Joanna Penn speaking

Joanna Penn speaking passionately in Stockholm. Photo Credit: Petra Rolinec, www.8tiesbaby.com

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 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

Joanna Penn speaking at a Berlin publishing conference

Speaking in Berlin

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

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.

Click here to view previous international speaking engagements 2009 – 2014, including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.

Upcoming speaking appearances 2015

LONDON. 4 Feb 2015. International Thriller Writers London event. Co-chair.

SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND. 21 Feb 2015. How to make a living from your writing.

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA. March 2015. PubSenseConvention. Keynote and panels.

NOTTINGHAM. Sat 11 April. How to make a living from your writing.

LONDON. 14 – 17 April 2015. London Book Fair, various sessions. Tues 14 1145 – Contracts; Wed 15 1445 Successful PR and social media; Fri 17th – Indie Author Fringe

STRATFORD-ON-AVON. Wed 29 April 2015. Stratford Literary Festival – How to successfully self-publish

LONDON. Sat 9 May. How to make a living with your writing

BRISTOL, UK. 14-16 May 2015. Bristol CrimeFest. Panel on ‘Things that go bump,’ and panel for Emerging Indie Voices.

LONDON. 20 June. BritMums Live. Marketing Yourself and Your Writing

NEW YORK CITY, USA. 10 – 12 July. ThrillerFest

INVERARY, SCOTLAND. 5 Sept. How to make a living from your writing.

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.
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