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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Teleseminar: Brian Jud on How to Handle Sales Negotiations for Bulk Book Purchases

Teleseminar: Brian Jud on How to Handle Sales Negotiations for Bulk Book Purchases

Event Date: August 2, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Brian Jud discusses How to Handle Sales Negotiations for Bulk Book Purchases. About Brian Jud Brian Jud is an author, book-marketing consultant, speaker, seminar leader, television host and president of Premium Book Company that sells books to non-bookstore buyers on a non-returnable, […]

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The S Theory of Storytelling: Compelling Fiction Readers to Turn the Page by Michael Larsen

The beginning is the most important part of the work. –Plato  The first page sells the book. The last page sells the next book. –Mickey Spillane The first page of a chapter sells the chapter; the last page sells the next chapter. Agents, editors and book buyers only read far enough to make a decision. […]

Consulting and Coaching Opportunities Your Non-Fiction Book Can Open

Consulting and Coaching Opportunities Your Non-Fiction Book Can Open

Writing a nonfiction book based on your area of expertise is an easy lead-in for consulting and coaching opportunities. In fact, these opportunities will probably come looking for you whether you want them or not! After I wrote my first book, The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide, I began receiving requests for consulting services. […]

Tasks to Tackle While Your Book is in Production: Collect Front Matter and Back Cover Copy Materials

Tasks to Tackle While Your Book is in Production: Collect Front Matter and Back Cover Copy Materials

“Front matter” is the material in your book that comes before (in front of) your actual chapters. The copyright page, acknowledgments page, table of contents, and dedication are all examples of front matter. Other (optional) front matter elements to consider including are as follows: Endorsements from authors. Testimonials from well-known authors can add credibility to […]

Member of the Week:  Anne Janzer, Author of The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Member of the Week: Anne Janzer, Author of The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Name: Anne Janzer Book Title: The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear Your book’s Amazon purchase link: http://amzn.to/1rtpYgL What is your book about? The Writer’s Process is about the inner game of writing – managing the various mental systems involved to make your writing more productive, creative, and fulfilling. It combines the field-tested practices […]

Understanding Publishing Contracts

Understanding Publishing Contracts

If a publisher offers you a contract, get ready for your head to spin. These contracts can vary greatly in what they offer and what they expect from the author. In general, a contract will outline the following: Payment Terms A book advance fee ranging from $2500-$10,000 is most typical for first time authors without […]

What You Can Learn from TED Speakers

What You Can Learn from TED Speakers

One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is to watch videos on TED.com. If you’ve somehow missed the TED phenomenon, you should know that the site features 20 minute presentations from some of the world’s top thought leaders. Speakers for TED events are selected on an invite-only basis. You […]

Recording: Shel Horowitz on Writing to Change the World: How to Influence Readers through Books

Recording: Shel Horowitz on Writing to Change the World: How to Influence Readers through Books

Join us as Shel Horowitz discusses Writing to Change the World: How to Influence Readers through Books. About Shel Horowitz Book publishing consultant and multiple-award-winning author of ten books (most recently, Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World—endorsed by Seth Godin and Jack Canfield), Shel Horowitz, “The Transformpreneur,” has been using writing as a tool of social […]

Book Award Winner: Hope in the Hood: A U-turn Out of Inner City Poverty and Crime with Empowered Youth USA

Book Award Winner: Hope in the Hood: A U-turn Out of Inner City Poverty and Crime with Empowered Youth USA

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Shirley Alarie Synopsis “Colleen Adams is saving lives.” – Todd Bass, Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office A raw and emotional account of one woman’s dream to offer a path out of poverty and crime, proving that one drop, even in the ocean, creates an expanding ripple. Imagine a […]

Book Award Winner: StoryBranding 2.0: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Purpose of Story

Book Award Winner: StoryBranding 2.0: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Purpose of Story

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Jim Signorelli Synopsis Why would a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry say that most advertising is a waste of money? Having worked on many famous brands as an advertising executive, Jim Signorelli has firsthand knowledge of how much time, energy, and money is being wasted on advertising and brand […]