Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book
All the resources you need to plan, write, and publish a memoir, family history book, narrative nonfiction, and more!
With over 30 years of experience planning, writing, designing, editing, and publishing all sorts of nonfiction projects, the Nonfiction Book Coach helps you succeed with your book project.
If you want to write and publish a nonfiction book, but you’re not sure about all the steps involved, check out the free resources, software tips, self paced courses, and more that will help you achieve your writing and publishing goals.
Plan, write, and publish your book
Have you dreamed of completing a nonfiction book, but are stuck in the middle and don’t know how to proceed? This site will help you understand everything you need to know about moving your book from dream to reality. You’ll learn how to write a compelling book, how to do your own layout, how to self publish, and even record your own audiobook.
Learn from a nonfiction writing expert
My name is Jennifer Pinkley and I’ve spent 30 years working as a professional writer, crafting magazine articles, nonfiction books, technical business materials, nonprofit content, and personal history books for clients.
I never stop learning about writing, editing, and publishing. No matter how much I know, there’s always something new to learn. I love the written word and want to share what I know with you.
Nonfiction Book Blog
Here you’ll find articles about books, writing, editing, creating audiobooks, and other bookish topics. These posts are also on Substack at nonfictionbookcoach.substack.com if you want to subscribe and receive new articles in your inbox.
What you can learn
Courses I offer include:
Nonfiction book writing & publishing
Personal history/family book projects
Recording an audiobook
How to write your memoir
… and more
About Jennifer Pinkley
I love writing, editing, and creating books. I also love the process of helping authors bring books to life. I have over 30 years of writing, editing, design, indexing, and layout experience. I’ve worked with countless clients to help them move from a manuscript to a print book, ebook, and audiobook. I’ve worked with numerous corporate clients to write technical content, annual reports, marketing fliers, and more. I’m deeply committed to helping clients create the best content possible and I always go above and beyond for each of you. One client sent this note after I helped her publish her memoir:
Working with you to write “Memories Before I Forget” was one of the highlights of my life! Many sincere thanks.
Check out the courses I offer to help you succeed or contact me for editing support for your book.
Contact Jennifer Today
Here are some commonly asked questions
Do you offer any services to nonfiction authors?
Yes! I offer developmental editing services (helping you effectively structure your work), to copyediting (pinpointing sentence structure issues to help the book flow better). I also narrate nonfiction books in my home studio.
What kinds of courses do you offer?
My goal is to provide courses to help you navigate every aspect of writing and publishing your book. I offer courses on the entire nonfiction book writing process, from planning, to software options, to writing and editing, to printing, to self publishing. I offer separate courses on writing memoirs, narrative nonfiction, and family history/recipe books. I also offer courses on related topics, such as how to design a great ebook, how to record your own audiobook, and how to set up an effective website to help you sell your books. If you register for a course, you’ll also get access to a private Facebook group to discuss projects with other writers
What is your writing and editing background?
I love to research and write about history. After college, I got a job as a technical writer. I spent years learning how to write and edit incredibly technical materials about things like architecture, engineering, construction, telecommunications, software design, and lots more. I learned new things every chance I got, and I soon learned how to write, edit, and design marketing materials and websites. After working for big companies for several years, I struck out on my own and wrote for magazines, small business, and nonprofits. Along the way, I’ve written, edited, and designed brochures, press releases, white papers, nonfiction books, and pretty much every kind of written material that exists. I’ve helped numerous client plan their own books, edited the content, designed print books, and helped them print their books.
What kinds of books have you written and published?
I’ve written several narrative nonfiction books, a family recipe book, books about several family members, nd several novels under a pen name. I’ve also helped clients write and publish family history, memoirs, and business books.