I've been writing in journals since I was 15. They have been my escape and my therapy, my creative expression and a record of my lowest times and my highest achievements. Journals are more than blank paper. They represent possibility. In today's show, I talk to Joel Friedlander about his new premium journal.
The edits are done for How to Write Non-Fiction. Onto formatting for print and re-jigging for audio to make it an easy read. Pre-order available now.
I also mention BookBlock.com for anyone who might want to make their own journal.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Joel Friedlander is an author, book designer, professional speaker, and blogger. He runs TheBookDesigner.com, regularly rated in the top sites for writers, and has courses, templates, and many resources for authors. His most recent project is the WriteWell Writer's Journal.
- The features that were important to have in the journal
- Hurdles that had to be cleared, including getting the binding right
- On the practicalities of printing, shipping and distribution. [You can also check out the interview with John Lee Dumas on his Mastery Journal which was printed and sold in a different way.]
- The unique story and writing exercise included with each journal
- Changes in the print and digital book space in the last 10 years