Next Meetup

Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works
Our very own Cristen Iris will be speaking on the topic of traditional publishing. Much of the information and advice that circulates on the internet and in writing groups about the traditional publishing industry is flat out wrong. This bad information comes almost exclusively from self-publishing authors or editors and publishers who don't have any experience with traditional publishing, especially the Big 5. It's time someone who works alongside literary agents and traditional publishers and with authors who have traditional publishing contracts sets the record straight because--even if you plan to self-publish--what you don't understand about the industry you're part of is hurting you. And, if you're repeating indefensible information, you're publicly declaring your ignorance: professionals recognize professionals. At this event, she'll talk about: * the publishing statistics you need to know, * the traditional publishing business model, * what literary agents do, * how bad information is hurting all of us, * and what questions you need to ask to get accurate answers. Meeting Fees • FREE for first-time attendees (contact Renee Settle) • $10 if you prepay through Meetup or • $15 at the door or • $0- NFAA Authority Level members pay $0, as part of your member benefits. (Contact Renee Settle to RSVP. For more information, please see below for details.) DO YOU WANT TO ATTEND MEETINGS FOR FREE? Authority Members of NFAA get free access to our local chapter meetings! If you're an Authority member, print out your membership page (by logging into your NFAA account). Bring it along with you for complimentary meeting admission. Not an authority member yet? Go to to join! PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a leads group. If your primary objective is to sell something; this isn't the group for you. We are here to support each other on the publishing journey. Overview: We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at New Ventures Lab to discuss the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

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1401 East Watertower Street Conference room · Meridian, ID


What we're about

Welcome to the Boise chapter of The Nonfiction Authors Association, a national organization featuring a vibrant and supportive community for trailblazing writers. Our members include experienced and aspiring authors of business, self-development, health, reference, memoir and other nonfiction books.

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group (a wildly popular feature of our meetings!).

First-time visitors to an NFAA local chapter are not required to be members of the Nonfiction Authors Association, however, if you’d like to return to a second meeting and beyond, we do require that you join us online with either a Basic membership (free) or Authority membership ($19/month). Authority members receive many added benefits including:

· Access to recordings from our twice-monthly teleseminars with industry professionals

· Weekly marketing tips sent via email.

· Special discounts with our sponsor partners, including a substantial discount off access to Profnet, a PRNewsWire service that connects authors with media interviews.

· Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference ( and year-round Nonfiction Book Awards (

· Local chapter benefits include priority in our popular Author Mastermind portion of the meetings, a members-only magnetic name badge to wear to meetings (after three months of Authority membership), and periodic event discounts during the year.

***For additional information and to join the Nonfiction Authors Association, visit: . ***

No matter where you are on your publishing journey, whether you’re just getting started or you’ve already authored dozens of books, whether you’re self-published or traditionally published, we welcome you and hope you will join us for our lively and informative meetings!

NOTE: If you represent an organization or group that is in need of a speaker, please browse our member directory or contact our group leader for a personal recommendation.

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