NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION - WRITE PUBLISH PROMOTE

welcome to the NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION!

We connect writers with the resources and community you need to successfully write, publish, and promote books that make a difference in the world.  

MEMBERSHIP CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR GOALS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

ALL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS FEATURE PAYMENT PLANS WITHIN THE SHOPPING CART

AUTHORITY
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.

  • Access to massive database of templates, checklists, reports, legal agreements, podcast recordings, and more.
  • Access to Author Brainstorm Exchange and Group Round Tables, monthly groups held on Zoom. Get to know fellow members and exchange ideas.
  • Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads and featured templates, checklists and reports.
  • Private Facebook group to connect with members and industry pros and get your questions answered.
  • Meet the Members program. Share your book announcements in our email announcement and get interviewed for our blog.
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Writers Conference. ($60 to $130 value)
  • 33% off courses and certification programs. (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • 33% off all Author Toolkits.
    (value $200+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • ANNUAL Authority Members receive mini welcome kit. No welcome kit with monthly option.
Great Deal
VIP
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference with recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)

  • 33% off courses and certification programs (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • VIP members in US get bonus welcome kit mailed to you.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $1,200
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*
All Access
THOUGHT LEADER
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • FREE entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($300 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference, plus recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)
  • FREE access to all live courses with immediate access to the Book Publishing and Marketing Master Courses. ($2,500+ value)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • Thought Leaders members in US get expanded bonus welcome kit.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $3,000+)
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION CAN HELP YOU:

=> Write a compelling nonfiction book manuscript.

=> Follow steps needed to land a traditional book deal.

=> Navigate the confusing world of self-publishing.

=> Grow your audience to sell more books, build your business, and establish thought leadership.

=> Get media coverage with podcasts, radio, television, and print publications.

=> Start speaking professionally.

=> Connect with fellow writers and publishing industry professionals.

=> Make your dent in the universe.

=> Reduce the overwhelm you feel and reach your goals!

member feedback

NFAA has served me on my whole writing journey with the entire gambit of resources and support: help with craft, selecting a title, deciding how to publish, publicity, sales, marketing, networking, and so on. I’ll stay with them for life!” 

Lucinda Jackson

Speaker & author of 2 tip-filled memoirs on women's careers and retirement--Just a Girl: Growing Up Female and Ambitious / Project Escape: Lessons for an Unscripted Life. https://lucindajackson.com

NFAA is my writing hub! As a nonfiction author, I come to NFAA when I’m looking for advice, brainstorming, and resources like editors and graphic designers. The Resources web page, weekly podcast, monthly brainstorming calls, and annual NFWC virtual conference are invaluable in building knowledge, publishing professionally, and sharing knowledge amongst like-minded people. NFAA is truly the most important resource in my own writing growth and business success.

Steve Friedman

Introvert advocate and indie author of The Corporate Introvert. Friedman's website houses a wide variety of weekly articles, introvert quizzes, and resources available for free at www.BeyondIntroversion.com.of Fearless Foreign Language, FearlessForeignLanguage.com

“I just wanted to tell you how much I value all that you are doing with NFAA. It is one of the best investments in a membership I have ever made. Being a first-time author was daunting enough. I didn’t realize how much time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. NFAA has given me the tools for structuring that process. I would recommend NFAA to both the novice and seasoned author.

David Petrovay, PhD

Author of Life Between Jobs: Out of Work…Not Out of WORTH

“After an earlier career as a comedy writer (I wrote for “the Monkees” and “Love American Style”) I have become excited about nonfiction writing on some new breakthroughs I’ve discovered in my second career of Conflict Resolution. I am grateful to NFAA for the tremendous support and guidance I have received in making this transition. NFAA is a great organization!

David Evans

HelpUshealAmerica.com

I can’t express how grateful I am for the NFAA. Whenever I had a question (and there were many) I was able to post it on the NFAA Facebook group and a bunch of people would offer amazing ideas. This support, along with the many resources available on the member website, gave me the confidence to produce a book that I am extremely proud to put my name on. Each month the revenues continue to grow and I am ready to conquer my next project! I highly recommend joining the NFAA community!”

