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Many authors ask whether it is worth the expense to create an audiobook. For nonfiction authors the answer is almost always a resounding YES! First of all, an audiobook edition will reach the part of your audience that is predominantly listening to content rather than reading text. That segment keeps growing. Unless your book is […]

The post Leveraging Your Audiobook from the Inside Out by Becky Parker Geist appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Beyond my budget! A newsletter from a local writers’ group advertized various Writers’ Retreats. They generally last between three and five days. Some are held in deliciously exotic locations, many offer “yoga for all levels,” (they clearly haven’t seen me lately!), and all feature erudite experts who will lead participants in writing exercises to unblock […]

The post “Most productive week of my life”: A Self-Guided, At-Home Writer’s Retreat by Merryl Hammond, PhD appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of its very own Authority and VIP members. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book? ANNE SCHOBER Everyone has a story. In 2014, after leaving the classroom that became my second home, I […]

The post Authority Member Round-Up: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book? appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Want to make a dent in the universe? Join our vibrant community!For the main text in the book, use a standard Serif font such as Palatino, Garamond, Baskerville, Century Schoolbook or Times New Roman. Studies show that these fonts are easier to read and they are also a standard in the publishing industry. Fancier fonts […]

The post Book Interior Design Tips appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Want to make a dent in the universe? Join our vibrant community!Many poets believe selling their poetry is as hard as, well, selling poetry. But if you look beyond the bookstore you can find many sales opportunities. The information below provides ideas and examples of potential segments that could be lucrative for you. This information […]

The post Who Says Rhyme Doesn’t Pay? by Brian Jud appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Want to make a dent in the universe? Join our vibrant community!No matter what route you take to publish, your book cover will be your main advertising tool—and it has to work at thumbnail. While big publishing houses have input from teams of designers, sales staff, editors and project managers, many indie publishers are filling […]

The post Getting the Right Cover for Your Book by Cathi Stevenson appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Want to make a dent in the universe? Join our vibrant community!Titles are incredibly important to the appeal of a book. You want to have a title that grabs attention and has emotional appeal, while also explaining what the book is about. For prescriptive nonfiction, offering a promise (benefit to the reader) is also important. […]

The post Steps to Develop a Killer Nonfiction Book Title appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Want to make a dent in the universe? Join our vibrant community!When authors are told they must actively market their books, many say, “I don’t like to promote. I only want to write.” However, when a book is published the author becomes a salesperson running a business. It is an abrupt, and in many cases […]

The post The Equation for Book-Marketing Success by Brian Jud appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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If you’ve ever had your work edited by a professional editor, you might find yourself conducting a virtual conversation with him or her as you review the edits. “Oh! Good catch,” you may murmur to your computer screen. Then, you squint at another edit, wondering why the heck he or she thought that was important […]

The post Five Common Editing Mistakes and Typos Found in Manuscripts appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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“Standup’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. If you write a story at home, you write it and rewrite it, send it to your friends to take a look at and they edit it. You have the opportunity to keep rewriting. But once you’ve written a joke and get up on stage, you cannot […]

The post Wanna Do Stand-Up? Sit Down and Listen by Stacey Gustafson appeared first on Nonfiction Authors Association.

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