Welcome to the Nonfiction Authors Association Marketplace, where you can locate service providers to assist you with all aspects of publishing and promoting your books.
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Lulu is dedicated to making the world a better place, one book at a time, through sustainable practices, innovative print-on-demand products and a commitment to excellent service. Since 2002, Lulu has powered the knowledge sharing economy by enabling authors in more than 225 countries and territories to publish nearly two million books and eBooks. Our industry-leading tools and global community help authors tell their story, publish it in printed or eBook format, then sell them in online bookstores around the world. At Lulu, authors are in control, owning the rights to their works, setting their own price and keeping up to 90 percent of their book profits. Learn more about Lulu here.
Becky Parker Geist, Pro Audio Voices
Phone: 415-559-9273 | Email
President of Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
FaceBook: @proaudiovoices | Twitter: @audiovoices | LinkedIn: @beckyparkergeist | Skype: beckygeist
Helping great stories come alive! Audiobook Production & Marketing. Our vision: A world where through story we recognize ourselves in each other. Pro Audio Voices is a San Francisco Bay Area based company serving clients internationally as a go-to place for exceptional audiobook production and marketing, including complex and unusual projects that may involve multiple voices and/or music and/or sound effects. We typically work with authors and small publishers who are passionate about getting their content out there to their audiences around the world, but are challenged in reaching their widest audience. The Pro Audio Voices team provides audiobook production and marketing to help authors have a greater impact.
Richard Rieman, Audiobook Revolution Productions
Phone: 720-507-5970 | Email
Join the Audiobook Revolution! Full audiobook services include narration, finding a great narrator, directing authors narrating their own books, and promoting the finished audiobook. Prices start at $600. Richard Rieman is an award-winning audio book self-publishing consultant, narrator, and producer. He has produced or narrated over 100 titles on Amazon, Audible, iTunes and more. Richard is also author of “The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation,” the 2016 Global eBook Awards Gold Medal Winner in Writing/Publishing.
Tina Dietz, Twin Flames Studios
Phone: 716-771-2520 | Email
We work with nonfiction authors worldwide! Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing and experiencing double digit growth for the past several years – grow your audience, influence, and income! With 20+ years of experience working with businesses, we specialize in the needs of nonfiction authors, thought leaders, experts and entrepreneurs. Full done-for-you production and publishing, whether you want to narrate your own book or choose from 4,000 professional narrators. Marketing, promotion, and consulting services also available – we’ll make your audiobook an incredible asset to help you reach your goals. Tina Dietz is an internationally acclaimed business consultant, audiobook publisher, podcast host and launch specialist, and professional speaker/voice talent who has been featured in such outlets as ABC, Inc.com, Huffington Post and Forbes.
Book Awards Programs
Nonfiction Book Awards – A year-round program hosted by the Nonfiction Authors Association recognizing quality nonfiction books. Self-published and traditionally published titles welcome. View past award winners.
Learn more about the Nonfiction Book Awards.
IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards program honors quality books produced by independent authors and publishers.
Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards recognizes the best in ebooks. Award recipients also receive promotional opportunities and an award badge for your website.
The Foreword Magazine Indies honor the best independently-published books each year.
Book Cover Design
- Nonfiction book cover clients receive a minimum of 5 front cover proofs within 10 business days (often sooner)!
- Full-spread, print clients receive their application files upon request.
- There are no limits to the number of images I work with.
Like it or not, people really do judge books by their covers. The question is, do you want that to work for you, or against you? The good news is that you get to choose. I work with authors to create beautiful, professional covers that represent their books well. After all, you don’t want to put all your hard work behind a cover that sells you and your message short! I offer three different design packages tailored to different needs, but each one includes multiple initial design concepts, multiple rounds of revisions, a 3D render of the book cover you can use on your website and social media (available on most titles), and a press-ready PDF you can take directly to your printer or publisher. My specialty is Christian non-fiction, but I can work in other genres as well. If you’re ready to be GLAD when people judge your book by its cover, I invite you to get in touch today and let’s work together to create something beautiful!