Colleen Higgins

Author of The Cannabis Prescription: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications

As a new author, I can’t say enough good things about the wealth of information I’ve received from NFAA. The worksheets and information on specific topics is simply excellent! Thank you so much for the untold hours of research you’ve spared me as well as helping me know what I didn’t know I needed to know!””

Maria Grace

Author of Calm, Creative, Joyful: Lessons in Transforming Your Life, marciagrace.com

I consider it a privilege to be a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association. The resources that are available to new and established authors are outstanding.  The Nonfiction Writers Conference is always jam packed with great sessions and this year I was invited by one of the panel agents to submit a book proposal during Pitch the Literary Agents!  As an up and coming author I find great value in the monthly teleseminars as well. I would encourage anyone who desires to become an established nonfiction author to join the Nonfiction Authors Association–you’ll be glad you did!

Akua Carmichael

Attorney and Author of My Lifeprint

“The Nonfiction Authors Association helped me make my Amazon Best Seller a reality! NFAA had all of the pieces to the puzzle and with Stephanie’s help and use of NFAA resources my book came to life. NFAA is one stop-shopping for non-fiction writers!”

Rich Turrin

Author of Cashless: China's Digital Currency Revolution , RichTurrin.com

CALLING ALL PUBLISHING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS!

If you provide services for authors, we want to hear from you! Check out our Partner program for small businesses. We also offer custom sponsorship packages for larger organizations. Contact Carla King to inquire.

Nonfiction Authors Association Partner Membership

Explore Our Robust Membership Benefits

AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP

Authority membership is our standard level, which includes:

=> Curated media leads shared by email every Friday so you can get more visibility. (POPULAR!)

=> Access to a HUGE database of checklists, templates, reports, legal agreements, podcast recordings, and more. If you have a question, we have the answers. (Or, we will get an answer for you!)

=> Monthly Author Brainstorm Exchange Meeting where members join in small groups using Zoom breakout rooms to solve challenges and build relationships.

=> Monthly Group Consulting Meeting where members get their burning questions answered by publishing industry professionals including Stephanie Chandler and Carla King.

=> Private Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.

=> Meet the Members program where you can share an interview for the blog, an announcement for our member news email, get featured on social media, and contribute an excerpt for NonfictionBookClub.com.

=> Discounts (33%) off the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards and author toolkits.

=> Discounts (33%) off live and self-study courses, including the Book Publishing, Book Marketing, and Book Publicity Master Courses, each with optional industry certification for publishing professionals.

=> Discounts (33%) off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, an annual event held entirely online since 2010.

=> Discounts with our partners including Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and many more.

Annual rate: $390

AUTHORITY MEMBER BADGE - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

We have a solid reputation for delivering tremendous support, guidance, educational resources, and a welcoming community for writers at all stages of the publishing process.

VIP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

The VIP membership level includes all Authority member benefits plus:

=> FREE platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a 3-day online event held each May, including recordings and transcripts. ($397 value)

=> FREE access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits.  ($299 value)

=> FREE access to ALL Author Toolkits. ($397 value).

=> FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com. ($250 value)

=> Expanded welcome kit mailed to US members.

Annual rate: $790 (payment plans available)

VIP MEMBER BADGE - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

VIP membership is ideal for authors who want to immerse in the Nonfiction Writers Conference experience, get access to advanced content (author toolkits) and have your book featured on our sister site: NonfictionBookClub.com.

THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP

The Thought Leader membership level includes all the benefits of Authority and VIP membership plus:

=> All-access course pass with immediate access to the self-study versions of the Book Publishing and Book Marketing Master courses, plus live access (available once each year) so you can begin your educational journey immediately. ($1,394 value)

=> Free access to ALL live courses hosted throughout the year covering topics like publicity, branding, thought leadership, and more. ($1,500+ value)

=> Free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($300 value) 

=> Expanded welcome kit mailed to US residents.

Annual rate: $2,490 (payment plans available)

THOUGHT LEADER MEMBER BADGE - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

If you want to take the fast track to establishing yourself as an expert and thought leader in your field, the Thought Leader membership level will help you reach your goals even faster.

