Authority Membership – 14-Day Trial

Welcome to the Nonfiction Authors Association!

Ralph Waldo EmersonOur vibrant community is loaded with valuable resources and education for your author journey.

The world of publishing can be overwhelming. Our mission is to make it easier for you. From deciding whether you should seek a traditional book deal or self-publish, to developing your marketing and revenue plans, we have the resources you need to reach your goals.

Join us and discover how to publish, promote and profit from nonfiction books!

“I highly recommend this group for anyone who is even just thinking about writing a book. The Authority membership has been worth every penny.
– Stacy Fisher-Gunn RDN, CD, CDE

NFAA helped me launch my first book into the world successfully. The templates and information on the web site are things I could not find anywhere else. I cannot wait to attend my first conference.”
– Alison Buehler, Author of Rethinking Women’s Health

I absolutely love all the resources the association offers–the downloads, the teleseminar recordings and the amazing discounts. Though I’ve been an author for many years now, I still find all kinds of new tips and ideas through NFAA. It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my author career!
– Donna Hartley, Author of the Fire Up Your Life series,

Benefits for Authority Members:

NFAA Member Badge - 400Teleseminar Recordings (POPULAR!): We host WEEKLY educational teleseminars with industry experts. Authority and VIP members receive access to the recording archives, which you can download and enjoy at your leisure.

Want a taste of our teleseminar series? Listen to this teleseminar recording with Patrick Schwerdtfeger covering how to become a highly-paid keynote speaker!  

Educational Content: We release new content each Sunday night, which includes templates, checklists, worksheets, recordings, reports and other special content meant to make your author journey a little easier. Plus, members can download two popular signature items: The Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist and How to Land a Traditional Book Deal (special report).

Our content archives include our exclusive Book Marketing Plan Template (multi-page Excel spreadsheet), Bookstore Consignment Agreement Template, Twitter Schedule Template, Product Launch Promotion Checklist, Speaker Intake Form, Checklist of Items to Take to Your Next Speaking Engagement and so much more!

Weekly Marketing Homework: Members receive marketing homework via email every Monday, which includes a suggested strategy for marketing your books. Topics covered can include blogging, internet marketing, professional speaking, website development, social media, and traditional marketing tactics. The purpose is to keep you focused on advancing your marketing efforts each week, and to discuss within the forum and keep each other accountable. Homework assignments are also archived for later viewing.

“The Nonfiction Authors Association has been a great asset for me.  I am a new writer trying to find my way in the sea of promises of success that are everywhere on the internet.  Trying to paddle through the overwhelming options I found myself going backwards, spending far more money on these “schemes” than my book was bringing in.  Joining NFAA has provided me access to all the right tools and education to right my ship and get my second book moving forward in sales without wasting money anymore.”
– Bob Kern, author of We Were Soldiers Too

“I have been listening to several (almost all, I think) of the recorded teleconferences and they are fantastic! I highly recommend this group for anyone who is even just thinking about writing a book. The Authority membership has been worth every penny.”
– Stacy Fisher-Gunn, RDN, CD, CDE,

The NFAA monthly meetups I’ve attended have been excellent. We’ve heard from authors, editors, and marketing experts, as well as had a chance to speak about our own projects. The networking and the inspiration that results have kept me going during the slow times of the writing process.”
– Emily Buehler, Author of Bread Science,

One of the best things I did was join the Nonfiction Authors Association. There, I can network with other nonfiction authors, as well as learn all the facets of writing, publishing, and marketing books. The Nonfiction Writers Conference — which is virtual to accommodate busy schedules and keeps members from incurring travel expenses — has been extremely useful to me. Overall, this is a must-join organization for any nonfiction author or aspiring author.”
– Beth Gainer, author of Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care,

Access to Member Forum: Our LinkedIn forum is a gathering place for members to connect, ask and answer publishing-related questions, share ideas and resources, and support each other. The forum provides a vibrant community with many discussions happening every day of the week.

Local Chapter Meetings: Authority and VIP members receive FREE admission to local chapter meetings across the U.S. (and now in Canada!). Meetings are open to the public and admission runs from $10 to $20. View a list of our local chapters here.

Blog Interviews: Members are randomly selected for interviews that are featured on our blog and via our social media accounts and newsletter.

Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference: The annual Nonfiction Writers Conference is a 3-day virtual event featuring five speakers each day and takes place in May each year. Authority members receive a 50% discount off of the standard conference rate. VIP members receive Platinum access to the conference for free!

Discount off the Nonfiction Book Awards: Our year-round book awards program honors the best in nonfiction. Authority and VIP members receive 33% off the entry fee.

Discounted Partner Services: NFAA has partnered with PR Newswire and ProfNet to provide you deep discounts off press release distribution, access to PR Newswire’s syndication network of over 5,500 websites, and ProfNet, a powerful program where authors can connect with media professionals seeking expert sources for interviews.

In addition, Authority and VIP members receive 50% off products and services from Gebbie Press, including the All-in-One Media Directory, featuring over 24,000 media contacts, downloadable databases of media contacts and PRPro, a turn-key press release distribution system that sends your releases directly to media contacts.

We have also partnered with Office Depot, providing members with access to a permanent store discount card (10% off) plus substantial savings of as much as 80% off online purchases (wait until you see their rate for printer ink cartridges!).

NOTE: VIP Membership

VIP membership is an “all-you-can-eat” plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (held in May each year) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits. Total added value: $1,424!



Great Value!

  • Free for 14 Days.
    Cancel Anytime

  • Includes all benefits listed above on a monthly basis.

    Rate: $19/month


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    2 Months Free

  • Includes all benefits listed above for a full year.

    Rate: $190/year


  • Our
    "All You Can Eat" Plan

  • Includes benefits listed above (added value of $1,653!) for a full year.

    Rate: $490/year

Membership requires no commitment. Cancel any time.

Welcome Kit for Authority Members (Yearly Membership Level)

Welcome Kit for Authority YEARLY and VIP Members

Register for the Authority Yearly or VIP membership and you will receive a bonus welcome kit that includes all of the following:

  • An over-sized tote bag loaded with pockets (great to carry to your next event!).
  • Autographed copy of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan by Stephanie Chandler.
  • Our popular “Writer at Work” door hanger.
  • “Writer at Work” coffee mug.
  • NFAA branded coaster.
  • Occasionally we throw in some surprises goodies, too!

Have questions or prefer not to register online? Send us an email.