Authorpreneur Joanna Penn – Multiple Bestselling Author
Today’s guest has written 28 books and sold over 500,000 books in 84 countries and 5 languages. But it didn’t start that way. In 2007, when her first book didn’t sell, she resolved to solve that problem by learning marketing and the book publishing industry.
And that she did, so well in fact that today, Joanna Penn is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, who also writes and publishes non-fiction books and courses for authors.
In 2011, after 3 years of research, study and application, Joanna Penn and her husband downgraded their lifestyle so they could leave their jobs and focus full time on Joanna’s author business.
Today, Joanna—along with her husband and business partner—run their own small press publishing company, Curl Up Press.
In addition to being a prolific fiction and non-fiction author, Joanna teaches authors how to make a living from your books through her courses and books, along with a ton of free information on her fabulous podcast and website… called… what else but, TheCreativePenn.com.
We’re thrilled to welcome none other than the lovely Joanna Penn!
Joanna’s story and background
Writing her first book
Making the leap from job to self-employed
The craft versus the business
Downsizing lifestyle in the beginning
Starting with your end goals as a writer
Joanna’s creative and business habits
How Joanna started writing fiction
Helping her dad publish a book
Co-writing a book with her mom
How Joanna plans her year
Maintaining health as a creator
Creating habits around your lifestyle
Travel, research, and goals for books
Joanna’s new podcast
Multiple income streams
Future of voice and voice AI for authors
Final advice for writers
Joanna’s future goals and vision
“Figure out who you are, what you want, and your definition of success. Then figure out what you’re willing to do, to get to that.”