Kobo Writing Life is a proud sponsor of The Creative Penn podcast for a very good reason: Because of the incredible value that Joanna Penn brings to authors every single week. It is wonderfully complimentary to what we focus on here, which is the craft and business of writing.

This week, Joanna celebrates her 300th episode and 7th year of podcasting. We here at KWL are extremely grateful for the guidance, information, support and inspiration that can be found each and every week from the wonderful Joanna and her amazing guests and want to both congratulate and thank her for all she does for authors.


Joanna and Mark in 2014 at Kobo HQ in Toronto

KWL Director, Mark Lefebvre, was Joanna’s guest on this special episode, and in their conversation they look back at the past two years and what has changed since 2014 for indie authors, what has changed for Kobo, and what they each are looking forward to or predicting about what the future might hold for digital publishing.

The episode is a “hefty” hour and a half (almost twice the size of Joanna’s regular podcasts), but it’s a special “anniversary” episode, so consider it a jam-packed, double-value one.

The value, of this episode and each of Joanna’s 300 episodes, can be found in her informative and invaluable non-fiction books for authors. For the BEST VALUE, we recommend checking out Writer’s Toolbox, which contains the following three books: How to Market a Book, Business for Authors and Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts.


Joanna and Mark in 2013 at the Kobo booth at London Book Fair


Listen to Episode 300 of The Creative Penn Podcast above, or better yet, click on The Creative Penn RSS Feed to subscribe and receive it weekly.

And, while you’re subscribing, if you’re not listening to the KWL Podcast, here’s the RSS feed for Kobo Writing Life Podcast.

jfp_fiction_nonfiction_smaller-768x933Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author (writing under the name J.F. Penn) as well as an author of non-fiction for authors. She has written 20 books and sold over 450,000 books in 74 countries and 5 languages. On top of her writing and helpful website and podcast for authors, Joanna is an international professional speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013. Check out Joanna’s books on Kobo under J.F. Penn and Joanna Penn.


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