Business Side of Authorship

New Benefits for NFAA Members: Media Leads, Content Archives, Partner Discounts

New Benefits for NFAA Members: Media Leads, Content Archives, Partner Discounts

We have been hard at work developing new benefits for our Authority and VIP members: View Content by Topic Members have always had access to archived teleseminar recordings, weekly homework tips, and our exclusive templates, checklists, and other content. Now we’ve made it easier than ever to find the help you need because we’re now […]

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 […]

How to Handle Shipping for Your Books

How to Handle Shipping for Your Books

Shipping books is not something authors typically think about until their book is about to be released, but selling books directly is most profitable because you don’t have to give up 40% to 55% to retailers. If you want to sell books or other products directly from your website, you’ll need to develop a process […]

Resources for Hiring Freelancers

Resources for Hiring Freelancers

For years I’ve been saying that the more help I hire, the more money I earn. One of the best ways to grow your business is to hire people to help free up your time so that you can focus on what you do best. While you may think you can’t afford to hire help, […]

How to Get Funding to Publish Your Book

How to Get Funding to Publish Your Book

If I had a dollar for every person who asked me about funding for their book projects, well, I could start a fund for those very projects! Not a week goes by without an email or call from someone seeking free publishing services. Unfortunately, there is no secret publishing fund or author scholarship program available, […]

How to Set Up an Author Business by Mike Kowis, Esq.

How to Set Up an Author Business by Mike Kowis, Esq.

I recently gave a talk to a local writer’s group about the process of self-publishing a book, which includes setting up an author business.  Afterwards, the group leader thanked me for sharing the “business side” of being an author.  While I appreciated her kind gesture, it struck me as odd because I think of an […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently?

Round-Up Question of the Week: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: When I first start writing, I had some good indications that writing was the thing I was good at, and should seriously […]

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 […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best productivity tips for writers?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best productivity tips for writers?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your best productivity tips for writers? Here’s what they had to say: Anne Janzer: My single best productivity tip is to divide writing into its different stages (research or freewriting, outlining, incubating, drafting, revision) so that you can approach each one […]

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

You know how to take care of business as a nonfiction writer. You’re professional. You attend to all the details of putting your writing into the world from analyzing your audience to zeroing in on new ways to promote your writing. But all this serious business stuff is probably not why you started writing. You […]