2020 Nonfiction Writers Conference


The Nonfiction Writers Conference Returns for Our 10-Year Anniversary Event

Save the Date: May 6-8, 2020

Times: Five speakers per day beginning at 9am PST / noon EST

Duration: Sessions last 50 minutes each, featuring live presentations by our carefully selected speakers, with time allotted at the end of each session for live Q&A with attendees.

Location: Your couch – NO TRAVEL REQUIRED!
All Sessions Delivered By Webinar (You can participate by computer, mobile device or phone.)

2020 Conference Speakers

Brilliant, exciting, awesome speakers TBA soon…

About the Nonfiction Writers Conference

Past Speakers - Nonfiction Writers ConferenceIn 2010, Stephanie Chandler launched the first Nonfiction Writers Conference as a three-day event, conducted entirely by teleseminar. She had no idea if anyone would actually attend, but they did, and they loved the online format. Since then we’ve hosted over 100 amazing speakers and thousands of attendees, and have evolved the conference format to be conducted by webinar.

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. Membership benefits include weekly media leads, exclusive templates, checklists and other content, a private Facebook group, recordings from our weekly teleseminars, and member discounts with partners including Lulu.com, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, IngramSpark, and more. We also host a year-round book awards program, online courses, and provide many other resources for nonfiction writers.

We are grateful to all of our attendees and speakers who’ve participated in NFWC over the years, and we look forward to bringing you many more exciting events. Because we’re celebrating our ten-year anniversary, the 2020 conference is an extra special event and we are working hard to make it one you’ll never forget!

Our mission from the beginning has 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.

The publishing world can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. We invite you to find out why our attendees return year after year.

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


Ask-a-Pro Sessions: Free Consultations with Publishing Industry Professionals

Our popular Ask-a-Pro sessions are one of the most raved about benefits of attending NFWC!

Gold, Platinum and VIP attendees can schedule up to three complimentary 15-minute consultations by phone with our volunteer panel of industry pros. Our pros include a wide variety of industry experts: writing coaches, publicity and marketing experts, literary agents, and more.

Get your questions answered and find the clarity you need to reach your goals.

P.S. Many attendees report the Ask-a-Pro sessions are worth the price of admission alone.


Find Out Why Our Attendees Love NFWC Events

Not sure if an online event is for you? Check out feedback from past attendees:

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

“Informative and indispensable for aspiring and established authors alike. I highly recommend this conference and am looking forward to next year.” -AK Turner, New York Times bestselling author of the Vagabonding with Kids series.

If you haven’t attended the Nonfiction Writers Conference, you need to! It’s like getting 3 days of personal consulting. Here’s what I love about it:

  • Stephanie Chandler—she keeps the conference moving with her lively and fun commentary, it’s a blast!
  • Excellent speakers with practical take-aways—I left the conference this year with 15 super helpful action items
  • Wide array of topics from big picture strategy of authorship to the nitty gritty of marketing and websites
  • Attendees own Facebook page so we get acquainted, lots of networking opportunities
  • Format—it’s by webinar, no travel! We use Zoom and it works great with live Q&A that gives you a close connection with each speaker. You get all your questions answered!”

– Lucinda Jackson, author of Just a Girl: Growing Up Female and Ambitious.

“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

I didn’t realize the value until I took this conference. I’m blown away by the content. It’s an extraordinary value. Thank you SO much, Stephanie.” – Gail H.

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, Editor: TWO STEPS FROM GLORY: A World War II Liaison Pilot Confronts Jim Crow and the Enemy in the South Pacific by Maj. Welton I. Taylor, Ph.D.

“The Non-Fiction Writers Conference is a wonderful event! I’ve attended many in-person writers conferences over the years at considerable expense. It was great to be able to be at home in my office and just participate in the sessions that most interested me — at a very reasonable cost!” – Doreen Pendgracs, Author of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate

This conference was GREAT! You provided tremendous value at an affordable cost. I couldn’t be more delighted. This was the information I needed, at this exact time in order to take my book to the next level. I’ve attended about a half-dozen $550 writing conferences in person–fortunately very close to my home so I could commute and save hotel costs. Hands down, yours was the best! Thank you.” – Rob Oberto

“Thanks to the quality and variety of speakers, this is one of the most valuable conferences I’ve attended—online or off.” —Candace Johnson, freelance editor

“As a writer, I found the conference to be incredibly informative and inspirational. It helped me look at the writing and publishing process in new ways.” – Cathy Wall

“Amazing! The conference was well organized and filled with 15 amazing, credible, industry experts. My time was well spent and I learned more than I ever imagined. Thank you!” – Barbara C.


