Join us for the 11th annual

Nonfiction Writers Conference

May 5-7, 2021

Since the Nonfiction Writers Conference launched 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 time and money on travel expenses. We’ve also celebrated alongside many of our attendees and members who have gone on to launch books into the world, and shared their successes with us.

* Past speakers

 A professional event for serious writers.

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. Since we’ve been hosting NFWC for over a decade, you can be assured we know how to deliver an effective online event!


Attending the Nonfiction Writers Conference will help you:

  • Sort through the noise and find the best publishing path for YOU.
  • Identify book marketing methods with a proven track record.
  • Uncover business and revenue opportunities.
  • Learn what it takes to build a powerful platform. 
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader in your field.
  • Craft a plan to reach your goals.









Interactive Webinar-Based Presentations

The Nonfiction Writers Conference (NFWC) is a three-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 offered with publishing industry experts, including literary agents, book coaches, marketing experts, and more.  Consultations are 15-minutes each and delivered by phone or Skype during the week of NFWC. Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees can register for up to three consults with the pros you choose. (Sorry, Live Access attendees are not eligible.) Registration for Ask-a-Pro is announced three to 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 are invited to join a private Facebook group so you can connect with fellow writers. Also, 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, and much more. Not yet a member? You can join when you register for NFWC!

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.


Meet the Speakers for NFWC 2021




don Miguel Ruiz, Special Guest Speaker

The Four Agreements for Writers

Melinda Emerson

Dr. Martha Beck, Special Guest Speaker

Discovering the Way of Integrity

Jennifer Chen Tran, Literary Agent and Attorney

Pitch the Agents, Special Double Session

Stephanie Chandler - Build a Profitable Online Store: Revenue Streams to Grow Your Business

Stephanie Chandler, Nonfiction Authors Association CEO

Host Your Own Webinars, Podcasts and Online Programs


Drew Gerber, Publicist and Wasabi PR CEO

Get Publicity with Facebook

Melinda Emerson

Carla King, Self-Publishing Bootcamp

Steps to Take Before You Publish

Joseph Perry, Literary Agent and Attorney

Pitch the Agents, Special Double Session

Stephanie Chandler - Build a Profitable Online Store: Revenue Streams to Grow Your Business

Donna Maria, Indie Business Network

Build a Profitable Membership Program

Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson, AKA Kindlepreneur

Get Your Book Discovered on Amazon

Jenn T Grace2

Jenn T. Grace, Publish with Purpose CEO

Choose Your Publishing Path: Traditional, Self or Hybrid

Marissa Eigenbrood

Marissa Eigenbrood, Smith Publicity VP

How to Build Your Author Brand

Rob Fitzpatrick

Rob Fitzpatrick, Author and Designer

Generate Six-Figure Book Sales without Marketing (really!)

Nathan Agin

Nathan Agin, Actor + Audiobook Producer

Marketing with Audio and Video


Nicole Krug, Social Light Founder

Drive More Traffic to Your Author Website

beth brand

Beth Brand, Book Coach & Ghostwriter

Writing Craft and Productivity Secrets


New for 2021: Pitch the Literary Agents – LIVE!



pitch the literary agents


Literary agents Jennifer Chen Tran and Joseph Perry will evaluate LIVE book pitches from attendees during a special double session on opening day, Wednesday May 5, 2021. Attendees will receive instructions for participating in the pitch session as the date gets closer. Be sure to register early and watch your inbox for more details!

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. (This is NOT a pitch-fest “summit” style event. You’ll receive actionable tactics you can put to work right away.)
  • 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.
  • Private, attendees-only Facebook group, available to all attendees.
  • 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’ll 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 and content-rich educational community for experienced and aspiring writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and monetizing nonfiction books. With over 14,000 members around the globe, NFAA helps writers de-mystify the publishing industry, sell more books and generate profits.

Authority Membership Benefits:

  • Media Leads for Authors: A round-up of podcasts, blogs, and other media outlets seeking guest contributors, delivered to your inbox every Friday
  • Weekly Educational Interviews: Featuring industry pros, plus event recordings archives
  • Exclusive Content: Templates, checklists, worksheets, and other content released weekly
  • Private Community: Access to our active members-only Facebook group
  • Marketing Homework: Quick tips sent via email every Monday
  • Meet the Members Program: Share your book announcements with our entire mailing list, plus get featured on our blog and social media networks reaching 100k+
  • Partner Discounts:, Findaway Voices, Office Depot, PR Newswire, IngramSpark, and more
  • Member Discounts: Save on the Nonfiction Book AwardsNonfiction Writers Conference events, online courses and our exclusive Author Toolkits

Annual Authority Membership Rate: $290 

VIP Member Benefits:

VIP membership is our “all-you-can eat” plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference events twice yearly, including all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits. Total added value: $1,649!

Annual VIP Membership Rate: $690

Want to join the Nonfiction Authors Association?
Membership options are available with your conference registration.


NFWC is NOT a “summit” or a pitch-fest.
This is a LIVE event with speakers who deliver content-rich presentations and conduct Q&A with attendees, just like an in-person conference experience.

How the Nonfiction Writers Conference began.

After speaking at many writers’ conferences and events over the years, Stephanie Chandler grew frustrated by the lack of attention paid to nonfiction writers. In 2010, she launched the first Nonfiction Writers Conference event, conducted entirely online. She had no idea if anyone would attend, but they did! And they loved the online format.

Since that first event, we’ve hosted over 200 talented speakers and thousands of attendees, and have evolved the conference format to video-based webinar, which brings a lively visual element that makes attendees feel like the speakers are talking to you directly.

We want to thank NFWC attendees for asking each year how to keep in touch when the conference was over. Your inquiries led to the introduction of the Nonfiction Authors Association in 2013. This vibrant community has grown to over 14,000 members around the world.

Our mission from the beginning was to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. This allows more people to attend from anywhere, saving time and money on travel expenses. We’ve also celebrated alongside many of our attendees and community members who’ve gone on to launch books into the world, conduct successful marketing campaigns, built lucrative revenue streams, become professional speakers, and much more.

Lessons learned from NFWC can change the trajectory of your author career!

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

“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

“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


“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

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

Bonus Items with Registration

Upon registering, you can immediately download the following bonus items:

– Super Simple Self-Publishing Checklist
– Report: How to Land a Traditional Book Deal
– Report: Time Management and Productivity for Authors

No matter where you are in the process–whether writing your first manuscript or already a published author with several titles to your credit, attending the Nonfiction Writers Conference can give you tools to accelerate your success.

If you’re ready to grow your author career, sell more books, and make a difference in the world, NFWC could be the best investment you make in your author career.

Pricing & Registration

Attention Members of the Nonfiction Authors Association:
Authority members: Visit your member home page for special conference pricing.
VIP members attend NFWC for free—no registration necessary!

Final Discount
Save 20% off registration with code: LASTCHANCE20
Discount expires 4/23/21

Access Only

  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in private Facebook group.
  • $125
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS.
  • $225
NFWC Platinum Access
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group and AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS AND TYPED TRANSCRIPTS.
  • $325
NFWC Platinum + Authority
  • ALL PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS PLUS 1-YEAR AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits above.
  • $425
Best Deal
VIP Membership
  • PLATINUM ACCESS PLUS 1-YEAR VIP MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association AND admission to TWO NFWC events. See benefits above.
  • $690

We look forward to having you join us!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


If you have questions about the event or prefer not to register online, please send us an email.

Become a Member

Learn more about membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association.