Joanna Penn is an Amazon bestselling author, blogger, professional speaker, and internet entrepreneur.
“Joanna Penn is the Energizer Bunny of writing, publishing and book marketing.”
Joanna is now available for keynote speeches, workshops and seminars as well as half-day and full-day seminars.
Upcoming speaking appearances:
LONDON: Wed 13 Nov: You Inspire Me small business meetup: Creating multi-media products
LONDON: Thurs 21 Nov: The Bookseller FutureBook conference: Panel on reaching new audiences and creating fans
INVERNESS: Sat 30 November. How to Market a Book – full day seminar
LONDON: Sun 19 Jan, 2014. Guardian Masterclasses: Secrets of successful self-publishing – full day seminar
Watch Joanna speak on how to expand your business into multimedia
From the Women Unlimited Thrive Conference, 2012.
These are some of the possible topics Joanna can speak on, but please use the contact page to send your requirements.
How to Write, Publish, Sell and Promote Your Own Book.
This workshop can be done for a fiction or non-fiction audience. It has been very successful with small business-people/entrepreneurs who want to write a book to grow their business. It is best done over 2 days split into a) Writing and Publishing and b) Book Marketing and Launching but can be combined into an intense 1 day event, or split into 4 half day sessions.
Turn your ideas into cash: How to create and sell multi-media products
I make a full-time income from selling books, ebooks and multimedia courses online. The products are text, video and audio components that teach specific skills to authors and writers. But the skills to create and sell these courses can be applied to any business in order to create multiple streams of income.
Using Social Media and Web 2.0 to Brand, Promote and Sell.
Using web 2.o and social networking tools to connect with potential customers, build an international platform and increase book sales. Includes how to use Twitter, Facebook, blogging, YouTube, podcasting and much more. This talk can be skewed to most industries and has again been successful with small business-people/entrepreneurs as the principles are common to all.
Digital Branding and Marketing.
For authors or small business people. The importance of online branding and how to build and market your brand.
Each of these topics are available as a keynote speech, or as a half-day or full-day workshop. They can be informative sessions or interactive training with handouts.
“Fabulous content, dynamic entertaining speaker. Joanna absolutely delivered far more than expected! If you want to be an author, Joanna and The Creative Penn is the place to start! Thank you.” 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
“How to write, publish and market a book. Very informative and useful information. Very detailed and valuable. What a power source of great knowledge. Thank you.” Janelle Manton, Top Secret Women’s Business.
“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
Please contact me on: joanna@TheCreativePenn.com with your specific requirements as I would love to help with your next speaking event.
Completed Speaking Events 2012 – 2013
LONDON: Sat 2 November: Bloomsbury Self-publishing in a digital age
LONDON: Thurs 24 October: Curtis Brown Creative on self-publishing
LONDON: Sun 13 October: The Guardian Self-Publishing Weekend
LONDON: Sun 29 September. The Guardian Secrets of Successful Self-Publishing [sold out]
BERLIN: Fri 4 October. ePubli symposium
SINGAPORE: 4 Sept 2013 Via Skype: Singapore Writer’s Group. 90 min talk and Q&A on writing, self-publishing and marketing
LONDON: Guardian Secrets of Successful Self-Publishing. Sunday 9 June.
ONLINE: Available globally. May 9. Non Fiction Writer’s Conference. On creating multimedia products for your book.
BRISTOL: Crimefest 2013: Secrets of successful self-publishing in the current publishing eco-system. Fri 31 May
LONDON: April 21. Bloomsbury Publishing Writer’s & Artist’s Yearbook with Psychologies Magazine. On self-publishing and book marketing.
LONDON: Wed 17 April, London Book Fair. Advanced Marketing For Authors.
ONLINE: Available globally. Mar 20. Free Range Human Festival. How to write a bestseller.
LONDON: Mar 24 - The Guardian Introduction to Self-Publishing. Keynote.
LONDON: Mar 13 – Women in Publishing event on Self-Publishing
LONDON: Mon 25 Feb and Sat 2 Feb. Lifestyle Startup: Build a business around your passion – with EscapeTheCity.org
ZURICH: Sat 26 Jan, 2013. The Independent Publishing Event with Nuance Words
LONDON: Dec 5, 2012 FutureBook conference. The Bookseller UK digital publishing conference. Panelist on the position of agents in the new publishing environment. With Jonny Geller, Curtis Brown and others.
LONDON: Nov 3, 2012: Bloomsbury Writer’s & Artist’s Yearbook. Self-Publishing in the Digital Age. Presentation and Q&A on social networking for writers.
ZURICH: Oct 27, 2012: WriteCon by Nuance Words. Presentation on self-publishing and panelist.
OXFORD: May 26 – 27, 2012. FictionFire Publish It and Market It. Two full day workshops, with Lorna Fergusson and Ali Luke
LONDON: May 10, 2012: Women Unlimited. Create multimedia products for your business. Full day workshop.
LONDON: March 21, 2012: Women Unlimited. How to launch, market and sell your business book. Full day workshop.
LONDON: Mar 8, 2012: Publishing Innovation, Keynote on Indie Publishing.
LONDON: Mar 9, 2012: Women Unlimited Conference, Thrive 2012
LONDON: Feb 22, 2012: Women Unlimited: How to write and publish your own business book. Full day workshop.
Completed Speaking Events 2010 – 2011
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: April. 2011. Queensland Writer’s Centre. Blogging and Social Networking for Authors & Writers
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: 2011. Hospitality and Gaming, Australasia. Social Media for the Hospitality & Gaming Industry
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: 27 Nov, 2010. Publishing BootCamp. Marketing for Authors and Entrepreneurs.
UBUD, BALI: Oct 2010. 5 day writer’s retreat. Teaching sessions on writing, self-publishing and book marketing
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: May and August, 2010. Edgeware. Web 2.0 Branding and Marketing for Small Business
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: 28 Aug, 2010. Women’s Publishing Network. Branding, blogging and multiple streams of income for authors and writers
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA: May 2010. Gold Coast Writer’s Workshop. Author Branding, Blogging and Building Traffic
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Mar 2010. How to write, publish, sell and promote your book. Full Day workshop.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Feb 2010. Edgeware. How community organizations can use web 2.0 to change the world
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Dec 2009: Edgeware. Web 2.0 Marketing and Promotion Strategies for Non-Profits