Nonfiction Book Publishing

Telling & Selling: The 4 Parts of a Proposal by Michael Larsen

Telling & Selling: The 4 Parts of a Proposal by Michael Larsen

Preparing a proposal gives you the chance to describe your book and show how well you can write and promote it. Whether you sell or publish your book, a proposal will help you. Most proposals range from 20 to 60 pages and have three or four types of material: Sales and Marketing Information, an Outline, […]

Are You Ready to Audiobook? 5 Essential Factors for Nonfiction Authors by Tina Dietz

Are You Ready to Audiobook? 5 Essential Factors for Nonfiction Authors by Tina Dietz

More and more non-fiction authors are recognizing the incredible potential audiobooks offer their business. Eager entrepreneurs, however, may dive in headfirst without giving sufficient forethought into how this unique tool can best be leveraged. Audiobooks are the fastest-growing sector of the entire publishing industry. The Association of American Publishers show audiobook downloads up by 31.1% […]

Cover Design Basics

Cover Design Basics

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 working with a book cover designer? LEWIS AGRELL — THE AGRELL GROUP When authors have […]

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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13 Guesses About the Future of Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

13 Guesses About the Future of Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

New writers self-publish, and build their platform and community of fans until they prove their potential, and agents and publishers find them. Successful writers are among the most powerful people in publishing. They are CEOs of one-person, multimedia, multinational conglomerates–contentpreneurs who use craft, creativity, innovation and social media to create and sell their work, and […]

Finding the Agent Who’s Looking for You: 9 Ways to Find an Agent by Michael Larsen

Finding the Agent Who’s Looking for You: 9 Ways to Find an Agent by Michael Larsen

1. Your writing community: Ask writers and publishing people. 2. The Web: Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, other social media, Google, agents’ websites, databases such as publishersmarketplace.com, agentresearch.com, firstwriter.com, authorlink.com, predatorsandeditors.com, and agentquery.com, which lists 2,000 agents. 3. The Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR): The 450 agents in AAR are the best source of experienced, reputable […]

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book by Alice Clarke

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book by Alice Clarke

Until a few years ago, before publishing a book it was important to get past the gatekeepers. These were the agents and the publishers who may or may not have looked at your manuscript and chapter samples before outright rejecting it. The writing arena has become crowded now more than ever. For instance, did you […]

The Hook, The Book & The Cook:  The 3 Parts of an Irresistible Query Letter by Michael Larsen

The Hook, The Book & The Cook: The 3 Parts of an Irresistible Query Letter by Michael Larsen

Agent Katharine Sands believes that the writing you do about your writing is as important as the writing itself. A query is a one-page, single-spaced letter with three or four indented paragraphs with a space between each of them. Without being self-serving, it explains why, what, and who: the hook, the book, and the cook: […]

Doing It for Love and a Living: How an Agent Can Help You by Michael Larsen

Doing It for Love and a Living: How an Agent Can Help You by Michael Larsen

An agent is A mediator between you and the marketplace A scout who knows what publishers are looking for An editor who can provide guidance that will make your work more salable A matchmaker who knows which editors and publishers to submit your book to, and just as important, which to avoid A negotiator who […]

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 […]