2015 Speakers

Julia Cameron – The Writer’s Way Keynote: Q&A with a Beloved Author

Julia Cameron – The Writer’s Way Keynote: Q&A with a Beloved Author

Our opening keynote session for NFWC 2015 will be unlike anything we’ve done before! This will be a live question-and-answer session with legendary author Julia Cameron! We’ll be discussing Julia’s advice on the writing process, creativity, and much more. We will open the phone lines to take your questions live, but if you have a […]

Bill Corbett – How to Fill Your Speaking Calendar and Sell More Books

Bill Corbett – How to Fill Your Speaking Calendar and Sell More Books

Now that you’ve written a nonfiction book to help others in life or at work, don’t let it collect dust or expect it to sell itself. Consider yourself an expert in your field and take what you know to the stage (or at least to the front of the room). I’ll show you how to […]

Michael Larsen – Special Event: Pitch the Agent

Michael Larsen – Special Event: Pitch the Agent

We are excited to bring you a live pitch session with literary agent Michael Larsen! Mike has agreed to listen to book pitches live and provide feedback. He is seeking quality nonfiction books, and if he likes your pitch, he will ask you to follow up and send him your platform and promotion plan. This […]

Cathey Armillas – How to Rock a TED Talk

Cathey Armillas – How to Rock a TED Talk

Have you been thinking about giving a TED Talk but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re not sure how to get selected, let alone how to prepare and deliver the talk. If you want to get invited to give a TED Talk, it’s critical to understand the format and why TED Talks are different […]

Mark Coker – Hot Promotion Strategy: Accept Ebook Preorders

Mark Coker – Hot Promotion Strategy: Accept Ebook Preorders

Mark Coker – Hot Promotion Strategy: Accept Ebook PreordersImagine if you could press a magic button that would make your next ebook release land higher in the the bestseller charts. Imagine no more. The magic button is real, and it’s called the ebook preorder. Mark Coker will teach you how to use preorders to make […]

Bob Erdmann – Build Your Foreign Rights Revenue Stream

Bob Erdmann – Build Your Foreign Rights Revenue Stream

Let’s begin with a definition.  Foreign rights is the granting to a foreign publisher legal licensing rights to translate (or reprint in English in English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and India), publish and sell a “work” (book content) in its country in specific formats (printed book, e-book, audio, video, book club, […]

John Lee Dumas – Podcasting for Promotion and Profit

John Lee Dumas – Podcasting for Promotion and Profit

Are you ready to learn how YOU can use Podcasting for Promotion and Profit? Join John Lee Dumas, the founder and host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a daily Podcast awarded best of iTunes with over 1 Million unique listens a month, as he shares how he used Podcasting to promote and profit in a very effective way. […]

Pam Lontos – Publicity Strategies that Get Results

Pam Lontos – Publicity Strategies that Get Results

Authors are losing book sales simply because they don’t know how to publicize and market themselves and their books. Pam Lontos will show you how to position yourself and your book so you stand out from other authors. You will learn about writing marketing letters that get results, getting interviewed in newspapers and on TV […]

Joanna Penn – How to Make a Living from Your Writing

Joanna Penn – How to Make a Living from Your Writing

Yes, it is possible to make a living with your writing! In this inspirational and information-packed session, you will discover how to use your books to build multiple streams of income, as well as leverage a blog, email list and other tools to grow your author business online. Joanna Penn is a New York Times […]

Joel Friendlander – Essentials for Author Websites, Blogs and Sales Pages

Joel Friendlander – Essentials for Author Websites, Blogs and Sales Pages

Do you have a blog? Is it helping to grow your audience, enhance your authority, and supercharge your networking? Well, it should be. And the basis of all of these great outcomes is traffic—the people who visit, read, and engage with you and your content. In this presentation we’ll explore the 3 elements to traffic […]

Dana Lynn Smith – How to Launch and Market Your Book

Dana Lynn Smith – How to Launch and Market Your Book

In this information-packed program you’ll learn how to sell more books by developing an effective book marketing plan that’s customized for you, your book and your market. From building your author platform, to planning your book launch, to scheduling ongoing promotions, you’ll get practical advice for creating a marketing plan that works. Here’s what you […]

Maria Nemeth – From Author to Coach: Build a Thriving Coaching Practice Around Your Book

Maria Nemeth – From Author to Coach: Build a Thriving Coaching Practice Around Your Book

Learn how to build a thriving coaching practice. Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., MCC, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Master Certified Coach, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and seminar leader. She is the founder and Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. For more than 20 years, Dr. Nemeth has trained professionals and private individuals using […]

Amy Collins – Book Distribution 101: How to Get into Bookstores and Beyond

Amy Collins – Book Distribution 101: How to Get into Bookstores and Beyond

Competition is stiff for shelf space in Costco, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Supermarkets, Airport stores and other big national chains. But you CAN grab your share if you know the rules. New Shelves Book distributor Amy Collins has the playbook on how to work with all of those stores because that’s exactly what she […]

Roger C. Parker – How to Write 3 Books This Year (or How to Write Faster)

Roger C. Parker – How to Write 3 Books This Year (or How to Write Faster)

How to write books this year! It sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it!? But, after you hear Roger C. Parker’s Write 3 Books a Year presentation, you’ll probably change your mind! Roger will share a structural approach to book content that creates the type of nonfiction books readers want today. He’ll also […]

Stephanie Chandler – Social Media Simplified! Proven Tactics to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books

Stephanie Chandler – Social Media Simplified! Proven Tactics to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books

The social media networks provide powerful marketing opportunities for authors. Not only can you attract new readers, you can stay engaged with your existing readers, drive traffic to your website, and cultivate a loyal fan base. In this session, you will learn how to: Identify a niche audience (a critical first step) Build an effective […]