Recommended Books for Nonfiction Writers and Authors

Recommended books for nonfiction writers and authorsFollowing is a collection of books about writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books, as well as some related topics, authored by past speakers and friends of the Nonfiction Authors Association.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ABOUT WRITING

Judith Briles – How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos

Julia Cameron – The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Judy Carter – The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom—The Comedy Writer’s Ultimate “How To” Guide

Stacy Ennis – The Editor’s Eye: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Book from Good to Great

Anne Janzer – The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Mary Karr – The Art of Memoir

Stephen King – On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Dan Poynter – Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books

Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle

Steven Pressfield – Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way

Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers, PhD – The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey

Brooke Warner – Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers

William Zinsser – On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William Zinsser – Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past

BOOKS ABOUT TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

Nina Amir – Nonfiction Book Proposals De-Mystified

Jeff Kleinman and Ryan Lejarde – The Science of Rejection Letters: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analyze Rejection Letters in Order to Improve Your Writing & Get Published

Michael Larsen – How to Write a Book Proposal

Elizabeth Lyon – Nonfiction Book Proposals Anyone Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book

Susan Rabiner – Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Serious Nonfiction and Get it Published

Brooke Warner – How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal

BOOKS ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING

Dan Poynter – The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book

Karl Palachuk – Publish Your First Book: A Quick-Start Guide to Publishing in a Digital Age

Richard Rieman – The Author’s Guide to Audio Book Creation

Helen Sedwick – The Self-Publisher’s Legal Companion

Brooke Warner – Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing

BOOKS ABOUT BOOK MARKETING

Judith Briles – AuthorYOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms

Stephanie Chandler – The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books

Mark Coker – The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide: How to Market Any Book for Free

Shel Horowitz – Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers

MARKETING BOOKS (OTHER)

Chris Anderson – Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Stephanie Chandler – Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business

Seth Godin – Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Seth Godin – All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic that Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity is the Best Marketing of All

Jay Conrad Levinson and Shel Horowitz – Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World

Michael Port – Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

Mark Schaefer – KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing a Personal Brand in the Digital Age

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOKS

Frances Caballo – Social Media Just for Writers 

Corey Perlman – Social Media Overload: Simple Social Media Strategies For Overwhelmed and Time Deprived Businesses

Neal Schaffer – Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success

BOOKS ABOUT REVENUE GENERATION

Peter Bowerman – The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living

Peter Bowerman – The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in 6 Months or Less

Judith Briles – The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers

Jim Horan – The One-Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur

Brian Jud – How to Make Real Money Selling Books: A Complete Guide to the Book Publishers’ World of Special Sales

Leslie Truex – Digital Writer Success: How to Make a Living Blogging, Freelance Writing, and Publishing Online

Leslie Truex – Jobs Online: How to Find and Get Hired to a Work-At-Home Job

Leslie Truex – The Work-At-Home Success Bible

Leslie Truex – How to Start Your Own Consulting Business

 

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