Podcast episodes are posted every Monday and include interviews, inspiration and information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship. Extra future-focused shows are posted monthly.
Stats from 6 September 2023 [Blubrry] — Over 9 million podcast downloads across 228 countries (60% USA, 12% UK, 5% Australia, 5% Canada, 18% Rest of the World). 122,932 listens in the last 30 days. 95% impactful plays (people listen to at least 75% of the episode).
The Creative Penn Podcast is in the top 1% of podcasts with over 10,000 downloads in the first 7 days of publishing, and 15K-25K downloads per episode. [Buzzsprout global stats show the top 1% of podcasts have 4985 downloads in the first 7 days.]
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“I highly recommend listening to the podcasts by Joanna Penn. Her joyful, lovable style and positive attitude is addicting, and her interviews dive right into the meat of the matter.” Mark S. R. Peterson
“Just listening to you and your guests convinced me that it’s possible to be an author (not just a writer).” Jan Vermeer
“The Creative Penn is an essential part of every author's toolkit. I especially love the futurist segments, tech updates, and industry updates–the curation and analysis is extremely helpful for keeping track of what's happening–and what's coming. Plus, Joanna's progressive and slightly rebellious mindset really resonates with me. Proud to be part of this exciting indie community.” E.A.Sandrose
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The music used on The Creative Penn Podcast is by Kevin MacLeod at www.incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Podcast episodes with transcripts
#60: Authenticity, Creative Expression and Beating Fear of Judgement with Robert Rabbin
#54: How to be a NY Times Bestselling Author with Scott Sigler(with transcript)
#50: Advanced Blogging Tips for Authors with Blogging Teacher, Paul Cunningham (Includes Transcript)
#49: Using video for book promotion with Gideon Shalwick, internet video expert (Includes Transcript)
#44: Book Design with Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer (with transcript)
#41: EBook Q&A with Joshua Tallent from EBookArchitects.com (Includes Transcript)
#39: Book Marketing: Your Questions Answered by Joanna Penn (with transcript)
#37: How to Write Your First Book with Joanna Penn (interviewed by Lenore Miller)