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Power Up Your Nonfiction Book: Essential Content to Include when Writing Your Manuscript

Power Up Your Nonfiction Book: Essential Content to Include when Writing Your Manuscript

As you write your next book, you will likely follow some sort of outline and include some of the usual elements like footnotes and appendix. But there are some additional items you may want to consider adding to your manuscript in order to maximize the reader experience while building your mailing list and revenues. Free […]

50 Reasons to Contact the Media or Send a Press Release

50 Reasons to Contact the Media or Send a Press Release

How to Get Media Attention Reporters, editors, and producers for print publications, television, and radio are all seeking compelling stories to share with their audience. They need us as much as we need them! The trick is to pitch them an idea that they will deem newsworthy. 50 Reasons to Contact the Media or Send […]

How Do You Carve Out Time for Writing?

How Do You Carve Out Time for Writing?

The Nonfiction Authors Association recently sent out a request for writers around the world to answer the question: how do you carve out time for writing? Here are the replies we received. NFAA: How do you carve out time for writing? Chloe Grabham Sometimes it can be really hard to carve out time to write, […]

How to Get Author Testimonials for Your Book

How to Get Author Testimonials for Your Book

In the months before your book is published, you should begin reaching out to fellow authors to request endorsements. Ideally testimonials should come from authors in your field, and the more well-known the author, the better. And while you may think that big-name authors are untouchable, think again. Smart authors know that endorsing a  book […]

9 Ways to Sabotage Yourself as an Author in 2018 by Cathy Baylis

9 Ways to Sabotage Yourself as an Author in 2018 by Cathy Baylis

Fifty years ago, an author’s life was totally different. There were no social media channels, search engines, or even stable connectivity. Now, the world’s going crazy and with it, every single industry changes its face, submitting itself to the present technological advancements. In 2018, being an author supposes a lot of things. I believe that […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Flow Better by Barbara McNichol

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Flow Better by Barbara McNichol

Whether it’s a marketing email or the chapter of a book, you might be challenged to make your writing easy to follow. How can you create a smooth flow that helps your readers? Give these techniques a try: Use subheads: When you use subheads throughout your piece, readers can skim your content and quickly discern […]

Productivity Tips from the Experts

Productivity Tips from the Experts

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of the industry’s best, brightest, and most innovative experts. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What are your best productivity tips for writers? Joel Friedlander To be productive as a writer, try these simple guidelines: Schedule your time to write every day. Putting […]

Freelance Writing for Magazines

Freelance Writing for Magazines

One great way to get exposure as an author and expert in your field is to write for publications that reach your target audience. Whether you want to write purely for exposure or you want to get paid for your efforts, the following are steps to begin landing writing assignments. Start Small It’s not easy […]

6 Tips to Get the Media to Come to You

6 Tips to Get the Media to Come to You

If you’re an author, you’ve no doubt hustled to get media attention for your book. That’s part of the business, and you should pat yourself on the back for the hard work you’ve accomplished promoting your work. Still, you may be wondering if your efforts are the most effective when it comes to getting the […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Round-Up Question of the Week: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors? Here’s what they had to say: Phil Ross: Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly, latter-day reincarnations of James Ellroy on the always weird L.A. cop beat. / PHIL ROSS, author of the BLUE HOMBRES trilogy on MLB Latino […]