It takes a community of dedicated and enthusiastic authors and their reader/bookseller supporters to redefine independent publishing as a profession with an accepted set of standards. As a community we create the voice to promote these standards, to help writers raise their level of professionalism, and to raise public awareness of independently published books.
Benefits of Membership
We accept both published authors and those who are on the road to self-publishing. NIWA authors write across many genres in both fiction and nonfiction. This means there is a likelihood of you finding another NIWA member with similar interests to your own.
Our members meet daily via our NIWA Members Only Facebook page. There we share everything about our writing, publishing and marketing.
At least twelve times a year members have to opportunity to participate in events where they can sell their books.
Here are a few of the additional benefits you receive by becoming part of the NIWA community:
Monthly Membership Newsletter - with information about what's happening in NIWA as well as upcoming events.
Free author's page and advertising of your books in our online Catalog pages.
Access to the Members Only section of our webpage featuring an Author Resource Guide, Events & Con Listings, plus forms and membership renewal.
Opportunity to submit a short-story for the annual NIWA Anthology
It's easy. Just apply on-line. Annual Membership renews each January 1st at $25.00. Your initial year is pro-rated.