Happy Holidays from The Book Designer

by | Dec 23, 2013

The holiday season is a time when we reflect on our activities and the many relationships we have with family, friends, colleagues, peers, mentors, staff, and everyone else we relate to throughout the year.

I’m grateful to so many people who help me achieve my own aims; my staff, trusted freelancers, guest authors, business partners, and the vendors who supply the software, hardware, and services that make it all happen.

But most of all, I’m grateful to you for reading my blog.

It’s you, the authors, editors, designers, typographers, bloggers, marketing people, and all the other folk who read what I post here, who comment, share, and respond to the educational content that make this blog go.

So let me say to you, wherever you are, reading this now: thank you. I hope you’ve found something that will help you on your way to reaching your own goals, to making your own mark on the world, to building your own business, and that you’ll come back.

Thanks for your time, your attention, and your caring.

And here’s to you reaching your goals in 2014. I’ll be here to help you on your way, and if there’s a particular something holding you back, do let me know. I’ll see if I can help.

All my best to you and your loved ones,

Joel Friedlander


P.S. I’m working on an exciting new way to help authors create great books that will be launching early in the new year. It’s something I’ve been thinking about and planning for years. Make sure you’re signed up on my email list so you don’t miss out on the special opportunities that will come with this launch.

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Happy Holidays!

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  1. Nancy Beck

    Thanks, Joel, for all the wonderful posts that helps indies like me! :-) Even the ones I don’t necessarily agree with at least make me think – always a good thing.

    And thanks, too, for the templates. They’re indispensable. :-)

  2. Dan Erickson

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Joel. I hope you had a great Christmas and that 2014 will bring many blessings. de

  3. A. J. Abbiati

    Happy Holidays Joel and All!

    See you back here in 2014! So glad I found this site…can’t fathom why that didn’t happen earlier.


  4. Widdershins

    Merry Christmas to you and yours … :D

  5. Shar

    I love your blog! It’s been a gift all year. Best wishes for 2014.

  6. Kat Sheridan

    Merry Christmas to you as well! I’ve learned a lot from your blog and am always referring friends to it!

  7. Carol Fragale Brill

    Joel, have a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all the gifts you share with us all year.

  8. Jason Matthews

    Happy holidays, Joel. Thank you for all you do :)

  9. Jo Michaels

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Joel! Hope your year is fantastic. :) WRITE ON!

  10. Diane Tibert

    Merry Christmas, Joel, and all the best in the new year. Here’s hoping 2014 will be a blast. I’ve enjoyed your blog for more than a year now, and I know I will be back for more great advice and insight for many months to come. Thank you.

  11. Greg Strandberg

    Jeez, am I the only one who sits at the relative’s house feeling bored over the holidays? And none of my favorite sites are putting up anything for a week! Bummer!

    • Joel Friedlander

      Happy Holidays, Greg. There are 1,172 articles on this blog, maybe that will help. You can use the Start Here, Popular Articles, Recent Articles, and Topics links in the sidebars, or the Articles menu option to help you find something to read in between bowl games and turkey sandwiches.


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