Recommended Resources

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.

Audio Book Production

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, StartSomething Creative Business Solutions
Phone: 716-771-2520 | Email
We work with nonfiction authors worldwide! Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing – leverage your hard work to grow your audience, influence, and income. We’ve been building businesses for 20+ years and 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 and promotion consulting and 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,, Huffington Post and Forbes.

Book Awards Programs

Nonfiction Book AwardsNonfiction Book Awards – A year-round program hosted by the Nonfiction Authors Association recognizing quality nonfiction books.

Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards recognizes the best in ebooks. Award recipients also receive promotional opportunities and an award badge for your website.

Book Coaching

Roger C. Parker, Published and Profitable
Phone: 603-866-6046 | Email
I offer a variety of resources and assistance to help you successfully plan, write, promote, and profit from writing and self-publishing a brand building nonfiction book. My latest book is #BookTitle_Tweet: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas for Compelling Article, Book, and Event Titles with a foreword by Michael Larsen, author of The Book Proposal Handbook. Save time and effort writing your next nonfiction book by downloading a free copy of my workbook, 99 Questions to Ask Before You Write and Self-publish a Brand-building Book. Special Offer for NFAA Members: Download my free workbook, 99 Questions to Ask Before You Write and Self-publish a Brand-building Book, and get a complimentary 20-minute telephone coaching session!

Teresa Funke, That Book Inside You Coach
Phone: 970-215-4155 | Email
Offers one-on-one and group coaching to clients who wish to produce a book for publication or pleasure. Teresa has helped over 150 clients write and publish fiction and nonfiction books, short stories, essays, and articles; launch websites and blogs; complete synopses and book proposals; acquire literary agents; self-publish their books; and brainstorm creative marketing plans to promote their projects. She specializes in memoir and creative nonfiction, but can advise on the production or promotion of general nonfiction books as well. If you’re looking for someone who will give you honest and encouraging consultations and critiques and real-world advice, Teresa is the coach for you! She is the author of six novels for children and adults and over 100 articles, essays, and short stories and has been coaching since 2005. Better than anyone, Teresa knows the challenges faced by modern authors in a rapidly changing industry. Her goal is to help you avoid those easy-to-make mistakes that will cost you time, money, and credibility in a complicated publishing world. To read testimonials or learn more, visit:

Megan Close Zavala, Turn the Page Book Coaching & Editorial
Phone: 818-971-9176 | Email
Turn the Page Book Coaching & Editorial empowers talented authors to move past their blocks and make their writing and publishing dreams a reality.  Our clients are authors from virtually every genre, at every stage of their writing adventure, from first idea to final page. I have spoken at writers conferences across the country, training many hundreds of authors on all things writing-related.  The writing process can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!

Book Cover

Cathi Stevenson, Book Cover Express

  • 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.

I have created more than 2000 book covers for large, traditional publishing organizations, small presses and indie publishers. My clients have been featured in/on numerous high-profile media sources including Oprah, 48-Hours, People Magazine and the Today show. $200 discount on full spread print covers for Nonfiction Authors Association members.

Book Design

Tamian Wood, Beyond Design International
Email | 305-232-6420

Your book’s packaging is your most important marketing tool. Whether you are a self published author, or a New York Times best selling author, your book cover must grab your reader and tell them, in an instant, “Take me home! I am just what you need!” With over 20 years experience, Beyond Design International can take care of all your graphic design needs, including cover design, interior layout, and promotional materials. You’ll receive a top-quality, professionally designed project, with prompt personal attention throughout the production process.

Chris O’Byrne, JetLaunch
Email | 520-561-0711
Book design and production services for print and ebooks.

Book Distributors

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Book Printing

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Kristen Steele, Baker & Taylor Publisher Services
Phone: 567-215-0030 | Email
BTPS offers economical solutions for warehousing and order fulfillment, sales and marketing support, inventory management, virtual inventory programs, editorial services, and book manufacturing including offset, digital short run, and print-on-demand (POD). BTPS is uniquely positioned to serve client publishers, combining the existing networks established by Baker & Taylor with Bookmasters’ decades of book manufacturing and distribution experience.

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.

Authority Publishing
Email | 877-800-1097
Authority Publishing for Nonfiction BooksSince 2008, Authority Publishing has developed a stellar reputation as a leader in custom publishing services for nonfiction books. Developed for busy professionals who don’t have the time or inclination to locate and hire contractors and manage the many details involved in publishing a book, Authority Publishing delivers superior customer service with industry professionals who care about producing high quality books. You don’t have to do it all alone and wonder if you’ve made the right decisions. Authority Publishing will help you get it done right the first time. *Special discounts for NFAA members:


Carla King, Self-Publishing Boot Camp
Phone: 510.230.4262 | Email
Carla King, founder of Self-Publishing Boot Camp, identifies the most reputable, reliable, and cost-effective tools and services for self-publishing your book. Publish in print and ebook formats for distribution and sale in all the important marketplaces. The program is designed so that you can get it done quickly and simply with the easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance in the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of books and workshops. Special Offer for NFAA Members:  Free EPUB, Kindle, or PDF ebook Starting Out on Your Self-Publishing Path  with coupon code  nfaa_2013

Heidi Thorne,
Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, specializes in working with speakers, coaches and consultants on writing and self publishing books and blogs to promote their consulting businesses. She also offers editing and proofreading services. Heidi is the author of 11 (and counting!) self published print books and ebooks on business topics. Her professional experience includes over 15 years as a trade newspaper editor, blogging since 2010, five years teaching at the college level, and over 25 years in sales and marketing. New clients receive a free 30-minute book or blog project assessment with Heidi via phone or Skype.

Ilise Benun, Marketing Mentor
Phone: (201) 653-0783 | Email
Marketing Mentor offers guidance, accountability, practical strategies and inspiring ideas for creative professionals who are serious about growing their business. Our mission is to provide the tools and assistance you need to get your ideal clients, so you can take your business to the next level and ultimately create the work/life balance that works for you. Ilise Benun is the founder of Marketing Mentor, a national speaker and the co-producer/host of the Creative Freelancer Conference: The Business Conference for the Creatively Self-Employed. She is a national speaker and the author of 7 books including, “The Art of Self Promotion,” “Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive” and “The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money.”  She is also the lead writer on 2 blogs ( and ( Benun has been self-employed for all but 3 years of her working life. Sign up for her tips at and follow her @MMToolbox. Special Offer for NFAA Members: Free half hour mentoring session to brainstorm ideas and to kickstart your marketing plan.

Suzanne Sherman, The Writer’s Resource
Phone: 707-955-5456 | Email
For more than 30 years I’ve helped memoir and nonfiction writers achieve their goals and navigate the field of traditional and self-publishing. I write and edit agent and publisher query letters, book proposals, and synopses, and consult on publishing options: traditional, self-publishing, or hybrid. For writers with a work in progress I offer a customized coaching schedule via email, Skype, or telephone. Sessions typically include manuscript review with feedback, guidance with outline creation, and in-depth chapter-by-chapter review as the book takes shape. Besides coaching, I consult on completed manuscripts and manuscripts in progress, supplying writers with detailed notes on what’s needed for successful completion. Many writers like to go to the next step, working with me as their developmental editor. Some writers prefer to hire me to be their ghostwriter or collaborative writer. I have been published traditionally and I have self-published ( and I know both industries well. Call or email to schedule a free 20-minute telephone consultation so I can learn about your project and determine how I can help you. NFAA members receive a 10% discount on their first project.

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.

Ebook Formatting

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.


Blake Atwood, BA Writing Solutions LLC

If you’re lost in the forest of your nonfiction book-in-progress, nonfiction developmental editor Blake Atwood can guide you toward daylight. Through manuscript critiques, full developmental edits, copyediting, coauthoring, and ghostwriting, Blake helps authors hone their messages. Additionally, with proven experience in both self-publishing and traditional publishing, Blake can help you decide which path to pursue. Either way, you’ll soon step foot out of that forest.

Cristen Iris, Momentum Book & Business Coaching

Are you looking for a developmental editor, book coach, and/or ghostwriter? I’m a strategic partner who works with strong-willed and strong-minded people who have clear goals but want help navigating the publishing industry and developing manuscripts that articulate their ideas in ways that attract and influence their ideal audiences. My clients include a GRAMMY Award-winning artist, advocates, academics, professionals, and debut novelists. They are traditionally published, indie-published, and self-published. One has a six-figure, world rights contract with HarperCollins. I partner with clients to put high-value and high-quality writing into reader’s hands. I want my clients to be confident in their approach and choices, proud of the finished product, and optimistic about what publishing a book can do for them in the future.

Laura Roberts, Laura Roberts Creative Services
Laura Roberts Creative Services offers professional editorial services at indie-friendly prices. With options including manuscript critiques, copy editing and proofreading, Laura can help bring your book from rough draft to completed manuscript. For more information on editing options, specialties, rates and availability, please see her websiteNFAA members are eligible for a 10% discount on their first booking.

ProWritingAid helps you edit more efficiently. It analyzes your text and highlights key issues, such as overused words, sentence structure, repeated phrases, consistency, dialogue, pacing and readability. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional, ProWritingAid will tighten your writing and help you get published. Use ProWritingAid wherever you write with its integrations for MS Word, GoogleDocs, Scrivener, and Chrome. NFAA members get 25%–visit your member dashboard for details.


If you’re looking for your next editor, proofreader, designer or marketer, have a look at Reedsy! The 500 professionals on Reedsy’s marketplace have been vetted and hand-picked out of over 15,000 applicants, and all come with extensive publishing experience. Sign up through this link to get a $30 discount on your first collaboration:

Writers Boon
The only discount marketplace for writers covering a staggering number of 150+ publishing and marketing topics. Looking for the perfect designer, editor, publicists, book or app for writers? Find experts, courses, books, DIY tools & apps for writers at discount prices. Plus unique book marketing tools like Quozimus, Pinnisbook and InBookish.