Book Interior Design/Typesetting
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Lulu is dedicated to making the world a better place, one book at a time, through sustainable practices, innovative print-on-demand products and a commitment to excellent service. Since 2002, Lulu has powered the knowledge sharing economy by enabling authors in more than 225 countries and territories to publish nearly two million books and eBooks. Our industry-leading tools and global community help authors tell their story, publish it in printed or eBook format, then sell them in online bookstores around the world. At Lulu, authors are in control, owning the rights to their works, setting their own price and keeping up to 90 percent of their book profits.Learn more about Lulu here.
IngramSpark is an award-winning online service for indie authors that provides the same quality print and distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world, including readers, over 39,000 booksellers, and librarians, and more than 70 online retailers. Focus on what you do best — creating innovative content — and let IngramSpark do the rest: print, ship, and distribute your book. Learn more about IngramSpark here.
NetGalley Book Reviews: NetGalley+ from BooksGoSocial is the low-cost way for any author or publisher to join NetGalley, the #1 service in the world for getting honest reader reviewers on Amazon. There are over 360,000+ reviewers on NetGalley. Many are librarians, top Amazon reviewers, traditional media reviewers, and influential bloggers. Our NetGalley+ service has secured over 3,500 Amazon reader reviews since July 2017. Price range: $99 to $199. Save $20 with this exclusive code: nf1
Learn about NetGalley reviews here.
The International Review of Books provides high-quality book reviews for authors. Our reviews can be used in the Editorial Reviews section on your book page on Amazon, and on your website or blog. They can also be used on the cover of your book. Authors and readers appreciate well-written editorial reviews. They are used by the largest traditional book publishers, smaller publishers, and independent authors. Save $20 with code: NF1 and learn more about The International Review of Books.
Book Review Targeter is a software program that we at NFAA love! This system allows you to search for Amazon book reviewers who have reviewed books similar to yours, and then export their email addresses and websites–or send them an email right from the software. Many Amazon reviewers list their contact information because they WANT to receive review copies of books, and they also host blogs where they share reviews with bigger audiences. You could do this research yourself, but it will take you countless HOURS. Every author needs reviews and we highly recommend Book Review Targeter!
Credit Card Processing
Square – At NFAA, we use the convenient credit card processing offered by Square for handling sales transactions on smart phones. We use the free card swiper to collect payments for our local chapter meetings across the U.S., and also for selling books and other products at events. Square also offers an invoicing tool that allows you to send digital invoices that your customers can pay online. There is no monthly fee and a low transaction fee. Check out Square.
Chris O’Byrne, JETLAUNCH | Phone: 520-261-3101 | Email
Premium book publishing defines the JETLAUNCH brand. Build your business with a professional book that acts as a customer magnet and establishes your position as an expert in your field. Special Offer for NFAA Members: 10% off all services.
See our list of nonfiction book editors here.
Constant Contact makes email marketing easy with customizable email templates and automation tools. Add an email sign-up box to your website and integrate mailing list sign-up on your Facebook page. The Nonfiction Authors Association uses and recommends Constant Contact! Get a free trial for Constant Contact here.
Marcia works almost exclusively with CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and experts. Past projects have become New York Times bestsellers, award-winners, and commercial successes (selling in the millions of copies). Having worked with traditional publishers, hybrid presses, and print-on-demand firms, Marcia guides clients regarding which publishing option makes the most sense for their particular book. She leverages her MBA, providing marketing recommendations from the start, to help clients sell as many books as possible on publication. She writes quickly, is a skilled interviewer, and has a knack for capturing a client’s unique voice. Although many of her author-clients are capable writers, most simply don’t have the time to invest in writing a book, so they hire her. She’s happy to schedule a free 30-minute strategy call with any business exec considering writing a book.
