Tag: Joanna Penn
To encourage young writers to pursue a career in writing and publishing, the IAC is presenting a Conference Scholarship Contest for high school and college students.
Joanna Penn, one of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishing, is wrapping up the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference this fall in Philadelphia, PA with the closing keynote address.
Best-selling author and independent publishing expert Joanna Penn interviewed BookBaby President Steven Spatz to discuss the state of indie publishing, treating your book as a product, and marketing insights gleaned from our 2017 survey.
Interviewing author and speaker Joanna Penn is a lot like reading one of her thrillers — a rollicking ride through uncharted territories where surprises burst from dark corridors and human quirks shape the narrative in unexpected ways. In the span of less than an hour, I learned that she and I are taphophiles (people who are fascinated by graveyards), her “overnight” success self-publishing ebooks took more than 5 years of hard work, and she envisions a vagabond existence in the future, traveling internationally to inspire her writing, painting verbal pictures of her favorite places (Jerusalem being one), and sparking her imagination by seeking strange and unfamiliar locales. Joanna is the producer of hundreds of podcasts and video interviews (many available through her site, The Creative Penn), so I was surprised to learn...
Wikipedia defines a Beta Reader as: “a person who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public." In essence, a Beta Reader’s duty is to provide writers with critical feedback to improve their stories. This post by the Canadian Uber Addicts offers a detailed “job description” of a Beta Reader which we have summarized below: A Beta Reader, first and foremost, is there to make sure the story gets better by using a ruthless, critical eye.