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(Please note: At this time, Joel is not accepting speaking offers, however you are welcome to inquire about his future availability via our contact form. Thank you.)

Joel Friedlander is an author, an award-winning book designer, a blogger and the creator of programs that train authors to achieve the impact their work deserves.

“What I believe is that writers are the biggest force for change in the world today. No matter what kind of writing you do, it has the potential to enlighten the world, one reader at a time.”—Joel Friedlander

Joel is available for keynote speeches, panels, subject-matter workshops, webinars, and half-day and full-day seminars.

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How to Create Book Covers that Work
Your cover is the most important tool for marketing your book, and it has several important jobs to do. In this lively presentation we’ll look at covers that succeed–and ones that fail. You’ll learn to recognize the 4 common problems that doom many self-published book covers, and 3 simple conceptual tools that will help you get a book cover that works. Real-world samples and critiques anchor this presentation, so you can get real results.

Self-Publishing the Indie Way
How authors will be publishing their print and ebooks in 2013. How to harness the remarkable benefits of being a published author. Clarifying your publishing goals and navigating the sometimes murky waters of the self-publishing world to find the right path for you and your book.

Blogging for Authors: Unleashing the Power of Community
Social media for authors. Building a fan base, spreading your ideas, increasing your authority and making the contacts you’ve always dreamed of. The center of your nonstop, content-driven traffic and engagement system.

Author Platform, Branding and Monetization
How to use your expertise to build a valuable online asset and turn your content into an amazing variety of multimedia products using the latest technology to reach the readers just waiting to find your message.

Book Design and Production Basics
How authors figure out the kinds of books they should be publishing, the challenges of hardcover, paperback, and full-color books. How to hit the sweet spot with your production and marketing mix.

Recent Speaking Engagements

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Writers for Change

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Writers Conference

“As the director of the Central Coast Writers’ Conference, I finally found the perfect closer for our two-day conference. As brains are bursting with too much great information, Joel Friedlander managed to visually entertain as he taught our general assembly of aspiring and seasoned writers how to recognize the greatest and, well, not-as-great book cover designs. Thanks, Joel. It was magical.” Judy Salamacha

ONLINE: Text and Academic Authors Association Webinar

OMAHA: Nebraska Writers Guild, Spring Writing Conference

“Joel Friedlander was a featured speaker at the Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Conference 2013. Universally, the feedback we received raved about Joel and his advice to authors on how to be successful in the self-publishing industry. In addition to having a first-rate understanding of the business, Joel has a unique willingness to share his talent and expertise in a no-nonsense approach that writers of any experience level can understand. Several of our members are now utilizing his Self-Publishing Companion, his Book Templates, and many other resources available on TheBookDesigner.com to elevate the quality of their books. Thanks again, Joel!”—Lisa Kovanda, President, Nebraska Writers Guild

CHICAGO: IBPA Publishing University, (Book Design) and (Blog Marketing)

DENVER: Author U Extravaganza, Create the Edge that Hooks Your Readers

FREMONT: Fremont Area Writers Self Publishing Conference

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Writer’s Conference

SAN RAFAEL: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association: Creating Book Covers that Work

SAN FRANCISCO: IBPA Publishing University:

SAN FRANCISCO: Mechanic’s Institute Library: Self-Publishing Today

SAN FRANCISCO: Bay Area Editors’ Forum:

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Writers for Change Conference: Panel on Self-Publishing Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Writers Conference:

STANFORD UNIVERSITY: The Self-Publishing Bootcamp: Designing Books that Work

“I’m passionate about showing authors how they can get started publishing their own books, realize the potential in their content, and bring their unique message to the world. And I’d love to share that passion with your audience. Let’s talk!”—Joel Friedlander

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