Other Nonfiction Topics

Round-Up Question of the Week: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently?

Round-Up Question of the Week: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: If you were beginning your author career today, what would you do differently? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: When I first start writing, I had some good indications that writing was the thing I was good at, and should seriously […]

Nonfiction Authors Summer Challenge – Join Us!

Nonfiction Authors Summer Challenge – Join Us!

Summer is a time when we typically relax and enjoy time with family and friends, as we should because making memories is what life is all about. But the slower summer months can also present an excellent opportunity to dedicate time to meet your author goals. Whether you’re writing your first (or next) book, working […]

Productivity Tips from the Experts

Productivity Tips from the Experts

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 are your best productivity tips for writers? Joel Friedlander To be productive as a writer, try these simple guidelines: Schedule your time to write every day. Putting […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Round-Up Question of the Week: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: Who are your favorite nonfiction authors? Here’s what they had to say: Phil Ross: Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly, latter-day reincarnations of James Ellroy on the always weird L.A. cop beat. / PHIL ROSS, author of the BLUE HOMBRES trilogy on MLB Latino […]

Market Research Resources

Market Research Resources

If you’re looking for data about an industry or you want to follow current trends, following are some resources to use. Trendwatching.com – Provides monthly reports on a wide variety of consumer trends. Wikipedia – The user-generated online encyclopedia may provide some details and stats for specific industries or keyword phrases. Beware, since this is […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite podcasts and why?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite podcasts and why?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your favorite podcasts and why? Here’s what they had to say: Mike Loomis: Blake Atwood‘s  “All Apprentices” podcast for writers! allapprentices.com Joel D Canfield: Mark McGuinness’s 21st Century Creative, hands down. https://lateralaction.com/21stcenturycreative/ Each episode is long, at least an hour, because he dives deep. […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best productivity tips for writers?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best productivity tips for writers?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your best productivity tips for writers? Here’s what they had to say: Anne Janzer: My single best productivity tip is to divide writing into its different stages (research or freewriting, outlining, incubating, drafting, revision) so that you can approach each one […]

A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

If you want to increase your  productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your  goals , and reach more overall success in your life (whether measured in money, expertise, or relationships) read on. This may be especially relevant and hopefully, helpful,  for writers.  In my own experience, it’s a lonely enterprise, and having a  a “support partner” […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite mobile apps?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite mobile apps?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your favorite mobile apps?  Here’s what they had to say: Pamela Cummins: Pinterest’s app has made my life easier! This app enables me to pin wherever I am, plus check if there are any inappropriate pins on my group board. Stephanie […]

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Recently there has been much discussion in the publishing community around whether authors should publish their books with both IngramSpark/Lightning Source and CreateSpace or choose just one publishing platform. Below we break down some of the pros and cons you should know about. But first, let’s clarify that IngramSpark is a publishing platform for indie […]