Association of Ghostwriters | Email
The Association of Ghostwriters (AOG) is the leading professional organization for ghostwriters of books, articles, speeches, blogs and social media content. Members are experienced ghostwriters dedicated to providing high-quality writing. The AOG offers a wide range of benefits designed to help ghostwriters improve their craft and find profitable projects, including monthly teleseminars with industry leaders, a member directory, job postings, networking opportunities, and timely market information.
Beth Brand, Ghostwriter—Share Your Wisdom, Write a Book | Email
You have the idea. Beth has the skill, industry knowledge, and experience to turn your wisdom into a book you’re proud of and readers value. A certified ghostwriter and book coach, Beth specializes in nonfiction books in the areas of business, science, self-help, and company histories. She also excels at crafting queries, book proposals, and pitch strategies. Beth works with you at the level of support you want. Her clients have been published by both large and small presses. Many are indie authors, as well. Learn more about Beth (and see what her clients are saying) at www.bethbrand.com. Or contact Beth directly at email@example.com.
Kate Frank, Collaborative Ghostwriter | Email
Authors come to her with only an idea…or a completed manuscript. Kate translates their brilliant ideas into a book. Her specialty is creating easy-to-read language in response to the impatient, internet-empowered content consumer. She has a single focus to help nonfiction business authors share their legacy in a meaningful way. Public speakers, corporate self-help experts, business owners, consultants and every type of nonfiction author benefit from her decades of marketing expertise and they experience author success. All prospective authors receive a complimentary 30 minute consultation and a rewriting sample, using the author’s current content, to assure them her work is a match for the author’s goals. Learn more on her primary website Kate Writes Right. Connect with Kate on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Dana Newman, Literary Attorney | Phone: 323-974-4334 | Email
Dana Newman is a transactional and intellectual property attorney, advising content creators and businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. She focuses her practice on publishing, technology and start-ups, and also works as an independent literary agent, representing authors of practical and narrative non-fiction. She has extensive in-house legal experience with Moviola and its affiliates, providers of entertainment and communications technologies. Her clients include authors, publishing companies, entertainment production and post-production equipment companies, entrepreneurs, designers, apparel and natural food companies. Specialties: Contract drafting, review and negotiation; publishing law and literary agent representation; business and legal advising; business organization and formation; technology transactions (licensing, development, distribution); trademarks and copyrights; writing. Special Offer for NFAA Members: Flat fee of $500 for a contract review, analysis, and answering any questions – up to 12 pages.
Joseph Perry, Attorney and Literary Agent | Phone: 914-775-8774 | Email
Jonathan Kirsch is a publishing and intellectual property attorney based in Los Angeles, an expert witness on publishing industry matters, an Adjunct Professor on the Faculty of New York University’s Professional Publishing Institute, a book review columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of two books on publishing law and five books on the Bible as literature and the history of religion. He has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.
Publisher Rocket is a powerful software tool that helps you identify keywords to use for your Amazon ads. In addition, it shows you Amazon book categories for your genre and how many books you need to sell to reach #1 in that category, as well as competing book titles and by keyword. This is an essential tool if you plan to setup Amazon ads or if you want to better understand how to compete on Amazon.
Book Description Generator is a handy and free tool where you can input your book description for Amazon or BN.com and format it using various options like different sized headings, bold, italics, and other text enhancements. You can then copy the formatting and paste it into your book page.
The BooksGoSocial Group has one mission: to provide serious writers with the advertising and promotion services they need to break through today’s literary clutter. Services include setup and management for Amazon and Facebook ads, NetGalley book reviews, and more. Non-fiction writers are among our most successful clients. Check out what some of our author clients—big and small—have to say.
AdvertiseMint.com | Phone: 844-236-4686
Grow your book sales by running ads on Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. The friendly team at AdvertiseMint can set everything up for you so you can start making more money today. Visit www.advertisemint.com or call 844-236-4686 to speak with an expert about your book.
