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.
Here are a few of the benefits you receive by becoming part of the NIWA community:
Access to an Online Q&A forum on our Members Only Facebook Page
Becoming part of a network of local authors with years of writing, editing, publishing and marketing experience who are willing to share
Monthly Membership Newsletter
Access to the Members Only section of our webpage featuring a Publishing Resource Guide, Marketing Opportunities and much more
Free advertising of your published books in our online Catalog pages
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.