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The Nonfiction Writers Conference

Join us May 8-10, 2024 for our 14th annual event – delivered virtually.

Since the Nonfiction Writers Conference began in 2010, our mission has always been to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. This allows more people to attend from around the world, saving valuable time and travel expenses. It also delivers powerful  access to speakers during LIVE learning sessions with interactive Q&A, all delivered entirely online.

Thousands of attendees have joined us over the years and we have celebrated alongside many who have gone on to publish and promote their books with greater success as a result of participating in NFWC.

PAST SPEAKERS NONFICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE

The Nonfiction Writers Conference can help you navigate the overwhelming world of publishing and empower you to create your path to success!

Did you know?

The Nonfiction Writers Conference has been held entirely online since 2010

Yes, we were ahead of the times. And we were the first to deliver an online conference exclusively for nonfiction writers. Because we’ve been hosting NFWC for over a decade, you can be assured we know how to deliver an effective online event.

Find out why NFWC attendees return year after year!

Attending the Nonfiction Writers Conference will help you:

  • Sort through the noise and find the best publishing path for YOU.
  • Identify book marketing methods that help you sell more copies.
  • Uncover business and revenue opportunities.
  • Learn what it takes to build a powerful platform and keeps readers coming back for more.
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader in your field.
  • Craft a plan to reach your goals.

What to Expect When You Attend the
14th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

Interactive Webinar-Based Presentations

The Nonfiction Writers Conference (NFWC) is a multi-day event featuring live presentations by top speakers and industry experts, Q&A with speakers, and plenty of downloadable materials. You can attend the live webcast by computer, mobile device or phone.

Can’t make the live events? Recordings and transcripts are available depending on the registration level you choose.

Complimentary Ask-a-Pro Consultations

These popular one-on-one consultations are delivered by publishing industry experts including literary agents, book coaches, marketing experts, and more.  Consultations are 15-minutes each and delivered by phone or video during the week of NFWC. Gold, Platinum, VIP, and Thought Leader attendees can register FREE for up to three consults with the pros you choose. (Live Access attendees are not eligible.) Registration for Ask-a-Pro is announced about four weeks prior to the conference. Register for NFWC early for first access since these sessions fill up fast. Many of our attendees feel these consultations are worth the price of admission alone!

Community Support with Peers and Publishing Pros

NFWC attendees can participate in a live networking session where attendees are placed in small groups inside Zoom to share introductions and brainstorm challenges. Attendees are also invited to join a private Facebook group so you can connect with fellow writers. Also note that NFWC is hosted by the Nonfiction Authors Association, a supportive community for writers. NFAA has a wide variety of benefits including weekly media leads, fresh content each week, access to weekly event recordings, partner discounts with sponsors like Lulu.com, and much more. Not yet a member? You can join when you register for NFWC and receive special NFAA member pricing!

Opportunity to Pitch Literary Agents!!!

Many in-person writers’ conferences hold agent pitch sessions, and NFWC is no exception. The biggest difference is that pitches are delivered LIVE on Zoom with fellow attendees watching and learning.

NFWC attendees can apply to give a pitch, and 20 participants are selected at random and notified a few days prior to the event. Plan to deliver a succinct and compelling pitch since each participant gets just five minutes and you want to allot time for feedback from the agents.

Whether you’re in the spotlight sharing your pitch and getting agent feedback or you’re watching from the sidelines, this popular session is loaded with value and chances to learn from your peers and industry experts.

On average, agents request proposals from about 30% of participants and several participants have received offers for agent representation.  

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The Nonfiction Writers Conference has a long history of welcoming top-quality speakers who deliver content-rich presentations. NFWC is low on hype and high on value, which means our speakers are carefully chosen based on a proven track record for delivering compelling, authentic, value-packed presentations.

NFWC 2024 Speakers

Jane Friedman

JANE FRIEDMAN

Opening Keynote: Writing for Love and Money

Stephanie Chandler, CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association and Writers Conference

STEPHANIE CHANDLER

Build a Content Marketing Plan to Sell More Books

Eric Myers

CARLA KING

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

Rita Rosenkranz - Literary Agent - Nonfiction Writers Conference

RITA ROSENKRANZ

Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Jim Azevedo

JIM AZEVEDO

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

Deon McAdoo

DEON MCADOO

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

Kirsten Holmberg

KIRSTEN HOLMBERG

So You Want to Give a TEDx Talk

Lisa Tener

LISA TENER

Leverage Book Awards to Sell More Books

Donna Maria

DONNA MARIA

Panel: Social Media and Email Marketing

Saundra Dalton-Smith

DR. SAUNDRA DALTON-SMITH

Panel: Social Media and Email Marketing

Joanne McCall

JOANNE MCCALL

Publicity Strategies that Get Results

Crystal Daye

CRYSTAL DAYE

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

Dan Janal

DAN JANAL

Panel: How to Get Your Manuscript Across the Finish Line

Chelsea Bennet

CHELSEA BENNETT 

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

melinda Emerson

MELINDA EMERSON

Panel: Revenue for Writers: Consulting, Speaking, Sponsors, Courses, and Bulk Book Sales

Mary Catherine Jones

MARY CATHERINE JONES

Audiobook Roadmap – Don’t Get Lost on the Way!