RECEIVE A WELCOME GIFT WHEN YOU JOIN

VIP and Thought Leader members receive a special welcome gift in the mail including a tote bag, book, coffee mug or water bottle, stickers, pen, notepad, door hanger, pin-on button, and more surprises!

Annual Authority members receive a mini welcome kit with our popular door hanger, bookmarks, stickers, button, and other items to make you smile! Outside of the US? We’ll send you a special digital gift.

new member welcome kit 2020
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction is ALWAYS Guaranteed

We understand that needs and goals can change. You can cancel your membership at any time. We also offer satisfaction guarantees on all of our events, products, and courses. The team at the Nonfiction Authors Association continuously strives to deliver tremendous value to all of our members, provide outstanding customer service, and we always aim to exceed your expectations.

ALL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS INCLUDE PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS IN THE SHOPPING CART

AUTHORITY
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.

  • Access to massive database of templates, checklists, reports, legal agreements, podcast recordings, and more.
  • Access to Author Brainstorm Exchange and Group Round Tables, monthly groups held on Zoom. Get to know fellow members and exchange ideas.
  • Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads and featured templates, checklists and reports.
  • Private Facebook group to connect with members and industry pros and get your questions answered.
  • Meet the Members program. Share your book announcements in our email announcement and get interviewed for our blog.
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Writers Conference. ($60 to $130 value)
  • 33% off courses and certification programs. (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • 33% off all Author Toolkits.
    (value $200+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • ANNUAL Authority Members receive mini welcome kit. No welcome kit with monthly option.
Great Deal
VIP
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference with recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)

  • 33% off courses and certification programs (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • VIP members in US get bonus welcome kit mailed to you.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $1,200
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*
All Access
THOUGHT LEADER
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • FREE entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($300 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference, plus recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)
  • FREE access to all live courses with immediate access to the Book Publishing and Marketing Master Courses. ($2,500+ value)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • Thought Leaders members in US get expanded bonus welcome kit.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $3,000+)
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*

about the Nonfiction writers conference

Nonfiction Writers Conference - Past Speakers

Since 2010, we have hosted the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a 3-day event conducted entirely online. (We were ahead of our time!)

NFWC speakers are carefully selected and asked to deliver content-rich learning sessions, including live Q&A at the end of each lecture.

Unlike online summits where content is pre-recorded and speakers do a lot of selling to the audience, the Nonfiction Writers Conference has a reputation for exceeding attendee expectations every single time.

Our mission has always been to host a traditional writer’s conference experience online, saving you time and travel costs, while over-delivering on value and exceeding attendee expecations.

Find out for yourself why NFWC attendees return year after year.

The conference also includes:

Ask-a-Pro Consultations – One-on-one consults by phone or video with publishing industry experts. Be sure to register early because these appointments go fast.

Pitch the Agents LIVE – During a special double session, up to 20 NFWC attendees have the chance to pitch their books to a panel of literary agents with the goal of seeking representation. These are fascinating to watch even if you’re not pitching, and these sessions have led to representation offers by agents.

Virtual Networking and Brainstorming – Attendees are invited to join us on Zoom for a virtual networking event where attendees join groups of up to seven people in Zoom breakout rooms and take turns introducing themselves and then brainstorming challenges. Even introverts report enjoying this session!

Downloadable Bonus Materials – Many of the speakers share bonus handouts, worksheets, and other materials in addition to a copy of their slides.
Optional event recordings and typed transcripts are also available.

about the Nonfiction authors association

stephanie chandlerDear Writers,

I’m Stephanie Chandler, CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association. I have spoken at countless writers’ events over the years and over time I grew increasingly frustrated by the lack of attention paid to those of us who write nonfiction. Most of the focus typically goes to fiction and children’s book writers, leaving those of us writing memoir, narrative or prescriptive nonfiction wondering where we fit in. If you’ve ever attended a writer’s group meeting or conference, you probably know what I mean.

In 2010, I decided to launch the first Nonfiction Writers Conference and host it entirely online. I had no idea if anyone would come to a 3-day online event, in part because online events weren’t common back then, especially multi-day events. But attendees showed up, and many returned year after year. Those early attendees kept asking, “How do we keep in touch when the conference is over?” I realized we had uncovered another hole in the publishing world. Nonfiction writers needed a community to call our own. In response to the requests of our attendees, the Nonfiction Authors Association was born in 2013, and we’ve been expanding ever since.

