Write Hot Episode 10: Joel Friedlander, Cover Design & Book Templates (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Jul 14, 2016 Hosted By: Laura Powers

Joel Friedlander, blogger and book designer. We talked about the importance of good book cover design as well as his well-designed Microsoft Word templates. Joel Friedlander started self-publishing before self-publishing was a thing. Joel has two websites that are a resource for writers: and Joel offers a book cover design competition on his website every month and every submission gets feedback. Joel addresses what to do for a good book cover: Make sure the style matches the genre so make sure you follow the genres, bring on someone to design it (unless you are a designer), making sure the book communicates what the book is about, and of course hiring a good designer. He also mentioned his free book Construction Blueprint which is a great guide for putting a book together. If you want more information on Laura Powers, you can go to her website You can also find updates on the podcast by following the Write Hot Podcast on Facebook.