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!

  • Feel less alone on this journey.
  • Connect and share experiences with fellow writers.
  • Learn about writing, publishing, and marketing books so you can decide what tactics will work best for you. 
  • Access hundreds of  educational tools and resources to help you reach your goals.
  • Gain valuable, real-world insights from publishing industry experts. 
  • Get visibility with our audience of 100k+.

“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, DonnaHartley.com

All Members Receive:

join the nonfiction authors associationListing in Member Directory: Your listing includes your name, author photo, book details, author bio, website links, social media links, and other details. Directory listings are complimentary for all members of the Nonfiction Authors Association. These are also optimized for the search engines, providing valuable links back to your site, which may raise your visibility with Google search!

Weekly Educational Teleseminars with Publishing Industry Experts: We conduct weekly teleseminars by phone with industry professionals, focused on writing, publishing, promoting, and profiting with nonfiction books. All members can listen in live, though Authority and VIP members can download recordings after each event. Events are held  Wednesdays at 10am PST/1pm EST.

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

Benefits for Authority and VIP Members Only:


EXCLUSIVE – Media Leads for Authors: Authority and VIP members receive a weekly round-up of publicity opportunities delivered to your inbox every Friday. This exciting benefit gives you the opportunity to reach out to podcasters seeking guests, bloggers seeking content, and other media outlets. Learn more about Media Leads for Authors.

Teleseminar Recordings (POPULAR!): While all members can participate in our weekly teleseminars via live access, only Authority and VIP members receive access to the recording archives (available for one year), which you can download and enjoy at your leisure.

Educational Content: We release new content each Sunday night, including templates, checklists, worksheets, recordings, reports, and other exclusive content meant to make your author journey easier.

Weekly Marketing Homework: These popular emails are sent each Monday and cover one suggested strategy for marketing your books, giving you a goal for the week. Homework assignments are archived for later viewing.

Access to Community Forum: Our private Facebook group is a community gathering place for Authority and VIP members to connect, ask and answer publishing-related questions, share ideas and resources, and support each other. This group is a powerful membership benefit and provides a fantastic way to connect and become part of our tribe! Our members are located around the globe and being part of our community allows you to form alliances and support each other.

Local Chapter Meetings: Authority and VIP members receive FREE admission to local chapter meetings across the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Meetings are open to the public and admission runs from $5 to $15. View a list of our local chapters here.

Meet the Members Program: Members can share a book announcement via an online form found in your member dashboard. Each member can submit a book announcement up to two times per year. We compile these announcements in our monthly Meet the Members email to ALL of our subscribers. In addition, members are invited to contribute an interview and get featured on our blog, which is also shared across our social media networks which have a combined reach of over 100k followers!

Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference: Since 2010, our Nonfiction Writers Conference events have been conducted entirely online. NFWC is held in May, and our smaller Fall conference is held in November. Authority members receive a 50% discount off of the standard conference rate. VIP members attend for FREE.

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

Discounted Courses and Content: Our Author Courses and Ultimate Author Toolkits are discounted between 33% to 50% for Authority members. VIP members receive FREE access.

Discounted Partner Services: We have partnered with several companies to offer discounts for our members: Partners include IngramSpark, Lulu.com, Foreword Reviews, Findaway Voices, PRNewswire, Gebbie Press and more. In addition, Office Depot provides all members with access to a permanent store discount card (10% off). Authority and VIP members receive the store card plus substantial savings of as much as 80% off online purchases (wait until you see their rate for printer ink cartridges!).

“I’m getting ready for a presentation tomorrow and needed to print some content. I emailed 4 files to this OfficeMax/Office Depot with instructions for 30 sets. They had everything boxed up when I arrived, and the cashier rang up my order: $96.83 (including a Payday candy bar—a reward for finishing ahead of deadline). I gave her my NFAA discount card and told her that my total was about to come down. She entered the discount code and was so shocked by the new total that she double-checked with the supervisor. My final total: $35.53…and there was even a discount on my Payday bar! That was a savings of over $60—unbelievable!
– Tom McCourt

Benefits for VIP Members Only:


In addition to ALL of the benefits that Authority members receive, VIP members get the following:

  • Platinum Access to BOTH Nonfiction Writers Conference Events – NFWC events are conducted entirely online. The main event is held in May, and our Fall conference is held in December. VIP members get Platinum access to both events at no charge (includes event recordings and transcripts). This benefit pays for VIP membership all by itself!
    Value: $575
  • Ultimate Author Marketing Course – This 12-module course is delivered online (recorded webinars) and covers everything from blogging and website optimization to social media, Amazon, book reviews, revenue generation and advanced book marketing tactics. Value: $697
  • Ultimate Author Toolkits – Our one-of-a-kind toolkits provide an assortment of digital content to help you accelerate your author journey. Each kit includes over a dozen reports, checklists, worksheets and recordings, covering the following topics: Writing Nonfiction Books, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Websites, Blogging and Social Media, Professional Speaking and Book Marketing. Value: $282
  • Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits – A collection of eight of our favorite sessions for you. Includes recordings only (Value: $99):
    • Pat Flynn – Passive Income for Authors – NFWC 2016
    • Helen Sedwick – Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet: Copyright, Trademarks and Other Legal Details for Authors – NFWC 2016
    • Cathey Armillas – How to Pitch, Prepare and Deliver a Killer TED Talk – NFWC 2015
    • Dana Lynn Smith – How to Launch and Market Your Book – NFWC 2015
    • Linda Hollander – How to Attract Lucrative Corporate Sponsorships – NFWC 2014
    • Jason Van Orden – Leverage Video and Podcasting to Build Your Audience – NFWC 2014
    • Chris Garrett – Blogging for Authors – NFWC 2013
    • Sandra Beckwith – DIY PR – NFWC 2013

Total added membership value: $1,653!

Enjoy a free trial and join NFAA today!


Great Value!

  • Free for 14 Days.
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  • Includes all benefits listed above on a monthly basis.

    Rate: $29/month


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    2 Months Free

  • Includes all benefits listed above for a full year.

    Rate: $290/year


  • Our
    "All You Can Eat" Plan

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

    Rate: $690/year


Welcome Kit for Authority Members (Yearly Membership Level)

Welcome Kit for Authority, VIP and Thought Leader YEARLY Members, shipped to U.S. members only. International members receive a special digital gift.

Register for the Authority Yearly or VIP membership and you will receive our popular 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 and we’ll respond right away.

There has never been a better time to join the Nonfiction Authors Association!