A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish

Reference, Self-Help and Personal Development

By Joel Friedlander

Publisher : Marin Bookworks (March 1, 2011)

ABOUT Joel Friedlander

Joel Friedlander
Joel Friedlander is a book designer, blogger and the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish. Joel is the proprietor of Marin Bookworks in San Rafael, California, a publishing services company where he’s helped launch many self-publisher More...



No matter what kind of book you want to publish, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Joel Friedlander, one of the leading advocates for self-publishing on the internet, draws on a lifetime of experience helping self-publishers launch their books. He demystifies book publishing and, in the process, answers your questions about how to use social media, the importance of sound book construction, and the critical tasks that confront the modern self-publisher. As independent publishing becomes more popular with authors and readers, A Self-Publisher's Companion will show you the new way to publish and promote your book. From ebooks to iBooks, the author also shows how the move to ebooks is affecting independent publishers, and how best to approach the opportunity presented by Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad and all the other ebook readers. Drawn from his popular blog, TheBookDesigner.com, this book will help ensure self-publishers don't get left behind.

Review Broads by Ava and Zippy
“Joel Friedlander’s book is invaluable in setting the tone, and reaching his audience of the newly established and radically changing world of self-publishing.”

Marketing Tips for Authors by Tony Eldridge
“You may find a lot of gurus out there who can help you self publish your book, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone with the depth of experince that you’ll find in Joel. That’s what makes A Self-Publisher’s Companion such a powerful resource for authors. It’s backed by decades of experience that shows you what works, what doesn’t work, and why things work.”