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Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

Who are your favorite nonfiction authors?

We recently reached out to authors to find out their 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 message […]

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, […]

Top 10 Revenue Streams for Authors

Top 10 Revenue Streams for Authors

Are you ready to add more revenues to your author business? Here are the top ten ways authors can earn more money. 1. Coaching/Consulting Becoming a coach or consultant is often a logical step for authors who want to help others. Building a program based on content from your book can become a wonderful revenue […]

Advice for New Authors from the Experts

Advice for New Authors 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 advice would you offer to new authors just getting started?  JOANNE MCCALL New authors are filled with questions, particularly when it comes to promoting their books. “When […]

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

Blogging for other websites allows you to reach a whole new audience, gain exposure, build credibility, and potentially drive traffic back to your site. Here’s how to become a guest blogger: 1. Locate sites you want to write for. The first step is to find appropriate sites, and that means sites that reach your target […]

Understanding Publishing Contracts

Understanding Publishing Contracts

If a publisher offers you a contract, get ready for your head to spin. These contracts can vary greatly in what they offer and what they expect from the author. In general, a contract will outline the following: Payment Terms A book advance fee ranging from $2500-$10,000 is most typical for first time authors without […]

How to Write an Effective Author Bio

How to Write an Effective Author Bio

As an author, there will be many situations where you will need to contribute your bio for promotional purposes. Your bio is often needed on your website in the “About” page and the “Media/Press” page, the back cover of your book, the last page of your book, at the end of articles or blog posts […]