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PubSense Summit 2015 Keynote Speakers: Joanna Penn and Cevin Bryerman!

We’re thrilled to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2015 PubSense Summit taking place March 22-24 in Charleston, SC: Cevin Bryerman, publisher and vice president of Publisher’s Weekly, and Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn fame!

Cevin new photo 2Cevin Bryerman  has been in the publishing business for more than 25 years, working at the helm of both trade and consumer magazines in strategic planning, business development and strategic partnerships. Over the span of his career, he has worked on many publications, including Boating Industry and Waterway Guides, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Variety, Modern Bride, American Baby and others.

In 2010, Bryerman was named publisher and VP of Publishers Weekly and has championed the magazine’s digital expansion and growth of its consumer audience. Under Bryerman’s leadership, the website alone has grown more than tenfold to 8.5 million unique visitors in the last year.

Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of book publishing and bookselling. Founded in 1872, the weekly magazine boasts more than 500,000 Twitter followers and 60,000+ Facebook “likes”; publishes nine e-newsletters; two blogs; a mobile edition, digital editions and apps; and features a website that reached more than 8.5 million unique visitors in the last year. Publishers Weekly reviews nearly 9,000 books annually, as well as e-books, apps and audiobooks, in addition to featuring author interviews and news and analysis about the world of publishing.

Cevin will be featured in PubSense’s signature breakfast keynote; a Q&A with the publisher on the state of the publishing industry today and where we’re all headed as authors and publishers, sponsored by Publishers Weekly.

JoannaPennNew26Based in London, England (and crossing the pond just for PubSense!), Joanna Penn is an author, speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of the Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013. Her website, is regularly voted one of the top sites for authors and self-publishers. Writing as J.F.Penn, Joanna is also a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author. Connect on Twitter @thecreativepenn.

Joanna has also written several books for authors, including How to Market a Book and Business for Authors. Joanna’s keynote will take place at our signature keynote luncheon on Tuesday, sponsored by Kobo Writing Life.

The PubSense Summit team is incredibly excited to have two such noted industry leaders contributing to the conversation in 2015. Stay tuned to as we begin announcing faculty, sessions and sponsors for 2015, as well as blog posts from dozens of industry insiders….

Posted October 10, 2014 in: About PubSense Summit, Special Events at PubSense Summit by PubSense

  1. Congratulations! that is wonderful. i am looking forward to pubsmart very much!!

    Deb mangolt, October 15, 2014 at 9:23 am
  2. I am looking forward to the energy and education at Pubsense 2015.

    Marc Curtis Little, October 17, 2014 at 9:16 am
    • And we’re looking forward to seeing you here!

      PubSense, October 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm