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.

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: www.teresafunke.com/coaching.

Book Design

Monika Younger Book Cover Design
Email | 416-333-2175
Professional book cover designer at your service! Providing smart and creative cover design options to help your book succeed. I have over 10 years of experience working in-house and freelance for a major publisher designing book covers. Learn more: www.youngerbookdesign.com and www.facebook.com/MonikaYoungerDesign.

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

Book Distributors

See our list of book distributors here.

Book Publishing/Printing

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: AuthorityPublishing.com.

Consulting

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, HeidiThorne.com
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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.

Jenifer Novak Landers | Fully Expressed Potential
Phone:  916-768-5931, Email
Creativity Coaching for Authors. Give yourself the support and motivation you need to move forward with your writing projects.  My Creativity Coaching Philosophy:  The only thing in the way is YOU, so we must find the most simple and meaningful activation of your core purpose and then we will find the easiest way to implement and stay accountable to your vision.  The creative process is a wild yet tame-able beast that will befriend your true passion and gumption if you know how to allow this, and in that beloved friendship lies your greatest support, endless motivation and clearest focus. I can show you how to manifest these things and how to stay on track.  Let’s get your write-ON! Special Offer for NFAA Members:  A  special “Creativity Boost”  30 minute Strategy Session via telephone + The “Creative Thinking Workbook” to download.

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 (www.marketingmixblog.com) and (www.creativefreelancerblog.com). Benun has been self-employed for all but 3 years of her working life. Sign up for her tips at www.marketing-mentortips.com and follow her @MMToolbox. Special Offer for NFAA Members: Free half hour mentoring session to brainstorm ideas and to kickstart your marketing plan.

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.

Editing

Momentum Book & Business CoachingCristen Iris, Momentum Book & Business Coaching
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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.

I’m Cristen Iris, owner of Momentum Book & Business Coaching. I invite you to contact me to discuss your goals and needs.

Laura Roberts, Laura Roberts Creative Services
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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.

Freelancers

Reedsy
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: https://reedsy.com/loves/nfaa.

Ghostwriting

Kathi Frank Collaborative GhostwriterKate Frank, Collaborative Ghostwriter
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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.  You will find the differences of what she offers in an eBook to be downloaded at CollaborativeGhostwriter.com  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

Indexing

Jen Weers, jenweers.com
Phone:  612-275-3737 | Email
I am a freelance indexer with indexing making up 100% of my business. This allows me to specialize in, and also study, the art. Although I also work with publishers, I specialize in working directly with authors who are self-publishing. I very much enjoy walking them through one of the final steps of the book-writing process. I consider myself a generalist with the ability to index a wide variety of topics. The majority of my work falls into the categories of business-related, health and nutrition, cookbooks, and self-improvement. I have indexed everything from a scholarly work on public restrooms to a study of the Old Testament. I am a member of American Society of Indexing (ASI), participate in national and local conferences, and serve as the co-chair of our local chapter. I adhere to ASI best practices. A copy of the best practices is available upon request. You will find my work to be complete, well formatted, and user-friendly. My work is guaranteed, and any quality issues you may find will be reworked to your satisfaction. I invite you to visit jenweers.com to learn more about me and see some of my recent work.

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

Insurance

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Legal

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

Chief Virtual Officer Social Media Marketing ServicesSue Canfield, Chief Virtual Officer
Phone: 715-296-0347 | Email
Chief Virtual Officer provides social media marketing services specifically for nonfiction authors. 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! 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: http://createthinkdo.com.

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 Exposure

AuthorSheet.org
Appearing in Media interviews can boost the sales of your book while helping the media create their shows or articles. We are compiling a free listing of authors who can serve as an 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. Please contact us by email:authorsheet@gmail.com with the name of your book, genre, and your website if available to get the invitation to upload your listing at AuthorSheet.org. Listing is free but all new listings are vetted. Once approved you will receive a link via email to create your account and upload your listing and photos.

Virtual Assistance

AuthorsAssistants.com
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 WordPress.org 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

FreshbooksFreshBooks
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
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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 http://www.fundsforwriters.com/half-price-total/

 

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