Useful Books Authors' Community

On writing writing nonfiction books that stand out as useful, recommendable, and long-lasting.

📺 Highlight Recordings of Past Events

Jermey Matthews (Acquisitions @ MIT Press) on tradpub, science, and entrepreneurial authors
Strategic Email for Creatives w/ Brennan Dunn
Nir Eyal on selling a million copies via curiosity, learning, and sharing
Jake Knapp on designing nonfiction worth reading — lessons & insights from a master product designer
This is why most nonfiction is garbage. Chatting w/ 3x best-selling author Tendayi Viki.
Emma Barnes on publishing 1,000 kids and the future of the industry
Janel Loi on pricing, positioning, and escaping the Curse of Knowledge
Editor Adam M Rosen on how authors screw up their books
Jeff Gothelf on writing successful nonfiction, setting up a publisher, & becoming forever employable
Alex Hillman on writing a tiny useful book (and why he ditched Amazon)
Mythbusting the best-practices of best-selling nonfiction, with April Dunford
The business of writing nonfiction as a product, with Arvid Kahl and Robfitz