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Our mission is to help our members:

  • Reduce the overwhelm many experience when embarking on the publishing journey.
  • Feel less alone while you connect and share experiences with fellow writers.
  • Learn about writing, publishing, marketing, and profiting from nonfiction books. 
  • Access hundreds of educational tools and resources to help you reach your goals.
  • Gain valuable, real-world insights from publishing industry experts and fellow community members. 
  • Get visibility and promotional support with our audience of 100k+ social media followers.

Are you ready to take your author business to the next level? Become a member of our supportive tribe!

Basic
Membership
Basic
Basic

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

FREEFREE
  • Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
Authority Membership
Authority
Authority

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

$19/month or
$190/year

$19/month
  • Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
  • Free admission to any local chapter meeting across the U.S., Canada and U.K.
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
  • Access to private LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
  • Access to exclusive templates, checklists, and content added weekly, plus archives.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
  • Meet the Members program: Share your book announcements in our monthly email, plus contribute an interview to our blog and social media.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
  • Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
  • Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Author Toolkits (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%) and Courses (33% to 50%). Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
VIP
Membership
VIP
VIP

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

$490.00/yearN/A
  • Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
  • Free admission to any local chapter meeting across the U.S., Canada and U.K.
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
  • Access to private LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
  • Access to exclusive templates, checklists, and content added weekly, plus archives.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
  • Meet the Members program: Share your book announcements in our monthly email, plus contribute an interview to our blog and social media.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
  • Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
  • Attend Nonfiction Writers Conference events for FREE and receive Author Toolkits FREE. Nonfiction Book Awards discount: 33%, Courses discounted 33% to 50%. Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
  • VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to the twice-yearly Nonfiction Writers Conference events (held online, includes all recordings and transcripts), free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.
    Total added value: $1,653!
    VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (May 2-4, 2018) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.Total added value: $1,653!
    VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (May 2-4, 2018) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.Total added value: $1,653!
  • VIP members get our "all-you-can-eat" plan and bonus welcome kit.
    Use toggle at top of chart to view both Monthly and Yearly options available

Corporate and Group Membership options available here.

Welcome Kit for Authority Members (Yearly Membership Level)

Shipped to U.S. members. International members receive a special digital gift.

Yearly Members – Receive Our Bonus Welcome Kit!

*Register for the Authority Yearly or VIP membership and as a bonus we will send you a welcome kit that includes all of the following:

  • An over-sized tote bag loaded with pockets (great to carry to your next event!).
  • Autographed copy of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan by Stephanie Chandler.
  • Our popular “Writer at Work” door hanger.
  • “Writer at Work” coffee mug.
  • NFAA branded coaster and inspirational magnet.

Have questions or prefer not to register online? Send us an email.

See what our members have to say:

38696111_mThe NFAA monthly meetups I’ve attended have been excellent. We’ve heard from authors, editors, and marketing experts, as well as had a chance to speak about our own projects. The networking and the inspiration that results have kept me going during the slow times of the writing process.”
– Emily Buehler, Author of Bread Science, emilybuehler.com

One of the best things I did was join the Nonfiction Authors Association. There, I can network with other nonfiction authors, as well as learn all the facets of writing, publishing, and marketing books. The Nonfiction Writers Conference — which is virtual to accommodate busy schedules and keeps members from incurring travel expenses — has been extremely useful to me. Overall, this is a must-join organization for any nonfiction author or aspiring author.”
– Beth Gainer, author of Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care, bethgainer.com.

NFAA has proven a godsend for me in just a few weeks. The available resources have clarified many aspects of publishing of which I was hazy or unaware. And the conference looks superb!”
– Stephen M. Archer, author of Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus

All Members Receive:

join the nonfiction authors associationListing in Member Directory: Your listing includes your name, author photo, book details, author bio, website links, social media links, and other details. Directory listings are complimentary for all members of the Nonfiction Authors Association. These are also optimized for the search engines, providing valuable links back to your site, which may raise your visibility with Google search!

Weekly Educational Teleseminars with Publishing Industry Experts: We conduct weekly teleseminars by phone with industry professionals, focused on writing, publishing, promoting, and profiting with nonfiction books. All members can listen in live, though Authority and VIP members can download recordings after each event. Because we know your time is valuable, teleseminars last just 30 minutes and are rich in content and free of hype. Events are held  Wednesdays at 10am PST/1pm EST. View upcoming teleseminar events here. You can also view our past events here.

Want a taste of our teleseminar series? Listen to this teleseminar recording with Patrick Schwerdtfeger covering how to become a highly-paid keynote speaker!


