Author Archive: Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler is the founder of the Nonfiction Authors Association and Nonfiction Writers Conference, and author of several books including "The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan" and "Own Your Niche." A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine.

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Pitching the Media Directly

Pitching the Media Directly

While press releases are the old PR standard, one very effective way to get media coverage is to reach out to media pros directly via email. Once again, these folks need story ideas. When you send a brief, relevant, professional pitch via email, you are quite likely to get a call back. When sending a […]

How to Get a Traditional Book Deal: Query an Agent

How to Get a Traditional Book Deal: Query an Agent

Once you’ve established your platform and written your book proposal, you can begin to reach out to literary agents. A literary agent will represent you and your work—at a commission fee of usually 15%—to help you get the best book deal. Research and then contact agents until you find one who is excited about your […]

Surfing Tsunamis: How Writers Can Cast an Affirming Flame by Michael Larsen

Surfing Tsunamis: How Writers Can Cast an Affirming Flame by Michael Larsen

“In all very numerous assemblies passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason.” – James Madison In Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman wrote that we’re trapped in three giant accelerations we can’t understand, control, or adjust to: technology, globalization, and climate change. The election showed the conflict between those skimming the crests […]

Checklist of Items to Include in Corporate Sponsorship Pitch

Checklist of Items to Include in Corporate Sponsorship Pitch

If working with corporate sponsors is a goal for you, you’ll need to know how to write a proposal. Sponsors love to work with authors who have a clear platform–and what they want is access to your audience. This report shows you what to include in a sponsor pitch and how you can dazzle and […]

How to Build a List of Media Contacts

How to Build a List of Media Contacts

I can assure you that you will have far more success reaching out to media contacts directly. Here’s how to find them. Media Websites Nearly all of the major media outlets have websites with easy access to contact information for reporters, editors, and producers. In fact, they make it almost ridiculously easy to find email […]

Recording: Dr. Joshua Smyth on Writing to Heal: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Well-Being

Recording: Dr. Joshua Smyth on Writing to Heal: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Well-Being

Join us as Joshua Smyth discusses Writing to Heal: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Well-Being About Joshua Smyth Dr. Joshua Smyth is a Professor of Biobehavioral Health and of Medicine at Penn State and Hershey Medical Center. He also serves as Associate Director of Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and as the […]

Book Award Winner: Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business

Book Award Winner: Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Romi Neustadt Synopsis Romi Neustadt is passionate about helping others build lucrative direct sales and network marketing businesses that help create lives with more freedom and flexibility, greater purpose and a lot more fun. In this book she offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she’s given to tens of […]

26 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Publisher or Self-Publisher by Michael Larsen

26 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Publisher or Self-Publisher by Michael Larsen

Publishers have more options for publishing than ever: e-books, print-on-demand, offset printing, downloads, audiobooks, podcasts, blogs, websites, a series of articles or videos. Books can generate more profits than ever. People are buying content in more forms, formats, media, and countries than ever. Publishers can coordinate publication worldwide. They can plan the timing and marketing […]

7th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

7th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

Event Date: May 3-5, 2017 | Time: 9AM PST / 12PM EST to 3PM PST / 6PM EST The 7th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 3-5, 2017! Sessions run from 9am PST / 12pm EST through 3pm PST / 6pm EST each day. See the agenda here. All sessions are delivered by teleseminar—no travel required! […]

How to Get a Traditional Book Deal: Write a Book Proposal

How to Get a Traditional Book Deal: Write a Book Proposal

If you’re trying to pitch your nonfiction book, the first thing an interested agent or editor will ask is to see a book proposal. In the nonfiction sphere within traditional publishing, a proposal is the norm, as opposed to writing a full manuscript that an author then sends out. Write a complete proposal and at […]