I'm Joanna Penn, and through my books, podcast and community, I'll share my lessons learned on how to write, publish and market your book — and make a living with your writing.
I'm an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 40 books across multiple genres, with over a million sold across 176 countries and 5 languages.
I'm a podcaster, international speaker, and award-winning creative entrepreneur.
But it hasn't always been this way!
I've made many mistakes on the author journey, and I share everything on this site so you can save time, money, and heartache on your path.
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Tips and resources on writing, publishing, book marketing, and making a living with your writing.
Tools, Tutorials and Useful Resources
My list of the best writing and editing, publishing and marketing software for writers, plus in-depth tutorials on how to use them.
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Including How to Make a Living with Your Writing, How to Market a Book, Successful Self-Publishing, How to Write Non-Fiction, and many more.
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