photo content in 2017.
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Our great weekly roundup from the self-publishing blogs, plus +Amy Collins Self-Publishing News You Can Use. Enjoy!
Blogs for Self-Publishers, October 29 - November 4, 2016 including Nina Amir, Shari Stauch, Anna Elliott, D'vorah Lansky, Tim Grahl and Amy Collins
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Authors: +Amy Collins has some great tips for you today on selling holiday books, pitching bookstores, and more:
Another month of great marketing and sales successes to be had. Let’s get started with this month's three tidbits of book promotion experience.
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Another great post that will help novelists from Florence Osmund:
You've finished writing a novel and you’re anxious to get it published. But, did you know you can refine your manuscript before it goes to your editor?
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Authors: Can you ask yourself this question?
Does your book have a professional cover that is competitive with your genre? Is there a typo in the first 10 pages or a major grammar or boo-boo?
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Could be the most impactful article you've read in a while...
By Joan Stewart Fifteen precious seconds. It isn’t much time. But it’s all you get if you want to convince a bookstore to buy your book, prove to a journalist that you’re worth interviewing, or persuade John Grisham to write a blurb for the cover of your mystery novel. In the world of book publishing, …
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Great tips on battling "Pricing Piracy"
Is it print pricing piracy or merely free trade if someone is offering your print book at a price lower or above your set price?
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In this interview with +Daniel Hall we talk about how to get started monetizing your expertise with templates.
How to monetize your work and re-purpose material that you have developed as well as making use of the community that you are trying to gather around yourself –
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More great advice from book coach and novelist +Jennie Nash 
Backstory works in order to write a seamless story that captures a readers’ attention. What happened before colors everything that happens now.
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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.
Bragging rights
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
    English
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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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San Rafael, CA
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Mt. Vernon, NY - Danbury, CT - Buffalo, NY - North Tarrytown, NY - Yorktown Heights, NY - Carmel, CA