WELCOME TO THE NONFICTION AUTHORS ACADEMY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
MASTER COURSES WITH OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION
Master courses are comprehensive 6-week programs offered live just once each year and are always available for self-study. Our optional certification program is available for each course and created for industry professionals who want to expand your knowledge and credibility by completing these programs.
RETURNING LIVE IN FEBRUARY 2024
This 6-week course will teach you how to navigate the complexities of publishing your book professionally and according to industry standards. It’s essential that you can be proud of the final result and produce a book you can be proud of.
If you plan to publish in the next year, this course is for you.
RETURNING LIVE IN JANUARY 2024!
In this 6-week course led by the CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association, you will learn how to build your platform (audience) and sell more books using real-world strategies that will take the fear out of marketing and help you craft a plan for success. This course will change the trajectory of your author career. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Led by a professional publicist, this 6-week course will empower you to locate publicity opportunities, including traditional and online outlets, craft attention-grabbing media pitches, and deliver powerful interviews with confidence.
A must-attend course for authors and experts seeking media coverage.
Publishing Industry Courses FOR AUTHORS
These publishing industry courses cover important topics for all nonfiction authors. All courses are available for self-study and you can begin immediately with completed registration.
NEW! 3-Week Course
The Professional Speaking Course is specifically designed to help authors who want to sell more books by speaking and/or get paid to speak.
Learn how to locate speaking opportunities, develop speaking topics, pitch yourself as a professional speaker, and deliver presentations like a pro!
RETURNING LIVE IN APRIL 2024
This essential LIVE WORKSHOP shows you how to be a polished professional when delivering interviews on radio, podcasts, television, and for print publications. Media training is something all public figures go through–and now you can too at just a fraction of the cost!
Learn how to write a stellar non-fiction book proposal from scratch an experienced literary agent who knows firsthand what it takes. This 3-week self-study course will show you the structure of each section of a book-proposal so that you can capture the attention of agents and editors.
This 3-week self-study course will help you finally get your memoir finished AND make your story shine. You will learn how to craft a story using important elements, build your memoir block by block, work with truth and family, and manage your own inner critic. Led by award-winning memoir writer Linda Joy Myers, PhD, this program will help you gain confidence in your writing and get your manuscript across the finish line!
This 3-week course will help you develop a detailed plan for advertising your books on Amazon. You will learn how Amazon’s pay-per-click ads work, how to identify relevant keywords for your ads, and how to monitor and adjust your ads for best performance so that you can profitably sell your books with ads.
FLASH COURSES FOR NONFICTION AUTHORS
Our unique series of Flash Courses deliver short, focused topics in self-study video trainings of 90 minutes or less. Slides and companion handouts are included with most courses.
Whether you’re launching a book or want to generate fresh sales for an older book, consider knocking the price down for a short time to give the book a burst of support. Led by a book coach and author who has personally used these strategies successfully, you will learn real-world strategies to boost sales for your book.
In this detailed course, you will learn about essential basics of copyright law, how to protect your work, how to use copyrighted content, trademark law, what you can and cannot use in your own work, and how trademarks can protect certain types of work. You will also discover various ways you can protect yourself against libel and right of privacy.
In this detailed self-study course you will learn about ISBNs, LCCNs, CIP Blocks, and other book identifiers you need to get your book in the correct categories in online bookstores, bricks-and-mortar bookstores, and libraries. You will also learn how to purchase ISBNs, and how to retire an ISBN and replace it with a new one, and when you need a second edition.
Create better visuals to promote your book. Whether you’re still writing your first book or promoting your 5th, Canva can help you create better visuals that make your books and promotional materials more attractive and compelling.
Getting your books to sell to a specific audience, particularly a Black audience, is what you will learn during this session. You will discover why targeting will sell books faster, how to leverage media to connect with the black reader, top audiences buying books today, and what you need to do today to reach a robust market of buyers.