Joanna Penn: Author, Speaker and Creative Entrepreneur
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, find testimonials about her here, and click here for a list of previous engagements including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.
“Joanna, is a key figure in self-publishing … a go-to writer among the entrepreneurati” Porter Anderson, Journalist and publishing commentator. 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
These are the types of talks that Joanna can deliver. 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 Market a Book
- How to Make a Living from your Writing
- Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts
“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 to view previous international speaking engagements 2009 – 2015, including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.
Speaking appearances 2016
30 – 31 March. AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA. Smarter Artist Summit. Future of Publishing.
13 April. LONDON. UK. London Book Fair. Selling publishing rights.
23 April. HAWKESBURY UPTON. Literary festival and panel.
20 May. BRISTOL. UK. CrimeFest. Self-publishing talk and panel on international thrillers.
13, 14 Oct. DENVER, COLORADO, USA. Digital Commerce Summit.
19 Nov. LONDON. UK. How to make a living (and a life) with your writing. Full day workshop.
11 Feb 2017. AUCKLAND, NZ. Secrets of Successful Self-Publishing. 1 day seminar.
25 Feb 2017. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. How to Make a Living with your Writing. 1 day seminar plus networking evening
Book Joanna to speak
Please contact me: joanna@TheCreativePenn.com with your specific requirements as I would love to help with your next speaking event.