What we're about

Welcome to the Houston chapter of The Nonfiction Authors Association, a national community with over 10,000 experienced and aspiring writers 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 typically 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.

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, our mission is to help make your journey easier.

NFAA local chapter attendees are not required to be members of the Nonfiction Authors Association, however, we do invite you to join us online with a Basic membership (free) or Authority membership ($19/month).

Authority members receive many added benefits including:

*Free Attendance at all local, in-person NFAA chapter meetings.
*Live access to our twice-monthly teleseminars with industry professionals, plus recordings.
*Exclusive checklists, templates and worksheets archived weekly.
*Participation in our active members-only forum on LinkedIn.
*Monthly members-only publishing Q&A calls.
*Weekly marketing tips sent via email.
*Special discounts with our sponsor partners (Office Depot, PRNewire, Profnet and more).
*Special discounts off our annual Nonfiction Writers Conference and year-round Nonfiction Book Awards.

***For additional information and to join the Nonfiction Authors Association, visit us here: http://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/join/ .

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Six Steps to Seeing Your Work in Print ⏤ Kathryn Haueisen

Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Nonfiction Author's Association. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction. Kathryn Haueisen will present "Six Steps to Seeing Your Work in Print." One way to build a professional portfolio and get paid for your efforts, is to submit articles to print and on-line magazines. Kathy Haueisen, one of our newer members has been selling freelance articles to a wide variety of magazines for years. Come learn how to turn your area of expertise into additional income and establish yourself as a professional in your field. Kathryn earned a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a speciality in Public Relations. She’s worked in PR for a small college, a large university, an outdoor drama, a state agency and a retreat and summer camp organization. Her writing credits include five books, three she wrote, and two she edited. Her articles have appeared in dozens of magazines on topics ranging from family relationships, travel, inspirational, how to’s, and human interest. Have you considered this important issue? This workshop is for you! If you write, you NEED to attend this workshop! NFAA-Authority and VIP Members attend free as part of your membership benefits. See below how to print your membership badge for proof of membership. Meeting Agenda 6:30 to 7:00 pm: Informal Networking and Registration 7:00 to 7:20 pm: Group Announcements & Brief Introductions by All Attendees 7:20 to 8:25 pm: Kathryn's Presentation: "Branding Yourself as an Author" 8:25 to 8:30 pm: Event wrap up. Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group! Overview: We meet on the Third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. First-time visitors to a NFAA local chapter are not required to be members of the Nonfiction Authors Association, and your attendance is free. Sponsors: I'd like to make a shout out to our sponsors. Perceptive PR with Sandy Lawrence www.perceptivepublicrelations.com Contact: Sandy Lawrence at[masked] email: [masked] NFAA Members: There are two levels of membership on the Nonfiction Authors Association website: free and Authority. Remember NFAA Authority level (and above) members get into chapter events for free, as one of their many member benefits. To take advantage of this benefit, just print your membership proof from the link below and present it at registration. You will need to login to the NFAA website to get to the page. Please RSVP on Meetup too (without paying) so that we can get a good headcount. https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/proof-of-authority-membership/ 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.

An Author's Guide to Brilliant Book Design ⏤ Ella Ritchie

Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Nonfiction Author's Association. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction. Ella Ritchie will present "An Author's Guide to Brilliant Book Design." You know that book design matters. But do you know how much of it is in your control? Ella Ritchie shares a list of must-haves that every author needs before handing a manuscript to a graphic designer. Ella Ritchie is the founder of Stellar Communications Houston, an award-winning business communications and nonfiction book publishing team that works with authors, business leaders, organizations, and federal government agencies. “One of the best if not THE best business in Houston.” – Elizabeth White-Olsen, Writespace Houston Have you considered these important issues? This workshop is for you! If you write, you NEED to attend this workshop! NFAA-Authority and VIP Members attend free as part of your membership benefits. See below how to print your membership badge for proof of membership. Meeting Agenda 6:30 to 7:00 pm: Informal Networking and Registration 7:00 to 7:20 pm: Group Announcements & Brief Introductions by All Attendees 7:20 to 8:25 pm: Ella Ritchie's Presentation: "An Author's Guide to Brilliant Book Design" 8:25 to 8:30 pm: Event wrap up. Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group! Overview: We meet on the Third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. First-time visitors to a NFAA local chapter are not required to be members of the Nonfiction Authors Association, and your attendance is free. Sponsors: I'd like to make a shout out to our sponsors. Perceptive PR with Sandy Lawrence www.perceptivepublicrelations.com Contact: Sandy Lawrence at[masked] email: [masked] NFAA Members: There are two levels of membership on the Nonfiction Authors Association website: free and Authority. Remember NFAA Authority level (and above) members get into chapter events for free, as one of their many member benefits. To take advantage of this benefit, just print your membership proof from the link below and present it at registration. You will need to login to the NFAA website to get to the page. Please RSVP on Meetup too (without paying) so that we can get a good headcount. https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/proof-of-authority-membership/ 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.

Past events (26)

Smart Marketing for Indie Authors ⏤ Mike Kowis

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