Nonfiction Book Publishing

Best Nonfiction Book Publisher

Best Nonfiction Book Publisher

Authority Publishing provides custom publishing services exclusively for nonfiction books. Comprehensive services include editing, cover design, interior typesetting, ebook formatting, and distribution to Amazon, Ingram and other online retailers. Since 2008, Authority Publishing has built a solid reputation as an industry leader in personalized service and professional book production. If getting your book done right […]

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Start Your Journey to Nonfiction Publishing Success at Amazon.com by Roger C. Parker

Start Your Journey to Nonfiction Publishing Success at Amazon.com by Roger C. Parker

The quality and quantity of the research you do at Amazon.com before you start to write plays a major role in your ability to plan, write, promote, and profit from your nonfiction book. Here’s why.  Positioning To succeed, your book not only has to be well-written, but it has to be significantly and obviously different […]

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Recently there has been much discussion in the publishing community around whether authors should publish their books with both IngramSpark/Lightning Source and CreateSpace or choose just one publishing platform. Below we break down some of the pros and cons you should know about. But first, let’s clarify that IngramSpark is a publishing platform for indie […]

How to Connect with Fellow Writers and Where to Find Writers’ Groups, Conferences, and Events

How to Connect with Fellow Writers and Where to Find Writers’ Groups, Conferences, and Events

Back in 2003 when I quit my soul-sucking corporate job and opened a brick and mortar bookstore (which I sold three years later), one of my first initiatives was to start a writers’ group that met in the store every Saturday morning. I had decided that I wanted to finally pursue my life-long goal of […]

Set up Amazon Author Central

Set up Amazon Author Central

Amazon’s Author Central is an essential tool for managing your books and author information on the site. Every author should take full advantage of the free service because it allows you to update content on your book page, keep author bio information up to date, see your sales data, and more. Both print and Kindle-only […]

Preparing for Book Launch: Choose Your Niche

Preparing for Book Launch: Choose Your Niche

When you’re setting out to launch your book into the world, you will be faced with a lot of competition. There are millions of book titles available today, which means that book categories are jam packed. Before you begin to formulate your marketing plan, you should first define who it is you want to reach. […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time?

Round-Up Question of the Week: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: When I published my first books, I didn’t really have a clear, single message. Also I didn’t have a good venue to […]

How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

Lady Luck smiles on writers who play their cards right. These five hearts guarantee you a winning hand: YOU ARE THE ACE: Heartwork: Make reading, writing, and communicating a labor of love. Headwork: Learn about books, writing, publishing, technology, and your field. Goals: Have literary and publishing goals and a plan to achieve them. CONTENT […]

How to Get Bookstore Placement for Your Self-Published Book: Create Reverse Demand

How to Get Bookstore Placement for Your Self-Published Book: Create Reverse Demand

One of the most common questions I hear from self-published authors is whether or not it makes sense to pursue brick and mortar bookstore placement for books. In most cases, it’s rarely worthwhile, but it’s important to understand how the process works. When self-published, in order to get major bookstore placement, you have to sign […]

Why Indie Authors Must Embrace Change An Indie Author Manifesto for the New Year

Why Indie Authors Must Embrace Change An Indie Author Manifesto for the New Year

This past November, I was among the many indie authors disrupted by the news that Pronoun was shutting down. If you aren’t familiar with it, Pronoun was an ebook distributor run by Macmillan Publishing. I was using it to distribute the ebook versions of my three nonfiction books on non-Amazon retailers. I set off to […]

Keynotes for Success: A Summary of Insights and Advice About Writing, Publishing and Promotion by Michael Larsen

Keynotes for Success: A Summary of Insights and Advice About Writing, Publishing and Promotion by Michael Larsen

Writing * Now is the best time to be a writer, but you have to know more and do more than ever. * Books are usually either prose-driven or promotion-driven, story-driven or idea-driven. Because the fate of story-driven books depends on whether readers tell other readers to read them, content is king for prose-driven books. […]