Joel Friedlander (@JFBookman) is an award-winning book designer and blogger. 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 also writes TheBookDesigner.com, a popular blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book, and he is the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, a training course for authors; BookDesignTemplates.com, where he provides pre-designed book templates for Word and InDesign; AuthorToolkits.com, with marketing tools for authors; and BookPlanner.com, a new tracking and scheduling tool for authors who publish their own books. Joel is a past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. To learn more about any of these websites, click the Sites link above.