Nonfiction Book Publishing

The KDP Select Program

The KDP Select Program

For authors with ebooks published via the Kindle Digital Publishing (KDP) program, there is an option to participate in the controversial KDP Select program. With this program, you can make your ebook (Kindle version) available in Amazon’s lending library where Amazon Prime members can borrow your ebook. In exchange, Amazon sends out checks each quarter […]

Choosing the Right Publishing Option for You and Your Book: 8 Ways to Get Published by Michael Larsen

Choosing the Right Publishing Option for You and Your Book: 8 Ways to Get Published by Michael Larsen

1. You can self-publish your book by –Doing it as an ebook, a hardcover, a mass market book or trade paperback –Using print-on demand (POD) at no cost or by paying for services –Using print-quantity-needed (PQN) for short runs, offset for longer runs –Publishing it for free online as blog posts, articles, or a manuscript, […]

26 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Publisher or Self-Publisher by Michael Larsen

26 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Be a Publisher or Self-Publisher by Michael Larsen

Publishers have more options for publishing than ever: e-books, print-on-demand, offset printing, downloads, audiobooks, podcasts, blogs, websites, a series of articles or videos. Books can generate more profits than ever. People are buying content in more forms, formats, media, and countries than ever. Publishers can coordinate publication worldwide. They can plan the timing and marketing […]

2017 Publishing Survey Results

2017 Publishing Survey Results

Each year we conduct a survey of members and non-members to learn more about what topics are interesting to you, what benefits we should add, what’s working and what we need to improve. Most notably for this year, social media usage has declined, yet interest in learning about it has increased. Following are the results […]

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

Keynotes for Success: 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. […]

10 Secrets to Increase Your Productivity and Accomplish Your Goals

10 Secrets to Increase Your Productivity and Accomplish Your Goals

Each year I look forward to the process of planning my goals for the upcoming year, and I always aim high. There was one year where I set my goals lower so I wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t meet them all. Oh, how I regretted that decision! What I learned was that I’m highly […]

Understanding Resale Licenses and Seller’s Permits for Authors

Understanding Resale Licenses and Seller’s Permits for Authors

When you sell physical merchandise, such as your paperback or hardcover books, you are supposed to collect and report sales tax. In order to do this properly, you should apply for a resale license—also known as a seller’s permit, depending on where you live. Don’t worry—it’s usually not as complicated as it sounds. A resale […]

New Authors Seeking a Book Deal

New Authors Seeking a Book Deal

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 is the best piece of advice you’d offer to a new author seeking a book deal? DONNA HARTLEY: Edit! Edit! And edit some more. Trust your intuition when […]

Ebooks are Not Optional (and Vice Versa)

Ebooks are Not Optional (and Vice Versa)

One question I’m asked often is whether or not I think it’s important to have an ebook edition for a book. The answer is almost always an emphatic Yes. The ebook market has exploded in recent years. If your book is in print, I can assure you that you will miss out on readers if […]