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How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

Nonfiction authors know the importance of citing sources in their work. But sometimes it can get confusing figuring out how to correctly quote and give credit to your sources within your text without losing your flow of thought. Fair Use Under Fair Use law, you can reprint a small amount of text as long as […]

What has been most surprising about being an author?

What has been most surprising about being an author?

This month we asked nonfiction authors to answer this question: What has been most surprising about being an author? Here’s what they had to say: Dr. Jo Lukins I had not anticipated the personal learning through the process of writing my book. I had fully expected to be immersed in the content of the book, […]

Meet the Members & Their Books April 2019

Meet the Members & Their Books April 2019

Welcome to the monthly edition of Meet the Members, an opportunity for you to learn about your fellow members and their books. We encourage you to support each other! Meet the Members & Their Books: Bruce Barton, CFP® CFA is a practicing wealth manager in Silicon Valley and the owner and founder of a boutique […]

Authority Member Round-Up: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author?

Authority Member Round-Up: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author?

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of its very own Authority and VIP members. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author? JOHN C. BUCKLEY As an Amazon #1 bestselling author writing non-fiction books, the challenges I personally face […]

What to Share on Social Media

What to Share on Social Media

Your blog is the heart of your social media strategy. Without a blog, you will have limited content to share and you won’t have a reason to drive traffic back to your site. And by adding new posts to your blog three or more times per week, you will have a steady stream of fresh […]

Meet the Members & Their Books March 2019

Meet the Members & Their Books March 2019

Welcome to the monthly edition of Meet the Members, an opportunity for you to learn about your fellow members and their books. We encourage you to support each other! Meet the Members & Their Books: Healer, three-time author, and motorcycle aficionado Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark […]

6 Tips to Write a Mesmerizing Memoir by Merryl Hammond, PhD

6 Tips to Write a Mesmerizing Memoir by Merryl Hammond, PhD

1. Prepare Ask: Do I have a unique story to tell and/or message to share? (If not, maybe you could invest your time and energy elsewhere?) In my case, for example, I wrote my memoir, “Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country” to help break the stigma against bipolar disorder and mental illness in general. […]

100+ Best Books for Writers, Authors, and Creative Entrepreneurs

100+ Best Books for Writers, Authors, and Creative Entrepreneurs

As an author myself, a former bookstore owner, and an avid reader, I love book recommendations. I especially love it when they have a business focus and TEACH me something new. I gravitate to lists of best books for entrepreneurs and writers, and I’m always disappointed when they miss many of my personal favorites. So, […]

Tips to Compiling an Anthology Book

Tips to Compiling an Anthology Book

An anthology is a compilation of stories written by various contributors. If you want to publish a compelling book in a short amount of time, compiling an anthology can be a fantastic solution. As the primary author, you reap all of the rewards of writing a book without having to write the entire manuscript. Benefits […]

5 Formats of Nonfiction Book Content Beyond Words by Carrie Anton

5 Formats of Nonfiction Book Content Beyond Words by Carrie Anton

One of the best writing tips I ever received came from the eight-year-old daughter of a colleague during my first year as a nonfiction book editor for American Girl. Our contemporary line of advice and activity books were geared toward young girls, so my coworker’s offspring was comparable to having our own mini focus group. […]