Sue Canfield, Chief Social Media Officer, Ausoma Social Media Book Marketing | Phone: 715-296-0347 | Email
We provide the gold standard in social media marketing services specifically for nonfiction authors. (It’s no accident that our name begins with the chemical symbol for gold, au.) Our promotional processes are proven to help you build an online audience for your content, expand your network engagement, and increase website traffic. Your content is shared with your target audience on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. If you’re struggling with social media, we can help by professionally managing your online presence! Contact us for your Peace of Mind Social Media Audit & Consultation and for our Book Launch Services. Special offer for NFAA members: $100 off first three months of services.
CreateThinkDo | Phone: (919) 908-6195 | Email
We provide marketing mentoring to authors, artists and creatives of all kinds who want to build a solid marketing approach that’s effective and based on individual needs and ambitions. Visit us for more information: http://createthinkdo.com.
Tina Dietz, Twin Flames Studios | Phone: 716-771-2520 | Email
We’ve worked with authors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and experts in 20+ industries all over the world. Highly experienced and professional podcast strategy, production, and launches, plus marketing consulting, hosting and interview training, how to become a guest on more podcasts, and more. Tina Dietz is an internationally acclaimed business consultant, audiobook publisher, podcast host and launch specialist, and professional speaker/voice talent who has been featured in such outlets as ABC, Inc.com, Huffington Post and Forbes. Her podcast, The StartSomething Show, was named one of the top 35 podcasts for entrepreneurs on INC.com.
Promotional Products and Printing
VistaPrint – Offering discounted business cards, postcards, and other promotional products. We order our NFAA business cards via VistaPrint. Save on your first order with this link.
PSPrint – Affordable resource for printing postcards, booklets, banners, and more. We order our NFAA postcards and other marketing collateral through PSPrint.
PrintGlobe – Great prices on promotional products including tote bags, mugs, pens, and more. PrintGlobe is where we purchase NFAA swag! Visit PrintGlobe.
Wasabi Publicity | Phone: 404-865-1405 | Email
Wasabi Publicity works with authors who want to make the world better and have a commitment to being known as ‘THE’ expert in a particular field or arena. We strategically position their expertise to land brag-worthy broadcast, print, and internet interviews to generate awareness, credibility, and new opportunities. If you would like a free evaluation of your PR strategy, sign up here: WasabiPublicity.com/PR-strategy-call/.
Appear on television, radio or news to boost sales of your book while helping the media create their stories. We are compiling a free listing of authors who can serve as a media experts to various media organizations including Newspapers, Television, Radio, Magazines and more. Both first time and experienced authors are invited to be part of this effort. You can upload your listing at AuthorSheet.org along with author headshots, book photos and more so media producers and reporters can get in touch with you when they need an expert in your field. Listing is free but all new listings are vetted. Create your AuthorSheet.org account today and become an expert. Unsolicited listings will be accepted for a limited time and once the database is of sufficient size, new authors will be added by invitation only. So please get your listing uploaded as soon as possible.
Self-Publishing Concierge Services
Planning to self-publish your book, but don’t want to do it alone? Complete services offered for nonfiction authors, brought to you by the Nonfiction Authors Association and Authority Publishing: Self-Publishing Concierge Services.
Seeking a Literary Agent?
NFAA has compiled a list of 100+ literary agents seeking nonfiction books. Download the free literary agent list here.
Nonfiction Book School is a live 12-week author accelerator program. Drawing on work with hundreds of aspiring authors, Stacy Ennis has developed a step-by-step author accelerator program to help aspiring authors write their nonfiction books. Over 12 weeks, they’ll walk through targeted trainings, live workshops, expert coaching, and deep-dive QA sessions alongside other future authors. Stacy guides them through each step of writing their nonfiction book, from idea to finished manuscript, and teach a clear process to take the guesswork out of writing and unleash their creative genius—even if they don’t think they’re writers. Learn more at https://nonfictionbookschool.com.
