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Nonfiction Writers Conference
The 2023 Event Was a Great Success!
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.
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.
NFWC 2023 featured opening speaker Cheryl Strayed!
(Recordings now available)
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 at NFWC
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, and VIP attendees can register 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!
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.
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.
2023 Opening Speaker: Cheryl Strayed
The Nonfiction Writers Conference welcomes New York Times best selling author Cheryl Strayed.
Join us for a LIVE conversation about writing and life. Together we will get to know this celebrated writer.
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which has sold more than four million copies worldwide and was made into an Oscar-nominated major motion picture. Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted as a play that has been staged in theaters across the country and as a Hulu television series airing in 2023. Cheryl is also the author of Brave Enough, which brings together more than one hundred of her inspiring quotes, and the debut novel Torch. She has hosted two hit podcasts, Sugar Calling and Dear Sugars. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Bonus: The first 100 people to register for the Nonfiction Writers Conference at Gold, Platinum, VIP, or Thought Leader level will receive a copy of Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed.
NFWC 2023 Speakers
LIVE Pitch-the-Agents Session
Each year we host a LIVE Pitch-the-Agents session. Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees have the opportunity to apply to give a pitch. Twenty finalists are selected at random and given five minutes each to share a pitch and get feedback from the agents.
Whether in the hot seat or watching from the virtual sidelines, this was a popular and valuable learning session for all.
On average, agents have requested proposals from around 30% of participants, and several participants have received offers for agent representation as a result of this popular session.
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.
- Webinar-based sessions and live Q&A with most speakers.
- Popular Ask-a-Pro sessions, complimentary one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Available for Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees.
- LIVE Pitch-the-Agent session where Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees can apply to give a pitch. Participants are chosen by random lottery.
- Private, attendees-only Facebook group, available to all attendees.
- Attendee networking and brainstorming event held with private breakout rooms as an extended session.
- 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, depending on the registration level you choose.
NFWC could be one of the best investments you make in your author career.
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!
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.
Authority Membership Benefits:
=> Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, educational podcast recordings, and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.
=> Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly meetings held with Zoom breakout rooms where members and publishing pros connect and share ideas, challenges, and solutions.
=> Popular members-only Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.
=> Meet-the-Members program to share and interview and/or book announcement with our email list, blog, and social media community, plus get featured on NonfictionBookClub.com.
=> Discounts off the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program and author toolkits,
=> Discounts off live and self-study courses, including the Book Publishing Master Course and Book Marketing Master Course, both with optional professional certification.
=> Discount (50%) off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010.
=> Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and more.
=> Mini welcome kit mailed to U.S. members with an annual membership (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
ANNUAL AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP RATE: $390
VIP Membership Benefits:
VIP membership includes all benefits of Authority membership plus:
=> FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event), including all recordings and transcripts.
=> Monthly group consulting meeting on Zoom.
=> All Author Toolkits, available for immediate download.
=> The Nonfiction Writers Conference greatest hits.
=> Welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
Total added value: $1,600+
ANNUAL VIP MEMBERSHIP RATE: $790
THOUGHT LEADER Membership Benefits:
Thought Leader membership includes all benefits of VIP membership plus:
=> Thought leader checklist and education track.
=> Immediate access to the Book Publishing and Book Marketing Master Courses (self-study version) and attendance in live version.
=> All-access pass to attend ALL live courses.
=> Free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards.
=>Free featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub.com.
Expanded welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).
Total added value: $6,400+
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RATE: $2,490
Feedback from past conferences
“I just joined the Nonfiction Authors Association and attended my first conference. I received so much valuable information and I’m so excited to apply what I’ve learned. THANK YOU!”
“The presentations were packed full of practical, monetizable writing ideas and “maps.” My eyes were opened to new worlds of online writing publications and resources that I’m confident will increase my income. The Ask-a-Pro sessions were worth the cost of admission alone! I received high-level, actionable feedback and advice for my books, speaking engagements, online courses, and website. The Nonfiction Writers Conference has set my writing business on a new trajectory!”
“NFWC 2019 was AWESOME! The conference was full of great information for new and experienced author alike. Speakers were very well prepared and quite engaging. The webinar format was warm and seamless. Such great insight and motivation. I can’t wait for NFWC 2020!”
“Wow! So much detailed, truly helpful information from a variety of sources. It’s hard to imagine [what an online conference will be like] before it is experienced.”
“Conference organizers created a practical, diverse, and excellent experience. Extremely helpful. Will be back every year!”
“Where else can you gain so much valuable information in so little time? I’ve attended Non-Fiction Writers Conference three years running and it has been well worth my time every year.”
“I attended the annual NFWC and was my first introduction to them. I have to say, I was blown away!! The content was incredible class after class. I couldn’t believe all of the value I gained… I’ve paid far more for far less! I signed up to be a member immediately so I can stay plugged into this awesome community.”
“NFWC is the best investment I make each year in my nonfiction author career. The caliber and accessibility of the presenters is unusually high, the topics well chosen and diverse, and I can honestly say that at least half of the presentations would have been worth the cost of the whole conference alone.”
“I greatly enjoyed and learned a lot from attending my first Nonfiction Writers Conference. It was very convenient to have a webinar format (with recordings of sessions for those I missed joining live). I found many topics of interest in the presentations, and the speakers all provided very helpful information. I plan to attend again. Many thanks to the organizers!”
NFWC 2023 Event Recordings Available NOW!
Event recordings include video and audio replays of the following:
=> Live Chat About the Writing Life with NYT Bestselling Author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things-Cheryl Strayed
=> Get Your Manuscript Across the Finish Line – Melinda Copp
=> Pitches and Proposals: Essential Messaging for Authors – Lisa Tener
=> PANEL- Choose Your Publishing Path: Self, Hybrid, POD, Ebooks, and More with Carla King, Brooke Warner, Deon McAdoo, and Jim Azevedo
=> PANEL – Own Your Niche and Sell More Books: Real World Success Stories with Melinda Emerson, Mark Paul, and Jenny Levine Finke
=> Amazon Ads to Boost Visibility and Book Sales – Laurence O’Bryan
=> Become a Professional Speaker – Bret Ridgeway
=> Pitch the Agents LIVE! Interactive Double Session with Rita Rosenkranz, Gordon Warnock, and Carleen Madigan
=> Build a Book Marketing Plan that Gets Results – Stephanie Chandler
=> PANEL – Make Money Around Your Book: Real World Success Stories with Donna Maria, Donna Hartley, and Karl Palachuk
=> Write, Pitch, and Publish Articles and Essays for Promotion and Profit – Joey Garcia
=> Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Writers – Carla King
=> Book Promotion Sites and Strategies – Anne Janzer
Access all above recordings and companion handouts immediately with purchase below.
Ready to reach your goals?
Whether you’re writing your first manuscript or already an author with several titles to your credit, the Nonfiction Writers Conference can help you navigate the overwhelming world of publishing and give you tools to be successful.
The 2023 Nonfiction Writers Conference was a great success!
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The live event will return in May 2024.
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