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.  

HOW MEMBERSHIP WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR GOALS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

GAIN CLARITY ON YOUR ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

Whether you are writing your first manuscript or you have more than a dozen published books to your credit, our community is packed with the resources and support you need to set and achieve your publishing goals. 

GET ANSWERS, RESOURCES, TEMPLATES, AND SO MUCH MORE

Members get access to a HUGE database of checklists, templates, reports, and recordings to answer nearly any question you have. (Including legal templates for writers!) And if you can’t find the answer you need, pop into the Facebook group or join our monthly Author Brainstorm Exchange on Zoom.

ACCESS A HUGE DATABASE OF RESOURCES FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

RECEIVE BOOK PUBLICITY OPPORTUNITIES

Each week we send out an email round-up of our popular media leads featuring podcasters and bloggers seeking guests. You can also participate in our Meet the Members program, get featured on our blog and social media, and share announcements in our monthly member news email. 

book publicity opportunities for nonfiction writers

CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONNECT WITH PEERS AND INDUSTRY PROS

Whether through our members-only Facebook group, monthly brainstorming sessions on Zoom, courses, conferences, or other events, you will be able to connect with fellow writers who share your goals, along with a variety of industry experts who are committed to being of service instead of focused on selling.

Meeting from Nonfiction Authors Association

SAVE ON NFAA PROGRAMS

Authority members save 50% off the annual Nonfiction Writers Conference, an event held entirely online since 2010. (VIP members attend for free!) Members also receive 33% off courses and the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program, plus special discounts on Author Toolkits, recordings, and other products and services.

SAVE ON NFAA PROGRAMS

SAVE WITH NFAA PARTNERS

Generous discounts are available from Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Constant Contact, Clarion Reviews, Book Life editorial reviews, PR Newswire, Profnet, Payhip, and many more.

SAVE ON SERVICES FROM NFAA PARTNERS

ENJOY SPECIAL BENEFITS FOR VIP MEMBERS

In addition to receiving complimentary platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event), VIP members get access to the greatest hits recordings from past conference events. VIPs also receive all our Author Toolkits, eight digital bundles covering self-publishing, traditional publishing, book marketing, revenue streams for writers, how to break into professional speaking, and more. Lastly, VIP members receive the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, a 12-module self-study program.
Total added value: Over $1,600!

NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION MEMBER BADGE

RECEIVE A WELCOME GIFT WHEN YOU JOIN

VIP 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!
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

ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS

The publishing industry can be incredibly overwhelming, with all kinds of conflicting advice and misinformation out there, it can be hard to know where to turn. The Nonfiction Authors Association is a trusted community where you can find the answers to all of your questions. We are not going to tell you that publishing and promotion is easy–it’s not an easy journey. But it can be rewarding in so many ways and well worth the effort required.

You don’t have to take your publishing journey alone.

Join the Nonfiction Authors Association and get connected to all the powerful membership benefits right away!

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.

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

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!) 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 deliver a traditional writer’s conference experience online, saving you time and travel costs.

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.

Reminder: Authority members of the Nonfiction Authors Association save 50% off NFWC registration and VIP members attend for free!

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. 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 quite 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 worked. 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!

We have a phenomenal team that keep the wheels turning here. Carla King, James Ashman, Chela Hardy, and Amberly Finarelli are some of our team members you may run across. There are even more talented people behind the scenes managing the website, helping with social media, designing graphics, and troubleshooting technology issues. It takes a village to raise a community!

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 about you and your books.

Write on!

Stephanie

partner and group memberships available

Are you a publisher or writer’s organization seeking group membership for your authors? A service provider or technology company who wants to connect with 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

so many membership benefits!

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
Media leads
content database
AUTHOR BRAINSTORM EXCHANGE
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
MEET THE MEMBERS PROGRAM
DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS
PARTNER DISCOUNTS
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Satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed.
If for any reason NFAA membership isn’t for you, notify us and receive a full refund.

Are you ready to get the support and resources you need to navigate the complex world of book publishing and book promotion?

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PRICING AND REGISTRATION

AUTHORITY
Membership

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

  • Weekly podcast interviews plus access to massive database of templates, checklists, reports, podcast recordings, and more.

  • Access to Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly groups held on Zoom. Get to know fellow members and exchange ideas.

  • Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, podcast recordings, 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 monthly email and get interviewed for our blog.

  • 50% off Nonfiction Writers Conference events

  • Discounts off Nonfiction Book Awards, Author Toolkits, and Courses (33%). Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.

  • Authority MONTHLY
    $29/month
    (NO Welcome Kit)
Best Value
VIP
Membership

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

  • Weekly podcast interviews plus access to massive database of templates, checklists, reports, podcast recordings, and more.

  • Access to Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly groups held on Zoom. Get to know fellow members and exchange ideas.

  • Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, podcast recordings, 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 monthly email and get interviewed for our blog.

  • FREE Attendance to Nonfiction Writers Conference events, plus recordings and transcripts.

  • Discounts off Nonfiction Book Awards, Author Toolkits, and Courses (33%). Plus, partner discounts from IngramSpark, Lulu, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, Foreword Reviews, and more.

  • VIP membership is an "all-you-can eat" plan with FREE admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference 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: $1,600+

  • VIP members get a complete bonus welcome kit mailed to you.

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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.