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Joel Friedlander

Book Design & Production Expert  |  San Rafael, California  

Joel Friedlander (@JFBookman) is an award-winning book designer, blogger, and writer. He’s been launching the careers of self-publishers since 1994 from his book design and consulting practice at Marin Bookworks in San Rafael, California. Joel is the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, and coauthor of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide. He is a columnist for Publishers Weekly, and Writer’s Digest has named him as one of the 10 people to follow in book publishing. Joel writes TheBookDesigner, a popular blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book. He’s also the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, an online, video-based training course in book publishing. Joel is also the proprietor, along with Tracy R. Atkins, in, where he provides pre-designed book templates for Microsoft Word and Adobe Indesign;, we he provides digital marketing products for authors; and, the world’s only project management tool for authors. Joel is a past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. Connect with him on Google+.

When Offset Printing is Better Than Print on Demand

When authors think about indie publishing, offset printing may not be what first comes to...
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Book Printing: Quick Guide to the Top Three

With all the talk about print on demand, digital printing and the future of the...
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4 Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Looking at the actual files that are used to print books is often quite revealing....
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6 Tips to Speed Up Your Book Production

Book production in traditional publishing can be a slow process. Sometimes authors are surprised to...
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Introducing BookWorks’ New Book Design & Production Expert

[caption id="attachment_15672" align="alignright" width="237"] Joel & our Tech Expert Carla King[/caption] Wow, can you believe...
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