Association of Ghostwriters
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.

Kathi Frank Collaborative GhostwriterKate Frank, Collaborative Ghostwriter
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.

Rich Mintzer, Your Book Your Way Ghostwriting Service
Phone: 914-244-1020 | Email
Ghostwriting service for all types of non-fiction writing and editing from blogs to books.   We also do business writing and editing as well as book proposals.  Clients can gained brand awareness, new customers and establish themselves as experts in their respective fields through books and well crafted content for their businesses and websites. Special Offer for NFAA Members:  10% off


Jeff Evans, Word Wise Indexing
Phone: 530.802.4020 | Email
Professional Indexing, Technical Writing  Services


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. Specialities:  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.

Marketing Products

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!

Marketing Services

Ausoma Social Media Book MarketingSue 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.

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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:

InVidz – We provide the premier online video marketing campaign solution for professional marketers. Our Smart video technology helps convert more viewers into customers during viewer engagement. Turn ANY video into a powerful interactive smart video that can generate more leads and impulse buys of your books and products. InVidz reduces the need to build a complex sales funnel with six fully integrated modules that operate with point-and-click simplicity right from your videos.

Media Appearance in Television, Radio, Print

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 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 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.


Tina Dietz, StartSomething Creative Business Solutions
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,, Huffington Post and Forbes. Her podcast, The StartSomething Show, was named one of the top 35 podcasts for entrepreneurs on

Training Programs

Your Brand is CallingMike Loomis, Your Brand Is Calling
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.

Virtual Assistance
A directory of assistants who have been through a certification program to support the needs of authors, including assistance with marketing and publishing.

Sharon Broughton, Sharon Broughton Team
Phone: 916-570-2840 | Email
Sharon Broughton is a tech-savvy virtual support professional and Infusionsoft expert with a reputation for being fast, friendly, and on-target. She helps business owners create more products, market themselves online, build their email lists, and earn a lot more passive revenue. Sharon works with dynamic individuals with a thirst for adventure and a desire to have it all. If…You’re an entrepreneur who is eager to get your creative ideas into the world – but you don’t know to implement them…; The “tech side” of your business is frustrating the heck out of you…; You’ve been sitting on a project for weeks, months, or (gasp) maybe even years… Connect with Sharon, and she’ll get you where you want to be. In many cases, she can get your project off the ground that same day. Special Offer for NFAA Members:  10% discount on your first invoice

Website Design

Nir Appelton, Simplio Labs Web Design & SEO
Phone: 888-766-3315 |  Email
Simplio Labs is the place where regular web design turns into fabulous graphics! Our designers will transform your idea into reality. Here you’ll find it all: WordPress website design, logos, html, database, mobile sites, micro-sites and E-commerce shopping carts.  All just a phone or mouse click away!
Special offer for NFAA members: $150 off your site design or a FREE SEO Consultation valued at $350

Steve Coplan, Coplan Consulting LLC
Phone: 615-476-6754 | Email
Specializing in WordPress-based websites that work for any size business (or blogger!). A website that looks great, functions beyond your wildest dreams, and is both easy to use and maintain. Affordable custom themes, easy content management, search engine optimized code, mobile friendly features, user-friendly navigation design, personalized training. Special Offer for NFAA Members: Free Consultation & Strategy Meeting, up to one hour.

Website Hosting

bluehostBluehost is the #1 recommended hosting provider by and the ideal choice for creating a blog or author website online. Get your books out there by creating a custom website to highlight your work. They have 24/7 US-based tech support to answer any and all of your website questions. No coding knowledge is needed with their 1-click WordPress installation and drag-and-drop builder. Their youtube channel has dozens of video tutorials walking you through every step of the way.  Receive a special 42% off discounted rate and a free domain name for attending this conference by visiting Bluehost here.

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 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. Special Offer for NFAA Members:  TOTAL FundsforWriters for half price of $7.50

Self-Publishing Blueprint:
“I wish I would have had the Self-Publishing Blueprint the first time I self-published.”
For many authors like yourself, the hardest part about writing and publishing a book is knowing how to do it right. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an all-in-one resource to help you cut through the confusion of self-publishing and save you from costly mistakes? Well, now you can. The Self-Publishing Blueprint was created by successful self-published author and writer’s coach Teresa Funke and her partners at Writing Blueprints. This 9-unit online tool will walk you step by step through each and every aspect of producing, publishing, and promoting your book using detailed videos, checklists, and worksheets to help you choose the self-publishing path that is perfect for your project. And the best part is, once you buy it, you own it, and can use it over and over as you produce new books. Nonfiction Authors Association members qualify for $50 off the already low price. Just click: and succeed in your self-publishing venture on the first try.

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