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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 […]

How to Write for Magazines: Freelance Writing 101

How to Write for Magazines: Freelance Writing 101

One great way to get exposure as an author and expert in your field is to write for publications that reach your target audience. Whether you want to write purely for exposure or you want to get paid for your efforts, following are the steps to begin landing writing assignments. Start Small It’s not easy […]

Setting Your Literary and Publishing Goals  – Guest Post by Literary Agent Michael Larsen

Setting Your Literary and Publishing Goals – Guest Post by Literary Agent Michael Larsen

You can create a self-portrait of the author you want to be by summing up your short- and long-term literary and publishing goals and how you will achieve them by answering these sixteen questions. When possible, start your answers with the word “I.” Why do you want to write? What do you want to write–novels, […]

Professional Speaking 101: What You Can Learn from TED Speakers

Professional Speaking 101: What You Can Learn from TED Speakers

One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is to surf and watch videos on TED.com. If you’ve somehow missed the TED phenomenon, you should know that the site features 20 minute presentations from some of the world’s top thought leaders. Speakers for TED events are selected on an invite-only […]

10 Hot Revenue Streams for Authors

10 Hot Revenue Streams for Authors

I speak at a lot of writers’ events and lately my most popular presentation has been on Marketing and Monetizing for Authors (you can view the slide deck here). The reality is that it’s hard to make money on books alone, so as authors we need to incorporate additional ways to earn money. Following is […]

Nonfiction Authors Association Survey Results

Nonfiction Authors Association Survey Results

Last week we conducted our first survey of nonfiction authors. It ran for just a few days and our goal was to receive over 100 responses, which makes a survey like this statistically accurate. Thanks to the 123 people who participated–we are thrilled with the responses! This data will help shape our plans for the […]