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Speaker Lineup For The 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn to give keynote


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BookBaby is pleased to announce that one of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishing—Joanna Penn—has accepted an invitation to keynote this year’s conference!

Penn, who hails from Bath, UK, will share how she has crafted a career as a self-published author, and provide ideas and inspiration about How to Make a Living with Your Writing to attendees to help them follow in her footsteps. 

 “When I was growing up, I was told to get a proper job—that I couldn’t be a writer and support myself,” says Penn. “Now I’m very excited about how big an author can get in this digital world. ‘Writer’ is most certainly a proper job—in fact much more than that! Writing can be a brilliant way to make a living as well as living out that dream of holding your own book in your hand.” 

Penn’s website, The Creative Penn, is one of the most respected and valuable self-publishing resources on the web. Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and was selected as one of The Guardian’s UK Top 100 Creative Professionals. Her 27 books have sold over 500,000 copies in 84 different countries.

Check out the rest of our amazing speakers and panelists for The 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference here. Keep checking back as we continue to update and add to our growing list:

If you’d like to be considered to be a speaker at The 2019 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, please fill out this form or consider becoming a sponsor for our 2018 conference.

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