Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.
If you need help with writing your book, or you want to learn how to navigate the new world of publishing and book marketing, then join Joanna Penn and her guests every Monday. Also covers the business of being a writer and how to make money with your books.
Indie authors are just one part of the global renaissance in creativity and entrepreneurship. There are now indie film-makers, indie musicians, indie gaming companies as well as maker movements in all kinds of crafts, science and tech.
Today I'm interviewed by Sarah Painter from WorriedWriter.com about definition of success, creativity, productivity and facing fear as a writer. In the intro I mention that I am away in Paris as this goes out,
Confidence in writing and valuing your words are so important, and today's interview with Carol Tice focuses on how you can develop that as well as some great tips about making very good money with freelance writing. In the intro,
In this wide-ranging interview, James Scott Bell and I discuss aspects of making a living with your writing, including discipline and writing tips, plus mindset and how art and commerce can play happily together! In the intro,
If you want to build a long-term career as an author, you need to grow your readership on multiple platforms, with multiple quality products. Today, superstar indie author Liliana Hart shares her experiences and tips. [To clarify,
It's hard enough to write thousands of words for a book … But then you have to turn that into a few hundred words to sell it to readers. In today's show, Bryan Cohen and I deconstruct book sales descriptions in detail. In the introduction,
In today's show, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker and I review the state of the indie nation and how things have changed since we both met in 2010. In the intro, I talk about completing the Creative Freedom Course and how excited I am about helping people dis...
I love learning from smart marketers who are using data to analyze what actually works in selling books. In today's show, Ricci Wolman shares some brilliant tips based on extensive sales data through Freebooksy, Bargainbooksy and more.
The ‘poor, starving artist' myth has kept a lot of creatives down, but we're living in a time of abundance – of creativity, of global readership and of the opportunity to publish and reach them. In this interview,
In today's show, I tackle more of your questions from The Creative Penn survey about self-publishing and marketing. The last Q&A show was one of the most popular of the podcast, so I hope you enjoy this one too. In the intro,