how to write a nonfiction book

So, you want to write a book?

Setting out to write a book can feel like looking up at an enormous mountain while wearing flip flops! But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think.

Did you know that the average nonfiction manuscript is around 60,000 words?

And did you know that three typed pages adds up to about 1,000 words?

What if you typed just three pages per day for 60 days?

Yep, that’s right. You’d have a manuscript!

How the Nonfiction Authors Association can help you write your book:

Nonfiction Authors Association MembershipWant even more value? Here is a summary of our benefits:

Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, educational podcast recordings, and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.

Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly meetings held with Zoom breakout rooms where members and publishing pros connect and share ideas, challenges, and solutions.

Popular members-only Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.

Meet-the-Members program to share and interview and/or book announcement with our email list, blog, and social media community, plus get featured on

Group consulting calls held monthly, exclusively for VIP and Thought Leader members.

Discounts off the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program and author toolkits, VIP and Thought Leader members get free access to the author toolkits. Thought Leaders get a free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards.

Discounts off live and self-study courses, including the Book Publishing Master Course and Book Marketing Master Course, both with optional professional certification. Thought Leader members attend ALL courses for free.

Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010. VIP and Thought Leader members attend for free.

Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and more.

The publishing industry can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Our supportive community can help you reach your goals!

Join the Nonfiction Authors Association