Roseanne Cheng

ROSEANNE CHENG

The Next Author Gold Rush: How Indie Authors can Sell Foreign Book Rights to the Global Market

David Newman

DAVID NEWMAN

Panel: Revenue for Writers: Consulting, Speaking, Sponsors, Courses, and Bulk Book Sales

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JASON GARDNER

Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Najla Mamou

NAJLA MAMOU

Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Cindy Tschosik

CINDY TSCHOSIK

Panel: Get Your Manuscript Across the Finish Line

Alicia Dale

ALICIA DALE

Panel: Get Your Manuscript Across the Finish Line

Max Sinsheimer

Max Sinsheimer

Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Karl Palachuk

Karl Palachuk

Panel: Revenue for Writers: Consulting, Speaking, Sponsors, Courses, and Bulk Book Sales

Joey Garcia

JOEY GARCIA

Writing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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DONNA TALARICO

Writing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

NFWC is packed with value to help you reach your goals.

  • Content-rich presentations by publishing industry professionals focused on delivering value, NOT pitching their services.
  • Zoom-based sessions and live Q&A with speakers.
  • Popular Ask-a-Pro sessions, complimentary one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Available for Gold, Platinum, VIP, and Thought Leader attendees.
  • LIVE Pitch-the-Agent session where Gold, Platinum, VIP, and Thought Leader attendees can apply. Twenty applicants are chosen and receive five minutes to deliver a live pitch and get agent feedback. On average, about 30 percent of participants receive proposal requests and several participants have received offers for agent representation.
  • Private, attendees-only Facebook group, open to all attendees.
  • Attendee networking and brainstorming event held with private breakout rooms. Even introverts enjoy this event!
  • Downloadable bonus material, available as soon as you register. Handouts from speakers, available during the event.
  • Optional event replays (recordings) and typed transcripts, depending on the registration level you choose.
  • Optional membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association, available with conference registration.

About the Nonfiction Authors Association

The Nonfiction Writers Conference is hosted by the Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant community for writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. With members around the globe, NFAA helps writers de-mystify the publishing process, connect with fellow writers for community and accountability, and learn how to sell more books.

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THOUGHT LEADER MEMBER - NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION

Get immediate access to membership benefits when you add Nonfiction Authors Association membership to your conference registration below.

If you’ve never attended an event like this, we think you will appreciate the convenience and affordability combined with the powerful content delivered by carefully chosen speakers.
Plus, we offer a full money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

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Reserve Your Virtual Seat Today!

You will get immediate access to the following bonus reports:

=> 100 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Lead Magnets
=> How to Become a Recognized Thought Leader in Your Field
=> How to Sell Your Books to Libraries
=> How to Optimize Your Book on Amazon to Boost Sales

Ready to reach your goals?

Whether you’re writing your first manuscript or have several books to your credit, the Nonfiction Writers Conference can help you:

=> Navigate the overwhelming world of publishing.

=> Get answers to your burning questions.

=> Connect with a powerful community of like-minded writers to form alliances and support.

=> Discover the most effective tactics, tools, and resources to save time and frustration.

=> Motivate you to take action and achieve your goals.

JOIN US MAY 8-10, 2024

=> Sessions are held LIVE beginning each day at 9am PT / 12pm ET.
=> There is a 10-minute break between each session and a one-hour break at 12pm PT / 3pm ET.
=> We conclude each day by 3pm PT / 6pm ET.
=> Live attendance is optional. Recordings are shared within hours following each live event. 
=> Access to recordings, Ask-a-Pro sessions, and the Pitch-the-Agents panel requires Gold, Platinum, VIP, or Thought Leader registration. 

This could be one of the best investments you make in your author career!

Authority members of the Nonfiction Authors Association save 33% off registration. Visit your member dashboard for discount code.
VIP and Thought Leader members attend for free.

Not a Member Yet? 
Join with registration and get special member event pricing!

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FINAL DISCOUNT

SAVE 20% OFF WITH CODE: NFWC20

Discount extended through 4/21/24
Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

3-PAY OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN CART

Questions or need assistance with registration? Contact us.

Register for the 2024 Nonfiction Writers Conference

Scroll down to add Nonfiction Authors Association membership with conference registration and receive member pricing.

NFWC LIVE ACCESS ONLY
  • Access to all live sessions via Zoom webinar, invitation to private Facebook group, access to virtual networking event.

    NO ACCESS to Pitch-the-Agents or
    Ask-a-Pro.
  • $197
    OR $79 x 3 PAY
NFWC Gold
Access
  • All Live Access benefits plus ACCESS TO ASK-A-PRO and PITCH-THE-AGENTS (first come basis), VIRTUAL NETWORKING AND ALL EVENT RECORDINGS.
  • $297
    OR $115 x 3 PAY
NFWC Platinum Access
  • All Gold Access benefits plus ALL EVENT RECORDINGS AND TYPED TRANSCRIPTS.
  • $397
    OR $155 x 3 PAY

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NFWC Platinum + Authority

  • ALL NFWC PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS (recordings, transcripts, Ask-a-Pro, etc.)
    PLUS 1-YEAR AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP
    in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits above.

    Price includes 33% member discount off NFWC admission.
  • $650
    OR $229 x 3 PAY
JOIN VIP
Platinum + VIP Membership
  • ALL NFWC PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS

    PLUS 1-YEAR
    *VIP* MEMBERSHIP

    in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits above.

    VIP membership includes complimentary NFWC admission, featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub .com, and more.
  • $790
    OR $285 x 3 PAY
All Access
Platinum + Thought Leader Membership
  • ALL NFWC PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS

    PLUS 1-YEAR
    *THOUGHT LEADER* MEMBERSHIP

    in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits above.

    TL membership includes all-access course pass, NFWC admission, and more.
  • $2,490
    OR $655 x 4 PAY

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We look forward to having you join us!

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