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5 (Interesting) Ways to Build Your Readership by Joanna Penn


Voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 Creative Professionals 2013, Joanna Penn is the internationally bestselling author of thrillers on the edge at JFPenn.com and non-fiction books for authors at TheCreativePenn.com, including “How To Market A Book“. Sheโ€™s also a professional speaker and entrepreneur. Connect with Joanna @thecreativepenn

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  1. @SDNeeve, I’m not Joanna, but now I’m curious what a Norfolk accent sounds like. I might tune in specifically to hear it. And then all the Norfolkers would support you, and you could become a “thing.” We hear posh/conventional accents all the time. You’d be more unique!
    No disrespect to Joanna, of course. Thanks for all the info. Gotta jump on the audio bandwagon…

  2. Hi Joanna.

    You probably won’t see this now. But I have a question about podcasts. I think the idea is great and all, especially if you have a lovely voice like yours. But unfortunately I don’t. I come from Norfolk, and let’s just say, our dialect isn’t that grand. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of where I come from, it’s just, I don’t think people will appreciate my country tone, if you know what I mean.

    What would you suggest I do? Should I still take a risk and go for it? Or would I be taking a risk and opening myself up to ridicule?

    I’d love to know what you think on the subject.

    1. Hi SD, I replied on twitter – but will add again here. What you think of your voice doesn’t matter. People think all different accents are exotic. I hate my voice, my mannerisms, my annoying tics – but I don’t matter – the information matters. People in the USA especially appreciate different accents – check out Game of Thrones for some truly awesome accents – hugely popular in the US! Point being … get over you and get out there ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Anyone trying to wrap their heads around the marketing, those slides really help. It’s not always a one-to-one, direct, easy-to-track thing. Be authentic, be visible, be cool. Thanks a million, Joanna.

  4. Joanna, I missed this but I’m sure you rocked it just like you rocked our interview on IndieAuthor TV! I will be posting this on my site because you know what you’re talking about..that is for sure!!!

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