Joanna Penn to Keynote The 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference Joanna Penn

BookBaby 2018 Independent Authors Conference
November 2-4
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1 Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The best and brightest minds in self-publishing are coming to the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference this fall, and one of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishing — Joanna Penn — is wrapping up the conference with the closing keynote address.

Reserve your spot today at the very early bird ticket price of $149.

If you an aspiring author looking to meet and interact with fellow writers, an experienced author looking to take your career to the next level, or someone who wants to learn the keys to nurturing a successful career as an independent author, come to Indie Author Con (#indieauthorcon) in Philadelphia, PA this fall. Indie Author Con is the only US event dedicated to self-publishing, where independent authors will learn from industry experts what it takes to publish, market, and sell their books while managing their writing careers.

What can you expect at the Independent Authors Conference?

  • Dozens of workshops and panels focused on publishing and marketing your book.
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow writers and expand your writing network.
  • Discussions with real publishing experts ready to answer your questions.
  • Personal interaction with knowledgeable industry professionals.
  • Keynote presentations from successful authors and industry leaders — including Joanna Penn!

joanna penn 2018 bookbaby independent authors conferenceJoanna Penn, who hails from Bath, UK, will share how she has crafted a career as a self-published author and provide ideas and inspiration to attendees to 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 UK “Top 100 Creative Professionals.” Her 27 books have sold over 500,000 copies in 84 different countries.

“When we started planning the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, Joanna’s name was on the top of my list to bring to Philadelphia,” says BookBaby president Steven Spatz. “The kind of writing career she has forged is within reach of many aspiring authors in the indie publishing landscape and her talks at Indie Author Con 2018 will provide valuable advice, motivation, and inspiration!”

If you want to achieve more success with your writing, you need to attend this conference. You’ll walk away with the inspiration, tools, and knowledge needed to fulfill your publishing goals. Don’t miss out on the excitement — go to and reserve your spot today!

Watch the 2017 Independent Authors Conference Opening Keynote by Steven Spatz

As Steven Spatz, President of BookBaby, says in the video below, “We fly the flag of self-publishing. We believe in it. We know it’s not the only way to publish, but we think it’s the best way for many of you here. You get to choose your own publishing adventure. You’re the CEO. You’re the planner. You’re the contractor. You get to do everything.”


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  1. Does the fee for the conference including a stay at the Sheraton Hotel, or is this separate?

    Thanks for all information.

    Molly Chandler

    • The registration fee covers the cost to attend the conference. Lodging is separate, and you are free to stay in other hotels around the city if you prefer.

  2. Watching the video pep-talk & prelude of positive words to last years event is already getting me thrilled to what is up & coming for this year’s 2018 Independent Author’s Conference. I am very excited to attend to this year’s event. I tried to make it to last year’s however I was unable to make it for a variety of reasons.

    Already putting my pennies away to come & I have placed the dates on my calendar and getting ready to be there…=)


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