[067] How to write and publish your own non-fiction book with Joanna Penn

how to write and publish your non-fiction book with joanna penn

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller writer and non-fiction author who has sold over 450,000 books in 74 countries and 5 languages. She's also a speaker, podcaster and online course creator.

In this episode she shares her advice on how to get your book idea out of your head and onto the page, including invaluable tips on becoming an Indie author.

Here’s what's covered in this episode:

  • How Joanna left her job in accounts to achieve her dream of being a full-time writer
  • The essential tools and resources Joanna uses to publish her work as an Indie author
  • How using dictation software has helped Joanna write non-fiction more quickly
  • Joanna's Facebook marketing tips, including how to select images and write great copy
  • How Joanna avoids overwhelm in her business
  • What freedom means to Joanna and that impacts on her writing business

Key resources

Joanna's website 

Joanna on Twitter and Instagram

The Creative Penn podcast

Joanna on the Inspirational Creatives podcast 

Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-Publishing Success Joanna's online course

Createspace (Amazon's print-on-demand company)

Joanna's recommended editors and book cover designers


Dragon Dictate

Nick Stephenson's Reader Magnets course

How to write a non-fiction book 

**MY NEW BOOK - OUT 7 JULY 2016 AND AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

Soulful PR Live (meet eight national journalists and find out what they're looking for in a story)

New Media Europe 2016  June 18 and 19 (I'm speaking on how  to get big media coverage on a small business budget)

The Soulful PR Business Club 

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

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