Mike Loomis, Your Brand Is Calling | Email
Mike Loomis is a brand consultant and author of the book and video course, Your Brand Is Calling – Build a Personal Brand to Reflect and Connect. Readers buy brands and publishers sign brands. Does your author-brand position you for success? The video course is available at 50% off to Nonfiction Authors Association Members. http://mikeloomis.co/course/
The Ultimate Course Formula
Ultimate Course Formula is a proven specific step by step system used by hundreds of successful entrepreneurs to build profitable online courses. It is the fastest and most effective way on the planet to create and sell your online course, even if you don’t know what your online course should be about or have a mailing list. It also teaches you how to make sure your course will sell even before you create the first piece of content AND…how to do ALL that without getting overwhelmed with all technical tools and marketing tasks because the program consists of a system that puts you on your way to create a successful online course. Learn more about The Ultimate Course Formula.
For the Nonfiction Writers Conference, we use Rev.com for transcribing all conference sessions. It’s fast and efficient. Simply upload your files and get transcripts back in under 24 hours!
Zoom Video Conferencing is a powerful platform for conducting webinars and video-based meetings. The Nonfiction Authors Association uses Zoom for all kinds of internal and external events and we highly recommend this service! Learn more about Zoom.
Virtual Assistants for Authors
Check out our directory: Virtual Assistants for Authors
Nate Hoffelder has been helping people fix broken tech since 2010. He designs and repairs WordPress sites, and acts as a virtual IT department for authors. The websites he builds look great, run smoothly, and turn readers into. Hire Nate to build your website and he will include one year of free software updates, daily backups, and security checks. This benefit is offered by Nate Hoffelder for NFAA members only. https://natehoffelder.com/bonus-years-support/
Whether you’re an established author, freelance writer, or blogger, having a professional website is essential to showcasing your work. We specialize in working with writers to create websites that not only look great, but are easy to manage on your own. We offer professional web design services at affordable rates to help your business attract more visitors and keep them on your site! More than beautiful design, we build websites with a complete strategy to put your work in front of readers and editors. Visit Sumy Designs.
Feeling overwhelmed by your author website? Get it done so you can engage your audience and sell more books! Choose from custom website design, or join this free self-guided course and learn how to build your own site. As an indie author herself, Pauline brings a unique blend of website savvy and book marketing expertise to your project. Her advice is friendly and impartial, perfect for technophobes or those who would rather be writing than grappling with a website. Meet Pauline and get more tips in this NFAA interview recording and this article.
Rocket Expansion have built websites for big-name best sellers and Grammy Award winners. After building websites and marketing engines for almost every industry under the sun, they’ve realized that their passion is helping authors and creatives shine online. With a rare combination of quality creative, technical, marketing and communication skills, Rocket Expansion have become the go-to website designers for authors looking to build something unique and breath-taking in a too-often ordinary world.
Siteground offers several levels of website hosting options, including managed WordPress hosting and premium cloud hosting. Siteground has a solid reputation for both technology and customer support, which is why the Nonfiction Authors Association site is hosted here. Learn more about Siteground website hosting.
Other Business Services
FreshBooks makes your accounting tasks easy, fast and secure. Start sending invoices, tracking time and capturing expenses in minutes. FreshBooks is built to support the needs of growing businesses. On average, FreshBooks customers double their revenue in the first 24 months. Learn more about FreshBooks.
C. Hope Clark, FundsforWriters.com
FundsforWriters provides a weekly publication to serious writers seeking contest, grant, market, publishing, and employment calls for submissions. FFW has a weekly free newsletter as well as larger, more encompassing paid subscription entitled TOTAL FundsforWriters. Editor Hope Clark is also a motivational speaker, conference presenter, and freelance writer on the topics of business, nonfiction writing, mystery writing, platform, branding, funding, introverted issues (i.e., The Shy Writer, The Shy Writer Reborn), and more.
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