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Paid Freelance Writing as an Author’s Additional Income

Paid Freelance Writing as an Author’s Additional Income

Many authors earn additional income from paid freelance writing, which has the added benefit of getting additional exposure for the author with the publication’s readers. Getting paid to write for publications is a whole different ballgame from writing free articles and distributing them to print and online publications purely for exposure. In order to get […]

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 […]

Writing Light: Changing the World and Yourself at the Speed of Enlightenment by Michael Larsen

Writing Light: Changing the World and Yourself at the Speed of Enlightenment by Michael Larsen

“What is not given is lost.” –Indian proverb “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ― Mark Twain Ralph Waldo Emerson believed that light shines through us, that we are nothing and the light is all. This light binds and symbolizes […]

Small Business Basics for Authors

Small Business Basics for Authors

Whether you realize it or not, as an author you are a business owner. Your book may be the heart of your business or it may be one spoke in a wheel of services you offer, such as consulting, coaching, online training programs and speaking. Regardless of the focus of your business, understanding key business […]

Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!

Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!

Spring has arrived and it’s time for a comment contest! Our friends at VSP Individual Vision Plans are awarding the following prizes to three lucky winners: One 1-year Vision Insurance Plan Two pairs of designer sunglasses Maintaining a clear vision for your future can be as essential a part of launching your own business as […]

NFAA Welcomes VSP Individual Vision Plans – New Member Benefits Available

NFAA Welcomes VSP Individual Vision Plans – New Member Benefits Available

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with VSP, the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company. VSP Individual Vision Plans provides affordable individual and family vision insurance plans, with plans starting as low as $17 per month. At the Nonfiction Authors Association, many of our members are self-employed, retired or planning for retirement. While […]

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 […]

Why Authors Need a Niche and How to Choose Yours

Why Authors Need a Niche and How to Choose Yours

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. At this very moment, here are the total number of titles listed on Amazon for various nonfiction book categories: […]

Contest Alert: What’s Your Vision? Enter to Win!

Contest Alert: What’s Your Vision? Enter to Win!

We’ve teamed up with VSP Vision Care, the national leader in eye care benefits, to share their affordable individual vision insurance package – perfect for independent business owners who don’t have employer-provided vision care – and we have some big news: GRAND PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a vision insurance plan, valid for a […]

How to Set the Retail Price for Your Nonfiction Book

How to Set the Retail Price for Your Nonfiction Book

Setting the retail price for your book shouldn’t be an arbitrary decision; it’s one that requires a bit of research and planning. There is no single formula for calculating the price of a book because there are many considerations. Following are factors to consider when setting the retail price for your book. Value Perception Unlike […]