Speaking

Joanna Penn: Author, Speaker and Creative Entrepreneur.

Joanna Penn speaking at a Berlin publishing conference

Joanna Penn speaking at a Berlin publishing conference

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of thrillers and non-fiction, Joanna Penn is an international professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 Creative Professionals 2013.

You can watch a video of Joanna speaking here on YouTube at the Women Unlimited Thrive conference 2012, find testimonials about her here, and click here for a list of previous engagements including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair and PSAMemberFutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.

“Joanna, is a key figure in self-publishing … a go-to writer among the entrepreneuratiPorter Anderson, Journalist and publishing commentator, July 2013. Ether for Authors on Publishing Perspectives.

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“Joanna Penn is the Energizer Bunny of writing, publishing and book marketing.” Michelle Beck. Orbis-marketing.com

Speaking Topics

These are the talks Joanna can deliver in 2014. They are suitable for full-day events, or as shorter sessions within a full-day event. Joanna’s story of transition from corporate consultant to creative entrepreneur is also suitable for inspirational keynotes.

  • Secrets of Self-Publishing Success
  • How to Write, Publish and Sell your own Business Book
  • How to Market a Book
  • Make Stuff, Sell Stuff: How to Make a Living from your Creativity
  • Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts

Click here to download a multi-page PDF on these talks, including content highlights and target audience.

Guardian Masterclass“Fabulous content, dynamic entertaining speaker. Joanna absolutely delivered far more than expected!” Lisa Murray, Revive Coaching

“I have just spent $2000 on a 3 day marketing intensive and feel like I got just as much out of 1.5 hours listening to Joanna’s tips on how to be an author. Great! Can’t wait to get started.” Nirala Jacobi, Natural Healthcare

“Joanna Penn rocked the room as usual! Great content, upbeat and energetic delivery and all the tips and tricks you need to get started straight away.” Rachel Fairweather, JingMassage.com.

Joanna’s personality is electric, her humour really shines through. Her knowledge is extensive. I have come away feeling motivated, inspired and confident. Tonight was invaluable, I feel really grateful and positive. Thank you.” Louisa Schwarz

Click here for more testimonials.

Upcoming speaking appearances 2014

LONDON: Sun 2 March, 2014. Guardian Masterclasses: How to self-publish, a one day seminar.

LONDON. 8 – 10 April, 2014. London Book Fair. Various author events.

LONDON: Sat 26 April, 2014. Guardian Masterclass. Secrets of successful self-publishing

BRISTOL: 15 – 17 May, 2014. Bristol CrimeFest. Chairing panel on Emerging Indie Voices and session on self-publishing

LONDON: Sat 7 June, 2014. Book Marketing Mastermind. Full day seminar with me and Polly Courtney, author and book marketing expert.

LONDON: 14 June, 2014. The Literary Consultancy Writing in a Digital Age

NEW YORK: Sat 12 July. Thrillerfest panel on what makes a good ending to a thriller

LONDON: Thurs 17 July. Apple store in Covent Garden. How I became an independent author

TORONTO, Canada: Mon 28 July. Kobo Headquarters

STOCKHOLM, Sweden. 14-15 September. Being an indie author and entrepreneur

FRANKFURT, Germany. 10-11 October. Various panels and signings at Frankfurt Book Fair

Click here to view previous speaking engagements 2009 – 2013, including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.

Book Joanna to speak

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