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's Top 100 Creative Professionals in 2013.
Watch a clip below of Joanna speaking at Digital Commerce Summit 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Or click here to watch on YouTube.
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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.
– How to Make a Living from your Writing
– How to Write a Book (fiction or non-fiction)
– Podcasting and Audiobooks
– Content Marketing
– The Future of Publishing (and the impact of Artificial Intelligence)
“Joanna Penn is the Energizer Bunny of writing, publishing and book marketing.” – Michelle Beck, Orbis Marketing
“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
“I had a blast with Joanna and Orna learning about self-publishing…If you are looking to be educated, supported, inspired, and make other writer and indie publishing friends there is no better place to start with than Joanna Penn and Orna Ross.” – Jennifer Gillham
“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
Here are some tweets from Youpreneur Summit, Nov 2017
LONDON, UK. March 9, 2020. Self Publishing Formula Live. Multiple streams of income.
LONDON, UK. March 11, 2020. London Book Fair. Panelist on The Power of Indie Publishing.
NASHVILLE, USA. May 16-17, 2020. The Career Author Summit. Audio for Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting and Voice Technologies. [Due to the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak, this is likely to be given over Skype]
Jotunheimen National Park, NORWAY. Sept 10-13, 2020. Slow Business Adventure.
Joanna took a year off speaking to focus on writing projects.
Speaking Appearances 2018
FLORIDA, USA. Sept 25-29, 2018. NINC (Novelists INC)
PHILADELPHIA, USA. Nov, 2018. BookBaby Indie Author Conference
Speaking Appearances 2017
LONDON, UK: 14-16 Mar, 2017. London Book Fair. Various panels and events. ALLi panel
HAWKESBURY UPTON, UK: Sat 22 April, 2017. Panels on creativity at Hawkesbury Upton Literary festival
LONDON, UK: 6 May, 2017. How to Make a Living (and a Life) with your Writing. Full day seminar with Orna Ross.
BRISTOL, UK: 19 – 20 May, 2017. CrimeFest. Self-publishing session and panel on research in thrillers
LONDON, UK:. 19 June, 2017. Byte the Book panel on the author as publisher
CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND: 23-24 September, 2017. Society of Authors, Scotland Conference. Breakout session and Keynote.
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON, USA: 21 – 28 Oct, 2017. Business Masterclass with Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
LONDON. UK. 11 – 12 November, 2017. Youpreneur Summit.
Click here to view previous international speaking engagements 2009 – 2016, including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair, and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.
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.