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Joel Friedlander

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Joel Friedlander is an award-winning book designer and one of the Internet’s leading experts on self-publishing. Joel runs the popular blog at TheBookDesigner.com where he’s helped thousands of authors create books that readers really want to buy. Joel’s articles appear widely in online and print publications. He is also the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and a sought-after speaker who inspires authors to get their books into the marketplace. Joel is also the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap online video training course (http://selfpublishingroadmap.com/) for authors who plan to take control of their publishing career.

Joel is also the book designer behind http://BookDesignTemplates.com, a Marin Bookworks company. Book Design
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“There are a lot of conventions, a vocabulary and a set of practices and assumptions that underlie most professional book design. Since design is important to the eventual success of your book whether you attempt to do it yourself or hire it out, it pays to know something about those conventions and assumptions. After all, we don’t want anything getting in the way of your communication with your readers. You’ve got a message for them, a story to tell, or ideas to spread. That’s what’s important.”
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Veronica Dale Thanks for the friending. I appreciate the way you share your vast experience with those of us who sure can use it!


message 22: by Verge

Verge LeNoir Hey there Joel, thanks for friending me on GR.


message 21: by Rita

Rita Monticelli Hi Joel, thanks for your friendship! :)


message 20: by Mike C.

Mike C. Smith. Hi Joel
Thank you for becoming friends, my business is in e-book promotion for the indie author. find me at beezeebooks.com


Indiebrag Hi- thanks for becoming a friend!
Please take a moment and stop at our website and subscribe to our newsletter- we would love to have you.
www.bragmedallion.com
you might want to join our group- indieBRAG here on goodreads-


message 18: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 05:32PM)

Dale Thele Joel, thank you for the Goodreads connect.
Wishing you the very best in 2014!


message 17: by Lilian

Lilian Hello Joel. Nice to be friends. Happy springtime.


message 16: by W.C.

W.C. Fielstra Great to connect with you on Goodreads.


message 15: by Kayla

Kayla Stonor Thanks for connecting on GR too!


message 14: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Thanks Joel for friending,
Please check out my gutsy memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness.
A teacher’s story of parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery
How did Reclaim my life?
Read #20 pages for FREE http://lnkd.in/BmuVR7
What do you think?
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message 13: by Joel

Joel Friedlander Nicole wrote: "hello, it's nice to meet you and I look forward to chatting:)"

Thanks, Nicole.


message 12: by Nicole

Nicole Rae hello, it's nice to meet you and I look forward to chatting:)


message 11: by Joel

Joel Friedlander English Sisters wrote: "Hi Joel,
Thanks for connecting, enjoy the rest of your Sunday :-)
Bye bye
The English Sisters"


Thanks, girls.


The English Sisters Zuggo Hi Joel,
Thanks for connecting, enjoy the rest of your Sunday :-)
Bye bye
The English Sisters


message 9: by Joel

Joel Friedlander Hi Douglas, thanks for connecting.


Douglas Wickard Joel, thank you for adding me as a friend on Goodreads!
I see you frequently on Twitter!
Douglas


message 7: by Joel

Joel Friedlander Sara wrote: "Joel, I enjoy your tweets on twitter, gain info. Thanks for the friendship here on Goodreads."

Great to meet you, thanks Sara.


message 6: by Sara

Sara Lowe Joel, I enjoy your tweets on twitter, gain info. Thanks for the friendship here on Goodreads.


message 5: by Joel

Joel Friedlander Marsha wrote: "Hi Joel, I recognize you from Twitter. Your Editio group sounds interesting, but I'm in several already. I may check it out for a few weeks. (It's all those crazy updates I get every day in my e-ma..."

I hear you, Marsha, it's hard to keep up. Actually, this isn't my group, I just joined it a few weeks ago because it seemed like interesting discussions were going on.


Marsha Cornelius Hi Joel, I recognize you from Twitter. Your Editio group sounds interesting, but I'm in several already. I may check it out for a few weeks. (It's all those crazy updates I get every day in my e-mail that get to be too much.)


message 3: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hi Joel! So nice to meet you!

Ellen C. Maze
http://www.ellencmaze.com

Let's write something!


message 2: by Joel

Joel Friedlander Thanks, Marina, same here.


Marina Nice to meet you, Joel!


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