Benefits for Authority and VIP Members Only:

authority-member-benefits-imageTeleseminar Recordings (POPULAR!): While all members can participate in our weekly teleseminars via live access, only Authority and VIP members receive access to the recording archives, which you can download and enjoy at your leisure.

Educational Content: We release new content each Sunday night, including templates, checklists, worksheets, recordings, reports and other special content meant to make your author journey easier.

Examples of content archives include our exclusive Book Marketing Plan Template (multi-page Excel spreadsheet), Bookstore Consignment Agreement Template, Product Launch Promotion Checklist, Speaker Intake Form, Checklist of Items to Take to Your Next Speaking Engagement and much, much more!

Weekly Marketing Homework: Authority and VIP members receive marketing homework every Monday. Each email includes a suggested strategy for marketing your books. Topics covered can include blogging, internet marketing, professional speaking, website development, social media, and traditional marketing tactics. The purpose is to keep you focused on advancing your marketing efforts each week, and to discuss within the forum and keep each other accountable. Homework assignments are also archived for later viewing.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Meeting

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Meeting

Access to Community Forums: Our private Facebook group is a community gathering place for Authority and VIP members to connect, ask and answer publishing-related questions, share ideas and resources, and support each other. This group is a powerful membership benefit and provides a fantastic way to connect and become part of our tribe! Our members are located around the globe and being part of our community allows you to form alliances and support each other.

Local Chapter Meetings: Authority and VIP members receive FREE admission to local chapter meetings across the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Meetings are open to the public and admission ranges from $5 to $15. View a list of our local chapters here.

Meet the Members Program: Members can share a book announcement via an online form found in your member dashboard. Each member can submit a book announcement up to two times per year. We compile these announcements in our monthly Meet the Members email to ALL of our subscribers! In addition, members are invited to contribute an interview and get featured on our blog, which is also shared across our social media networks, reaching over 100k followers!

Featured Interviews: Authority and VIP members are randomly selected for interviews that are featured on our blog, across our social media networks, and in our newsletter.

Past Speakers Nonfiction Writers Conference

Past Speakers Nonfiction Writers Conference

Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference: Since 2010, our Nonfiction Writers Conference events have been conducted entirely online. NFWC is held in May, and our smaller Fall conference is held in November. Authority members receive a 50% discount off of the standard conference rate. VIP members attend for FREE.

Discount off the Nonfiction Book Awards: Our year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program honors the best in nonfiction. Authority and VIP members receive 33% off the entry fee.

Discounted Courses and Content: Our Author Courses and Ultimate Author Toolkits are discounted between 33% to 50% for Authority members. VIP members receive FREE access.

Discounted Partner Services: NFAA has partnered with several companies to offer discounts for our members:

  • IngramSpark® is an award-winning publishing platform that offers the same fully integrated print and digital products and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers to the indie-publishing community. Through our partnership with IngramSpark, NFAA members receive fees 100% waived for new print title setup ($49 value), and ebook file setup ($25 value), and file change fees ($25 value).
  • PR Newswire and ProfNet provide deep discounts off press release distribution, access to PR Newswire’s syndication network of over 5,500 websites, and ProfNet, a powerful program where authors can connect with media professionals seeking expert sources for interviews.
  • Gebbie Press offers members up to 50% off products and services including the All-in-One Media Directory, featuring over 24,000 media contacts, downloadable databases of media contacts and PRPro, a turn-key press release distribution system that sends your releases directly to media contacts.
  • Office Depot provides all members with access to a permanent store discount card (10% off). Authority and VIP members receive the store card plus substantial savings of as much as 80% off online purchases (wait until you see their rate for printer ink cartridges!).

“I’m getting ready for a presentation tomorrow and needed to print some content. I emailed 4 files to this OfficeMax/Office Depot with instructions for 30 sets. They had everything boxed up when I arrived, and the cashier rang up my order: $96.83 (including a Payday candy bar—a reward for finishing ahead of deadline). I gave her my NFAA discount card and told her that my total was about to come down. She entered the discount code and was so shocked by the new total that she double-checked with the supervisor. My final total: $35.53…and there was even a discount on my Payday bar! That was a savings of over $60—unbelievable!
– Tom McCourt

Benefits for VIP Members Only:

vip-member-benefits-imageIn addition to ALL of the benefits that Authority members receive, VIP and members get the following:

  • Platinum Access to BOTH Nonfiction Writers Conference Events – NFWC events are conducted entirely online. The main event is held in May, and our Fall conference is held in December. VIP members get Platinum access to both events at no charge (includes event recordings and transcripts). This benefit pays for VIP membership all by itself!
    Value: $575
  • Ultimate Author Marketing Course – This 12-module course is delivered online (recorded webinars) and covers everything from blogging and website optimization to social media, Amazon, book reviews, revenue generation and advanced book marketing tactics. Value: $697
  • Ultimate Author Toolkits – Our one-of-a-kind toolkits provide an assortment of digital content to help you accelerate your author journey. Each kit includes over a dozen reports, checklists, worksheets and recordings, covering the following topics: Writing Nonfiction Books, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Websites, Blogging and Social Media, Professional Speaking and Book Marketing. Value: $282
  • Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits – A collection of eight of our favorite sessions for you. Includes recordings only (Value: $99):
    • Pat Flynn – Passive Income for Authors – NFWC 2016
    • Helen Sedwick – Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet: Copyright, Trademarks and Other Legal Details for Authors – NFWC 2016
    • Cathey Armillas – How to Pitch, Prepare and Deliver a Killer TED Talk – NFWC 2015
    • Dana Lynn Smith – How to Launch and Market Your Book – NFWC 2015
    • Linda Hollander – How to Attract Lucrative Corporate Sponsorships – NFWC 2014
    • Jason Van Orden – Leverage Video and Podcasting to Build Your Audience – NFWC 2014
    • Chris Garrett – Blogging for Authors – NFWC 2013
    • Sandra Beckwith – DIY PR – NFWC 2013

Total added membership value: $1,653!

Are you ready to take your author business to the next level? Become a member of our supportive tribe!

Basic
Membership
Basic
Basic

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

FREEFREE
  • Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
Authority Membership
Authority
Authority

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

$19/month or
$190/year

$19/month
  • Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
  • Free admission to any local chapter meeting across the U.S., Canada and U.K.
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
  • Access to private LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
  • Access to exclusive templates, checklists, and content added weekly, plus archives.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
  • Meet the Members program: Share your book announcements in our monthly email, plus contribute an interview to our blog and social media.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
  • Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
  • Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Author Toolkits (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%) and Courses (33% to 50%). Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
VIP
Membership
VIP
VIP

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory

$490.00/yearN/A
  • Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
    Live Access + Recordings to WEEKLY Educational Teleseminars
  • Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
    Member Badge for Your Website
  • Free admission to any local chapter meeting across the U.S., Canada and U.K.
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
    Free attendance at any local chapter meeting (across the U.S. and Canada).
  • Access to private LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
    Access to LinkedIn forum.
  • Access to exclusive templates, checklists, and content added weekly, plus archives.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
    Exclusive templates, worksheets, checklists, recordings and more added weekly.
  • Meet the Members program: Share your book announcements in our monthly email, plus contribute an interview to our blog and social media.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
    Members randomly chosen to be featured via interviews on our blog, social media and newsletter.
  • Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
    Marketing homework (tips) sent weekly via email.
  • Attend Nonfiction Writers Conference events for FREE and receive Author Toolkits FREE. Nonfiction Book Awards discount: 33%, Courses discounted 33% to 50%. Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
    Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference (50%), Nonfiction Book Awards (33%), Courses (33% to 50%) and Author Toolkits (50%), plus partner discounts from IngramSpark, Office Depot, Gebbie Press, VSP, PR Newswire and ProfNet.
  • VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to the twice-yearly Nonfiction Writers Conference events (held online, includes all recordings and transcripts), free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.
    Total added value: $1,653!
    VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (May 2-4, 2018) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.Total added value: $1,653!
    VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (May 2-4, 2018) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.Total added value: $1,653!
  • VIP members get our "all-you-can-eat" plan and bonus welcome kit.
    Use toggle at top of chart to view both Monthly and Yearly options available

There are NO long-term commitments. You can cancel your membership at any time.

Welcome Kit for Authority Members (Yearly Membership Level)

Shipped to U.S. members only. International members receive a special digital gift.

Yearly Members – Receive Our Bonus Welcome Kit!

*Register for the Authority Yearly or VIP membership and as a bonus we will send you a welcome kit that includes all of the following:

  • An over-sized tote bag loaded with pockets (great to carry to your next event!).
  • Autographed copy of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan by Stephanie Chandler.
  • Our popular “Writer at Work” door hanger.
  • “Writer at Work” coffee mug.
  • NFAA branded coaster and inspirational magnet.

Have questions or prefer not to register online?
Send us an email and we’ll respond right away.

There has never been a better time to join the Nonfiction Authors Association!

 


Disclaimer: We reserve the right to adjust membership benefits and make substitutions as needed. We also reserve the right to moderate discussions and deny membership to anyone who is disruptive to the group. Membership can be canceled at any time by either party and no refunds are issued.