Bonus Downloads for Attendees

When you register, you’ll receive several bonus downloads you can access immediately:

  • List of 100+ literary agents seeking nonfiction book projects
  • Report: Build Your Tribe of Influence (This exercise can be a game-changer!)
  • Report: Author Business Start-up Checklist and Planning Guide
  • Report: Book Marketing Task List for Your Virtual Assistant
  • Report: Ultimate Guide to Beta Readers for Authors

Tremendous Value to Accelerate Your Career

  • Content-rich presentations by publishing industry professionals focused on delivering value, NOT pitching their services. (This is not one of those pitch-fest events. We’re focused on giving you actionable ideas you can put to work right away.)
  • Webinar-based sessions and live Q&A with attendees.
  • Our popular Ask-a-Pro sessions, which are complimentary one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts (delivered via phone or Skype). Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees can register for three consults with the pros you choose.
  • Access to a private, attendees-only Facebook group.
  • Downloadable bonus material, available as soon as you register.
  • Downloadable 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.
  • To celebrate our 10th year, we’ll be giving away prizes throughout the conference. All attendees have a chance to win!

No other event, online or off, provides this much value exclusively for nonfiction authors!


Registration is Now Open

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

If you’ve never attended an event like this, we think you’ll find that the convenience and affordability combined with the powerful content delivered by carefully chosen speakers will make it one of the best investments of your author career. Plus, we offer a full money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

Super Early Bird Discount

Save 40% with this code: NFWC2020

Ready to accelerate your author business, build your tribe, and sell more books? Join us for this career-changing event!


NFWC Live
Access Only

Basic
Basic
FREEFREE
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in private Facebook group. *NO EVENT REPLAYS. *NO ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $125
NFWC Gold
Access
Authority
Authority
$190/year$19/month
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $225
NFWC Platinum Access
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group and AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS AND TYPED TRANSCRIPTS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $325
Join NFAA
NFWC Platinum + Authority
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • ALL PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS PLUS 1-YEAR AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits below.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $425
Best Deal
VIP Membership
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • PLATINUM ACCESS PLUS 1-YEAR VIP MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association. Includes TWO NFWC events. See benefits below.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $690

 

About the Nonfiction Authors Association

Nonfiction Authors Association Member BadgeThe 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 Teleseminars: Featuring industry pros, plus event recordings archived for one year
  • 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+
  • Chapter Meetings: Complimentary admission to any NFAA local chapter meeting across the U.S. and U.K.
  • Partner Discounts: IngramSpark, Lulu, Findaway Voices, Office Depot, PR Newswire, ProfNet, Foreword Reviews, and more
  • Member Discounts: Save on the Nonfiction Book Awards, Nonfiction 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

You will love being part of our community!


NFWC Live
Access Only

Basic
Basic
FREEFREE
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in private Facebook group. *NO EVENT REPLAYS. *NO ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $125
NFWC Gold
Access
Authority
Authority
$190/year$19/month
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $225
NFWC Platinum Access
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • Attend all live sessions via webinar, participate in Facebook group and AND ASK-A-PRO SESSIONS, PLUS ALL EVENT REPLAYS/ RECORDINGS AND TYPED TRANSCRIPTS.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $325
Join NFAA
NFWC Platinum + Authority
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • ALL PLATINUM ACCESS BENEFITS PLUS 1-YEAR AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association. See benefits below.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $425
Best Deal
VIP Membership
VIP
VIP
$490.00/yearN/A
  • PLATINUM ACCESS PLUS 1-YEAR VIP MEMBERSHIP in the Nonfiction Authors Association. Includes TWO NFWC events. See benefits below.
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
    Listing in NFAA Member Directory
  • $690
Special thanks to NFWC Platinum Sponsor: Lulu.com
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