Self-Publishing Expert Joanna Penn to Keynote 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference in Philadelphia

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., April, 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The best and brightest minds in self-publishing are coming to the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference this fall in Philadelphia, PA. One of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishingJoanna Pennhas accepted an invitation to wrap up the conference with her closing keynote address.

Sponsored by BookBaby, one of the nation's leading self-publishing services company, #IndieAuthorCon 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 career. The 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference will take place from November 2-4 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel at 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Authors can reserve their tickets at

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 jobthat 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 jobin 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's UK Top 100 Creative Professionals. Her 27 books have sold over 500,000 copies in 84 different countries.

"When we started planning our next BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, Joanna's name was on the top of my list to bring to Philadelphia," says Steven Spatz, BookBaby President. "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!"

About BookBaby:BookBaby makes self-publishing easy, frombook printing,eBooks, book distribution, and cover design to editing and book marketing services. Since 2011, we've helped thousands realize their publishing goals, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. BookBaby creates and distributes printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and many other popular retailers worldwide.

The BookBaby Independent Authors Conference is a one-of-a-kind event and educational weekend catering to independent authors, offering skills-building sessions to help improve writing, foster learning, inspire creativity, and give assistance with self-publishing and book marketing.

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