As nonfiction writers, we need our own community to connect and learn. Our goals and strategies are different from those writing fiction. Many nonfiction writers are experienced business professionals, have advanced degrees, or are working on deeply personal and impactful stories. Often we’re aiming to make an impact in the world, which is one of my favorite things about nonfiction books and the people who write them. We are trailblazers on a mission to make a difference. And we take our work seriously.

As an author myself, both traditionally published and self-published, I have walked in your shoes. I’ve done all the hard work and then some. I’ve struggled to sell books and I’ve also found successful strategies that work. I am also a former bookstore owner (I left my Silicon Valley career to open a store in 2003), so I understand the publishing business from so many angles. I know your struggles and your joys. I want to help you find more of the joys!

I’m proud of what we’re doing here. Our foundation is built on integrity and I hope that is noticeable as you spend time in our community. We work hard to bring value to our members. Please consider joining us. You can always leave the party if it’s not for you! But I hope you will be delighted and want to stay a while.

I look forward to seeing you in our meetings and getting to know you and your books.

Write on!

Stephanie

Partner and group memberships available for publishers and companies that serve writers.

Are you part of a publisher or writer’s organization seeking group membership for your authors? Are you a service provider or technology company offering tools for nonfiction authors?

Our members are committed to investing in their careers and we want to help them choose the right path. Contact Carla King, our VP of Business Development, to explore the benefits of our NFAA Partnership Program.

Please note we are selective about partners so there is a vetting process.

Nonfiction Authors Association Partner Membership

Are you ready to accelerate your success as an author?

You don’t have to navigate the complex world of book publishing and promotion alone!

Connect with peers and gain access to a tremendous volume of educational content to help you reach your goals.

Choose a membership option below and get immediate access to all the benefits.

PRICING AND REGISTRATION

AUTHORITY
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.

  • Access to massive database of templates, checklists, reports, legal agreements, podcast recordings, and more.
  • Access to Author Brainstorm Exchange and Group Round Tables, monthly groups held on Zoom. Get to know fellow members and exchange ideas.
  • Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads and featured templates, checklists and reports.
  • Private Facebook group to connect with members and industry pros and get your questions answered.
  • Meet the Members program. Share your book announcements in our email announcement and get interviewed for our blog.
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Writers Conference. ($60 to $130 value)
  • 33% off courses and certification programs. (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • 33% off all Author Toolkits.
    (value $200+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • ANNUAL Authority Members receive mini welcome kit. No welcome kit with monthly option.
Great Deal
VIP
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • 33% off the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($99 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference with recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)

  • 33% off courses and certification programs (potential savings of $1,000+)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • VIP members in US get bonus welcome kit mailed to you.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $1,200
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*
All Access
THOUGHT LEADER
Membership

Listing in NFAA
Member Directory plus LIVE Access to weekly podcast interviews plus recordings.



  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED


  • INCLUDED

  • INCLUDED
  • Meet the Members program included PLUS FREE featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
    ($250 value)
  • FREE entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards. ($300 value)
  • FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference, plus recordings and transcripts AND NFWC Greatest Hits.
    ($597 value)
  • FREE access to all live courses with immediate access to the Book Publishing and Marketing Master Courses. ($2,500+ value)

  • FREE access to all Author Toolkits. (value $700+)
  • Partner discounts from Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.
  • Thought Leaders members in US get expanded bonus welcome kit.
    TOTAL ADDED VALUE: $3,000+)
    *4-PAY OPTION IN CART*

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Have questions?

We are happy to assist!

Contact us here.

We understand that needs and goals can change. You can cancel your membership at any time. We also offer satisfaction guarantees on all of our events, products, and courses. The team at the Nonfiction Authors Association continuously strives to deliver tremendous value to all of our members, provide outstanding customer service, and we always aim to exceed your expectations.

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to adjust membership benefits and make substitutions as needed. We also reserve the right to moderate discussions and deny or cancel membership of anyone who is disruptive to the community or abuses our benefits (such as discount codes). Membership can be canceled at any time by either party and no refunds are issued.

Questions? Contact us here.