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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.


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, 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.

NFWC 2024 Speakers TBA

Cheryl Strayed



Stephanie Chandler, CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association and Writers Conference


Build a Content Marketing Plan to Sell More Books

Eric Myers


Self-Publishing Options for Nonfiction Writers

Jennifer Chen Tran


Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Gordon Warnock - Literary Agent Q&A and the State of Nonfiction Publishing


Pitch the Literary Agents LIVE!

Stephanie Chandler


Pitch the Agents, LIVE!

Jennifer Chen Tran


Pitch the Literary Agents, LIVE!

Lisa Tener


Leverage Book Awards to Sell More Books

Stephanie Chandler


Writing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dan Janal

Dan Janal

Panel: How to Get Your Book Across the Finish Line

Chelsea Bennet

Chelsea Bennet

Panel: Self-Publishing Options, Opportunities, and Strategies

melinda Emerson

Melinda Emerson

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

David Newman

David Newman

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!

Karl Palachuk

Karl Palachuk

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

LIVE Pitch-the-Agents Session

Pitch the Literary Agents

Each year we host a LIVE Pitch-the-Agents session. Gold, Platinum, VIP, and Thought Leader 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!

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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 and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.

    => Author Brainstorm Exchange and Group Round tables, monthly meetings held with Zoom 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 (33%) off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010.

    => Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, 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).



    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.

    => All Author Toolkits, available for immediate download.

    => Featured Book Listing on NonfictionBookclub.com, a value of $250.

    => 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+




    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+




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

    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!” 

    Sheila Luck

    Author of “I Can With I AM” and more

    “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! 

    Lynn Hare

    The Quest for Self-Forgiveness

    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!

    Steve Friedman

    “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.” 

    Marcia Ehinger

    “Conference organizers created a practical, diverse, and excellent experience. Extremely helpful. Will be back every year! 

    Catherine Stenzel

    Samurai, Monk, Black Belt 7

    “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.

    Karyn J. Taylor


    “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.”

    Heather Dalton

    Life Coach

    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.”

    Mary Shafer

    Devastation on the Delaware

    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!” 

    Roseanne Chambers

    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.

    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

    Early registration means you’re also eligible for any additional promotions and bonus items added to the event.
    (We often give away books and other gifts to NFWC attendees!)

    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 below and get member pricing.

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    Discount expires 2/29/24


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

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    • $197
      OR $79 x 3 PAY
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    • 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
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      OR $155 x 3 PAY

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    • ALL NFWC PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS (recordings, transcripts, Ask-a-Pro, etc.)
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    • $650
      OR $229 x 3 PAY
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      VIP membership includes complimentary NFWC admission, featured book listing on NonfictionBookClub .com, and more.
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