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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. […]

Elements of a Book Proposal

Elements of a Book Proposal

A good book proposal should be convincing, thorough, and fully edited for spelling and grammatical errors. Keep in mind that your proposal reflects you and your professionalism so you want to make sure it is high-quality and follows industry standards. Proposals can range from 10-50 pages. Remember to check the website of the agent or […]

Science Fiction Can Help Us Create the Real Future by Brian Jud

Science Fiction Can Help Us Create the Real Future by Brian Jud

When seeking creative ideas, our built-in biases can prevent us from seeing new possibilities. We only develop opportunities related to the status quo, that which is somewhat familiar. Science fiction can help remove the creative boundaries by providing the inspiration for innovation. It helps us engage in mental time travel and allows us to dream […]

The 6 People Every Author Should Hire

The 6 People Every Author Should Hire

Professional Editor If you’re self-publishing your book, nothing is more important than having your book professionally edited. It’s fine to have it initially reviewed by a friend or relative, or by teachers and people with English degrees (I hear this a lot), but you still need a professional editor to put the finishing touches on […]

The Power of YES: Why Community Matters in Your Writing Life by Joan Gelfand

The Power of YES: Why Community Matters in Your Writing Life by Joan Gelfand

Do you know how John Lennon fell in love with Yoko Ono? Lennon was visiting an art gallery—he himself was a sketch artist, had gone to art school and was a fixture on the London art scene as well as a famous Beatle. Ono was on a ladder installing her one woman art show, a […]

Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

We recently reached out to authors to find out their your favorite authors?. Here’s what they had to say: Adam Ashton Of the 200+ non-fiction books I’ve read in the past three years, there are a renew obvious standouts. Seth Godin is my all-time favourite, with books like The Dip and Linchpin sharing one key […]

How to Get Your Book Considered for Placement in Barnes and Noble and Other Retailers

How to Get Your Book Considered for Placement in Barnes and Noble and Other Retailers

If you’re an independently published author and bookstore placement is a goal for you, the good news is that you have options. Barnes and Noble can be indie author-friendly, but first you need to make sure your book is ready for prime time. How to ensure your book gets bookstore placement consideration: Professional book production […]

The Life-Changing Effects of Passive Income from Book Royalties for Self-Publishers by Gregory Diehl

The Life-Changing Effects of Passive Income from Book Royalties for Self-Publishers by Gregory Diehl

As much as you may be motivated to write your book as an expression of your deepest thoughts or to deliver a potent message to other people, you (literally) cannot afford to neglect its entrepreneurial requirements and rewards. At all times, authors should be aware of how much their books are selling for at retail, […]

Expert Round-Up: Favorite Charitable Causes

Expert Round-Up: Favorite Charitable Causes

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 your favorite charitable cause and how might authors use their platforms to help promote their own favorite causes? Stephanie Barko One of my clients is donating […]

Author Speaker Website Examples

Author Speaker Website Examples

For ideas on how to build a great author/speaker website, here are some sites to investigate. Note that some speakers use their personal names for their sites while others build their sites around the theme of their business. Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Big Data: https://www.patrickschwerdtfeger.com/ David Newman, Marketing: https://www.doitmarketing.com/ Marsha Egan, Productivity and Leadership: https://www.marshaegan.com/ Peter Rosenberger, […]