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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9 Steps to Start Your Career as a Nonfiction Writer by Richard Nolan

9 Steps to Start Your Career as a Nonfiction Writer by Richard Nolan

Have you ever dreamed of a writing career? The dreaming will never be enough to reach your goal. If you want to write nonfiction professionally, you need to start working on your writing skills now. Of course, you will never learn how to write until you start to practice your skill. So if you want […]

Taking the Guesswork Out of Publishing: 11 Ways to Prove Your Book Will Sell by Test-Marketing It by Michael Larsen

Taking the Guesswork Out of Publishing: 11 Ways to Prove Your Book Will Sell by Test-Marketing It by Michael Larsen

1. Test-market your idea: Try it out on trustworthy writers, authors in your field, booksellers, and book buyers to gauge its potential against past and future competition. 2. Test-market your book title, chapter titles, and content: a blog, a website, articles, talks, videos, podcasts, and social media will provide feedback and help build a community […]

Maximizing the Value of Your Book Before You Sell or Publish It by Michael Larsen

Maximizing the Value of Your Book Before You Sell or Publish It by Michael Larsen

Visibility is Salability: Making the World Ready for Your Book * Register your name as your website asap. If your name is taken, tweak it by, for example, adding your middle initial. * Use your name for your email address: [your first name]@[your first name followed by your last name].com. Keep your address clear, simple, […]

What’s in It for You? Setting Your Literary and Publishing Goals by Michael Larsen

What’s in It for You? Setting Your Literary and Publishing Goals by Michael Larsen

Create a portrait of the writer you want to be by describing your short- and long-term personal, literary and publishing goals and how you will achieve them by answering these questions. When possible, start your answers with the word “I.” Why do you want to write? What do you want to write–novels, nonfiction, children’s, MG […]

What Corporate Sponsors Want from Authors

What Corporate Sponsors Want from Authors

While you may think that these corporate sponsorships are few and far between, I can assure you that they are easier to get than you might think.  Corporations aren’t looking for a bargain. First, you should know that big companies have equally big budgets. On average they allocate 10% to 15% of profits toward marketing […]

Selling Your Books in Bulk

Selling Your Books in Bulk

Selling books one at a time is a sure-fire way to generate enough money to fund your coffee habit, but selling them in large quantities can earn enough to actually pay some bills! Selling in bulk to non-bookstore markets can not only be lucrative, it can also minimize the headaches that come from distributing books […]

4 Keys to Getting the Best Editor, Publisher, and Deal for Your Book: A Checklist for Promotion-Driven Nonfiction by Michael Larsen

4 Keys to Getting the Best Editor, Publisher, and Deal for Your Book: A Checklist for Promotion-Driven Nonfiction by Michael Larsen

1. An idea that * Has been proven by successful books like it * Will benefit from a long-term trend * Is promotable to the trade, the media, and book buyers * Has subsidiary-rights potential * Has adoption potential for schools * Has bulk-sales potential * Will generate reviews * Is the first book in […]

Developing a Good Book Title

Developing a Good Book Title

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 an author about developing a marketable book title? JODY REIN There’s no denying it: the title you choose […]

Developing Information Products in 9 Steps

Developing Information Products in 9 Steps

When it comes to information products, it’s important the content meet a need for your audience. To increase your chances of success, start by doing a bit of research and planning prior to product development. Following are the steps you can take. 1. Generate Product Ideas Start by listing the questions you are asked most […]

Should You Publish a Second Edition?

Should You Publish a Second Edition?

The phrase “now in its second edition” would sound pretty great next to your nonfiction book title, wouldn’t it? Traditional publishers might suggest a second edition if the first one sells well or if the content changes regularly. Indie authors can decide for themselves when the time is right to do a second, third, or […]